With all of the new heads released for the 2016 season we wanted to take a look into them and specify which are designed best for each position. Although ultimately your selection of heads comes down to personal preference, these are our picks for defensemen based on the a few key features that defenders time and time again show to prefer. Those features include: stiffness, durability and a high pocket. While a defenseman is laying down the lumber, they need a head that can handle the sort of damage they hope to inflict on their opponent. More than any other position, the defenseman’s head see a lot of wear and tear as it is the primary tool for dislodging the ball. That is why it is crucial to have a head that is stiff and durable to last you season and season out. Wielding a long pole makes it more difficult to get passes off quickly which is why the high pocket design is a must for all defensemen. The list of 2016 heads for defensemen may be short but it is also one that presents some extremely solid products for all defenders.
The new Warrior Regulator head is the ultimate package for any defenseman. This head combines all of the preferred features of a stiff, durable structure with a high pocket design and more. The most exciting feature on this head is the new LOC-Throat technology that secures the head to your shaft ultimately eliminating the annoying shaft rattle while also morphing the two pieces into a singular weapon of destruction. This takes the stress off any defensmen’s shoulders just knowing they are operating with an extremely solid stick.
Engineered from the ground up to provide durability and stiffness, the new adidas D-Monic also provides a sidewall construction that enables a quick release. This head has gone through multiple rounds of computer aided stress analysis to optimize the stiffness, the weight and durability to ensure a high quality product for all defenders. The wide face on the D-Monic assists the player is snagging mi-air passes as well as gobbling up those highly sought after ground balls.
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