The STX Duel head is supposed to be the ultimate faceoff head of all time.
STX spent a long time developing a faceoff head so that they could get it just right.
Now of course, they arent the first company to make a faceoff lacrosse head for facing off, but they are definitely the first to make a head that is capable of facing off and doing much more.
STX Duel Head: Stiffness 8/10
Now, this is a faceoff head so it is supposed to be a little flexible. Although it is flexible, it can still hold up a little slap check and poke check.
Certainly no defensive head, but it can hold its own. This head warps a little bit as well. They do indeed require a little flexibility, but the bottom should be a little bit stiffer in order to prevent some warping here and there.
Other than that, the stiffness is perfect on the STX Duel head when it comes to passing, shooting and all the offensive essentials a player would need.
STX Duel Head: Appearance 10/10
The appearance of the head is very attractive. It catches a customer’s eye which is all you can ask for when it comes to marketing it.
It resembles the Proton Power a little bit, which used to be a very popular head and took over the market for years. The design is intriguing and looks like it allows for any type of player. This is exactly what every faceoff guy needs.
STX Duel Head: Stringing 10/10
The perfect pocket doesnt come around often, but they really hit it on the head with the STX Duel head. Third row, high pockets arent really that common for faceoff guys and frankly dont help them much but the way the Duel strings up is perfect for them.
They really did create the ultimate faceoff weapon. The hole variety allows for multiple different ways to string up the pockets just to your liking.
STX Duel Head: Durability 9/10
Like I mentioned before, warping is an issue that comes with just about any faceoff head on the market. The warping is not a major problem and it could easily be fixed. You just put it right back into place and keep playing, it will be as if nothing ever happened.
Looking at it, the STX duel head doesnt really have any noticeable weak points right off the bat. I would be surprised to see the head break. It doesn’t have a string hole at the pressure point either which is a smart move on STX’s part. Durability shouldn’t be an issue but honestly faceoff guys are used to replacing their heads anyway.
STX Duel Head: Price 10/10
The only small downside for the STX Duel head is the stiffness. Nothing can really bring the value of this head down. You are absolutely getting what you pay for when it comes to this head. Even the price is reasonable.
STX Duel Head: Overall 10/10
STX was not messing around when they created the STX Duel head. This truly could be the ultimate faceoff weapon, exactly what they had intended to create.