You would not think that four pounds would make a big difference but it does. For girls like my 16 year old daughter, it creates a hard workout. The constant throwing motion and stick movement to catch or block shots works the muscles that are used for these motions. It reinforces muscle memory for those activites. This is a good tool to help goalies improve their passing and shot blocking.Pros:
A good looking and well made product. It was hard to get the STX Eclipse head down the shaft far enough to put the screw in but we managed. Overall a great training tool.Cons:
It might have been the head, but it did not align easily with the hole in the shaft. Once installed it works great.