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Replacement Defense Head... Question Mark?

Postby Hicksi Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:05 am

Hey Guys,

New to the forum as of today.

Had a question i wanted to put out there, being a newbie, when buying new gear there's so much kit to sift through, and i just don't know enough yet to make my mind up...

Bought a complete stick of my coach (American player) Got a Brine scandium MP Swizzle with a WARRIOR MOJO X head...

Last game my d pole snapped and the side wall on one side snapped.

Anyone got suggestions as to a similar replacement to a WARRIOR MOJO X head?

Cheers

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Re: Replacement Defense Head... Question Mark?

Postby Hickey7 Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:21 am

firstly nice name.

secondly, have you got the halfs of the dpole? can i have some photos please. hustler_rustler@hotmail.co.uk (if you wanna get rid of the broken pole anyway).

thirdly heads - warrior - revo 2.0, revo pro, mojo again (they are solid heads, am suprised/impressed you broke one that quickly)
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Im sure more people will offer advice etc. but just thought id give you a quick heads up. Uklacrosse.com stock warrior and brine gear unless you wanna go through your coach.

What university/club you playing at?
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Re: Replacement Defense Head... Question Mark?

Postby hooters86 Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:51 am

Ive Got the Revo X and its quality. Got it new of ebay for about $30 last year
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Re: Replacement Defense Head... Question Mark?

Postby Hicksi Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:23 am

Haha, cheers Hickey.

As for the snapped D pole, im using it as a spare shorty, sorry.

Had a look at those heads mate, there all sweet. Especially the Revo. Tempted to get another Mojo X, pinched throat and wide face, which makes it a bit easier.

I shoulda mentioned i play D, and the complete stick had been though half a season already with my coach...

Cheers for the heads up on UKlacrosse, i play for Reading Uni, any chance were playing you guys this wednesday?
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Re: Replacement Defense Head... Question Mark?

Postby Hickey7 Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:10 pm

if your new to the game, in my honest opinion, a narrower head will help with ball retention (if strung correctly), yes intercepting passes out of the air will be a little tougher (not noticeably).

NCAA just mean there are less pinched, but the throat is longer if you get what im saying. Im sure others will offer a better explanation.

I may have a revo 2.0 pro for sale, shall keep ya posted if interested.

no idea with the uni, not there for this week anyway.
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Re: Replacement Defense Head... Question Mark?

Postby gazmanofhull Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:35 pm

Myself and a few team mates who all play defence all use Revo Pro 2.0. Really like it and feel very comfortable when carrying the ball

Highly recommend it
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Re: Replacement Defense Head... Question Mark?

Postby Pyroveggie Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:58 pm

gazmanofhull wrote:Myself and a few team mates who all play defence all use Revo Pro 2.0. Really like it and feel very comfortable when carrying the ball

Highly recommend it


I've got a Revo pro 2.0 too, really nice head, I thoroughly recommend it!
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Re: Replacement Defense Head... Question Mark?

Postby P.Pexton Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:30 pm

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Re: Replacement Defense Head... Question Mark?

Postby webby Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:57 pm

P.Pexton wrote:Cyber Pro! Only way to go!


Agreed. My Revo Pro became too flexible after a couple months of solid pokes and lifts.
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Re: Replacement Defense Head... Question Mark?

Postby Mort rotu Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:08 pm

webby wrote:
P.Pexton wrote:Cyber Pro! Only way to go!


Agreed. My Revo Pro became too flexible after a couple months of solid pokes and lifts.


Thirded, stiff as they come, fairly easy to string a decent pocket into. Another option is the Savage7 from Tribe7, Stiff as a spade, cheap as chips as well.
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Re: Replacement Defense Head... Question Mark?

Postby Wezalmighty Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:31 pm

I would opt for the Revo 2.0 over the revo pro. It's wider and stiffer
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Re: Replacement Defense Head... Question Mark?

Postby cookiemonster Thu May 12, 2011 1:55 pm

Are stiff heads ideal for D? Cause I was reading on a website that more flexible heads are preferable as they're less likely to break on poke checks. Any ideas guys?
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Re: Replacement Defense Head... Question Mark?

Postby Wezalmighty Thu May 12, 2011 2:05 pm

cookiemonster wrote:Are stiff heads ideal for D? Cause I was reading on a website that more flexible heads are preferable as they're less likely to break on poke checks. Any ideas guys?


Pros and cons I guess. I've always found stiff heads better for ground balls and they're not likely to warp after a season.
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Re: Replacement Defense Head... Question Mark?

Postby Mort rotu Thu May 12, 2011 4:01 pm

Wezalmighty wrote:
cookiemonster wrote:Are stiff heads ideal for D? Cause I was reading on a website that more flexible heads are preferable as they're less likely to break on poke checks. Any ideas guys?


Pros and cons I guess. I've always found stiff heads better for ground balls and they're not likely to warp after a season.


flexible heads do distort very easily, normally to the point where the top and bottom rails on one side will break on the same pokecheck. the plastics are plastic (duh) and behave as such, so will only take a certain number of mechanical stresses(checks, pokes, lifts etc) before they stop behaving as plastics and start to crystalise leading to more glass like behaviour and cracking on the next big stress (think I got that right, any mech eng's wish to correct me?)

the most flexible head I've used for D was a clutch, which I managed to get just under 6 months out of before blowing all 4 sidewalls just above the throat on a poke check.

stiffer heads last longer unless you manage to 'shock' them into breaking with a short sharp shock like a stick check (some of the warrior 'TEK9' polymers can do this at lower temperatures as they are behaving less plastically and more like a glass). they are also easier to do ground balls with as you will tend not to choke up with a long pole and just 'shovel' thru the ball, putting alot more weight onto your stick than if you choke up. a flexible head would distort and you'll probably miss the ball.

The stiffer heads I've owned have lasted longer, I've had a cyber pro for over a year and its only slightly warped, I sold an E3 to a fresher this year that Id had since about 2008 that was completely unwarped after ~18 months abuse, I only stopped using it when one of the coaches said my passing and catching was better with the clutch.
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