Editor’s note: We recently asked the guys over at LAX ID, Idaho’s first and only lacrosse shop, to share photos of the newest 2012 lacrosse gear as it trickles into their shop. The STX Stallion lacrosse head is the first of the bunch! Check out the photos and a write-up from LAX ID below!
Stamped with the Stallion logo on the top left corner of the scoop, this Kyle Harrison designed head delivers proven technology in a stylish package. It’s styling is only surpassed by it’s ability to wail on the goal. It’s a bit of a throwback in it’s engineering, much like the triangular shape of the Evo it has a tight pinch at the ball stop, continuing up to the middle of the head and then gradually opening up to the folded edges of the scoop.
One interesting new feature of this head is the stringing holes on the scoop… they’ve put six holes – which has been done before even though usually STX rolls with just 4 – but the 2 middle holes are slightly further apart than on any other head we’ve seen. This can give you issues when stringing on the 10 diamond row, so we tried stringing on the 9 diamond fold and it worked fine skipping the middle hole in the mesh. The middle of the scoop on the back has a large flat spot suggesting that they designed this to wear less on the top string when scooping.
Another feature is the “C-channel” which distributes stress along the bottom rail, increasing strength in the plastic which reduces warping and cracking.
This feature has already been proven by Brine in their Gospel and Franchise bottom rails, as well as the side rail c-channels in the Superpower, ProtonPower, Remix and Blueprint. (EN: looks like this actually is new tech! For a full description on what a “C-Channel” is, check out STX’s website.) This channeled design is here to stay. Look for it on many more of the new 2012 Heads.
Special thanks to LAX ID for the great gear photos!