Evan Mackrill, just graduated in product design from the University of Brighton, has developed a hockey stick that dampens vibrations far more than traditional sticks.
He has created a stick with dimples indented on the rounded side, creating more surface to disperse vibrations over a greater distance before they reach the players' hands.
He has tested his product and Evan, 22, already has an investor helping him and his partner create a company to market the new stick and to exploit his designs.
Evan, from Hook in Hampshire, said his time at the University of Brighton was invaluable: "The course is heavily focused on independent learning and creativity, rather than physically teaching pupils a mass of skills or knowledge.
Evan Mackrill and his hockey stick at graduation
"I believe that I work very well by independently learning and now have a wealth of knowledge in the areas that I am really passionate about."