We’ve shown off a couple of super ugly sticks over the years, but this one might take the cake. It’s not old and crusty at all, but it sure is hideous! Let me count the ways…
1) It’s a Brine Prophecy. Aside from two defensemen for Middlebury back in 2002, I can’t think of a single player who used one of these. The fingers were an intriguing concept, but just weren’t executed that well. Originally, the fingers came in blue. Then they added orange. Then they stopped making the head.
2) It has shooting string cross lace. I put this pocket in a Brine Air Attack, and broke the head the next day. I cut the plastic to keep the pocket intact, and then moved it into this set up.
3) The leathers three different colors. I love this look, but few others do.
In the end, none of the above really matters, because this pocket and head combo still catch, throw, cradle, and shoot near perfection. As we’ve seen with many other ugly stick entrants (24Seven’s Ugliest Stick on Earth, Ryan Garling’s ugly old Edge, and MP’s ugliness on the GTG Tour), function doesn’t always follow form. Are you surprised by that?