If you are an elite defensemen looking for a new shaft, look no further than the STX Hammer 700 defensive lacrosse shaft! STX has been one of the top manufacturers of lacrosse gear for years now, and after making one of our most popular defensive shafts ever with the previous iteration of Hammer shafts, STX came out with their new STX Hammer 700 shaft. This shaft is designed with the elite, lockdown defender in mind. Players who like to throw lumbering checks love the Hammer 700 since it will leave a mark and the attackman will remember playing against you when they wake up the next morning. STX used a new carbon construciton system which allows for the shaft to be stronger than previous models and while improving on the feel of the STX Hammer 700 shaft. On the bottom third of the Hammer 700 defensive shaft there is a 3D grip, which gives you the increased control you need to throw accurate poke checks and take the ball away. The design of the Hammer 700 gives the shaft an octagon shape which is perfect for defensemen who like to just completely lock down an opponent.