Take Your Game to the Next Level With the 10 Best Lacrosse Heads!

Do you want to find the perfect head to compliment your skill-set?

If you want to take your game to the next level you want the best lacrosse head out there. Lacrosse heads are the most important part of equipment for every player on the field. However, it’s not always black and white which head is the best head for you. Nothing is more frustrating than buying your lax head and finding out that it wasn’t what you needed, wanted, or expected to be.

My goal for this article is to help you find the perfect head to take your game to the next level! I have broken down the top ten lacrosse heads so that you can see which head is best for you and which fits your game.

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Before we begin, I’m going to give you a heads up on how I have broken down each head.

  • The Specs of Each head.
  • The Pros of each head.
  • The Potential Drawbacks players have encountered when using these heads.
  • The Feedback  from other players about each head.
  • Finally, The “One Stop Lacrosse” Overall Value determination.

Please note: The list of the best lacrosse heads is in no particular order. However, there is a reason they are all on my list of “Best Lacrosse Heads.” They are all quality and they will improve your game. That being said if you want quality you have to pay for quality. Most of these heads are highly priced because they are the best heads out there.

Which head you choose is ultimately your decision. Whatever you are looking for best bang for your buck, the most durable head, something for big games, or one of many other reasons you would pick a head the choice is up to you!

So without further ado, let’s jump in and look at the best lacrosse heads out there!

STX Lacrosse Super Power:

Specs:

  • Legality: Universal
  • Position: Attack/Midfield/Forward
  • Weight: 4.8 oz Unstrung
  • Mouth Widest Point: 6.5 Inches
  • Pinch at the 5 inch Mark: 4.25 Inches
  • Pinch at 3 inch Mark: 3 Inches
  • Pinch at 1.25 inch Mark: 3 Inches
  • Throat Length: 2 Inches
  • Offset: Minimum Offset
  • Plastic Technology: C-Channel Technology
  • Scoop Shape: Flat Scoop
  • Sidewall Stringing Holes: 15
  • Top Wall Stringing Holes: 4
  • Colors: Black, Carolina, Neon Green, Forest Green, Kelly Green, Navy, Orange, Royal Blue, White.

The Pros:

Design: The STX Super Power is designed with the attacker in mind. It follows the aerodynamic and streamlined design of one of the game’s best heads the STX Proton Power. The reinforced scoop design strengthens the scoop as well as the siderails. The shape and design of the head allows you as the attacker to not only rifle shots past the Goalie but pick your spot with pinpoint accuracy. If that wasn’t enough, additional stringing holes allow for easier custom stringing letting you personalize the head to your exact desire.

Colors: This head comes in a variety of colors ranging from Carolina to Neon Green to your standard Black or White. This allows you as the customer to get the head that is most comfortable for you as a person. Whether you want something to match or jersey, something to stand out, or just something simple the color range of the STX Super Power allows you to get exactly what you desire.

Lightweight: Coming in at 4.8oz the STX Super Power is not too which doesn’t force you as an attacker to sacrifice quickness in any facet of your game. Let’s face it, everyone wants to be light and quick because that can be the difference between scoring the game winning goal or being sent to the sidelines.

Potential Drawbacks:

Not That Many: There have been some complaints about the longevity of this head as some athletes have found that it warped on them fairly quickly. However, this is a quality head that if taken care of will help you as an athlete to elevate your game. The fact that the design of this head is quality and it is a little cheaper than some of the others on the list allow me to recommend this product in full to help you as a player take your Lacrosse game to the next level.

Feedback:

The feedback for this head has been overwhelmingly positive. Players seem to love the the design as well as the fact it is lightweight, easy to string, and versatile. There were a limited number of negative reviews about warping of the head but those were definitely in the minority. Overall the response was overwhelmingly positive regarding this head as one of the best heads on the market.

Overall Value:

This is a great head for those looking for a bargain. It’s slightly cheaper than some of the others on this list but is a great head that will hold up for you. It’s design and versatility make it a bargain and at this price you will definitely get your money’s worth!

