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 attackmen based on the a few key features that attackmen time and time again show to prefer. Those features include: stiffness, mid-low pocket structure, narrow throat and lightweight. Attackmen carry the ball around the crease 1 handed more often than other positions, so having a narrow throat with a mid-low pocket becomes a necessity while fighting to maintain possession through a blitz of stick checks from opposing defensemen. Without further ado, here are our selections of 2016 heads best suited for attackmen.
The latest addition to the Clutch legacy from Brine, the Clutch 4 improves upon its predecessors creating one wicked head for attackmen. One important feature that most attackmen look for in their head is stiffness and the new Clutch delivers just that with the addition of the Vari-Flex technology. You will visibly see the Vari-Flex technology as the stiffer material is injected in the base of the head and displays a secondary color. This technology ultimately helps control the flex on the head to help provide a consistent playing experience while adapting to a variety of playing styles and conditions.
The Super Power has been one of STX’s most popular offensive heads and the + version builds on that success by including more technology and reducing the overall weight. As the only head to combine STX’s All Climate Performance (ACP) and C-Channel technologies, the weight of this head has dramatically dropped while maintaining a high level of strength and durability. This fact will give attackmen a featherweight stick in their hands to help them maneuver through tough defenses and make pin point shots on cage.
The Maverik Optik is a wildly popular head built for attackmen and the new Critik mirrors it while providing unbelievable value for the emerging players in the game. Built with a level 2 bottom rail, the Critik produces a natural mid-low pocket which helps attackmen maintain possession while cradling one-handed through an onslaught of defensemen. The lightweight and stiff structure also produce a consistent playing experience.
Before adidas jumped back into the sport of lacrosse, they certainly did their homework. The Enrayge so far is their most popular amongst offensive players as it provides a very narrow throat for maximum ball retention. The triangulated beam design on the sidewall allows for maximum lateral, torsional and scoop stiffness so that no matter what situation you find yourself in, the Enrayge can handle it.
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