About Coach Damon
About Coach Damon
Lacrosse is my passion! The game has given me so much and this blog is my way of giving back to the lax community. Specifically the most bad a$$ part of that community - the goalies! After learning to play goalie from scratch, I wanted to create a site where I could share what I learned with others so they too can become champions in the crease and in life. Learn more about Coach Damon.
Learning About Lacrosse in Uganda with Allan Amone – LGR 197
Understanding Box Lacrosse Goalie with Steve Orleman – LGR 196
The Most Important Things to Consider with 2025 Goalie Bailey Terry – LGR 195
Learning about JUCO Lacrosse with Cam Cordova – LGR 194
Overcoming Injuries to Thrive in the Cage with Paulina DiFatta – LGR Episode 193
Goalie Tips from All-American and National Champ Pat Burkinshaw – LGR Episode 192
Bringing the Positive Vibes with Bella McCullough – Episode 191
Lessons from the Women’s World Cup with Team England Goalie Katie Greenwood – Episode 190
Using Effort and Energy to Thrive in the Cage with St. John’s Kaden Quirk – Episode 189
Fixing Bad Habits with Goalie Gurus Founder Pat Wallace – Episode 188
24 thoughts on “2018 MLL Goalie Stick Setups”
Awesome status update and mini breakdowns. Very useful in researching further. Myself I use the original Brine Eraser with Jimalax 10 diamond. My shaft length is a 35″ I’ve used att/mid shaft lengths in the past so I may try shaving off that inch. I’m looking to get the Brine Eraser 2. And keeping the 10 diamond so I’ll share if I get that before you use it and indepth review it yourself.
Yes! Please do share your thoughts if you end up getting the Brine Eraser 2. I just got a Warrior Nemi Lyte so I probably won’t buy another stick for awhile.
Love this segment. I show my son each article you post as if always has great stuff. He just switched over to the eclipse and loves it. Have to get it restrung though as the pocket depth isn’t quite right but loves the feel of it.
He is a smal kid so it he uses a ‘34 goalie shaft to make sure he reaches the corners. Plus the bigger shaft, I feel, makes play tall. If he crouches down, it will hit the ground and jams him up. Probably not the best plan of action but working so far.
Thanks Matthew! Eclipse used to be my fav too, since upgraded to the Eclipse II. Good luck to your son!
I see a wide variety of straight vs channel shooting strings. Any thoughts on benefit or drawback of either set up?
Personal preference on the feel for the outlet passes. I’ve heard some folks say the U’s or V’s help reduce rebounds but I’ve always just used shooters straight across, sometimes w/ a nylon at the top.
V’s don’t help reduce rebound, that’s not what they are intended to do. I’m also confused why that myth is spreading around. They may reduce rebounds in 15% of shots, but thats not why we use them. Straight shooters are better for most players since they need the least amount of skill to do right. Or rather, they are hard to screw up. Given most are stringing themselves or having their local shop do it, so for the average player not buying a pocket from a professional I recommend they keep it simple go with straights. Furthermore V’s don’t tend to go well with 20D unless you keep them very wide. V’s or U’s fit 12D the best, and done right are harder do tie than most think, but done right means significantly smoother release.
Thanks for adding that. Was never quite sure how V’s or U’s impacted rebound control as I always just went with 2 or 3 straight across.
Just wanted to get your thoughts on String Kings Grizzly Mesh. My son has been using it and it performs pretty well. Thanks again for these informative posts!
String King Grizzly, ECD Hero Mesh, STX Memory Mesh I don’t think you can go wrong with any of those. Lots of companies are putting out good product when it comes to mesh these days.
Are any of these goalies playing with carbon fiber shafts? My U11 son has been using a your recommended Warrior Kryptolyte but recently got a Wolf Athletics Element on his short stick and is considering swapping it over to his Eclipse 2 head because the thing is ridiculously light and he thinks it will result in more saves.
Kinda tough to tell the exact shaft from just pictures. The shaft I see most frequently is the STX Outlet which isn’t carbon fiber. I love the Kryptolyte but each goalie has his own preference so I say try out the Wolf Athletics Element shaft and see how it feels.
I am looking into purchasing a new stick for my daughter, entire set-up. What would you recommend? She stands 5’11” tall. Would you recommend a shorter stick?
My favorite head right now is the STX Eclipse 2. Any light weight shaft would work great with that head such as the Warrior Kryptolyte. I typically liked playing with an attack length shaft but she could probably go up to 34″ depending on personal preference. Good luck!
I saw Adam Ghitelman using ecd’s new 12d striker with a black nemi 2
Also I use the eclipse 2 on a 34 in shaft love it using 12d hero mesh
That’s a sweeet setup right there!
Just out of curiosity, how much has Ghitleman’s performance been affected after he switched to the nemi? Thank you in advance!
Doesn’t Scotty Rogers not have 12d mesh? I might be seeing things though.
You’re totally right. That’s 17D, missed that.
How long is a mid-length shaft?
Anything over 34-35″ let’s say
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I get it 😀