The STX Eclipse 2 lacrosse goalie head is stiffer than the first release. STX understood that although the first version was the best selling goalie head of all time, increased shot speeds by carbon shafts and bigger players necessitated a stronger head up towards the scoop for high school and collegiate level play. STX was able to increase the overall stiffness of the head without adding any weight. The scoop on the Eclipse 2 head was flattened a bit and re-angled for better ground balls. It is no secret that today's coaches expect goalies to get out of the cage and win some ground balls.