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The next generation Proton +







Compliant for all levels of player - including NCAA & NFHS.







Follows the same classic shape as the original Proton +.







Exceptional toughness and strength for intense play in the defensive end.







Additional stringing holes allow for easier stringing of the head.







STX Forward Cant.







Unstrung Weight: 6.2 oz.



























Ratings & Reviews

Based on 15 Reviews

Most Helpful Reviews

pretty nice

by - verified purchaser From BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
pretty nice d head overall and great for throwin checks
Pros:
widness scoop more stringing holes than the orignal proton
Cons:
bad feel to it moves a lot in the poket

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great head on both sides of the field

by - verified purchaser From GEORGIA
this is a great head for middies and d guys. it can even be used on attack if you dont mind the stiffness. it is hard to get used to if you have always played with non ncaa heads. strings easily and creates a great pocket.
Pros:
stiffness durability more sidewall holes open sidewalls scoop wide catching area
Cons:
nothing

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Great head, nice stringing by Sportstop

by - verified purchaser From SOJO, UT
Matched this with the Adistrike titanium stick (was a deal of the week) and they make a nice combo for under 90 bucks. I am a fan of STX and this doesn't disappoint...
Pros:
Nice head with excellent stringing of hard mesh by Sportstop
Cons:
It is a minor annoyance that STX heads have different mounting screw placement that most others. I guess they want you to buy their sticks...

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Good D

by - verified purchaser From STL
I've used this head for 2 almost 3 seasons. I play D. I haven't broke it yet and I throw strong as hard as i can. NOT BROKEN.
Pros:
It strong and doesnt brake easy.
Cons:
Nothing

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The strongest there is

by - verified purchaser From LIVE FREE OR DIE (PLAYING LACROSSE) IN NH
Love this head...the price point, specs (hs and ncaa) and durability make this a winner for me.
Pros:
Virtually indestructible...gives and takes a beating without any sign of failing anytime soon. The prestrung pocket is good quality and traditional in color - despite what your "lax bros" might say, lacrosse isn't about style, but more about lifestyle.
Cons:
Nothing, nada, zilch.

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Great Head

by - verified purchaser From NY,NY
Good head with amazin defense ability, ive been intercepting every ball and passin on a dimej
Pros:
#NAME?
Cons:
Maybe a slightly more pinched throat... maybe

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Proton u

by - verified purchaser From MD
great for defense holds up well
Pros:
great stability and strength
Cons:
pinch the pocket more

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STX Proton U

by - verified purchaser From NY
Got this over the winter and paired it up with a Brine Swizzle Scandium long pole. Strung it up myself and the rest is history. So far it's held up very well and there's minimal signs of wear on the head. Excellent STX product.
Pros:
Stiff head; good for poke checks and generally annoying attackmen and midi's. Stringing options; this head has a ton of holes, compared to what I had before, for just about any pocket you want to string up.
Cons:
Some of the stringing holes are smaller than those on other STX heads. Could be pinched a little more for a little better ball handling.

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Proton U - Great Defense Head

by - verified purchaser From TACOMA, WASHINGTON
This head is a good deal for the price. It's great for picking off passes and throwing hard checks. If you want something more pinched, definitely find a different head, but I was able to string it up with some pretty good hold and good channel. I only got to use it for one season, because the sidewall snapped clean through down by the shaft on a slap check on our second to last game. Overall a great head for the price. I'd guess it's probably not great for A/M but on a pole, it works pretty well.
Pros:
Price Stiffness Stringing holes
Cons:
Durability

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STX Proton U

by - verified purchaser From COLUMBIA, MO
This head in a beast for defense. The scoop is solid, so you can really throw pokes. The head is incredibly stiff and sturdy, so i can throw slaps and lifts without being afrad of it breaking. the face shape is great for ground balls and snagging passes out of the air. I personally like this head better than the x10 because its a lot sturdier and stiffer, as well as cheaper.
Pros:
Great face shape for defense, Good stiffness, Very sturdy, easy to string
Cons:
nothing really, maybe make the sidewall holes at the top a tad bigger, just because i like triangle top strings

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Proton U

by - verified purchaser From MIDDLETOWN, DE
This head has been my primary offseason head for summer and fall ball so far, and I love the thing. Easy to snag passes out of the air with, the gb's are a cinch, and offensive players cringe with a solid poke or cuff slap. I love the thing
Pros:
Stiffness Durability Wide Great GBs Sturdy Feel
Cons:
Stringing can be a pain at first, it makes a strange pocket if you don't get the right pattern down. Once I figured out a solid pattern it was great though.

