The new ECD Striker Venom mesh runner is a tapered mesh piece that provides a softer feel than traditional stringing as well as exception hold and ball control. These mesh pieces are now legal up through the women's college ranks and are changing the game for advanced shooters and developing players as well. Striker means that there is a line in the mesh that shows you that the piece is in straight.
Basically these mesh runners allow for the highest and deepest sweet spot in the pocket. That means a quicker release and exceptional feel and ball handling. These pockets MUST be strung by professional stringers. The sidewalls and stringing that holds the runner in place must be exact and tight or the runner will not perform.
Newer players will also benefit from these amazing new pocket designs. Higher sweet spots mean that younger girls can cradle and handle the ball more like a boys stick.