Maverik Lacrosse Optik U

Specs:

  • Legality: Universal
  • Position: Attack/Offensive Midfield
  • Weight: 4.5 oz Unstrung
  • Widest Point:
  • Pinch at 5 inches: 4.25 Inches
  • Pinch at 3 inches: 3.25 Inches
  • Pinch at 1.25 inches: 3 Inches
  • Throat Length: 2 Inches
  • Offset: Level 2 Bottom Rail/ Minimum Offset
  • Plastic Technology: 2-Strut Design
  • Sidewall Stringing Holes: 17
  • Scoop Shape: Dual Design Scoop/Flat Scoop
  • Top Wall Stringing Holes: 6
  • Colors: Black, Grey, Carolina, Lime, White, Yellow, Orange, Red.

The Pros:

Stiff And Clean: While this is not the most flashy of heads it allows players to experience consistency wherever the ball sits. It’s thin scoop feeds balls into the channel and makes ground balls a breeze. It’s a stiff head so whatever you want to do, poke check, or stick check it has you covered.

Potential Drawbacks:

Small Bottom Holes: The Optik does have small bottom holes which can be kind of a pain to string. You really have to pull hard to string through these holes.

Feedback:

Players love how lightweight and simple this head is. Those who usually go with Maverik highly recommend the Optik as the head you need to go with!

Overall Value:

This head is lightweight and is going to hold up in a pinch. Ground balls are a breeze and it gives the player consistency wherever the ball sits. At a price like this anyone who is playing high school or college lacrosse would definitely get serious bang for their buck out of using the Optik!

Maverik Lacrosse Metrik U

Specs:

  • Legality: NFHS
  • Position: Midfield (but is a versatile head)
  • Weight: 5.2 oz
  • Widest Point: 6.625 inches
  • Pinch at 5 inch Mark: 4 inches
  • Pinch at 3 inch Mark: 2.75 inches
  • Pinch at 1.25 inch Mark: 2.5 inches
  • Throat Length: 2 inches
  • Offset: Level 2 Bottom Rail/ Minimum Offset
  • Plastic Technology: TRUE FORM TECHNOLOGY
  • Sidewall Stringing Holes: 17
  • Bottom Rail Configuration: Recessed Sidewall
  • Scoop Shape: Dual Design Scoop/Flat Scoop
  • Top Wall Stringing Holes: 4
  • Colors: Black, Grey, Carolina, Red, White, Yellow, Lime.

The Pros:

Durability: In all my research this is one of the most durable heads on the market. It is near impossible to find a story of a broken or not durable Maverik. The stiffness of this head and the reinforced structure make it able to take some wear and tear. The strong lip on the Metrik is great for ground balls and the curve of the head adds to the longevity of the top string. In short the Metrik is designed to be a head that sticks with you for a while.

Appearance: Appearance wise this head is one of the best looking heads Maverik has put out. The head comes in many colors and the chrome Maverik logo adds some “bling” to the head. It’s a sharp and sleek looking head that slide right onto a stick with a nice snug fit.

Potential Drawbacks:

Stiffness: While the head is extremely stiff this can make it a little tough to scoop ground balls because it doesn’t have much give. It’s also not ideal for faceoffs even though it has a narrow pinch.

Weight: Coming in at 5.2 oz the Maverik is not as lightweight as some of the other heads on this list. The designers definitely sacrificed some weight to make a more durable head for users. This means that those who are fans of lightweight heads might not enjoy this one as much due to the sacrifice of weight for durability.

Feedback:

The feedback on the Maverik was positive for the most part. People love the stiffness and durability of this head. The fact that it is stiff and tough enough for a middfield or dfensemen is awesome and it should be a head that will last you a while.

In addition to this customers pointed to the dual design scoop as something that the attackers would enjoy. It was definitely a head that can be used at multiple positions on the field and the durability means it will be working for a while.

Overall Value:

This smooth head is one of the best looking heads put out by Maverik. The fact that it’s actually practical and has great stiffness and durability is even better. If you’re a serious player in high school looking for a quality stick I suggest you check out the Maverik Metrik!

