I have been practising using the hockey stick embosser. Pergamano make the hockey stick and I have two, one is the new pink handled one and the other is the older silver handled one.
I have found that the older version seems easier to use and I’m not really sure why. Visually the handle is shorter, and the hockey stick end has a fractionally different angle. However it is not easy to buy an older hockey stick unless you know someone who has one and you can try it out.
I have found excellent advice on how to use the hockey stick on Kanni’s DVD Embossing: