The Difference Between Men’s Carbon Composite and Metal Lacrosse Shafts Lacrosse Video
As a lacrosse player or parent you might ask, which is better – a carbon fiber lacrosse shaft or a metal lacrosse shaft? Watch our video as our Product Manager, Brandon Butler explains the main points of difference between a men’s metal lacrosse shaft and a composite lacrosse shaft.
BEST CARBON COMPOSITE LACROSSE SHAFTS 2020GO TO THE BEST METAL SHAFTS
To start, let’s break down the carbon composite lacrosse handle market. The majority of these handles are advanced carbon-fiber technology that delivers superior strength to weight ratio and can perform in almost any weather condition. These are some of the biggest players in the carbon composite lacrosse shaft market and these shafts are some of our Lax.
Epoch lacrosse was a leader in producing carbon men’s lacrosse shafts and is one of our best selling brands for men’s carbon composite lacrosse shafts because of the technology that they include in their product. Epoch has developed the Epoch Dragonfly in different types of lacrosse shafts for different types of players. IQ9 was made for the advancing youth; IQ5 is for all levels of a player shooting between 70-90 MPH, and IQ2 was designed for HS & College players shooting over 90 MPH. The “C” the shape is the most popular shaft shape since it is a traditional concave. To see our full selection of Epoch lacrosse shafts click here.
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The best carbon fiber lacrosse shaft is the Epoch Dragonfly Elite. For over a decade now Epoch has been the industry leader in carbon lacrosse shafts, and their new Elite line is no different.
EPOCH DRAGONFLY PROX-GRIP (X30 IQ5)
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ECD Lacrosse offers an extensive line of carbon shaft choices and are top choices for all types of players. Our Pro’s favorite is the ECD Carbon Pro 2.0, which comes in differnt types based off your playing style. First off the “speed” is for attackmen and middies that like a high flex to help them inprove their shot speed.
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East Coast Dyes
The new East Coast Dyes Carbon Pro 2.0 Speed Attack shaft is made for speedy releases. The High Kick Point provides the power you need to make a ripping shot. ECD utilized years of carbon fiber research and development to build on the industry-leading Carbon Pro, and they have once again raised the bar for performance. ECD paired their Kick Point Technology with new flex profiles and raised texture for a style-specific playing experience you will not find anywhere else.
East Coast Dyes
The new East Coast Dyes Carbon Pro 2.0 Power Attack shaft is made for powerful releases. Our Pro’s think the colorway of this shaft is “on fire” with the gold accents. The technology is amazing as well. The Low Kick Point provides the power you need to make a ripping shot. ECD utilized years of carbon fiber research and development to build on the industry leading Carbon Pro, and they have once again raised the bar for performance.
East Coast Dyes
The new East Coast Dyes Carbon Pro 2.0 LIMITED EDITION Defensive shaft is made for powerful checks and shots. Our Pro’s think the colorway of this shaft is “on fire” with the gold accents. The technology is amazing as well. The Low Kick Point provides the power you need to defend aganist any opponet. ECD utilized years of carbon fiber research and development to build on the industry leading Carbon Pro, and they have once again raised the bar for performance. ECD paired their Kick Point Technology with new flex profiles and raised texture for a style-specific playing experience you will not find anywhere else. On top of that, ECD has applied a long lasting and more durable paint and texture, which will help increase the life of your lacrosse shaft. Our Pro’s love the Low Kick Point on this defensive shaft, becasue it provides the ability to make some powerhouse checks along with the ability make some amazing shots. We also love the lightweight feel and textured lower handle that this shaft has. The Flex3 technology provides maximum stability and control. This defensive shaft has Impact+ Layup which increases this defensive shafts durability, where you need it most. Our Pro’s think that this defensive shaft is one of the best, and lightest on the market as a carbon option. This one will sell out fast, for sure.
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The Nike Vapor carbon composite men’s lacrosse shaft is a lightweight option that has a slightly gritty textured grip. This shaft comes in both attack and defense and is perfect for any level of player. These shafts are made light enough so that even younger players, who are learning to grow their game can improve and benefit from the flex technology. You can purchase either version by visiting Lax.com.
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The all new Nike Vapor Carbon shaft is a sleek new addition to the carbon fiber lacrosse shaft revolution. These shafts weigh in at a very low 5 oz. and have a slightly gritty carbon texture grip. Five different color combinations complete the package and allow the little guys to sport their team colors. So the big secret with most of these shafts is that most smaller player can not flex a carbon shaft enough to get the extra shot MPH that is so frequently advertised. Nike took a different route and made these shafts light enough to benefit the younger players, allowing to really grow their game and improve.VIDEO: LEARN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CARBON andamp; METAL LACROSSE SHAFTS
Nike’s newly released Vapor Composite Defense lacrosse shaft is the one of the best values on our site for carbon composite shafts. There is little to no flex on the shaft, which is perfect for defensemen and LSMs. A stiff shaft will make sure that every check you throw, as well as every pass and shot, are super consistent. Nike has been making the Vapor carbon composite shaft in attack lengths and they are one the best sellers, we expect the defensive length to be more of the same. VIDEO: LEARN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CARBON andamp; METAL LACROSSE SHAFTS
BEST METAL LACROSSE SHAFTS 2020
Metal lacrosse shafts come in 4 basic configurations with regards to their mixtures of metals which include: Alloy, Titanium, Scandium, & Krypto Alloy. The manufacturers essentially mix many of these metals to achieve different strength to weight ratios, as well as price points. The shafts that have the most expensive materials, like titanium and scandium, deliver the best in class weight and strength that elite level players demand. Some of the other aluminum mixes come out a bit heavier and are suitable for newer players who don’t want to invest in a metal shaft until they are sure they like the feel of it. As a general rule, ask any coach or serious player, and they will advise you to get the LIGHTEST POSSIBLE SHAFT YOU CAN AFFORD THAT WILL STAND UP TO THE LEVEL OF PLAY FOR YOUR AGE AND ABILITY. This rule holds true, especially for advancing youth players. You want the entire stick to be as light as possible to foster easier ball handling, and that always starts with the shaft. The good news is that in recent years, many manufacturers have come out with a host of ultra-light shafts that won’t break the bank. Here is a list of our Pro’s picks for some of the best metal lacrosse shafts.BACK TO TOP
Maverik makes some of the best metal options available. They use some of the best materials in the game, Scandium-Titanium alloy to make their signature Military Grade strength. One of our Pro’s favorites is the Apollo lacrosse shaft. This is the lightest shaft in the Maverik family and delivers maximum shot velocity. Another Pro favorite is the Maverik A1 lacrosse shaft. This shaft is an offensive weapon and is made with Scandium alloy and has a thinner wall thickness for an extremely lightweight feel. You really can’t go wrong with any of the metal lacrosse shafts in the Maverik family. They are all time tested and Pro approved.BACK TO TOP
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The Maverik Apollo lacrosse shaft is the lightest metal shaft that Maverik makes and a great choice for both midfielders and attackmen. The Apollo shaft is made from scandium titanium materials, making this shaft ultra lightweight and very strong.
