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STX Shield Goalie Head Lacrosse Unstrung

Art. Nr.: oSHLD
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Description

The STX Shield Goalie Head Lacrosse Unstrung features the C-Channel technology that allows for extra strength as well as stability. The ergonomic throat is not only more comfortable but also enables improved wrist mobility. The multiple stringing holes make various stringing options possible.

Advantages of the STX Shield Lacrosse Goalie Head Black:

  • C-Channel technology allow for extra strength and stability
  • ergnonomic throat is more comfortable and enables improved wrist mobility
  • multiple stringing holes make various stringing options possible

Additional information

Weight 130 g
Dimensions 30 × 17 × 5 cm
LAX Colour

Black, White

Geschlecht

Men

LAX Härte

Normal

LAX Erfahrungslevel

Beginner

Zusätzliche Stringlöcher

No

Spielposition

Goalie

Guide

head_guide

Choosing a Lacrosse Head

With the huge selection on CaptainLax.com, finding the right lacrosse head is not always an easy task. Stiffness, head width and weight are important factors to consider when buying a lacrosse head. Following is a brief summary of the most important properties.

Offset/Forward Cant Lacrosse Heads

The most popular Head in Lacrosse nowadays is the Offset Head. An Offset Head inclines away slightly, starting at the throat area (the point where the head and shaft come together), enabling the Ball to sit more deeply in the Pocket. The Forward Cant Head is also slightly angled from the throat area. The Offset/ForwardCant Head is designed to give the player enhanced feeling and maximum control over the ball whilst allowing for faster and more accurate passing and shooting.

Onset Lacrosse Heads

Onset Lacrosse Heads sit “straight” on the Shaft, whereas Offset, Cant and Curved Heads have a slight angle to them. Due to constant technical developments, however, fewer and fewer Onset Heads are used by professional lacrosse players. Nevertheless, Onset Heads are still suitable for beginners to use to help them learn the basics of lacrosse.
*The heads mentioned above are used by lacrosse players in all positions except the goalkeeper.

Stiffness vs. Flexibility

Stiffness and flexibility are amongst the most important factors playing a role in the development of new lacrosse heads. However, different lacrosse players prefer different types of heads. Some very stiff heads are slightly heavier than other more flexible heads. Some defenders like to play with a slightly stiffer head because it means that they can use it to check more effectively (harder), others prefer a slightly softer head that may be better for fielding ground balls. You can say the same thing about every position. The stiffness and flexibility of the head you choose will depend on your preferences as a player. But you can’t go wrong with either.

Narrow vs. Wide Lacrosse Heads

In recent years, lacrosse heads have become increasingly narrow. But as previously said, some players prefer a tighter head while others prefer to play with a wider head. An attacker may prefer to play with a tighter head to maximise ball control and better protect the ball from defensive checks. Other attackers may prefer a wider head to help them catch a quick pass in tight situations at the crease. A defender, on the other hand, may prefer to play with a wider head so that the chances to catch the ball and deflect passes are both improved. . However, most of the tighter or narrower lacrosse heads are designed for more advanced players, for the simple reason that it is much more difficult to catch the ball with a tight head when compared to using a wider head.

Why should I pinch my head?

Pinching helps you to reshape your head so that the ball stays longer in the pocket. A narrower head should mean that the ball sits better in the pocket. But don’t forget – catching is much more difficult with a pinched head. You should also be aware of where the legal limits for head width are set. So don’t overdo it! One other thing to bear in mind is that once you have pinched your head, the manufacturer’s guarantee no longer applies.

What is the Scoop?

The scoop is the upper part of the head, and is used to help bring the ball into the pocket. In other words, a bit like the end of a shovel. The various manufacturers use different techniques and different names. But the aim is the same: make groundball work as easy as possible.

How can I string my head?

That’s easy! Simply click on your preferred pocket style and follow the instructions….:

Stringing Manual Mesh Pocket » Download
Stringing Manual Traditional Strung Pocket » Download

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