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Are these Heads Legal in the UK?

Postby Moo Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:46 am

found this and really want one, but dont know if I should get the top or the bottom (bottom has to be legal but the top seems to be illegal in the college rules in the US although, the top seems a lot better than the bottom merely to change the pinch):

http://www.eastonlacrosse.com/products/ ... ad-strung/

http://www.eastonlacrosse.com/products/ ... ad-strung/

Thanks for the info guys!
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Re: Are these Heads Legal in the UK?

Postby P Davidson Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:53 pm

Here are the rules relating to the stick from thw english Rules (2010).

You judge whether it is legal or not?

If you can be specific about your concerns over legality, I am sure someone here can advise.


RULE 15 THE CROSSE

15.1 The crosse shall be of an overall length of EITHER 40 inches (101.6 centimetres) to 42 inches (106.68 centimetres) (short crosse) OR 52 inches (132.08 centimetres) to 72 inches (182.88 centimetres) (long crosse).
A team may have no more than four long crosses, excluding the crosse of the designated goalkeeper, on the field of play, excluding the penalty box and excluding the bench area, at any one time when the ball is live.

15.2 The head of the crosse shall measure between 6 inches (15.24 centimetres) and 10 inches (25.4 centimetres) inside measurement at its widest point.

15.3 The stick of the designated goalkeeper shall be an exception to Rules 15.1 and 15.2, above. There may be one stick up to 15 inches (38.1 centimetres) inside measurement in use by each team at any one time, and it must be used by the designated goalkeeper.
The goalkeeper’s stick shall be an overall length of between 40 inches and 72 inches.

15.4 The head of the crosse shall be made of wood, laminated wood, plastic, or any other material approved by the ELA, and the shaft shall be made of wood, aluminium or any other material approved by the ELA.
The butt-end of the crosse’s handle must
- either be solid with no sharp edges
- or, if hollow, it must have its open end adequately covered with plastic, rubber or tape to prevent injury.
The use of metal caps is prohibited.
The head of the crosse shall be approximately perpendicular to the handle.



15.5 The head of the crosse shall be constructed as follows:

- EITHER both walls shall be of wood, laminated wood, plastic or other material approved by the ELA;

- OR one wall shall be made of wood, laminated wood, plastic or other material approved by the ELA, and the other wall shall be made by weaving gut lacing from the tip of the head to the handle in such a manner that it prevents the tip from catching on an opponent’s crosse.

15.6 The wooden or plastic walls of the crosse shall not be above 2 inches (5.08 centimetres) in height: where a wall is made of gut, it may be any height.

15.7 There may be a guard stop at the throat of the crosse.
The stop must be perpendicular to the handle of the crosse and wide enough to let the ball rest loosely on the stop.
The stop shall be constructed so that no part of the ball can be under the stop.
The guard stop or, if no guard stop is fitted, the throat of the crosse, shall be a minimum of 10 inches (25.4 centimetres) from the outside edge of the head of the crosse.

15.8 The head and side(s) of the crosse shall have holes bored in them to facilitate the weaving of the stringing.

15.9 The net of the crosse shall be constructed of gut, rawhide, clock cord, linen or synthetic material and shall be roughly triangular in shape.

RULE 16 PROHIBITIONS RELATING TO THE CROSSE

16.1 No player shall use a crosse in which the pocket has been permitted to sag to such a depth that the top surface of a lacrosse ball placed therein is below the bottom edge of the sidewalls when the crosse is held horizontal to the ground with the net to the bottom of the crosse.
This prohibition shall not apply to the crosse of the designated goalkeeper.

16.2 No player shall use a crosse which is constructed or strung so as to be designed to with-hold the ball from play.

16.3 No player shall use a crosse of trick construction or stringing which tends to retard the normal and free dislodgement of the ball by an opponent.

16.4 No stick may be tampered with in any way so as to give a player an advantage over his opponent.

16.5 Any strings shall be limited to a hanging length of 2 inches (5.08 centimetres).

16.6 The mesh of the net must be substantially all of one colour.

16.7 Adjustable length handles are illegal.

16.8 No player shall use a crosse which is constructed or strung or tampered with so as to be designed to confuse an opponent into believing that the ball is in the stick when it is not, or that the ball is not in the stick when it is.
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Re: Are these Heads Legal in the UK?

Postby UKLaxfan Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:47 am

how about this stringing for legality - Si or No?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wu2JDjzZ ... e=youtu.be
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Re: Are these Heads Legal in the UK?

Postby UKLaxfan Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:50 am

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Re: Are these Heads Legal in the UK?

Postby cjlax Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:47 pm

Yes the Easton heads are legal for use in the UK!

Great heads and I would recommend getting a Stealth, they are great to string and you don't need to increase the pinch any more than it already is.
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Re: Are these Heads Legal in the UK?

Postby petegriffin Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:35 pm

Anyone have any experience of their strength?

Seems like the adjustable pinch/offset could be another piece to potentially break under stress? Is that the case?
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Re: Are these Heads Legal in the UK?

Postby UKLaxfan Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:19 pm

cjlax wrote:Yes the Easton heads are legal for use in the UK!

Great heads and I would recommend getting a Stealth, they are great to string and you don't need to increase the pinch any more than it already is.
CJ you seem to be the Stick Guru

What about this one?

how about this stringing for legality - Si or No?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wu2JDjzZ ... e=youtu.be
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Re: Are these Heads Legal in the UK?

Postby cjlax Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:22 pm

The lower sidewalls are made from a box contruction, so the head is quite strong. This is a well thought out design and construction and I'm very happy with mine (see below). They have great stringing options too. The plastic on the front side of the neck is re-enforced so there is next to no flexibility if you were to force it along the same axis as the offset adjuster.

You have to remeber that it alters the pinch far more than the offset. As standard it is offset similar to an STX SuperPower.

I can't get a picture of the box contruction without unstringing now, but it is a solid head. Probably best to PM snooplax who can tell you more too!

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Re: Are these Heads Legal in the UK?

Postby cjlax Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:53 pm

UKLaxfan wrote:CJ you seem to be the Stick Guru
What about this one?

how about this stringing for legality - Si or No?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wu2JDjzZ ... e=youtu.be


Well the rules in question are:

16.2 No player shall use a crosse which is constructed or strung so as to be designed to with-hold the ball from play.

16.3 No player shall use a crosse of trick construction or stringing which tends to retard the normal and free dislodgement of the ball by an opponent.

The form of stringing in this video would probably fall foul of these rules. It adds nothing to the head, other than to create extra hold, thus making it harder to dislodge the ball from the stick in the normal course of play and therefore with-holding the ball from play as well. There are plenty of ways to legitimately string a stick to give you great hold and for it to still be legal.

There is also some hype around this guy as to whether he actually plays with it or whether it was a Maverik stunt.

However, this stringing isn't to do with an Easton Stealth and could be done in any stick on the market.

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