The new Maverik A1 shaft has thinner walls that the last model had and has that same GritGrip which is a not too sandy take on the diamond grip models that sold so well with offensive players in the past. The A1 is still weighing in at 5oz and is one of the lightest lacrosse shafts on the market. The A1 is made out of Scandium alloy, also has thinner wall thickness for an unbelievable light weight feel. Completed with the new redesigned Abe+ adjustable butt-end, a silicone liner for added stability.VIDEO: LEARN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CARBON andamp; METAL LACROSSE SHAFTS
The all new Maverik Union shaft has a brand new look for 2019. Maverik used the two best materials in the game, Scandium and Titanium when building this shaft, helping to increase strength, while lowering the weight. Forged in Maverik’s traditional shape (optimal strength to weight ratio) combined with the new Dynamic Wall Taper Technology this is one of the strongest shafts on the market. This process adds material in areas of the shaft that see the most abuse and trims weight. The ABE, Adjustable Butt End is great for choking up without need for tape.VIDEO: LEARN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CARBON andamp; METAL LACROSSE SHAFTS
The Maverik Mission Blank lacrosse shaft is the first ever, no frills super light shaft that is made especially for those that let their game do the talking. This shaft is coming in right around 5 oz. with the patented ABE butt end that lets you determine where you want you bottom hand to rest without the need for heavy tape jobs. The new Maverik Blank is quickly climbing the top sellers list with those players that want the best lightweight materials without all the glitz and glam that other manufactures are splashing around. This price point is amazing for a shaft. This haft is lightweight, strong and we are already seeing high demand with the elite high school summer ball crowd.VIDEO: LEARN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CARBON andamp; METAL LACROSSE SHAFTS
$104.99 – $149.99
New 2020 Maverik Caliber Defense Lacrosse Shaft
The STX Sc-Ti S alloy lacrosse shaft is primarily coveted by attackmen and youth/high school 2-way middies that want the lightest feeling shaft on the market but can take the punishment. The new S-Grip profile provides two grip profiles on the shaft for stronger cradling and better feel. Likely the best strength to weight ratio in the game, this shaft is designed to stand up to the punishment of advanced youth and high school play as well as compete at the top end of the game. Super simple graphics and no-frills design let your play do the talking. The STX Sc-Ti alloy shaft series is the real deal and Sc-Ti technology has been a proven winner year in and year out. Our Pro’s like the S-Grip profile which optimizes any style of grip, so you will have excellent feel and control of the stick. The Max sandblast provides a non-slip surface, ideal for all conditions. The new Elite End Cap is lightweight and a durable alternative to tape.BACK TO TOP
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The STX SCTI R alloy lacrosse shaft is for midfielders and attakmen that want one of the lightest lacrosse shafts available. STX R grip profile maximizes hand surface contact on the lacrosse shaft.
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StringKing metal lacrosse shafts are designed for every type of player. Our Pro’s really like the StringKing Metal 3 PRO lacrosse shaft for advancing youth and players just starting out in the game. StringKing makes their shafts in different weights which are specific to age and style of play. You can choose a lacrosse shaft that is best for you based off your height and weight.BACK TO TOP
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So the question is carbon composite or metal? Our Lax Pro’s believe that most advancing youth players will benefit from the light-weight consistency of metal shafts. Once you start to shoot over 80 MPH, its time to explore carbon composite and see if it fits your game. Most defensive players opt for the strength and stiffness of metal, but those who tend to bend a lot of metal poles will revert to carbon as it does not bend, it only snaps. Questions? Talk to a Pro, 855-255-5294.
Choosing Your Shaft: Composite vs. Alloy?
Choosing your next shaft might be one of the biggest decisions you can make when it comes to taking your game to that next level. It’s a decision more difficult than picking between Vineyard Vines vs. wearing a pinnie all day or continuing to grow out your flow vs. leaving it at that nice shoulder length…it’s a big decision. You can’t just carry around any spoon.
If you’re still reading, my guess is that you’re probably pretty desperate to figure out which direction to go in. You probably broke your former bae going for a grounder around the crease. No worries, broski. I’m here for you.
Picking a new shaft can sometimes be confusing. It depends on your position, your height and your preferences. Attackers and offensive midfielders typically use shorter and lighter shafts. It allows them the freedom for more agile, aggressive and deliberate movement (around 30” in length). Defensive players and defensive midfielders use more durable and longer shafts. Think of a defensive shaft as an extension of their arm: it allows for a longer reach, to throw harder checks and maybe block a shot if you’re lucky (around 60” in length). If you’re a goalie, there’s also a shaft for you. Your shaft’s length should be between an attacker and defenders. You’ll need a reach, but you’ll also need agility (around 40” in length). In addition to position and length, there are also certain types of shafts. Although there are about five different types to choose from, composite and alloy are the typical go-to. Let’s break it down to the facts: Composite vs. Alloy.
|What They’re Made Of||High Grade Carbon Fiber||Metals (C405, Vandium, etc).|
|Heavy or Light?||Heavier (feel and control)||Lightest (feel and weight)|
|Grip Tape?||Definitely not: Smooth, natural feel||Definitely. Some brands are starting to construct their shafts with built-in grips but it’s still a work in progress.|
|Pros||Naturally solid grip. Warm in cold weather. Cool in warm weather. Strong, but lightweight. Geared toward more intermediate to advanced players.||Strength. Light. Versatile. Affordable. Geared toward younger, developing players.|
|Cons||More expensive. Constructed with the offensive player in mind.||Can’t take too much stress. Always cold or always hot. No natural grip pattern.|
Personally, I’m a huge fan of the composite because when coach has you running suicides in 13-degree weather with your stick and rock still in hand, I’m able to feel my fingers. But hey, I’m not here to tell you what you should and shouldn’t do; that’s what your coach is for.
