STX Shield Goalie Lacrosse Head Review
Lacrosse heads are one of the most important pieces of your lacrosse stick. When looking at the STX Shield lacrosse head review, keep in mind price, value, NFHS and NCAA regulations, your position, and style of play. Also, decide on how much pinch, stiffness, weight, and stringing options you need, and if the STX Shield meets your needs. STX Lacrosse has proven its quality for years, so you’ve come across a good lacrosse head. The STX Shield should give you what you need, with a price tag of $109.99. Checkout some other STX lacrosse heads before you buy one, and be sure to watch the STX Shield lacrosse head video review if we’ve posted one!
The Bottom Line for the STX Shield
The STX Shield is the new big brother to the best selling STX Eclipse. Our Pros noticed the increase in stiffness right away. If you are stopping cannons this head can stand up to the punishment. The next big benefit was the ergonomic hand positioning on the throat design. For advanced goalies that play with the upper palm right at the base of the head – there is no better option. The angle of the top rail allows for the same easy clearing ability as the Eclipse. Overall this is a upgrade for advanced goalies but we still see the Eclipse as the go to for advanced youth players.
What STX Says on the STX Shield Head
The STX Shield Engineered for strength and stability for the advanced goaltender. C-Channel technology provides extra strength for more saves and more stability when throwing outlet passes. Ergonomic throat is more comfortable and improves wrist mobility. Weight-targeted where needed for strength and light weight feel.
College and High School Lacrosse Head Size Regulations:
Based on the STX lacrosse heads pinch, length and width, it’s legality changes. In the 2015 lacrosse season, you may use lacrosse heads marked U or X at all levels of play (NCAA and NFHS). You may only use lacrosse heads marked HS (NFHS) in high school lacrosse. When buying a lacrosse head, be sure to reference if it’s legal for high school or college lacrosse.
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