LAX PRO INSIGHT
The new Stallion 500 lacrosse shoulder pads will be worn by National Champions for the simple reason that the new, lightweight foam technology is a game changer for players that want maximum protection coupled with low definition feel and weight. Our Pros slid these on and their first reaction was to call out the mobility of the upper arms and shoulders. For guys who like to shoot on the run, or operate around the crease, the Stallions are awesome. The neck opening is cut a tiny bit wider than traditional pads and that little extra space really keeps these pads from riding up.
STX also got much more aggressive with the side cut under the arms and around the ribs. These pads lock down nicely for serious runners, but there is no jamming up of your inner arm to the padding on your ribs. The cutaways are the perfect shape for your arm to fold flat. The top of shoulder padding down towards the bicep is removable of course. BUt our guys who usually do that said they would just leave it because they hardly knew it was there.
This pad has nice beefy buckles, instead of Velcro which tends to slip. The shoulder caps are modeled after the exo-skeleton type HD arm guard series that outsold everything for the past few years.... smart. The pad also feels "soft" to the touch for all day comfort, while still providing all high school and collegiate level protection. These are priced at the higher end of the spectrum, but that has never stopped guys who want the best mobility from buying STX in the past. This is top of the line here fellas.
Learn more about the STX Stallion 500 line here