If you’re still not sure which direction to go in, here are some suggestions. Go and test them out.
Composite best sellers:
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A lacrosse stick is made up of two parts: the stick head and the stick shaft. The shaft of a lacrosse stick plays a crucial role for players in terms of their defensive range, shot power, accuracy, and passing abilities. Essentially, the stick shaft plays a critical role in every aspect of the game.
What are lacrosse shafts used for?
Most lacrosse shafts have an octagonal shape and are the part of the stick that players hold onto. Players use different length shafts based on their positioning, which results in a number of customizable features for stick shafts that allow players to choose the shaft that perfectly compliments their game. When people discuss the size of the stick they are almost always talking about the stick shaft, as the head plays a smaller role in the size of the stick.
Lacrosse shafts weren’t originally a separate entity from the head, and sticks commonly resembled spoons. The shaft eventually became separate from the head allowing for both to be optimized for players, resulting in the modern game of lacrosse that we know today. Lacrosse shafts are not dependent on which hand is dominant, and all shafts can be used by both right or left handed players. This makes them uniquely versatile in addition to the many specific customizations they can offer.
Things To Consider
When looking for a lacrosse shaft, you’ll want to consider the following:
- What position do you play?
- What size shaft do you need?
- How much do you want to spend on a lacrosse shaft?
- Is there a certain material you want your shaft to be made out of?
- Do you have a favorite brand or color?
Lacrosse shafts are important and each position has different responsibilities, so they require different types of shafts.
The primary focus of an attackman or midfielder is to score goals and create scoring chances, so they have a smaller stick to allow for more precision on their shots and passes. Most attack/midfielder shafts are typically in the size range of 40-42 inches. The short shaft allows for attackmen and midfielders to have a quick release on their shots, while also being accurate.
A defender’s primary goal is to prevent the other team from scoring, so they have a longer stick shaft in order to be able to defend a larger area. The length of the defender’s stick shaft should be between 52 and 72 inches, while they are most commonly about 60 inches. The wide reach of the defender’s shaft allows them to reach around opposing attackers, while also allowing them to throw long, powerful passes that lead to counterattacks.
Goalies primarily need a stick best suited to their needs or preferences, as they have the responsibility of preventing goals. Goalie shafts can be anywhere in the range of 40-72 inches, meaning they could be the length of the shortest attack stick or the longest defender’s stick. A longer stick offers a wider reach, but the shorter shaft allows for quicker, more precise movements.
Lacrosse shafts are made of a number of different materials that provide different benefits, so we’re going to look at the most common materials for shafts in aluminum alloy, carbon fiber composite, scandium, titanium, and wood.
- Aluminum Alloy: Aluminum is a light metal that provided a significant upgrade over the original wood sticks. It is a strong metal that provides some durability while not weighing down a player too much.
- Carbon Fiber Composite: Carbon fiber is a material that is made up of carbon atoms that are bonded together to be strong, but light. Carbon fiber composite shafts allow for sticks to be easy to hold, while offering a maximum amount of flexibility.
- Scandium: Scandium is a metal that is typically found mixed with other metals, but is difficult to extract, which makes it rare. It is typically used in addition to other metals in lacrosse stick shafts. Scandium is a metal that is as light as aluminum, but stronger.
- Titanium: Titanium is a durable metal that’s strength far outweighs its actual weight. Titanium is an ideal metal for lacrosse stick shafts given that it is so strong and light, but it tends to be expensive due to these qualities.
- Wood: The very first lacrosse sticks were made out of wood. Wood is heavier than any of the modern materials used for lacrosse shafts, which makes them difficult to use given the speed of the modern game.
There are a number of different manufacturers for lacrosse shafts, but to keep it simple we will focus on some of the most popular in Brine, Maverick, STX, and Warrior.
- Brine: Brine designs shafts with a focus on offense and speed. Their shafts tend to be extremely light weights that allow for players to move quickly without sacrificing too much durability.
- Maverick: Maverick produces both high quality attack and defender’s shafts. Their defender’s shafts are special as they contain many of the same elements preferred in attack shafts, while also maintaining the strength and durability needed to defend. Their attack shafts are light, durable, and often very affordable.
- STX: STX produces some of the best attack shafts on the market. They offer shafts that are easy to hold and use, but also resistant to bending. These shafts help players move the stick in their hands to fake out the opposition and quickly shoot.
- Warrior: Warrior is one of the premier lacrosse brands producing longer and shorter shafts. Their attack shafts are designed to give players the quickest release possible with a lot of accuracy. Their defender’s shafts are designed to be light, easy to use, and relatively durable, but they come with a higher price point.
There are a number of things to consider when purchasing a lacrosse shaft including the durability, cost, and size of the stick.
Lacrosse is a physical game with a lot of contact revolving around the use of the sticks. This leads to a lot of bent or broken shafts despite the use of strong materials. Players should always bring at least one backup stick to games or practices in the event that their shaft bends or even breaks. There’s no pattern to how often a shaft will break, so it is ultimately best to be prepared for the possibility of it happening at any time.
The price of a lacrosse shaft is determined by three primary factors: the brand, the type of shaft, and the materials it is made of. The brand of the shaft will cause a variation in price as some brands add special features, such as grips. The type of shaft also has an effect on price, as smaller sticks use less materials to produce. Attack shafts range from $65-$155, defender’s shafts range from $140-$210, and goalie shafts range from $120-$150. Materials like carbon fiber, titanium, and scandium will also cost more than wood.
