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A Guide to the Series Numbers of Fenwick Elliott Mallets

Our croquet mallets are the result of considerable development.

To some extent, especially in the early days, this has been a matter of trial and error.  To try to keep track, both heads and shafts have a series number.

The heads

Series number



1x Various mallets with fixed shafts, some of then built around a balsa central section in the head, with lead weighting. Experimental only. First air  head
2x Various detachable heads with lead weighting. Experimental only.
3 Timber heads, with 4 horizontal lightening holes of 35 mm diameter, and 4 x 35mm weights of either tungsten or stainless steel Image of  a new Fenwick Elliott mallet head
31 A variant on the 30 series, whereby the weights at each end are connected to each other by a steel bolting system. 31 Series head
4 The series designation for the graphite head that came into production in May 2006 A CAD image of the new 40 series head


The shafts

Series number



1x Various fixed timber shafts, typically of Tasmanian oak. Experimental only.
21 Two part detachable shafts, with the lower part made of glass fibre, and the upper of tasmanian oak. Experimental only.
22 As 21, but with aluminium lower parts. Experimental only. 22 Series shaft travelling kit
31 Detachable one piece timber shaft bonded and pinned into a aluminium sleeve. Experimental only.
32 Detachable square section aluminium. Experimental only.
4 After some earlier prototypes using different composite mixes and braid angles, the graphite shaft first produced in October 2005. 44 Series shaft