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What to Look for in a Beginner Stick

July 15, 2016

Choosing the best complete lacrosse stick for beginners can be confusing. Here at Lax.com, we break it down to what we know to be the best combination of learning potential, durability, consistency, and price.

 

This is what our pro’s suggest you look for:

- Wide based lacrosse head

- Standard stringing set up which includes a mid-pocket, plus 1 nylon & 2 shooting strings

- Lightweight lacrosse shaft/stick

 

Here are the best complete lacrosse sticks for beginners:

 

1) Maverik Critik with Lax.com Custom Pocket


 

$85 – We took a real offensive head and strung it with our time-tested semi-soft mesh, added a touch of color and put in a mid-high pocket. The result is that a high school player could use this complete stick tomorrow in a game, it is just that good. We bolted on a super-light shaft (slightly sandy grip for the younger guys) and made an amazing combo that is absolutely perfect for the little guys to start hitting the wall or fields with, right out of the box. You will be amazed at how much better control, shot speed and accuracy your little guy will have when they pick this stick up!
 
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2) The Warrior WARP Next complete lacrosse stick

 


 
 
$110 – The story here is all about a pocket that NEVER changes. Wet, dry, leave it in outside – it’s all good. Warrior created these new soft Kevlar pockets that never stretch. This pocket will throw and shoot the same EVERY SINGLE TIME. Pretty amazing. Many youth programs are waving these in because out go the excuses. Proper technique and consistent results are the name of the game here. Check out the WARP NEXT VIDEO.
 
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3)The StringKing Complete 2 Jr

 


 
For AGES 6-9 If you have a really new player and want an amazing beginner stick for only $69 you just found it. Again, its all about the pocket here. This is the lightest stick of the bunch and has a thinned down and shortened shaft for little hands. If you want their first stick to be a winner, and keep the frustration levels down, do them a favor and spend $15-20 more than you would on a big box nightmare and get them one of these! The next step up from the junior StringKing lacrosse stick is the StringKing Complete 2 Attack Intermediate. This complete boys lacrosse stick is designed for players ages 10 t0 14 that are just starting out in the game.
 
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The difference between the Maverik Critic with Lax.com Custom Pocket complete lacrosse stick and the other choices is that it is custom strung, in our Connecticut headquarters, by the same Pro’s that are trusted to string for the very best in high school and collegiate lacrosse. We are a family business of ex-collegiate players that really take pride in putting out the best product in the sport. Most of the sticks that you will find on Amazon or in the big box stores will actually put your player at a BIG disadvantage as they try and learn the game – the biggest reason is THE POCKET! So whether its WARP Kevlar or a handcrafted Lax.com pocket… you know you are getting the best for your players overall development. If you have any questions about the best starter sticks on the market or want to talk to a PRO, give us a ring 855-255-5294, or shoot us an email at questions@lax.com.
 
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If you have any questions, please feel free to call us here at our CT headquarters if you would like to talk to a PRO. 855-255-5294 during EST business hours. Lax.com offer best in class advice and is trusted by the biggest names in high school and college lacrosse. See you on the fields. ~ Lax.com