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XT 901 Stick Gear Review from Netherlands' & HC Rotterdam Striker Thijs van Dam

After making headlines for playing through a hip injury in the World Cup tournament, Netherlands’ striker Thijs van Dam’s perseverance and passion for the game paid off. Not only did his team take home the silver medal, but he was recognized as the Young Player of the Tournament, an award which honors the breakout youth player of the games.

Below, van Dam breaks down the stick behind his World Cup success — and why he looks for a stick with a low bow shape and textured toe to support his dribble and drag flick skills:

Maximize your shooting and dribbling precision with the young World Cup contender’s weapon of choice — the XT 901.

One of the Netherlands’ most promising young stars, van Dam is following in striker and mentor Jeroen Hertzberger’s footsteps in more ways than one. Here’s what Hertzberger, known for his drag flick, had to say about the XT 901.

Get van Dam and Hertzberger’s elite stick set-up here.