There are three primary sizes to lacrosse sticks: attack shafts, defense shafts, and goalie shafts. Each type has a range of approved lengths depending on the player’s position. Attackmen require a smaller stick for more precision, while defensemen use a longer stick to defend a wider range. Meanwhile, goalies can use any stick that’s a legal length. Youth sticks are typically smaller by position given that the players are smaller, but their size is typically dependent upon the player’s personal preference and position.
What type of lacrosse shaft do I need to play defense?
In order to play defense in lacrosse, you need a shaft that is longer than the stick of the player attacking. Defenders need increased reach, which results in them using a shaft. Defender’s shaft lengths range from 52-72 inches, but are typically 60 inches. This extra length allows defenders to check the players with ease and have a greater area of coverage.
Which kind of lacrosse shaft is the strongest?
While all materials used in lacrosse shafts are intended to make the stick durable and strong, the strongest shafts tend to be made of metals. Most modern metal shafts are made up of a combination of titanium, scandium, and aluminum, which makes these shafts lighter than wood and heavier than carbon fiber. Metal shafts are also stronger than carbon fiber and wood. It is up to you to choose what you prioritize in a shaft, and if that is strength then you should look for a shaft made of some combination of titanium, scandium, and aluminum.
Are lacrosse goalie shafts different from field player’s shafts?
Lacrosse goalie shafts are generally in between attack and defense shafts in terms of length, although they have a wider range of lengths allowed. As long as the goalie stick is within the legal length limits, which ranges from 40-72 inches, it is usable. This gives goalie sticks a greater versatility than field players’ sticks. Goalies can choose a shaft that suits their personal preferences and they get a much wider range of lengths to select from, but outside of that they can use the same shafts as any other player on the field.
Wooden Lacrosse Sticks Vs. Carbon Vs. Titanium
The quality of your lacrosse stick depends a lot on the type of material used. Lacrosse sticks come in different materials such as metal, carbon fiber, and wood.
Every lacrosse player needs to select a lacrosse stick carefully by considering some essential factors.
Players at beginner and intermediate level need different kinds of lacrosse sticks. On the other hand, advanced players need to use lacrosse sticks made of different material.
Mostly advanced lacrosse players use lightweight sticks with a broadhead. Each type of stick comes with its advantages and disadvantages.However, the strength of the stick matters for ensuring its high durability.
Here in this guide, we have reviewed the best and top-rated lacrosse sticks of 2019:
Bamboo or Wooden Lacrosse Sticks
Wooden lacrosse sticks are successfully thriving in the market from a very long time. Wooden bats are great for playing lacrosse, and they bring outstanding results. However, wooden shafts are not perfect for offensive or attackman players.
Burd Wood Defense and Attack Shaft
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Burd lacrosse is well-recognized for offering high-quality wooden lacrosse sticks. A Burd wood defense or attack shaft is the best shaft that lacrosse players can buy at present. Moreover, the Burd lacrosse sticks come with one year warranty.
Long-Lasting – Wooden lacrosse sticks are highly durable and stay like new for many years to come.
Wooden shafts are stronger and offer excellent stability to the players.
Stronger Checks – Wooden sticks are highly preferred by the defender because they provide stronger checks.
Wooden lacrosse sticks are heavy, and that makes them perfect for making a harder check on attackman.
Intimidation Effect – Wooden lacrosse sticks gives players a very stylish and boss-like look. Thus, if you want to make a style statement then choose wooden shaft. Plus, if you are going to command a game, then a wood stick will increase your effectiveness.
Grip – Wooden lacrosse sticks don’t possess the same grip qualities as traditional carbon fiber lacrosse shafts do. Having a firm grip is vital if you want to remain ahead.
The grip of wooden shafts is not as stronger and comfortable as traditional carbon fiber shafts.
Warping – Wood does not work well with water or moisture. Therefore, a wooden shaft will warp after getting in contact with water.
Heavy Weight – Wooden lacrosse shafts are quite heavy, and that makes them uncomfortable for the players. Heavyweight is a severe problem with the wooden shafts as not every player can play well with the heavy-weight shaft.
If you well-built, healthy body then you can go for wooden lacrosse. But wooden shafts are not flexible, and thus they are not for those who want more flexibility.
Carbon Fiber Lacrosse Shafts
The carbon fiber lacrosse shafts have become famous from the past few years. A large number of lacrosse players now use carbon fiber shafts. Plus, these shafts are very lightweight and thus highly used by attackman and offensive players. The best carbon fiber shaft is Dragonfly lacrosse shaft launched by Epoch.
Advanced engineering process made the Dragonfly shaft more durable and flexible. Plus, this shaft also offers excellent grip due to high-quality coating.
The Best Carbon Fiber Lacrosse Shaft:
The Dragonfly shaft is the best shaft available in 2019, and we highly recommend this shaft to the lacrosse players. This shaft will surely allow you to perform at your best during championship and training.Epoch Lacrosse Dragonfly Eight 30″ Attack Lacrosse Shaft
- Our exclusive Surface Veil Technology is engineered to increase the overall toughness of the Dragonfly Eight
- Our proprietary 12K Intelligent Weave Technology is designed to stabilize the hands and push energy towards the head of the stick when passing or shooting
- Uniform Release provides a consistent flex profile throughout the top 2/3 of the shaft regardless of a player’s hand positioning
- We achieve flex by manipulating the orientation of the carbon fiber. Our shaft’s bend when you need it to, but retains its firmness for maximum control. Conventional shafts that tout flex often use…
- Intelligent Weave allows for a more uniform construction as the carbon filaments in each tow (row) are spread out creating a thinner and more closed woven fabric providing reduced weight, optimal…
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Lightweight – Carbon fiber lacrosse shafts are very lightweight that helps the players to play with more focus. Lightweight shafts make the lacrosse players free from the burden of excess weight.
Flexibility – The lacrosse players can gain the maximum flexibility in their game with the help of carbon shaft. Higher flexibility allows the players to shoot faster and play their sport with more ease.
Strength – Carbon fiber lacrosse shafts are stable and not at all massive. High strength makes the carbon fiber shafts highly durable.
