Best defensive head on the market for the price.
The head as is was very good brand new, I didn''t need to change anything to it besides taking out the main shooter string due to my personal preferences. I had a stx hammer U before that I broke after about 4.5 years. The rebel was much much stiffer compared to the hammer right away. It is very effective with poke checks during practices and game. The only problem I had since I''ve been using it is picking up ground balls, at first it was difficult for me to get used to the shape of the head. Other than that I would recommend the head to my fellow defensive teammates. I would definitely get another one. I have broken warrior evo heads and stx stallions and stx hammer u heads. This one has held up a lot stronger then all of them. The stringing came perfect for me and over the couple weeks I''ve had it it has broken in perfectly. 10 out of 10 and would recommend it to any aggressive poke checking and hard hitting long pole out there.