I've been a defenseman all of my lacrosse career. Very rarely have I used a mid or attack stick but it came time to get one. I've used a Brine F15 for ever it seems as my long stick so why not go back to Brine for a shorty? This stick caught my eye the moment I saw it and held it. The rubberized texture to the shaft I like the most since I really didn't need to tape it at all. Compared to other shafts I picked up at the store this one felt solid. It is slightly heavier than the other alloy or metal shafts but I think I like that feel more coming from a long poll. Definitely worth the price. Only bad thing I have to say about it is that Brine puts the initial screw in the side instead of where a normal head would fasten in. Get your drill out.