Best Lacrosse Goalie Shafts
The best lacrosse goalie shafts are specifically designed to make it easier for lacrosse goalies to clear the ball with either short crisp passes, or long and accurate floaters that get the ball up and out quickly. Goalie shafts can be anywhere from 30 to 40 inches in length and can vary depending on the player. The shorter shafts are usually lighter and used by advancing youth goalies up through high school. This makes it easier to make the sweeping saves as well as running with the ball. The biggest benefit with the longer 40-inch shaft is that it makes your life a lot easier when it comes to throwing long passes over the top of the ride to hit a streaking defenseman or middie, leading to a fast break going the other way. Many goalies love the ability to go from defense to offense so quickly.
We currently carry three goalie shafts, the Maverik A1 Goalie Shaft, the ECD Carbon Pro Goalie Shaft, and the STX Outlet Goalie Shaft. There are major differences between all three shafts and we can help you figure out which is best for you!
We recommend this shaft for the high school and college level goalie. This is a metal shaft made of Scandium and Titanium, making it both very light as well as extremely durable. This shaft has a gritty and sandy feeling, giving you a great feel and grip on the shaft. Like we discussed in our Best Goalie Gloves blog having a good grip on the stick is important. This can help you make saves on powerful and hard shots. If you do not have a strong grip on the stick when facing a shot, the shot could overpower you and have the head twist, and you end up giving up a goal despite getting the stick to the correct spot to the make the save. This shaft mixed with a pair of gloves like the
Warrior Nemesis Pro Goalie Lacrosse Gloves will make sure that doesn’t happen to you!
One of the biggest trends in the game of lacrosse over the past few years is the switch over to Carbon Composite shafts. Players at all levels and positions are switching over to carbon shafts. To find out why, check out our blog and watch our video explaining the pros and cons of carbon and metal shafts. East Coast Dyes made their extremely popular shaft, the ECD Carbon Pro, in goalie length. This shaft has our favorite grip of any of the shafts on this list.
This shaft is perfect for a player who wants a shaft that’s slightly shorter than a regular goalie shaft but is still longer than a regular attack length shaft. We also recommend this shaft for younger goalies who want to make a transition towards a 40-inch shaft. For youth players, we do recommend going with an attack length shaft, but when they want to switch to a longer shaft, this is the one to go with! The shaft is 34 inches long, so it’s great for a youth / middle school level goalie who is ready for a longer goalie shaft but doesn’t want to go to a 40-inch shaft. The shaft is designed with new textured grip zones, which give you added grip and stick control, without compromising on the weight.
ATTACK LENGTH SHAFTS
For youth players we recommend going with a 30-inch shaft, for other goalies who prefer to run up the field after making a save, we really recommend a 30-inch shaft. For the lightest shaft around we recommend the Maverik Apollo. This shaft is one of the lightest and will help you quickly move your hands and drive to the ball to make of the save. The Maverik Union is another short stick that we recommend. This is a heavier shaft than the Apollo, but is more durable, and also has a traditional grip, which is great for goalies. The favorite of college goalies around the nation now is the STX Shift Sc-Ti due to the awesome rounded design as well the grip that this shaft provides with the Max Sandblast Finish.
Having a goalie shaft that you are comfortable with is vital, and will help you make the saves you need, while also allowing you to throw dimes to your clearing players, leading to easy transition opportunities for your teammates. If you are a youth player, we recommend a 30-inch length shaft, or if you are a goalie who loves to run the ball up and down the field. Remember that you need a shaft that also gives you a good grip, to make sure that the ball stays in your stick after you make the save. If you have any questions give one of our Pro’s a call at 855-255-5294.
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