The STX Shield uses C-Channel technology to increase strength and stiffness especially in the top and bottom side rails. Previous goalie heads on occasion would fail against high velocity shots that hit top scoop forcing the head to bend backward and allow goals.
The STX Shield has been designed to have increased torsional rigidity in the sidewalls. This prevents the sidewall from warping and bending backward when facing heavy shots. The effective saving area of the shield is ultimately greater by stiffening the side rails and allowing you to utilize the entire face of the head to save shots.
STX lacrosse equipment (excluding pockets, stringing, finishes [e.g. chrome, paint], graphics and overmolding) are covered by a “Limited Warranty”. STX will replace unusable or broken products (or provide a replacement with equal value) that break or become unusable under normal playing conditions due to poor workmanship and/or material failure within sixty (60) days from the date of purchase of lacrosse heads (excluding chrome).
Please email STX Customer Service at firstname.lastname@example.org for replacement instructions.
For more information please visit http://www.stx.com/legal/warranty.