Maverik Tank U

Specs:

  • Legality: Universal
  • Position: Defense
  • Weight: 5.5 oz
  • Widest Point: 6.625 inches
  • Pinch at 5 inch Mark: 5.25 inches
  • Pinch at 3 inch Mark: 3.375 inches
  • Pinch at 1.25 inch Mark: 3.125 inches
  • Throat Length: 2.125 inches
  • Offset: Level 5 Bottom Rail/ Maximum Offset
  • Plastic Technology: TRUE FORM TECHNOLOGY
  • Sidewall Stringing HOles: 17
  • Scoop Shape: Flat Scoop
  • Top Wall Stringing Holes: 6
  • Colors: Black, Grey, White.

The Pros:

Appearance: This head has a nice wide face which is perfect for picking off passes. It is one of the most aesthetically pleasing defensive heads and has the matte finish but one of the best strength to weight ratios on the market.

The lip on the head makes it perfect for scooping up ground balls without having to stop or slow down. The sidewalls on this head are clean and sleek for a defensive head and the Maverik emblem adds a nice little flash to the head.

Design: the TRUE FORM TECHNOLOGY allows it to retain it’s shape after hard checks. The Tank has a level 5 bottom rail for maximum offset capacity, two screw holes on the neck to reduce jiggle, and as I mentioned before a nice wide face which allows the defender to intercept passes. This head is one of the stiffest out there. Poke checks are great as the head doesn’t bend much if at all.

Durability: The strength of this head allows it to be one of the most durable on the market. It has proved itself to stay extremely stiff even throughout many uses. Whatever your level of play is, from beginner to competitive, this head will hold up to all the wear and tear you put on it.

Potential Drawbacks:

Stringing: One problem with the Tank is the top sidewall holes are small and easily double up. The fact that there are six top holes mean that if you want to do a triangle string you’re going to have to skip a couple and use separate holes. Other than that, the sidewall stringing allows for great flexibility as there are 17 sidewall stringing holes.

Feedback:

The feedback for this head was overwhelmingly positive. It holds up with all the slap checks and poke checks players are throwing. Players also love the TRUE FORM TECHNOLOGY as it allows the head to stay strong and stiff throughout multiple uses. The feedback is that it is a great head with many of the players stating that they will probably be buying the Tank again.

Overall Value:

The Tank is a great head for defense. It’s strong, durable, and has a wide face, great for picking off passes. At a price like this if you are a serious defensemen you should really give the Tank a look.

Nike Lakota Lacrosse Head:

Specs:

  • Legality: NFHS
  • Recommended Position: Attack/Midfield/Faceoff
  • Weight: 4.8 oz
  • Mouth Width at Widest Point: 6.5 inches
  • Pinch at 5 inch Mark: 4 inches
  • Pinch at 3 inch Mark: 2.875 inches
  • Pinch at 1.25 inch Mark: 2.75 inches
  • Throat Length: 2.25 inches
  • Offset: Maximum Offset
  • Plastic Technology: Reinforced Sidewalls
  • Sidewall Stringing Holes: 178
  • Sidewall Configuration: Recessed Sidewall
  • Scoop Shape: Flat Scoop
  • Top Wall Stringing Holes: 6
  • Colors: White, Carolina, Forest Green, Kelly Green, Neon Green, Navy, Orange, Red, Royal, Black, Volt.

The Pros:

Great For High School: This head is lightweight and a pretty good head for attack. The head is fairly versatile and can be used for multiple positions. It’s easy to string which makes it great for all players. This makes it great for those who are playing in youth or high school and want to find a quality head.

Potential Drawbacks:

Warping: I’ve read that the head does become warped over time, especially if you use it for faceoffs. In addition to this it is pretty stiff and doesn’t quite clamp like other heads. It’s been said that this head might be better for defense than for mid field.

Feedback:

The feedback I saw was fairly positive reviews. Most of the players who had the head liked the versatility of the head and found that it was good and stiff. The only problems that I found amongst players were that this head is not good for faceoffs.

Overall Value:

The versatility of the Lakota makes it a great head for high school and advanced youth players. At a little bit cheaper than some of the other more high end heads the Nike Lakota can be considered a great head for the money if this is your situation and what you’re looking for as a player.

