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Equipment

Equipment

In common with many other sports, shinty requires that team members have playing kit and that goals have goal nets. However, the unique equipment requirements for shinty are the caman (shinty stick) and shinty ball. The design and construction methods of a caman have evolved over many years. From a single piece of wood, often shaped from the branch of a tree, the caman developed through single piece hickory, spliced two-piece construction, up to the laminated hickory product in use today. Many young people starting out believe that a heavy head on the caman is essential to impart power into the moment of impact with the ball. However, the excellent caman is one that combines appropriate weight with balance, that elusive quality that is apparent as soon as one holds a well-made caman. Achieving that correct balance is a craft and the producers of camans are highly skilled artisans. The ball is made with a cork core wound with waxed thread and finished with a leather cover.

Suppliers

Camanachd Association

They supply both match and practice balls, First Shinty Sets and Goals. For more information call 01631 720559 or click here for a full price list.

Other Suppliers

Clothing Shinty Shop Helmets Mycro Gear, Shinty Shop Camans Shinty Shop, Tanera Camans, Argyll Shinty Shop, M&J Sloggie 01809 501248, Les Kerr 01369 860755, N Blair 01700 811569, A&B Camans 01540 661012 Balls Shinty Shop, Some clubs also provide balls

Helmets

For further information on helmets click here