A Guide To Lacrosse Heads
A Guide To Lacrosse Heads
This video talks about one of the lacrosse equipment, lacrosse heads, the meshed up part of lacrosse sticks. If you're new to the sport, these are the instructions on how to use it and recommendations on where to get them.
I'm going to show you a little bit about lacrosse heads. Okay, as you can see, I've got one here, the cheaper ones on the market. They're all pretty similar but obviously there is a range of price and everything.
This is, as you can see, how we mesh up and string up a lacrosse stick and there is a lot of them which comes pretty strong if you buy them when you start off but we like to do it ourselves because as you can see, it really does play a big part in how the ball throws which is fundamental in lacrosse. As you can see here, what I've got here is a top string, nylon string, which is really tight and then they get progressively loose so you see its laces. Here, these are for shooting, for getting as much power on the ball as you can.
What I've done here is mine is custom string job where I tied it tightly at the top and then loosened at the bottom. This provides the ball goes in there nice and back. As you can imagine, you're getting hit constantly by big sticks, so you want the ball to really stay in there.
As you can see here, it comes in and it comes out loosely. Okay, a lot of people, because they customize the head themselves, they try pinching it a little bit. This, you can either put in another net so it will soften up a bit.
I wouldn't really recommend it because it might screw up a lacrosse hit but that's what a lot of people do, make the ball hold in there a little bit with that and at the same time, the ball will be getting stuck and you get caught for a penalty. As far as price range goes, you buy the heads and sticks separately unless you want to buy a beginner/starter set where you can pretty much get the whole lot for a pretty good price. As you play more, you'll find out that the cheaper the head and shaft you will get, it will all quickly break and because it's a very contact sport so you're going to watch out for that.
As you can see here, I've got my shaft. It's made out of Scandium. I don't really know what that is but it's pretty strong so for a few dings in it as you can see around here.
The head is made out of plastic composite, it's extremely stiff, mine's one of the stiffer ones on the market, so if you really take a bit of a bashing, it will stay nice in shape. This costs about 45 pounds on the market. This, they've got in America for about 70 dollars so you can do the math.
Okay, so the range in price is from about 20 pounds for your cheaper range of heads right up to about 80 pounds and for something really expensive, you can get titanium skeleton ones and start with that but generally you are looking at about 40 to 45 pounds for a good stick head. And that's just a quick guide to lacrosse heads. .