Given the success of the Lakota, Nike has developed a defensive head that will mimic similar features of the Lakota but will be able to deliver more of a punch. By widening the face shape and reinforcing the sidewalls the Nike Alpha is the ultimate defensive machine.
Weighing in at a respectable 5.2 ounces the Nike Alpha is one of the lightest defensive heads on the market. This head also has a texturized checkered print design on the bottom rail that is not only esthetically pleasing but also allows the defenseman to have more grip when checking your opponent.
In conclusion, if you are an offensive minded defenseman that likes to clear the ball and score goals then this head will help enhance your skills.
|Weight Without Mesh (oz.)||5.2|
|Weight Without Mesh (gm.)||147|
|A - Mouth Width/Widest Point (in.)||6 1/2|
|B - Pinch at the 5 inch Mark (in.)||4 1/2|
|C - Pinch at the 3 inch Mark (in.)||3 1/4|
|D - Pinch at the 1.25 inch Mark (in.)||3|
|E - Throat Length (in.)||2 1/4|
|F - Offset||Minimum Offset = Technology that slightly lowers the head below the center plane of the shaft.|
|Plastic Technology||Reinforced side wall delivers unrivaled durability|
|Sidewall Stringing Holes||14|
|Bottom Rail Configuration||Mid-High/Level 4 Bottom Rail|
|Scoop Shape||Flat Scoop|
|Top Wall Stringing Holes||4|
I got this head as a gift and immediately saw its stringing potential. The head itself is pretty wide and was difficult to string a 6D pocket into. After pinching the head a bit (don't do this if you plan on using this head in games) the head became one of the best heads to string in my opinion. Pinching the head would make for a great defensive middle head if you pinch it with the correct dimensions.
Nike standard shafts and heads are covered against defects in manufacturing and workmanship for a period of six (6) months from the date of purchase.