After years of using the old Gait End Cap (cork cap), Gait went out of business. When I couldn''t buy any more Gait end caps, I switched to STX Elite Lacrosse Cap. STX improved upon the old Gait end cap by making the easily removable-- something you couldn''t easily do on the old Gait end cap.Well not Gait has come back to life again, and re-introduced a redesigned version of their old end cap. You can now remove their plug without destroying it!So which to buy-- STX end cap or Gait end cap? It depends upon your preference. STX cap feels like it has a slightly larger diameter, with less thickness. Gait feels a little lower profile to me. I prefer the Gait end cap slightly-- but its probably because I''ve been using a Gait end cap for years.Bottom Line-- both STX end cap and Gait end cap are great products!