"You are more than right. I'm in the process of designing a new one.
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I have been producing Croquet Mallets since three and half years ago (2012), following the Croquet boom in Spain. I began to play (and continuing doing so) with some friends here in El Puerto de Santa Maria till one of them propose me to produce a Croquet mallet for him.
As a naval Admiralty modeller, he knows some of my working skills with wood. That's was the beginning of my story as Croquet mallet producer.
All my mallets could be produce with 20mm carbon fibre or aluminium shafts with balsa grip.
The connexion between the shaft and the mallet head is made in nylon or aluminium with M8 screw and an aluminium washer.
Both options are available depending of customers.
I offer three different types of mallets heads:
Standard Head: made of different exotic solid woods as Olive root, Bubinga, Ebony, Zebrano, among others. Optional head ends in Tufnol or brass.
Sandwich or laminated Head: made of several layers of exotic woods with optional Tufnol or brass head ends.
Butterfly Head: made either of solid or laminated wood with optional Tufnol or brass ends.