Pecan Hickory Lacrosse Shafts
HIKSTIK builds custom, hardwood lacrosse shafts in a variety of wood types. Hickory is used to create our most popular lax handles, but we also use White Ash, Red Oak, Purpleheart, Bamboo and Ipê hardwoods. HIKSTIK uses these wood types for their excellent strength-to-weight ratios and their performance as high-end, yet affordable wood lacrosse shafts.
This is our flagship lacrosse shaft. Incredible impact strength, tough, flexible, and substantial in your hands. Our hickory shaft has a strength-to-weight ratio of 20757* and a hardness of 1820. A 30" attack shaft weighs approximately 315 grams or 11.5 ounces**.
Hickory is the first strictly American hardwood species. Westward trekking pioneers made hickory a prerequisite for their wagon wheels. Later, the Wright Brothers whittled hickory for their "flying contraption." Native Americans, particularly in the Northeast, used hickory for their bows. Tree height ranges from 60 to 120 feet. Andrew Jackson, seventh president of the U.S., was nicknamed “Old Hickory” because of his toughness during disputes. Hickory is the hardest and strongest American wood. The sapwood of hickory is white, tinged with inconspicuous fine brown lines while the heartwood is pale to reddish brown. Both are coarse-textured and the grain is fine, usually straight but can be wavy or irregular. The wood is well-known for its very good strength and shock resistance. Extremely tough and resilient, even texture, quite hard and only moderately heavy. Photo: left - hickory shaft before sanding; right - hickory shaft with Clear Shield finish.
*HIKSTIK.COM, LLC defines strength-to-weight ratio as the modulus of rupture (lbf/in2) divided by average specific gravity of the wood sample. Hardness (lbf) is the resistance to indentation. ** The weights of our shafts can vary up to ±28 grams or ±1.0 ounce due to the moisture content of the wood at the time of manufacture. For flexibility values and impact strength take a look at our comparative test results.
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