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 and quite hard.