We are proud to bring you the first women's stick in production since Hattersley stopped production in 2014. It didn't seem right that we would let half of the lacrosse playing world go without wooden sticks, so Traditional Lacrosse and I decided to bring you a quality stick that would make any woman proud. We have tested the stick with teams (mainly in New England) that are still required to use hickory sticks. Our goal was to make a stick that felt and played similar to an old Patterson or Hattersley stick. you can click here to see the product page.
Evan (left) and Leaf (right) made multiple rounds prototypes. I sent them out to various people and teams, and when the notes came back we would make adjustments and send the sticks out again... and again... and again. We found that a thinner shaft and an artificial gutwall were the way to go, and we put the project to a final review. When it came back positive, we decided it was ready for the masses.
A notable improvement from the Patterson sticks is that the scoop is both longer and more structurally sound. That just comes from differences in the bending methods. The Patterson bending style resulted in fractures that were shaved, but that could be an entirely separate posting.
We decided to open this up to all color combinations as well. I cannot wait to see what you all make!
As I was preparing this article I was fortunate enough to come across Jim Calder at the Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament. he happened to have one of the final sticks made by Hattersley. This model is called the Challenger. I have no idea why they stopped. If I ever get that scoop, I will bring it to you. Reasons aside, they made one hell of a stick, and it is sad to see them go.
Article Posted: 10/06/2017 01:56:04 PM