STX Surgeon 500

Specs:

  • Legality: NFHS
  • Position: Midfield
  • Weight: 4.8 oz
  • Mouth Width at Widest Point: 6.25 inches
  • Pinch at 5 inch Mark: 3.75 inches
  • Pinch at 3 inch Mark: 3.125 inches
  • Pinch at 1.25 inch Mark: 3 inches
  • Throat Length: 2.5 inches
  • Offset: STX Forward Cant/ Maximum Offset
  • Plastic Technology: All Climate Performance
  • Sidewall Stringing Holes: 14
  • Bottom Rail CONfiguration: Recessed Sidewall
  • Scoop Shape: Deep V
  • Top Wall Stringing Holes: 6
  • Colors: Black, Carolina, Gray, Neon Green, Navy, Red, Royal, White.

The Pros:

Good Investment: The Surgeon 500 is a great head for advanced players. It has great pinch and scoop and is fairly lightweight. It’s a good attack head and while it is a little pricey if you are a serious player this is a great head to invest in.

Potential Drawbacks:

Not for Beginners: As mentioned before this head is a little bit more pricey than other models. With that in mind you may only want to invest in the Surgeon if you are a serious and competitive player. This might not be the best head to get a beginner.

Feedback:

The player feedback echos exactly what has been said before. Competitive players love the power and accuracy this head brings to their game. They also love the fact that it is lightweight and stiff. Overall the feedback has been extremely good about the Surgeon 500.

Overall Value:

Definitely a good head to invest in if you’re a serious player. Like it has been mentioned this head is a little more pricey than some of the others on our list so make sure that if you’re buying it you’re serious about taking your game to the next level!

Warrior Burn

Specs:

  • Legality: Universal
  • Position: Attack/Midfield/Defense
  • Weight: 5.0 oz
  • Width at Widest Point: 6.625 inches
  • Pinch at 5 inch Mark: 4 inches
  • Pinch at 3 inch Mark: 3.25 inches
  • Pinch at 1.25 inch Mark: 3.125 inches
  • Throat Length: 2.125 inches
  • Offset: TruOffset/ Maximum Offset
  • Plastic Technology? SYMRAIL
  • Sidewall Stringing Holes: 19
  • Sidewall Configuration: Straight Edge
  • Scoop Shape: Rounded Scoop
  • Top Wall Stringing Holes: 6
  • Colors: Black, Red, Royal Blue, White.

The Pros:

String-Away!: With 19 stringing holes gives you as the stringer countless options when customizing your pocket. Besides this the 6 evenly spaced scoop holes are awesome for competitive top strings and shooters.

Lighter But Stiff: The SYMRAIL technology of the Burn allows it to be a lighter head without foregoing stiffness. As a player this can give you a faster shots, a lightning quick release, and speedier ground ball pickups helping you elevate your game.

Potential Drawbacks:

Thin: The Burn does have pretty thin sidewalls. A possible problem you could encounter with this head is some warping due to use in relatively hot or cold days.

Feedback:

Players say this is a solid head. A couple of cases of warping but overall players seem to love the lightness and stiffness of the Burn as well as the large amount of stringing options.

Overall Value:

The fact that the SYMRAIL technology allows the Burn to be lighter without compromising stiffness makes this head a solid pickup. Those who get it will find that it might not be revolutionary but it will get the job done day in and day out.

Warrior Rabil 2:

Specs:

  • Legality: Universal
  • Position: Attack/Midfield
  • Weight: 4.7 oz
  • Widest Point: 6.625 inches
  • Pinch at 5 inch Mark: 4 inches
  • Pinch at 3 inch Mark: 3.125 inches
  • Pinch at 1.25 inch Mark: 3.125 inches
  • Throat Length: 2.25 inches
  • Offset: TruOffset/ Maximum Offset
  • Plastic Technology: SYMRAIL
  • Sidewall Stringing Holes: 19
  • Sidewall Configuration: Straight Edge
  • Scoop Shape: Rounded Scoop
  • Top Wall Stringing Holes: 6
  • Colors: Black, Carolina, Forest Green, Navy, Orange, Red, Royal, White, Mint, Neon Yellow, Pink.

The Pros:

Hot!: One of the hottest releases of 2015 there has not been a whole lot of feedback about the Rabil 2 however from what I can see this head is the real deal. It has what could possibly be the most open sidewall on the market and the curves are fantastic. The 19 stringing holes give you various options to string it exactly how you as a player want the pocket. The head is very stiff as well as extremely durable. Definitely a shooters head and great for any advanced players trying to take their game to the next level.

