The Brine D80 Head, also known to many simply as “the Spoon” is an absolute classic, a rare gem to find, and a true cornerstone to any old lacrosse stick collection. It’s a stunning 7 inches wide from the scoop all the way down to near the base of the throat. It looks like a goalie stick and a Superlight 2 had a lacrosse love child. It’s bizarre, beautiful, and we’ll likely never see anything even remotely like it in the future!
The Brine D80 is a defensive head from the 1980s. Brine wanted to make this “the defensive head of the decade”, so they made it wide enough to play tennis. Ideally, the head would be great for picking off passes and scooping up loose balls, which it was. The problem was once someone using the Brine D80 picked off the pass or scooped up the ball, they often had it fall right back out of their stick.
Strung with a factory pocket, this stick would have been a brutal challenge to use. Strung with one of MY traditional pockets? The Brine D80 is better, but still a challenge!
TOLH: Brine D80 – The Spoon
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Next week I’ll be fixing up another old lacrosse head (probably not another Brine D80 though) and fixing up the pocket, then giving it back to CityLax. What head will I fix up? What head do YOU want to see me fix up? The choices are endless, so speak up and let me know what you want to see!