The STX AV8 Complete Defense Stick starts with a head equipped with the STX Forward Cant for great ball retention and a quick release. Even more exciting, face-balanced technology is now available in the most aggressive beginner stick on the market. Its open face design promotes easy catching and ball control for players of all skill levels. This design is lightweight, durable and easy to maintain with a soft mesh pocket. The streamlined tab scoop reduces drag on any type of surface. 2'' sidewall and STX AL6000 Pro Defense Shaft.