Potential Drawbacks:

Pricey: The only potential drawback I see here is that it is kind of price. The Rabil 2 is definitely a head that should be for more serious players as it does cost more than some of the other heads out there.

Feedback:

Surprisingly there is not a whole lot of player feedback about the Rabil 2.

Overall Value:

This is a great head. As it is a little pricey I suggest that you only purchase this if you are more of a serious player. However, Warrior has made some great changes and if you’re a shooter and serious about scoring goals I suggest you check this head out!

Brine Triumph:

Specs:

  • Legality: Universal
  • Position: Defense
  • Weight: 5.7 oz
  • Widest Point: 6.75 inches
  • Pinch at 5 inch Mark: 5.25 inches
  • Pinch at 3 inch Mark: 3.625 inches
  • Pinch at 1.25 inch Mark: 3.125 inches
  • Throat Length: 2 inches
  • Offset: Maximum Offset
  • Plastic Technology: REINFORCED CORE TECH
  • Sidewall Stringing Holes: 17
  • Scoop Shape: Flat Scoop
  • Top Wall Stringing Holes: 6
  • Colors: Black, Red, Royal Blue, Grey, White.

The Pros:

Shapely: The head is super stiff! The Reinforced Core-Tech sidewall allows this head to have the maximum stiffness in certain locations while reducing the weight of the head. Besides this the rounded scoop shape makes it easy to pick up ground balls on the run without having to slow down.

Potential Drawbacks:

Does It Hold Up?: There are some concerns about the longevity of this head and if it will hold up as a defensive head.

Feedback:

There hasn’t been a whole lot of feedback about the Brine Triumph but from what I’ve seen people have either loved the head or had issues with durability and stiffness after a short period of time.

Overall Value:

This is a solid piece of equipment put out from Brine. The Triumph can definitely do the job for a certain period of time. But, there are concerns about how long this head can hold up so depending on your competitive level this head might not be the head for you. Ultimately the choice is up to you as the player and what level of play you are at in your Lacrosse career.

STX Stallion U 500

Specs:

  • Legality: Universal
  • Position: Offensive Midfielder
  • Weight: 5 oz
  • Widest Point: 6.625 inches
  • Pinch at 5 inch Mark: 4.5 inches
  • Pinch at 3 inch Mark: 3.125 inches
  • PInch at 1.25 inch Mark: 3 inches
  • Throat Length: 2.25 inches
  • Offset: Minimum Offset
  • Plastic Technology: C-Channel Technology
  • Stringing Holes: 14
  • Scoop Shape: Flat Scoop
  • Top Stringing Holes: 6
  • Colors: Black, Carolina, Gray, Neon Green, Navy, Orange, Red, Royal Blue, White.

The Pros:

Strong: The head has a very rigid design and this coupled with the C-Channel sidewall gives the head more strength on ground balls as well as any stick checking you might be doing.
Wider Throat: The STX Stallion U 500 has a wider throat than the original STX Stallion making it easier to catch as well as opening up the pocket to allow for a more consistent shot.

Potential Drawbacks:

Breaks Easy: One problem players were finding with this head is that wear and tear seemed to take a toll on this head. While they liked the shape of the head they wished it would be a little more durable.

Feedback:

The feedback was positive regarding the face and the shape of the head. The only negative feedback was that wear and tear does take it’s toll on this head and it does seem to break down easier than some of the other heads on this list.

Overall Value:

The shape of this head is extremely popular. It has a good flex and gives you as an offensive player lots of control over the ball. It’s easy to string but does have the drawback of being not very durable. Ultimately it is a solid head that should bag you quite a few goals!

Conclusion:

We did it! We made it through the best lacrosse heads on the market. Whatever your skill level youth, high school, or looking to become a more serious competitor there is something for everyone on this list.

There are a multitude of heads on this list but there is something for everyone to take your game to the next level.

A good lacrosse head is important to any player’s game and you as a player owe it to yourself to get a quality head that fits your playing style, position, and skill level. With this list you can find a head that is perfect for you and can take your game to the next level.

Thanks for reading and keep on LAXIN!