This head strings up wonderfully, and the prestrung pocket it came with its absolutely perfect. As a stringer myself, it felt weird to not change it to what I needed, but the pocket was perfect, and seems totally in line with what the head was designed for. According to Epoch, this head was designed to get the deepest legal pocket possible, and combine that with the very non-elastic Otter mesh and this is a legal combo. The pocket sits right in the middle of the head, super deep, and since the otter mesh doesn''t stretch much you don''t have to worry about it becoming illegal. But with the slope of the sidewall, you can adjust the whip immensely, so there is no need for feeders to worry. Durability wise, this is nicely stiff, but definitely not a heavyhanded dpole head. Its flexible enough to take faceoffs, but tough enough to throw good checks. As a two-way middle, I''m thoroughly impressed.