The STX Shield is the new big brother to the best selling STX Eclipse. Our Pros noticed the increase in stiffness right away. If you are stopping cannons this head can stand up to the punishment. The next big benefit was the ergonomic hand positioning on the throat design. For advanced goalies that play with the upper palm right at the base of the head - there is no better option. The angle of the top rail allows for the same easy clearing ability as the Eclipse. Overall, this is a upgrade for advanced goalies but we still see the Eclipse as the go to for advanced youth players.
| - XsuperXgoalieX 9/04/13 reply|
Just ordered this in red, A royal blue outlet shaft, 12D white East coast mesh, Royal sidewall, usa shooters, And usa flag print tape
| - Hoffmann720 9/03/13 reply|
I got this head right when it came out thinking it would be great, but It is way too heavy. A big waste of money
| - LongIslandLAX 8/22/13 reply|
With the pro strung w/ ecm does the pocket end up being defined, deep and with a nice channel?
| - laxbro3901 12/30/13 reply|
I don't know about this but I got a Nike CEO pro stung with ECM and the was a defined pocket with a great channel right out of the box
| - 24goalie24goalie 5/23/13 reply|
I just got this head today and i love this so much! I got it pro strung and it throws great you just have to make a pocket in it! but other than that i love it!!!!!
| - ninjagoalie13 5/08/13 reply|
Just got this a couple days ago and already love it more than my nemi lyte
| - CanadianBacon 4/23/13 reply|
The best head i have ever used! A little heavier than the Eclipse but stronger and will probably last a good couple seasons longer. If you can get your hands on an Epoch R40 it really makes the weight a non-issue. Also, if you don't mind paying a bit extra, get Canadian mesh, throughs perfect out of it.
| - LaxGoalie#14 4/16/13 reply|
this head is great. totally worth the price. i have one and it wont flex or allow shots. if you're looking to upgrade, this your best choice. its a little heavy, but matched with the right shaft, its not that noticeable. i have it on a scandium pro, and its a great combo
| - laxGoalieHoun 1/23/13 reply|
Is this head better then the eclipse (lighter, more durable, better throwing, etc..)?
| - 91lax88 11/07/12 reply|
one the scale to 1-10 your swag is -64.5
| - 91lax09 2/24/13 reply|
dude i just went to war with this wasnt a good choice but isnt called the sheild