Today, we’re going to review the brand new Women’s Lacrosse Stick from Traditional Lacrosse.
For the last couple of years, no one’s been making women’s sticks. Hattersley’s was an English company that was making them and the last sticks were the Challengers, which were quality sticks with unique sidewall structures. Traditional Lacrosse wanted to fill that void and make sure that the women’s game still had support and still got to have an outlet for a traditional women’s stick. In addition to that, women’s sticks are actually still legal in many forms of play. If you’d like to find out, bypass your coach and ask a referee directly.
These were made to specs from the US Lacrosse Rulebook. They have a polyurethane sidewall which is actually better because it doesn’t get as temperamental in the weather. This is probably the 4th or 5th rendition of this stick, so it’s made more in the likeness of a Patterson. Patterson was a famous stick maker in the 70s and made a large portion of the women’s lacrosse sticks from that time. The reason we went with that model is because it’s very popular and very common to find used sticks made by Patterson. The profile shape and the gutwall placement of this women’s lacrosse stick are both reminiscent of that style.
The main difference between the men’s stick and the women’s stick is that the frame is thinner in order to take the weight down. In addition, the shaft is much thinner than a modern women’s lacrosse stick, and that’s to run in line with the Patterson sticks, so it’s a much more traditional feel. It does carry the ball better than most people expect, but obviously, it’s not going to have as much hold, so there’s a trade-off on everything, but if you’re playing with this stick, it’s likely for the nostalgia of playing with something from the past.
These are available on woodlacrossesticks.com, and I am very proud of Traditional Lacrosse for producing what, at this current time, is the only women’s lacrosse stick in production. Until next time, thank you for watching woodlacrossesticks.com. Take care. Keep laxin’.