LAX PRO INSIGHT
These STX Hammer defense poles are designed with some of the same technology as their collegiate big brother, but at about half the cost. The difference is that STX infused Scandium into the metal which strengthens this shaft without adding all the weight. The upper end poles also incorporate carbon fibers or Titanium and hence the uptick in price.
We have this listed as one of the best defensive lacrosse shafts for youth players. Light enough for the advanced youth crowd to get accelerated stick control and strong enough to play at all but the tippy top of the high school levels. STX is known for making high quality defensive shafts and that is why we put this one on the list. If you are looking for a high quality shaft that wont break the bank - this STX Hammer Sc is an excellent choice for LSM and Defensive players in the youth, middle school and JV high school ranks.