Defense wins championships. To be a dominant defender you need a dominant defensive head and finding one isn't always as easy as it seems. Spend your money wisely and buy a head that can keep up with your style of play. There's nothing more infuriating than having a head break in the middle of the season and you're left with the decision to buy a new one or sift through old heads just to get by. We can help you make the right choice. Here is our list of the Top Defensive Heads for 2019.
Top 5 Defensive Heads for 2019
#1 - Maverik Havok
The Maverik Havok Lacrosse Head is built for defenders. Using a unique 3-strut design and tighter face shape, the head is designed to deliver tactical and devastating checks that leads to more turnovers. Maverik used top of the line, DURATOUGH material to create a head that is resistant to any climate and constantly retains its stiffness to assure a perfect strength to weight ratio. The Maverik Havok utilizes X-Rail technology to distribute stress to the head's opposite rails to create a lightweight and effective defensive head. The features of the Maverik Havok don't stop there. Using their brand new Ground scoop, Maverik created a head that's perfect for scooping ground balls. The Maverik Havok is the best head for any long stick who carry's the ball a lot.
#2 - STX Hammer 500 EnduraForm
The STX Hammer 500 EnduraForm Lacrosse Head takes the original STX model and drastically improves upon it by instituting it's new EnduraForm technology to increase durability. STX used Speed Scoop and C-Channel technology to build a defensive head that will let you scoop with ease for seasons to come. The STX Hammer 500 EnduraForm is arguably the stiffest head that is on the market due to its enduraform plastic. STX built this head to allow defenders to dominante the ground ball game. The STX Hammer 500 EnduraForm comes in at a very close second in our list because of its top of the line durability and ability to scoop every ground ball in sight.
#3 - ECD Rebel Defense
The ECD Rebel Defense Lacrosse Head is perfect for the elite defender. ECD designed the Rebel Defense Head to dominant the transition game by utilizing an aggressive pinch and a tight face shape. The ECD Rebel Defense Head allows for easy scooping on ground balls using ECD's newly designed scoop technology. What makes the ECD Rebel Defense Head stand out from the other defensive heads on the market is it's durability and stiffness. ECD aggressively designed the Rebel Defense Head to endure any abuse. That same design also allows the ECD Rebel Defense Head to dish out brutal checks without fear of breaking. ECD outdid themselves this time.
#4 - Warrior Regulator MAX
The Warrior Regulator MAX Lacrosse Head is the perfect head for defenders who are looking to punish the opposing teams attack. Using Warrior's new MAX design, the Warrior Regulator MAX is built to withstand the ultimate amount of abuse. That also allows you to throw out punishing checks with confidence the Warrior Regulator MAX won't break, bend or snap. Warrior broke out their new patent-pending Tilt-Tech sting hole design that allows the Warrior Regulator MAX to have top of the line ball release because of the drastically improved pocket tension. Warrior didn't stop there in their pursuit to build the ideal defensive head. By instituting their brand new, state of the art LOC-throat, the Warrior Regulator MAX completely eliminates shaft rattle and provides top of the line stability.
#5 - Nike Alpha Elite
Using Nike's best in industry technology, the Nike Alpha Elite Lacrosse Head is one of the absolute best defensive heads on the market to date. With their new Hyper Tough Polymer material, Nike built the Alpha Elite to have great durability and stiffness. The Nike Alpha Elite puts an emphasis on ball protection. Designed with a deep offset, the Nike Alpha Elite makes it almost impossible to turn the ball over because it can be strung with a deep pocket. Specially made for long poles, the Nike Alpha Elite utilizes Nike's newly designed V-Sole Scoop model to make scooping ground balls a breeze. While it is fifth on this list, the Nike Alpha Elite Lacrosse Head is a very solid defensive head.
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