In the last post we showed you how we work with customers to make awesome designs for them.
We thought it would be a good idea to show you the rest of the process as well.
When you place an order, we ask you to choose a Base Model and the other appropriate options. A Basemodel can be any stick that we have on offer at http://www.ragehockey.com/
Once we have this information and the design is finalized… we are ready to get the process started
Step 1: Selection
First off we select the stick based on the mold shape and the weight. All the raw sticks that we have in stock are uncut, so we can cut them at the desired length.
Step 2: Preparing the surface
We need to prepare the raw stick so that it becomes perfectly even and apply a layer of primer so that other layers of paint and lacquer can latch on to it. This involves cleaning, sanding, coating of primer and then sanding again.
Step 3: Paint
Then we spray paint the desired color and leave it to cure in a heat furnace overnight.
Step 4: Application of the graphics
After the paint is cured, comes the most important stage, applying the graphics using a water-based transfer technique. The stick is left for a while to dry naturally.
Step 5: Strengthening
Immediately after the stick is dried, the strengthening process is started. This step is the most time consuming and involves multiple coats of PU lacquer where the curing time after each coat is 6 to 8 hours.
Step 6: Finishing
Now the stick is almost ready to go… In this step, we cut the stick in the required length, apply the end-cap, put on the grip and shrink wrap to avoid any nicks during transit.
Step 7: Dispatch
Lastly the parcel is prepared and handed over to our good friends at DHL.
There you have it, the journey of your custom built stick from design to dispatch!
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