Grip – The grip of carbon fiber shafts is also firm than other materials. Moreover, carbon fiber shafts come in many textures and grips that make them highly versatile.
Too Light – The weight of the carbon fiber shaft is very less, and some players do not prefer using lightest shafts. Thus, carbon fiber shafts do not work well for players who prefer medium weight.
Durability – Carbon fiber shafts are quite less durable than other materials, and they can break on a cross-check.
Carbon fiber is an excellent material for making lightweight and durable lacrosse shafts. Playesrs can achieve the best performance and flexibility with a high-quality carbon fiber shaft.
The best carbon shaft in the market is ECG shaft which many players use.
Metal Alloys: Titanium & Scandium Lacrosse Shafts
Maverik Apollo shaft is the best and high-quality attack shaft that you can buy to get the best results. Plus, Epoch Gen6 Limited Edition is the best defense shaft that is we highly recommend to the lacrosse players. Metal is a highly robust material used in making many lacrosse shafts. Most of the metal lacrosse shafts manufactured with a combination of three metals which are titanium, scandium, and aluminum.
However, the titanium and scandium shafts are quite expensive than others. A high-quality titanium shaft will help you to improve your lacrosse performance more effectively.
The Best Metal Lacrosse Shaft You Can Buy
Maverik Apollo shaft is the best and high-quality attack shaft that you can buy to get the best results. Plus, Epoch Gen6 Limited Edition is the best defense shaft that is we highly recommend to the lacrosse players.Epoch Lacrosse 6th Generation Dragonfly Women’s Shaft | Carbon Fiber | Concave Geometry | WC32 Flex IQ 6
- Defend your half of the field with a solid grip for stability and stance. Our concave design provides this for the midfielder and defensive player. The WC32 is perfectly balanced for controlling the…
- The key to the Gen.6 Dragonfly is our Advanced Carbon Layering (ACL). The Dragonfly consists of very thin composite layers arranged in many different orientations. The torque box is located deep in…
- The torque box is specifically centered on the key areas along the length of the shaft, just above the bottom hand and just below the top of the shaft. This places the technology in critical areas…
- This shaft has a Flex IQ of 6 giving it a perfect blend of bendability. It also has a uniform release point and comes with a 1 year manufacturer warranty.
- When passing or shooting, a load is introduced to the shaft causing it to flex back, which causes the carbon fibers to be stretched along the front of the shaft and compressed along the back. Reload…
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Pros of Buying a Scandium and Titanium Lacrosse Shaft
Strength – Titanium is a solid material and thus makes the shaft stronger as well.
Lightweight – Titanium shafts are very lightweight that helps the players to play the game with more ease and flexibility.
Wood, carbon fiber, and metal all are excellent materials used in making lacrosse shafts. Players should choose the shaft according to their need for flexibility and their body strength.
Wood Shafts : lacrosse
As a 38 year old guy, still playing every week in the spring and summer, I feel like I’ve kind of seen the evolution of the sticks and shafts first hand. So, I’ll share my thoughts and everyone can take from them what they will. For the record, I’ve played D and LSM my whole life.
When I was younger, our options were aluminum and wood. Aluminum sucked. you’d basically have to replace your shaft at least once or twice a week. most guys shafts were all kinds of curved from bending them and then bending them back into place. Our other option, if we didn’t want aluminum, was the Crooked Arrow wood shafts. they were great, but they were F’n heavy. You’d get off maybe one check for every 3 you’d get off normally. Unless you were jacked, it seriously affected your game.
Then 2 things happened. Offset heads came out, which gave such a tremendous advantage to the offensive players, and Titanium shafts came out right behind them. You young guys have no idea how much these 2 advancements changed the game. With offset heads, it became much harder to strip a guy. Defensemen got smaller and faster, and speed one out both with feet, and especially with stick checks. Titanium shafts helped this by giving us lighter shafts that not only didn’t bend, but flexed when you threw a check. This was huge. t gave us another good inch, inch and a half of reach on some checks. Wood shafts went away completely. The Crooked arrows were solid wood, no flex, and way too heavy. Severely limited the acceleration on your checks. What good was intimidation if you couldn’t land a check.
So wood shafts were gone for years and years. every so often you’d see some dude selling ones he made in his basement at tournies, but that was it. Just one more thing consigned to the history of the game, along with the Baltimore classic helmet and L-35s (still the best golves ever made).
But then a few years ago, wood shafts started popping up here and there. more guys selling them at tournaments, online, and they looked uniformely made. not something that was laved in someone’s home woodshop. I finally tried one out, and god damn, I loved it. Even better, my opponents hated it. Holy hell did they hate it.
The new wood shafts aren’t solid wood. They’re composites. Multiple layers with the grain going in a different direction on each layer. Keeps the weight down without sacrificing strength. It’ll even give you some flex, although not as much as titanium. But the main advantage is the fact it’s solid (mass), not hollow like titanium, and the extra force that gives (force = Mass x acceleration) you on checks. you catch a guys stick, it’s gonna move. you catch his gloves, he’s gonna feel it. you get him between the gloves and the arm guards, he’s really gonna feel it. You even lean on him with it in the crease, it’s gonna feel a lot different than a metal shaft, and not in a good way. (well, not good for him)
The best part is, no one’s seen this in 20 years. Guys who remember how it feels still hate it, and guys who didn’t grow up with it are terrified after the first check. you start playing with a wood shaft, you’ll notice guys staying off your crease, hesitating to iso you up, and dumping the ball quicker when they do. (Disclaimer: you still need to be good enough to get the checks in and shut them down.
So, In summation. Young D guys, give wood a shot. Just like the pendulum swung to all offense 20 years ago with the offset heads, it’s starting to swing back now with the wooden shafts. If you can play well with it, and throw your checks with it, it’ll give you a huge advantage, and guys will not want to play against you. Attackmen, you had your day in the sun. My advice if wood catches on again is not to skimp on the arm guards.