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Good for D, not for LSM

by - verified purchaser From LOS ANGELES, CA
This is a great defensive head. It is incredibly durable (the only head i haven't broken so far. it's lasted me almost 2 seasons)and hurts like a b**** to get hit with. If you play LSM though, this thing is insanely hard to shoot with...it is in no way shape or form accurate and most of my shots go wide. If you're looking for a good LSM head, get a STX Super Power.
Pros:
Great for ground balls, stiff and incredibly strong, if you string it well it throws great
Cons:
Pinch the pocket a tad because at times it's hard to hold on to the ball (especially if you play LSM like i do)

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Great Head

by - verified purchaser From CALIFORNIA
great head for defense, it has lasted me 5 seasons. good for the price
Pros:
Stiffness, wide faceshape, easy groundballs,stringing holes, price
Cons:
i bought a black one and it has warped once on a hot day so do not get the darker color ones.

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STX PROTON U

by - verified purchaser From BUFFALO, NY
I LOVE IT
Pros:
Its very stiff and a fantastic head for a defensive person
Cons:
NOTHING

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Best defensive head out there

by - verified purchaser From DENNING
Over all, this is one of the best heads OVERALL for its price. Definitely worth the 5 stars.
Pros:
This head has to be one of the best heads out there with the defensive player in mind. I have used the x10 for a season and played with the hammer but they just don't compare. Both the x10 and the Hammer warp pretty easily and they aren't as stiff right out of the box. Great for ground balls.
Cons:
The head his a little wide if you want to play LSM. For close defense it's great, just like all the other defense heads out there. If you want to use it for kind pole middie or crease attack, you should pinch the inner wall, that's what I did. It helps te stringing too.

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Ratings & Reviews

Based on 15 Reviews

Most Helpful Reviews

pretty nice

by - verified purchaser From BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
pretty nice d head overall and great for throwin checks
Pros:
widness scoop more stringing holes than the orignal proton
Cons:
bad feel to it moves a lot in the poket

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great head on both sides of the field

by - verified purchaser From GEORGIA
this is a great head for middies and d guys. it can even be used on attack if you dont mind the stiffness. it is hard to get used to if you have always played with non ncaa heads. strings easily and creates a great pocket.
Pros:
stiffness durability more sidewall holes open sidewalls scoop wide catching area
Cons:
nothing

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Great head, nice stringing by Sportstop

by - verified purchaser From SOJO, UT
Matched this with the Adistrike titanium stick (was a deal of the week) and they make a nice combo for under 90 bucks. I am a fan of STX and this doesn't disappoint...
Pros:
Nice head with excellent stringing of hard mesh by Sportstop
Cons:
It is a minor annoyance that STX heads have different mounting screw placement that most others. I guess they want you to buy their sticks...

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Good D

by - verified purchaser From STL
I've used this head for 2 almost 3 seasons. I play D. I haven't broke it yet and I throw strong as hard as i can. NOT BROKEN.
Pros:
It strong and doesnt brake easy.
Cons:
Nothing

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The strongest there is

by - verified purchaser From LIVE FREE OR DIE (PLAYING LACROSSE) IN NH
Love this head...the price point, specs (hs and ncaa) and durability make this a winner for me.
Pros:
Virtually indestructible...gives and takes a beating without any sign of failing anytime soon. The prestrung pocket is good quality and traditional in color - despite what your "lax bros" might say, lacrosse isn't about style, but more about lifestyle.
Cons:
Nothing, nada, zilch.

