Top 5 Lacrosse Goalie Sticks
|1. Warrior Zoo
Warrior Sports is a company founded by a lacrosse player, founded for lacrosse players. Warrior manufactures some of the best lacrosse sticks that are specifically suitable for every position – attacker, midfielder, defender, or goalkeeper.
I don’t see any connection between its name and lacrosse (maybe I have not thought hard enough) but the Warrior Zoo is a choice of many goalies. Maybe because it looks like a bird catcher or a huge net that is used to capture stray dogs or other animals (oh wait! Maybe that’s it!).
The Warrior Zoo may not be used to capture animals, but it sure is effective in catching speedy elusive balls. Its triangular spoon shape is ideal to catch fast moving balls efficiently and scoop out those ground balls.
2. Harrow Freeze Advance
Harrow harnesses its Graphite technology into creating the probably lightest and most durable goalie sticks – the Harrow Freeze Advance. Graphite or Carbon Fiber is known to be one of the lightest yet most durable materials man ever developed. It is commonly used in cars not only as aesthetics, but to make them go faster and lighter.
Faster and lighter is the Harrow Freeze. It reacts fast enough to catch any ball as fast as you can see it. The Harrow Freeze Advance also uses the offset technology that cups the ball into a pocket where it stays balanced and stable until you throw it back to a teammate. The Harrow Freezer also includes a rubberized grip for supreme traction and hand control. It also stays tempered through any weather.
3. STX Goalmaster and Guardian
Two of the best goalie sticks in the market comes from STX, the Goalmaster and the Guardian. The Goalmaster’s solid and dependable design is perfect for beginners through collegians. Its unique triangular spoon shape is ideal for scooping in loose balls.
The Guardian is a more advanced stick than its counterpart the Goalmaster. In terms of aesthetics, it certainly looks better with some nice black accents to it compared to the all-white Goalmaster. But it does not stop there – it is even lighter and highly aerodynamic, providing a better reaction time and mobility, perfect for fast-paced adrenaline-charged games.
Angled side walls allow easy and quick passing and release of the ball towards your teammates. It’s light, agile, and aerodynamic – it is almost as capable and accurate as any STX attack stick The STX Guardian is much more suitable for advance and professional lacrosse players.
4. Brine Eraser
An established company in the world of lacrosse and hockey since 1922, Brine has been one of the standards for quality, durable, and lightweight lacrosse equipments which includes heads, shafts, protective gear, accessories, and goalie sticks.
Their flagship goalie stick would be the Brine Eraser – a simple yet innovative goalie stick that will surely keep all the goals of your opponent away. It has been a top-seller for 2 years, because of its comfort and functionality. Its offset design offers superb ball control and retention, perfect when cradling or simply erasing your opponent’s lack luster shots.
The open side wall design is not only featured for aesthetics but they are there to make the Eraser more lightweight (the Eraser weighs in at 10.8 oz.), and the holes let air pass through, lessening air resistance for a faster reaction.
5. Warrior Void
The Warrior Void deserves a number of its own because it just deserves to. Warrior is already an institution in providing the best lacrosse sticks, and the Warrior Void just adds insult to the other lesser brands’ injury.
This innovative goalie stick is the first of its kind to use a patented offset technology that creates a lower and deeper pocket that allows a better chance of settling the ball in your pocket. The offset can also give superb handling when cradling, and power and accuracy when passing.
It is also probably the lightest goalie stick today which would prove very essential. A lighter stick means a faster reaction speed – you just might be the hero of the game because of the Warrior Void.