This is the new big brother to the best selling STX Eclipe. 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.
| - 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