The STX Launch Pocket Piece offers you ultimate accuracy, feel, and ball control. It features flexible Chevrons that will flex out and hug the ball so you aren't losing control in-stride. It also provides a specially engineered pocket shape that will weather the elements and maintain its shape over time. This means you'll never have to worry about wearing your pocket down to an illegal point!
Rated 2 out of
Great idea, terrible execution.
The Launch Pocket is a great idea in that the chevrons flex and grip as the ball is coming up thru the pocket effectively guiding the ball to the center and creating spin. The chevrons seem to be made of the same material the hexagons are on the Runway pocket. Very durable. The problem is the side strips the chevrons attach to.
In order to tie it into the head, stiches need to be wrapped between the chevrons on the lightweight runner material. The chevrons hold up no problem, but the side runner breaks at the string wrap points. If you could get a year out of it, it would be acceptable. We just had the second one in eight months fail. And my daughter is a defensive player.
A solution would be to have a tie loop at the end of each chevron to string thru. (I expect free merchandise for this idea STX!) This would get rid of the friction / wear “hot-spots” caused by wrapping on the runner, would give longer life and would make stringing easier and more accurate by not having tight & loose spots.
But, until that time, not recommended.
Date published: 2016-03-30
Rated 1 out of
Launch Pocket: Poor Design
I've been playing lacrosse for about 10 years now. I have been using run way pocket and I wanted to try something new, so I got the launch pocket. I purchase the launch pocket in December and its March, I've it for 4 months now. And now it ripped in the middle. I am very unhappy with the launch pocket. These stings should last about a year or so. I didn't have any problems with the run way pocket. Please listen and DO NOT GET the LAUNCH POCKET!!!! WORSE PRODUCT MADE!!!!!! I'M FRUSTRATED and ANGRY WITH MY PURCHASE. DO NOT PURCHASE LAUNCH POCKET!!
Date published: 2016-03-14
Rated 3 out of
Terrible long term
At first I was Very happy with this product but now that I have had it for a year and i am unable to do anything with it because the warranty is up it has broke in half and now i have to go buy 25 dollar strings with ones that should have lasted me 2-3 years
Date published: 2015-07-06