Tension Over New Stick Specs, STX

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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