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Great Head

by - verified purchaser From NY,NY
Good head with amazin defense ability, ive been intercepting every ball and passin on a dimej
Pros:
#NAME?
Cons:
Maybe a slightly more pinched throat... maybe

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Proton u

by - verified purchaser From MD
great for defense holds up well
Pros:
great stability and strength
Cons:
pinch the pocket more

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STX Proton U

by - verified purchaser From NY
Got this over the winter and paired it up with a Brine Swizzle Scandium long pole. Strung it up myself and the rest is history. So far it's held up very well and there's minimal signs of wear on the head. Excellent STX product.
Pros:
Stiff head; good for poke checks and generally annoying attackmen and midi's. Stringing options; this head has a ton of holes, compared to what I had before, for just about any pocket you want to string up.
Cons:
Some of the stringing holes are smaller than those on other STX heads. Could be pinched a little more for a little better ball handling.

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Proton U - Great Defense Head

by - verified purchaser From TACOMA, WASHINGTON
This head is a good deal for the price. It's great for picking off passes and throwing hard checks. If you want something more pinched, definitely find a different head, but I was able to string it up with some pretty good hold and good channel. I only got to use it for one season, because the sidewall snapped clean through down by the shaft on a slap check on our second to last game. Overall a great head for the price. I'd guess it's probably not great for A/M but on a pole, it works pretty well.
Pros:
Price Stiffness Stringing holes
Cons:
Durability

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STX Proton U

by - verified purchaser From COLUMBIA, MO
This head in a beast for defense. The scoop is solid, so you can really throw pokes. The head is incredibly stiff and sturdy, so i can throw slaps and lifts without being afrad of it breaking. the face shape is great for ground balls and snagging passes out of the air. I personally like this head better than the x10 because its a lot sturdier and stiffer, as well as cheaper.
Pros:
Great face shape for defense, Good stiffness, Very sturdy, easy to string
Cons:
nothing really, maybe make the sidewall holes at the top a tad bigger, just because i like triangle top strings

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Proton U

by - verified purchaser From MIDDLETOWN, DE
This head has been my primary offseason head for summer and fall ball so far, and I love the thing. Easy to snag passes out of the air with, the gb's are a cinch, and offensive players cringe with a solid poke or cuff slap. I love the thing
Pros:
Stiffness Durability Wide Great GBs Sturdy Feel
Cons:
Stringing can be a pain at first, it makes a strange pocket if you don't get the right pattern down. Once I figured out a solid pattern it was great though.

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Good for D, not for LSM

by - verified purchaser From LOS ANGELES, CA
This is a great defensive head. It is incredibly durable (the only head i haven't broken so far. it's lasted me almost 2 seasons)and hurts like a b**** to get hit with. If you play LSM though, this thing is insanely hard to shoot with...it is in no way shape or form accurate and most of my shots go wide. If you're looking for a good LSM head, get a STX Super Power.
Pros:
Great for ground balls, stiff and incredibly strong, if you string it well it throws great
Cons:
Pinch the pocket a tad because at times it's hard to hold on to the ball (especially if you play LSM like i do)

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Great Head

by - verified purchaser From CALIFORNIA
great head for defense, it has lasted me 5 seasons. good for the price
Pros:
Stiffness, wide faceshape, easy groundballs,stringing holes, price
Cons:
i bought a black one and it has warped once on a hot day so do not get the darker color ones.

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STX PROTON U

by - verified purchaser From BUFFALO, NY
I LOVE IT
Pros:
Its very stiff and a fantastic head for a defensive person
Cons:
NOTHING

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Best defensive head out there

by - verified purchaser From DENNING
Over all, this is one of the best heads OVERALL for its price. Definitely worth the 5 stars.
Pros:
This head has to be one of the best heads out there with the defensive player in mind. I have used the x10 for a season and played with the hammer but they just don't compare. Both the x10 and the Hammer warp pretty easily and they aren't as stiff right out of the box. Great for ground balls.
Cons:
The head his a little wide if you want to play LSM. For close defense it's great, just like all the other defense heads out there. If you want to use it for kind pole middie or crease attack, you should pinch the inner wall, that's what I did. It helps te stringing too.

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