Elevate your game, FutureLab
The Futurelab collection is Osaka’s answer to the new design trend that has
come to the sport in recent years. Composites have allowed
manufacturers to approach shape design more boldly than ever before, and over 10
years of experience have led us to this bold new approach.
Our basic goal was to reduce the weight of sticks overall while maintaining the
stiffness and performance everyone has come to expect of our top model
sticks. The result of this endeavor is the Futurelab, the lightest, and most advanced stick we have ever created.
The Futurelab NXT bow shape is the culmination of a two-year development
process nurtured by a basic principle:
Beautiful design is built on a foundation of scientific principles. The geometry of
the future lab remains remarkably similar to our Pro Bow shape while offering a
geometric angular profile that requires less carbon to achieve superior
performance. This cutting-edge engineering has allowed us to create our
lightest stick to date. We combined the geometry with our top-end carbon
weave, which we also use for the Pro Tour Limiteds to achieve maximal stiffness.
The goal for our redesigned head shape largely follows the same
principles. We wanted to stay true to the maxi hook head shapes all our sticks
have had in recent years while offering something new and exciting to players.
This is where the Hookslot® comes in...
Backhand control will feel very similar to our existing shapes, but if you are a drag-
flicker or assist the penalty the benefits will be considerable. Also, players that
are technical and like to use the hook while playing will notice the major
increase in control this seemingly minor design feature offers.
Since this new shape speaks for itself we have opted to keep the graphic design
for the stick very minimalistic, but bold.
For the players of the future...
If you are a player looking for something truly new and exciting in the world of
hockey... This is the stick for you.
Experience the engineering that has gone into this shape with your own
hands, but don’t be surprised if you feel like you are holding nothing at all.
Experience the Futurelab NXT bow.