Best 5 Carbon Fiber Lacrosse Shafts Reviewed (2021)
No matter how talented you are, you simply can’t improve your game unless you have a carbon lacrosse shaft at your disposal. Carbon lacrosse shafts are known for their legendary flexibility and durability and therefore, it is no wonder that they come with a high price tag. However, carbon fiber lacrosse shaft is a recent invention and we should be thankful for that. Previously, lacrosse players did not have the option to play with carbon fiber lacrosse shaft because they were not invented at that time. They had to settle for metal lacrosse shafts but they are notorious for developing dents and getting bent.
Carbon fiber lacrosse shafts have changed the game for sure and it has changed it for good. They are known for their immense flexibility.
Best 5 Carbon Fiber Lacrosse Shafts
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1. Adidas Freak Carbon 30-Inch Shaft
Adidas Freak Carbon 30-Inch Shaft is ideal for those attacking lacrosse players who are looking for a shaft that would help them add more firepower to their attacks. Made from 12K carbon weave, Adidas Freak Carbon 30-Inch Shaft is known for its incredible flexibility. Tested by NCAA teams, Adidas Freak Carbon 30-Inch Shaft offers superior grip thanks to its light Matte texture. Gloves or no gloves, Adidas Freak Carbon 30-Inch Shaft offers great grips.
Adidas Freak Carbon 30-Inch Shaft is reinforced with a Plastic Insert that adds to its impressive durability. With this carbon fiber lacrosse shaft, you will be able to cut through the defense and score a goal. Built to last longer, Adidas Freak Carbon 30-Inch Shaft is extremely lightweight.
2. Epoch Dragonfly Select Concave Lacrosse Shaft
Epoch Dragonfly Select Concave Lacrosse Shaft is another features-rich carbon fiber lacrosse shaft that does not intend to burn a hole in your pocket. This lacrosse shaft is made entirely in the United States and that means, you would not have to settle for anything less this time around if you decide to put your trust on Epoch Dragonfly Select Concave Lacrosse Shaft. It can be bent easily but the force is lifted, it regains its position almost instantaneously.
Epoch Dragonfly Select Concave Lacrosse Shaft is basically an engineering marvel from the house of Epoch. Designed for those players who don’t want to make any sacrifice on their performance on the field. Equipped with Epoch Dragonfly Select Concave Lacrosse Shaft, you will feel invincible in the field. Remarkably lightweight, Epoch Dragonfly Select Concave Lacrosse Shaft has harnessed the power of HD Resin technology. You will also get a 3-Month warranty on this shaft. What’s more, you can expect from a carbon fiber lacrosse shaft?
3. Epoch Lacrosse Dragonfly Eight 30″ Attack Lacrosse Shaft
Epoch Lacrosse Dragonfly Eight 30″ Attack Lacrosse Shaft is rugged and tough construction. Surface Veil Technology is used in this carbon fiber lacrosse shaft to increase its toughness so that it can last long. Experience something different while shooting or padding the ball with this carbon shaft which draws its strength from 12K Intelligent Weave Technology. Enjoy greater stability while passing the ball to your teammates. 12K Intelligent Weave Technology channelizes the energy of the shaft to the head and thus allowing you to increase the accuracy of your passing.
Epoch Lacrosse Dragonfly Eight 30″ Attack Lacrosse Shaft has given all its attention to consistency. No matter what your hand position is, you are going to get benefited immensely at the end. A consistent flex profile is definitely one of its major features that we simply can’t afford to ignore. It bends when you want it to be and it regains its shape instantly after that.
4. Burn Pro Atk Handle 19 – Carbon
Burn Pro Atk Handle 19 – Carbon is another carbon lacrosse shaft that promises to offer superior performance at every stage of the game. It has got an impressive strength-to-weight ratio and it is extremely lightweight and that means, you will be full of energy during the game. Check for yourself, Burn Pro Atk Handle 19 – Carbon weighs just 125 grams. Equipped with this carbon lacrosse shaft, you will be able to stay a step ahead in the game as this would make shooting and picking up groundball as easy as pie.
5. Swift Stix Lacrosse The Original, Carbon Fiber Shaft
Swift Stix Lacrosse, The Original, Carbon Fiber Shaft is considered to be one of the strongest carbon lacrosse shafts that are available in the market as we speak now. It has undergone an extreme testing process and has emerged as victorious at the end. Compared to Aluminum Lacrosse Shafts, this carbon fiber shaft can withstand impacts more efficiently and gracefully. It is observed that Swift Stix Lacrosse The Original, Carbon Fiber Shaft can easily outsmart and outperform its traditional aluminum counterparts by a significant margin.
The entire shaft is covered with multiples types of carbon fibers that are woven together to create a maze-like appearance and this is what has endowed the shaft with incredible resilience. This crisscross pattern will keep the shaft protected from the impacts during takeaway checks.
Are Carbon Lacrosse Shafts Worth It?
The high price tag that is commonly associated with carbon fiber lacrosse shaft might throw a spanner in your plan to get the best lacrosse shaft for the upcoming tournament. They may cost you a bit at the in short-run but believe, they will help you save a lot of money in the long run. Carbon Lacrosse Shafts tend to last really long unlike their metal or wooden counterparts and therefore, it is no surprise that more and more players are opting for carbon fiber shafts.
Carbon vs. Metal Lacrosse Shafts
A debate has been raging for ages about the supremacy of carbon fiber lacrosse shaft over traditional metal lacrosse shafts. Now, both these types of lacrosse shafts have their share of advantages and disadvantages and here we are going to explain them in detail –
Carbon Fiber Lacrosse Shafts
Unlike traditional metal lacrosse shafts, composite lacrosse shafts (aka carbon fiber lacrosse shafts) are far more resilient and can withstand impacts with far more grace and eloquence. Carbon fiber shafts don’t get impacted by the changes in the weather. They don’t get prone to breaks or dents just because the temperature outside suddenly plummet to subzero and that means, they will last longer than their metal counterparts.
Carbon fiber shafts draw their strength from the layers. More often than not, carbon fiber shafts are constructed from layers and this endows them with incredible strength and immense flexibility. The most amazing feature of this Carbon fiber shaft is that it makes passing easier. The shaft will bend itself to grab the ball and once the ball gets into the pocket, the Carbon fiber shaft then snaps back into its original shape. Another cool thing about Carbon fiber shaft is that it is tapered. What it means is that some parts of this shaft are thick and some areas are thin and this is done intentionally just to improve the accuracy of ball passing and shooting.
