Most men's lacrosse heads have the same open throat configuration and design like the older version Nike CEO, STX Stallion 700, Maverik Kinetik, and the East Coast Dyes Mirage. These lacrosse heads will fit on any type of lacrosse shaft. Manufacturers have recently introduced new lacrosse heads that contain different types of throat technology and these lacrosse heads will not fit on certain types of lacrosse shafts. These types of lacrosse heads will only fit on hollow lacrosse shafts. On the left is a shaft that will not work with all heads because it is not hollow, like the one on the right. Here is a list off men's lacrosse heads that contain different types of throat designs and configurations.
A very stiff defensive lacrosse head that also offers Loc-Throat technology
Lacrosse heads designed with a lock throat technology will not fit on the following lacrosse shafts: East Coast Dyes Carbon Pro 2.0, EPOCH Dragonfly Series, Epoch Dragonfly Integra Series, STX Stallion SC-Ti OCS w/throat lock
These are some of the most popular lacrosse heads in the game and they MUST go on a hollow lacrosse shaft. The good news is that most lacrosse shafts are hollow inside, so finding one to fit these lacrosse heads is not hard. Good lacrosse shaft choices for these lacrosse heads are the Maverik A1, Maverik Mission Blank, and the Nike Vandal. Many carbon shafts now come with "no foam" options as well that should accommodate the throat plug in the head.
MIXING MANUFACTURERS IS OK! Many people say they have trouble mixing manufacturers and that the head is too tight or the shaft is too big. That is not true! They will all fit. Take a towel, put it in the throat of the head, put the shaft in place and tap it on. It will fit, trust us, we do it all day long.
Also, be sure to get your new lacrosse head strung by someone that knows what they are doing. If you want it dialed up perfectly order Premiere Custom Stringing and you will be able to speak to one of our Pro's! There are very few people out there that can actually string these heads the right way! Here at Lax.com our custom stringers are trusted by the best in the game. Watch this video to learn why Conner Kelly chooses Lax.com Pro-Stringing for his lacrosse sticks.
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