Northern California Camanachd

Shinty in the Golden State

Shinty equipment

The Caman:

The four styles of caman: (from left to right) forward, midfield, defender, goalie:


Close-up of a forward's stick, the relatively flat angle allows forwards to keep the ball lower, an advantage for goal scoring even with 10 foot high nets.

This is a midfield stick. The base is wider than the forward stick, resulting in the head being more angled. This provides more lift to shots.


The Ball:

A new match ball (top), and an old style ball (early 80s) (bottom):


A ball comparison - major league baseball (top), pee-wee league safety ball (middle), shinty ball (bottom):