Maverik Wonderboy 30" Attack Lacrosse Shaft
Is it a retro 1980's arcade game? Is it a take on Roy Hobb's bat? No, it's the Maverik Wonderboy 2012 edition! This shaft was first release in the fall of 2005 and brings together a great combination of strength, durability and lightness. To this day it continues to deliver.
Sorry Maverik for the gags about the name. I think we partly built this website just to poke fun at this name. Haven't you seen the movie? Don't you know he breaks the bat?
Material & Weight
The shaft is made of 9000 series aluminium/titanium alloy which reportedly makes or a lightweight shaft. Unfortunately we weren't able to find out any information about this alloy series. The weight of the 30" shaft is around 6oz.
The shaft has a concave octagonal shape to it. These are great if you love the feel of the shafts edge.
The raised "Wonderboy" logo does provide an amount of grip. It's more the different textures of the areas with and without the logo that provide the grip. But do note that the logo may peel off slightly if you do tape this shaft. Outside of the logo'd area, the grip is as you would expect from other metal shafts.
General Wear and Tear
Before we go into this in great detail, we have to mention that this shaft has been designed as a lightweight titanium/aluminium alloy shaft. That being said, it's not the strongest shaft going around but that's not Maverik's intent.
You will start to see aesthetic signs of wear and tear within a short while. You'll also probably get a couple of scratches and the paint will chip, but these are only superficial. Over time you may get some dings and dents but this depends on how aggressive you are as a player.
Reports range from it not lasting a season to people still using the first one they bought. We only mention this to highlight that there's no pattern of this shaft being weak or prone to breaking.
This shaft is light, which is what Maverik are aiming for, but it's not the strongest shaft going around. If you're not the most aggressive player and are after an affordable shaft, the Wonderboy would be perfect.
For those who do expect a lot out their shaft and will give it a good workout, we'd suggest looking at the higher rated shafts in terms of strength. For those of you looking to take peoples arms off or cross check, this is not the shaft for you.
So good especially for the priceGood:light, priceBad:nothingOverall:This shaft is really light and feels good when playing. It's the best shaft I've owned, it's that good. And at the price, it's the best value handle on the market. I love it.
rates really well in weight, strength and gripGood:Everything, this shaft is amazng.Bad:wish it didn't dent as much.Overall:This is one of thebest hanldes for defence. Weight: this is so light which helps me throw faster checks and have better control of my stick. Strength: soo so strong, I haven't broken one yet. Although they do get alot of dents after a while. Grip: There isn't any which lets you easily slide you hands up and down. I just tape the butt.
This shaft is unbelievably strong and lastsfor agesGood:strong, long lasting, looks coolBad:nothingOverall:I've had my Wonderboy for 4 years and only got my first dent a few weeks ago. This shaft is unbelieveably strong! Nice.
Awesome looking shaft that's lightGood:Good, light, cool colorsBad:the chips, but whatevsOverall:This shaft is crazy light and really strong. It also comes in great colors. But don't be too worried about the color coz it chips off really easily. But hey, it's a great shaft & I highly recommend it.
Really light and strong shaftGood:The weight, it's so light, strongBad:scratches a lotOverall:This shaft is great for attack. It's so light which really helps my game. I dodge a lot and throw hard checks when I can and so far no dents. Just a couple of scratches, but that's it. Love the logo too.
I have 3 and love themGood:it's good that Maverik keep this on the market coz I don't want to change, look cool, strongBad:My newer ones dent moreOverall:I have 3 Wonderboy's whihc I've bought over a couple of years and my original one has the least number of dents. the earlier ones seem to be stronger than the new ones. But my new one is still good, even with the dents it's straight and feels good.