We are updating our advice now mesh strung heads are permitted.
The following should be considered when choosing a stick:
- Types of stick heads
- Types of pockets
- Types of handles
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There are three things to consider when pricing a women's lacrosse stick: 1. The player's age and ability. It may not be wise to buy a beginner's stick for an older player as their skills may develop quicker. 2. The position the player will be playing. Some sticks are more flexible in the head and may not be proper for a defender. Whereas other sticks may be offset more and will provide more accuracy and shooting power. 3. How much dedication the player has to the sport. It is not wise to spend a great deal of money on a stick if the player is not sure how long she will be interested in the sport . But in the end remember that you most likely want a stick that your player will grow into rather than out of.
Types of Stick Heads
There are several different types of stick heads. We are updating this section.
Types of Pockets
There are many types of pocket options available now for the women's game. First of all is the Traditional pocket which is the original method of lacrosse stringing. This incorporates usually 4 natural leather thongs that run vertically from top to bottom in the stick head and is then interlaced with a coated string to give strength and a web affect to the stick for ball retention.es of two synthetic leathers that are sewn together between them. This section is being updated.
Types of Handles
Aluminum: This is a basic type of shaft that comes with stock complete lacrosse sticks. Usually these handles are a little heavier. But they are durable and make a good choice for beginning players.
Aluminum is a temperature sensitive material and the player may require tape or gloves for improved grip and warmth in the winter. Some aluminium handles are given a coating which creates a softer feel. In time the coating will wear .
Alloy: More and more, alloy compounds are showing up in the women's lacrosse market place. These handles are an aluminum base that is mixed with a lighter metal including titanium to create a lighter handle while maintaining the strength. Alloy handles use thinner walled tubing and come in a variety of shapes. You will usually see codes such as 803 on the handle, which will denote alloy composition on some alloy handles. Alloy handles are also temperature sensitive. But their strength to weight ratio makes them a good choice for upper level players.
Composite Handles: Composite handles are big time. Companies such as Harrow, Brine , have brought their versions to the market. The composite handles have several properties, which make them now worthy of the price tags they carry. First of all, composite shafts are extremely temperature consistent. Composite material does not get hot and cold like alloy and aluminum shafts, this can eliminate the need for tape and gloves for players who do not like to use them. Secondly, composite shafts on the market today have a textured surface or tacified surface that is very acceptable during wet weather conditions. Finally,composite shafts are extremely lightweight and extremely strong. With the reduced possibility of breakage and the ability of quicker stick work.
They are also available in an array of colours and graphics making them very eye catching.
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