Tension Over New Stick Specs, STX

Posted on March 2, 2010 by

Categories: Companies, Equipment/Gear, Heads, Lifestyle, Sticks/Shafts, STX, Tech

Lacrosse Magazine posted an interesting article this week on their site about the ongoing stick tech regulations. Questions have popped up about STX’s Professor head. Although, there have been more than 100 Division 1 games already, there have been slim to none infractions. Yet, there is always a chance of an infraction due to the fact that heads come from factories on the edge of illegal.

Each official carries a scorecard that doubles as a measurement tool for heads.

With multiple measurements now required, NCAA officials have begun using a hard plastic template that doubles as a scorecard. The template, designed by Lacrosse International, must fit inside the head for it to be legal. Coaches have been sent copies of the same template.

“There’s no fudge factor,” Seidman said.

Officials have singled out the STX Professor as the most notably non-compliant head. “The sidewalls actually curve inward slightly,” Seidman said, “and our measurement template doesn’t fit into the head.”

We’ll see how the season goes and if these stick techs deter the game’s progress. Read up more on the stick techs here.

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  • Cam

    I personally hate the idea of the new stick regulations because sticks pinch in the throat no matter what. They get messed up permanently when they are bent while facing off, or when they fold on a stiff poke check. The old rules deemed a stick illegal when they truly became unfair, while the new rules are more arbitrary. The idea of maintaining the three measurements is tedious, while the old rule was easy to agree with. I’m a faceoff guy, so I was against the rule from the beginning.

  • compton

    hey cam mcdonald

  • snafoo

    Hmm a plastic measuing card…wonder whats going to happen to that on a hot day when its shoved inside a ref’s shorts the whole game…

    So the 5+ televised games of STX teams where half the offense is rocking a Professor and there are no illegal stick penalties doesn’t mean anything??