Types of Lacrosse Shafts/Handles
Aluminum Lacrosse Shaft
Once the most common shaft, aluminum lacrosse handles have a good strength-to-weight ratio. These shafts are great for lacrosse players of all ages, however with advancing technology lighter and stronger handles are now used by higher level lacrosse players. Aluminum shafts are great for all positions, even goalies.
Titanium Lacrosse Shaft
Titanium lacrosse shafts provide a much higher strength-to-weight ratio than any aluminum shaft available. Known for their superior strength, Titanium lacrosse handles are great for the lacrosse player who needs a durable handle that can withstand the physical nature of the game without sacrificing weight. The Warrior Titan Pro Titanium for example is the number one choice among MLL pros.
Composite Lacrosse Shaft
Composite lacrosse shafts are made of high grade carbon fiber, allowing for great strength and weight. The composite lacrosse shaft allows for ultimate feel and control. There is no need for grip tape with Composite lacrosse handles.
Alloy Lacrosse Shaft
Alloy lacrosse shafts are characterized by their unmatched feel and weight. They are the lightest lacrosse shafts in the game and also deliver great strength. Many manufacturers are now adding built-in grips to their alloy lacrosse handles which offer, you, the lacrosse player a unique and advantageous feel. Alloy shafts include, variations of C405, Vanadium, and many other mixed metal combinations.
Scandium Lacrosse Shaft
Made of high performance element number 21. Scandium lacrosse shafts feature the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any other shaft in the lacrosse world. This shaft is great for lacrosse players of all positions because of its great feel and durability.
Pocket vs. Head ?
With so many great heads on the market we get asked, "What is the best head?" That's kind of like asking, "What's the best burger?" The answer should be the one you like... for whatever reason. The truth is, most great players can play great lacrosse with almost any head. The key is the pocket, which is the individualized aspect of lacrosse.
I used this shaft for 3 years and it was amazing. With a relatively lightweight design and insane durability, I highly recommend this shaft to any defender at any level. However, the diamond grip did eventually wear off, leaving a smooth feel that had little grip. This was easily fixed with well placed tape. Also, heavy checks rarely leave dents, usually either scratching the design or leaving color marks. TLDR it has a great weight and durability but the diamond finish eventually may wear off.