Your shaft lays the foundation for your game. To shoot, check, dodge and score with confidence, you need to be comfortable with the gear in your hands.
Different shafts fit different athletes, and it’s important to remember to choose the shaft that works best for they way you play. For help figuring out what shaft is best for you, check out our guide to lacrosse shafts.
These are our top 10 picks for 2015. Shop them all at LACROSSE.COM with the links below.
A dangerous weapon in the hands of Ty Thompson and Zack Dorn (holder of the world’s fastest shot record), the Epoch Dragonfly is designed for the elite player looking to up his game. The Dragonfly is equipped with Epoch’s Reload technology, designed to improve shot accuracy, velocity and release point. Made of composite with high-modulus carbon fiber.
Maverik’s Union shaft features an adjustable butt end so players can customize their had placement. This shaft has a really traditional feel to it, while keeping the strength-to-weight ratio that the modern lacrosse player is looking for.
If you’re in the market for a super light shaft, look no further than the Gait Ice. A favorite of Gait athlete john Grant Jr., the Gait Ice is known for being extremely light and strong.
Built for pure speed, Warrior engineered this shaft with Krypto Pro, Warrior’s lightest alloy. Diamond grip texture ensures that you’ll have a solid, stable grip, no matter the weather.
Designed and used by Rob Pannell, one of the best attackmen in the game, the Brine King Magnum shaft is ultra-light and durable. The Bring King Magnum boasts the best strength-to-weight ratio that the brand has to offer.
6. Epoch Firefly
Players that are looking to switch from alloy to carbon fiber should take a good hard look at the Epoch Firefly. The Firefly features a standard grip to help ease the transition.
7. Nike Alpha
This ultra lightweight handle from Nike is engineered from scandium alloy. It features a pinched octagon grip with a mild sandblast finish to give it a unique handle.
8. STX Stallion Sci-Ti OCS
A favorite of STX athlete Kyle Harrison. OCS (optomized cross section) reinforces areas of the shaft that are typically weaker with extra material to prevent denting without adding extra weight.
Designed for the elite player, the Nike Vapor Elite is one of the favorites for Nike-sponsored schools like UNC and Syracuse. The Vapor Elite’s strength-to-weight ratio makes it one of the most competitive shafts on the market right now.
Rounding out our top 10 is the Brine Clutch Elite, designed for players who want to take it up a notch. One of the lightest shafts in Brine’s lineup, the Clutch Elite is a shooter’s dream come true.
Did your shaft make our list? Are we missing any of your favorites? Let us know in the comments section below.