Men's Defense Lacrosse Shafts

Defense shafts are built for being able to handle the abuse dished out by the player wielding it. They strike a balance between speed and strength as a defender needs the ability to move swiftly and deliver checks that are strong enough to slow down their opponent. You’ll see quickly that we carry many Defense Shafts that would make the perfect fit for any defender.

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Men's Defense Lacrosse Shafts

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What is a Lacrosse Long Pole?

A lacrosse player whose position is Defense needs a much longer lacrosse shaft. Commonly nicknamed ‘Long Pole’ as the handle is 60” in length before the lacrosse head. Their job on the field is to defend the Goal which is why they need the extra length to block attackmen and midfielders. Lacrosse Defense Shafts come in various shapes and players have a choice between metals and carbon fiber composites. Each one provides a different advantage and is completely preference based. Youth players typically do not play with defense lacrosse shafts until they get into a more advanced team likely around the time they enter middle school. The reasoning is because youth lacrosse is about developing basic skills and positions aren’t truly dialed in right away, that and the shaft is typically too large for a youth player to maneuver on the field.

Epoch Lacrossehas a variety of shapes and flexes for defense players that is quickly gaining attraction on the field for Carbon Fiber Composite shafts. Younger players would benefit fromPowerShaft Weighted Lacrosse Shafts, especially when first learning the position.

We stock all of our defense lacrosse shafts in our warehouse, we offer same day shipping on orders placed by 3pm EST Monday-Friday. We also provide Free Shipping on Orders over $49 to the continental 48. If you are just starting out and aren’t ready to mix and match you can look at ourComplete Defense Lacrosse Sticks. If you need further assistance you can call out Customer Support Reps at 800-335-4670 and we can guide you in the right direction.