The STX Proton Power is a solid head. For intermediate players, to the top level, this head will perform. However, due to flexibility the head will bend and warp fairly quickly if many face-offs are done. If you do A LOT of face-offs, this might not be the correct head to buy. With a great pinch, and an easy to custom string design, the PP will be a great buy, for players from the intermediate highschool attackman, to the top tier level middie.