Metal Lacrosse Shafts
Metal Lacrosse Shafts on the other hand are super strong and they have managed to win the trust of the players. They are super strong but metal lacrosse shafts have their share of disadvantages as well. For example, they don’t have layer constructions that this is what makes them more prone to dents and damages. But Metal Lacrosse Shafts are available for cheap.
Best Lacrosse Shafts of 2018 – LaxWeekly
Welcome to LaxWeekly. Here are our Top Lacrosse Shafts in 2018!
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STX Stallion Scandium
The STX Stallion Scandium is a premium shaft that is made of one of the most popular metals in the sport. Scandium is known for being both lightweight and strong. When choosing a lacrosse shaft, it is important to choose a stick that you feel comfortable with. The STX Stallion Scandium has the highest strength to weight ratio for a metal lacrosse shaft on the market.
There are multiple benefits to using a light and strong lacrosse stick. A lightweight shaft will normally help to increase shot speed. For offensive players, any increase in speed is very important because a faster shot is harder for a goalie to save. While playing lacrosse, the strength of the shaft can allow any player to be more versatile. For midfielders, it is important to have a stick strong enough to play both offense and defense. For an attackman, a stronger stick can allow for more aggressive rides when the other team is clearing the ball. Everything about this stick allows a player using it to be successful.
An important feature of this shaft is STX’s Shaft Lock technology. Although this may seem like no big deal, many times a lacrosse head can be slightly too small for a shaft which causes a rattle in the stick. This is one of the main pet peeves of lacrosse players. Before this technology, players would traditionally have to wrap tape underneath their heads to lock the head in place. Although this is a good quick solution to the problem, it has a couple drawbacks. One is that once the tape is put underneath the head, it can be very difficult to take the head off the shaft. This can cause some frustration any time a head needs to be taken off of a stick. This feature along with the other specs of this shaft make this a great product.Credit: Epoch Lacrosse
The Epoch Dragonfly is a very high tech composite shaft on the lacrosse shaft market. It is made of a carbon fiber which is notoriously strong and light. The advantage of a carbon fiber stick is that unlike a traditional metal shaft, it cannot be dented. Many times, metal shafts can be vulnerable to large dents that can happen when stick checks occur while playing. Unfortunately, sometimes a metal shaft can become so dented that a new shaft may be necessary. The Epoch dragonfly is a very expensive shaft but the cost is worth it for a player who wants a durable, light, and composite shaft.
A large upside for Epoch shafts is the 1-year warranty. If the shaft breaks during this period, Epoch will replace it with a new one. A year warranty for a shaft is rare and is very helpful in case there is an issue with the stick. Even the strongest sticks on the market can break, having a year of free insurance is always a great addition to an excellent product.Credit: Lax.com
Maverik has continued to improve and develop new exciting products. The Maverik Apollo shaft is a great addition to the long list of superb products offered by the company. This shaft is extremely light and is a great stick for a very skilled offensive player that is constantly feeding and shooting the ball. Many aspects of the Maverik Apollo allow players who use it to consistently have success, but the shape of this shaft is its key feature. Maverick has used a combination of its traditional shaft shape with concave sides. This allows players to have the ultimate feel of their stick while making plays.
The shape of a shaft can sometimes be overlooked, but many times it can make the difference while choosing a new shaft. Just like choosing the right sized shoe, it is important to pick a shaft that feels right. The more comfortable a player is, the more they will be able to accomplish on the field without having to think twice. A fair warning for this stick is that it can dent and break more easily because the thickness of the shaft walls are tapered towards the bottom of the stick. Although it is impossible to notice while playing with the stick, it helps to reduce the weight of the Maverik Apollo. This stick is highly recommended for skilled offensive players who are not frequently checking or hitting. The Maverick Apollo is protected by a six-month warranty in case the shaft does have an issue.Credit: Sports Stop
The Warrior Regulator is a great shaft for a player looking for great value. Although it is relatively inexpensive, this shaft is tough and can be a great piece of equipment for many types of players. It is always a great idea for a player to invest in a backup stick to protect themselves if there is an issue with their main stick. There are a few problems that can lead to a player needing to use their backup. A stick can be deemed illegal or possibly break. When this happens, it is great for a player to quickly grab a backup stick they are comfortable with so they can continue to play at a high level.
Some positions in lacrosse can naturally lead to more physicality which can cause shafts to break easily. A great example of this is a defensive midfield player. Many times, these players have to put their bodies on the line to keep offensive players from reaching the goal. The Warrior Regulator is a perfect stick for anyone in this position. Using a less expensive shaft can help to ease the pain of breaking multiple sticks during the season. The Warrior Regulator is a perfect value purchase because this product has a ton to offer at a low price.Credit: Lacrosse Unlimited
One of the newest brands in lacrosse shafts is Adidas. The well-known global company has finally decided to make lacrosse-specific products. The Adidas Freak shaft is a great product that has been created to compete with the best shafts on the market. Many players agree that Adidas is gaining traction in the lacrosse community and the Freak shaft has helped to give Adidas a good name. Dominant professional player and lacrosse ambassadors, Drew Snider and Myles Jones, are helping to promote the product. Both players have been using the shaft and they have continued to be extremely successful.
With all of their products, Adidas has done a great job making products that are high quality while also visually appealing. The same is true for the Adidas Freak shaft. Whether a player is a fan of Adidas or this is their first experience with the brand, the shaft is sure to make them feel like an all-star.
Some technology featured in this shaft is Adidas’ nonstop grip texture which allows for hand feel without slowing hand movement. This added grip and feel is subtle, but can make a big difference in some weather conditions.
ECD Carbon Pro
The Carbon Pro shaft is a great composite shaft made that has been very popular on lacrosse fields since it was created by East Coast Dyes. Located in Maryland, East Coast dyes has consistently been on the leading edge of lacrosse innovation. Many of their professional players use the Carbon Pro. Composite shafts offer a lot of benefits including that they are more flexible than a metal based shaft. To do this, East Coast Dyes uses FLEX 5 Technology.
