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This page contains images of Fenwick Elliott Mallets; first of the new Series 4 mallet, and then further down the page some earlier prototypes. Click on the thumbnails to bring up bigger images.

Series 4 Production

A photograph of one of the first Series 4 heads to be produced; from the short run made in Sydney.

Series 4 Prototypes

A prototype of the 4 series head; March 2006
Same prototype
The first 4 series prototype during testing; early 2006

Series 4 CAD Design

A CAD image of the Series 4 head fitted with a shaft
A CAD image of the 4 series head during the design process; late 2005
The same in 3/4 view
A virtual look see

Series 3 and earlier mallets

Bolted weight A view of the 31 Series bolting system, introduced in November 2005, whereby the weights at each end were bolted together through the width of the the mallet head
A narrow Fenwick  Elliott mallet head A narrow Series 3 head, for a player who preferred a 54 mm width and a single sight line
A Fenwick  Elliott mallet, with the new shaft, with a couple of earler prototypes A Series 3 head with a graphite shaft, with a couple of earlier prototypes
Image of  a new Fenwick Elliott mallet head A Series 3 head, fitted with tungsten weights. 12" long.
Image of  a well used head in a prototype shaft This is a well used Series 3 head in a prototype graphite shaft.
Image of  an all wood head A different look. Lead weights concealed behind wood facings. Faces of picconia excelsa
Image of  a head before insertion of weights A Series 3 head before insertion of weights. Also shown is a tungsten weight.
The graphite shafts came before the Series 4 graphite heads. They went trough a CAD design process before the tool was cut.
Travelling kit I tried making two piece shafts, so that the mallet could be dismantled and put into a suitcase. Here is a set, showing both a glass fibre lower shaft and an aluminium lower shaft. I used these shafts with success overseas, but they were generally too heavy, and the aluminium suffered from metal fatigue after repeated use, and the glass fibre absorbed too much energy. And anyway, the lower grip is round, and thus not perfect.
First air  head After a while, I replaced the balsa wood with air, reasoning that it was lighter and generally less problematic. At that stage, I was still using wooden shafts
A balsa  core My early mallets had balsa wood cores, clad with hardwood. Here is one fitted with a laser sight for practicing purposes