As the 2018 season unfolds, Universal Lacrosse is here to give you our top lacrosse heads of 2018. With all the new technology being added to the sport, it can be difficult to decide which head is right for you. Luckily, we've done the research, and the testing to bring you the top heads of 2018. There are plenty of heads out there, and each head is designed in a particular way for each position. This will break down the top overall heads for the 2018 season. Stay tuned, and be sure to check out our break down for the top attack, midfield, LSM and defense heads.
Top 5 Best Heads of 2018
We rated our overall best heads of 2018 by how stiff the head is, face shape, new technology, string-ability and popularity. A stiff head is critical for being consistant when passing and shooting, and also plays into the durability allowing you to play all season long. The face shape can change the overall performance of the head. A narrow and aggressive face creates a perfect channel with increased hold, ball control, and accuracy. New technology is especially important. As our sport progresses, each manufacturer is developing new performance features each year and highlighting the new technology allows you to see what is new. Stringing your head at the elite level of play is more important today than it has ever been. A head that is designed with the stringer in mind is a huge advantage in todays game. Lastly, overall popularity speaks for it's self and the players opinions is what really counts.. This is our list of the best heads for 2018.
For the second year in a row, the Maverik Kinetik tops our list. The Kinetik is designed for outside shooters who want the most velocity and accuracy possible from their head. It is the lightest head in the Maverik line. The level 4 bottom rail allows for an optimal release point, which increases control with added hold and has extreme energy transfer when shooting. Tension lock allows the stringer to create a tighter shooting channel for increased accuracy.
The STX Stallion 700 is coming in hot at number two. The Stallion 700 is what happens when you have progression fueled by athletes. Designed with STX's speed scoop which reduces drag fro smoother ground ball pick ups. They have updated the throat designed to provide a more ergonomic grip. The STX Stallion 700 is designed for a mid-high pocket to improve hold and ball feel. The Stallion 700 is designed with C-Channel technology, which distributes impact evenly along the rails and throughout the head, so you know it can take a beating.
The Warrior EVO 5 is a part of the classic EVO line of heads. The EVO line has been a staple in the sport for a long time so you know it's a solid pick. The EVO 5 designed with a mid to low pocket for ball control and a quick release. Symmetrical sidewall design allows the head to have maximum strength with minimum weight. The EVO 5 has new angled string hole design makes it easier to string sidewall laces tight and secure and for improved hold and pocket consistency.
ECD has done it again. The ECD Rebel Offense is their next head designed for the elite offensive player looking to do it all. They have redesigned the scoop with a slight pinch offering easier ground balls with increased accuracy while passing and shooting. The ECD Rebel Offense has an optimized face shape designed to have exceptional ball control and is stiff enough to take a beating as well as dish one out. Overall, the ECD Rebel Offense Head will dominate both sides of the field.
Under Armour's newest head the Command 2 sneaks in as number five. The Under Armour Command 2 brings updated features to one of the most versatile heads in the lacrosse world. The Command 2 is designed for every position on field. It has an ultra stiff design that is perfect for passing and shooting consistency and stick checks. They kept the Glide+Scoop for the smoothest ground balls from any angle.