Some flex in the ECD Carbon Pro allows the shaft to slightly bend while shooting which gives shots and passes extra feel. This quality also allows the stick to absorb checks without easily breaking. Along with the shafts natural flex, it also has a rough grip. Because of this, players can limit the amount of tape they need while being able to play consistently in all type of weather conditions.
When choosing any gear, lacrosse players are normally very sensitive to the brands they choose to represent. East Coast Dyes continues to be successful in all areas of the lacrosse gear market because of high quality products and their loyal fans.Credit: Wolf Athletics
The Wolf Athletics U-2 is claimed to the world’s strongest lacrosse shaft and claims to be able to take 1800 pounds of force before snapping. Both of these claims are extremely impressive and Wolf Athletics has done the research to make sure their product stands up to the test. The shape and strength of the shaft is also resistant to dents. As the Wolf Athletics U-2 shaft continues to become more and more popular, players are starting to switch from traditional brands.
Although this is a shaft is expensive, it is almost indestructible and should be able to outlive multiple shafts that may be easier to break and dent. We commend Wolf Athletics creation of this shaft and we hope to see more nearly unbreakable products on the market in the future.
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Official site – Administration of the city of Mine
Antique restrictions have been tightened in the Rostov regionThe corresponding changes to the current regional government decree No. 272 today, August 3, were approved by the Don Governor Vasily Golubev.
The new document introduces, from August 4, a prerequisite for citizens to visit a number of organizations and institutions.Further…
A new multifunctional sports ground appeared near school number 49In the village of Ayutinsky, on the territory of school No. 49, a multifunctional sports ground was installed at the expense of the reserve fund of the Government of the Rostov Region.
Now, not only physical education lessons will be held here, but also competitions in team sports will be held: mini-football, volleyball, basketball and tennis.Further…
Shakhty residents are told about vaccinationOn the territory subordinated to the Central Territorial Department of the Administration of the city of Shakhty, an information and explanatory meeting with residents of ave.microdistrict Gornyak, 23 on the issue of vaccination against COVID19.
Citizens were informed that mass vaccinations would help contain the pandemic.Further…
Sewerage bottom removedEmployees of the Central Territorial Department identified a sewerage bottom in the subordinate territory.
The information was promptly transferred to the Shakhtinsky branch of GUP RO URSV. An emergency team arrived at the scene. The blockage has been removed.Further…
Community activists have developed a program of classes “Colors of Life” for elderly residents of ShakhtySpecialists of the Autonomous Non-Profit Organization Center for Social Services for the Population “We Are Together” have developed a program of group psychological studies “Colors of Life”, which are designed to work with elderly Shakhty residents – recipients of the services of the Center and members of the Shakhty city public organization of the Rostov regional organization of the All-Russian public organization “All-Russian Society of Disabled People” …Further…
Cleaning works organizedThe central territorial department of the Administration of the city of Shakhty organized cleaning and removal of the landfill hearth (V = 6 m3), consisting of tree branches and solid municipal waste, in the area of house 60 on the street. Mayakovsky.
A preventive conversation was held with residents of nearby houses about the inadmissibility of taking out garbage to places not intended for this purpose.Further…
New sidewalk builtImprovement works are underway in the city of Shakhty.
On the territory of the Western Territorial Department, a new sidewalk was built from Vasyuta Street to an apartment building 70 A.Further…
Conducted joint raid eventThe Inspection Department of the Administration of the city of Shakhty together with the OGIBDD UMVD of Russia in the city of Shakhty carried out a joint raid event in order to control the transportation of bulk (dust) cargo through the territory of the city of Shakhty.
As a result, 4 violators were brought to administrative responsibility for the revealed violations, namely the transportation of materials without means (devices) to prevent pollution of the streets during transportation.Further…
The deadline for accepting applications for the grant competition for NGOs has been extendedThe deadline for accepting applications for a grant competition in the field of culture, art and creative (creative) industries from the Presidential Fund for Cultural Initiatives has been extended until August 6 (inclusive) due to a large number of requests from participants.Initially, in accordance with the Regulations on the competition posted on the official website of the Foundation, the application campaign was supposed to end on July 30 at 23.30 Moscow time. Further…
Coat of arms
346500, Rostov region, g. Mine, st. Soviet, 158
Phone: +7 (8636) 22-41-25
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Head of the City Administration
Kovalev Andrey Vladimirovich
The city of Shakhty is located on the federal highway M-4 “Don”, 70 kilometers from the city of Rostov-on-Don. The North Caucasian railway (Shakhtnaya station) runs through the city.The territory of the city is 158 sq. km.
The history of the town of Shakhty has been going on since 1805, from the first days of mining here the so-called “combustible stone”, the search for deposits of which on the Don began by the Decree of Peter I (1722).
On October 3, 1867, the Hrushevsky mountain settlement was assigned the status of a city by the Decree of Emperor Alexander II.
On January 3, 1883, the State Council decided to transform the Grushevsky mountain settlement into the city of Aleksandrovsk-Grushevsky (in memory of Emperor Alexander II).
On February 11, 1920, by the resolution of the Donetsk provincial revolutionary committee, the city of Aleksandrovsk-Grushevsky was renamed the city of Shakhty.
Population 228.8 thousand people
Large enterprises are represented by LLC Shakhtinskaya Keramika, LLC WATERFALL PRO, TOSP LLC Donskoy Textile, LLC BTK Tekstil, OP JSC BTK Group, LLC Novorossiysk Rolling Plant, JSC Corporation Gloria-Jeans “, JSC” Shakhty plant Gidroprivod “, OP LLC” AVANGARD “, CJSC” Shakhty plant of mining equipment “.
Large and medium-sized enterprises of the city of Shakhty employ 30.5 thousand people.
The municipal education system includes: 34 preschool institutions, 39 educational institutions, 2 institutions of additional education.
Municipal health care institutions of the city: 3 hospitals, 4 polyclinics, 2 dental clinics, 3 nursing homes.