So far the OG X has held up much better than our previous CEOs we used during the high school season and beginning of club. After one weekend of tournaments (approximately 5 games) the CEOs would be very deformed and we would start popping sidewall holes. The OG X has been through two tournaments (10 games, including two for 100% wins 16/16 at the high school "A" level), two practices, FOA drills on off days, and is still holding its shape. It almost looks like new. It is much easier to clamp the ball with, yet does not get stuck due to the wider X version. We do not use the bottom 3 holes on each side wall, we end the sidewall string at the hole above them and bring the bottom string up further into the mesh to support the pocket bottom. Use a thick string for the bottom and not a shoelace. We use the string pattern off of U-string (mid-pocket), except for the modified bottom string and it works great. Due to the flex from clamping the ball (especially a plunger) the bottom three holes are in the flex area and tend to pop open eventually as the sidewall string pulls on them, which is why we no longer use them. Here is the head in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94lWGyIlwr0Pros:
Once broken in it flexes in the right spot, yet holds its shape. It is stiff enough to defend faceoffs with (fish hook, jam), and stays consistent for throwing, feeding, and shooting.Cons:
I would have preferred that the bottom lace holes were full thickness instead of recessed. It would make the stringing holes stronger and less chance of popping them open from flexing.