STX Shield 100 Strung Lax Goalie Stick Review

Andy Shandling
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Today's review is going to look at the STX Shield 100 Strung Lax Goalie Stick.

In this review, we made things as simple as possible for you to form your opinion.

Our rating: 8 / 10

Cost: $$$

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While the STX Shield 100 isn't the first entry-level stick from STX, it certainly is the stick that is catching the eye of those unfamiliar with the brand. STX is a professional company that has been involved in many different fields like baseball, cycling and of course, ice hockey and lacrosse. This means that the game these products are going to be used for is of a professional standard. This is precisely what makes the STX Shield 100 stick so valuable, because the way manufacturers design their product is in order to achieve results that are beneficial to both the user and the player. Therefore, if you want a stick that is intended for use solely in amateur and intermediate games, the STX Shield 100 probably isn't for you. This is a stick that is built for experienced players with enough skill to play well at the professional level.

The first thing to notice about the Shield 100 is the overall length. This stick is too lengthey to play in the NHL, and it's rather long period. The length of the shaft is rather straight and seems short in comparison to other sticks on the market, and certainly with other sticks from STX. The shaft is also rather thick compared to other sticks available and when compared to other sticks from STX. This is a consequence of the stringing. The threading is the last feature on this stick that will make it useful for recreational players. The stringing does not have ends or any other features that would affect the way you would use the product. All other aspects of the stick involve changing its appearance and not its function.

The first thing to note about the grip of this stick is how wide it is; it's wider than average. It's not nearly as large as the grip on sticks from Warrior, but it's significantly wider than the grip on sticks like the Easton Synergy. Somewhat surprisingly, STX has opted to go with a very low-grip style grip rather than a high style. The low-grip style grip offers some advantages, it cannot slip as easily as a high grip. This means that you can use the stick in both high and low positions without stabbing or tossing the stick. The only real downside, however, is that not many players enjoy playing with a low grip type grip. STX should reconsider it's grip and go with a high grip like one of the other manufacturers it's been seen with.

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