Warrior Kryptolyte 30" Attack Lacrosse Shaft
The Kryptolyte is Warrior signature lightweight lacrosse shaft. Dubbed as the most popular handle in lacrosse for over a decade, the shaft is made from a high-grade aluminium alloy and emblazoned with latest flashy Warrior logo. Also featuring Warriors unique Kung Fu grip, this shaft is strong and inescapable from your claw of death! Bwahaha!
Material & Weight
The Warrior Kryptolyte lacrosse shaft is made from the C-405 aluminium alloy. The shaft is very light weighing in at around 5.7oz. The shaft is slightly heavier than its big brother, the Krypto Pro. The Krypto Pro is infused with Hydrogen during manufacturing giving it a little less weight.
The shaft has an octagonal concave shape.
Warrior boast of the Kung Fu grip, but we weren't able to find out exactly what this is (unfortunately Warrior haven't replied to our emails, boo hoo). The shaft in fact has a slick coating which flies in the face of good grip. Maybe it's the concave octagonal cross section which enhances grip. Maybe that's the Kung Fu.
As we said, it has a slick coating. it doesn't feature a rubbery or textured grip that does feature on some of the newer shafts these days. We'd recommend some tape, but only if you feel you need it.
We briefly touched on the concave shape of the Warrior Kryptolyte above, and we have to admit that we love these kinds of shafts. The edges of a concave shaft have more of a point on them which gives you a little extra to hold onto. It gives you extra control over how the shaft spins in your hands. As we said, we love these types of shafts and have a bias towards them. So remember to factor that in when reading our review.
General Wear and Tear
The Warrior Kryptolyte’s lacrosse shaft is made from a lightweight aluminium alloy, making it susceptible to dents. Over time you may also get some chipping on the paint, but in general it'll hold up well. But do note that it doesn’t feature Scandium or Titanium so it won't have the durability of the more advanced lacrosse heads.
This shaft is light which makes it ideal for mid-level right up to high school. It's also good for entry level defence players looking for the extra length, but without the weight.
This may or may not need mentioning, but this shaft is not recommended for box lacrosse.
Each year, or thereabouts, Warrior releases a new version of this shaft with updated graphics. Just note that the shaft is unchanged. The upside is that last season’s shafts are discounted so if you don't need the latest cool graphic, this is a great valued shaft.
In terms of being lightweight, solid, affordable and eye-catching, the Warrior Kryptolyte is very impressive. Warrior have also backed this baby with a 6 month warranty which says a lot about how much they rate this shaft. If you're not looking to spend a lot of dollars, the attack length is a great option.
Cool shaft that's amazingly lightGood:light, graphic is different but pretty coolBad:nothingOverall:I love this shaft so much because it's so light. If you have a light head, your whole setup will be crazy light! There's not a lot of grip so you'll have to tape it. Awesome shaft.
it's ok, dents pretty easily but is really lightGood:light, looks cool, affordableBad:dents way way to easily, uuuuuuglyOverall:Totally light shaft. Only I wish it was stronger because it dents so easily. I'm into my second season with it and it's so dented that the shafts not even straight. The graphic is so ugly too, sup with that? But it's light.
Really good shaftGood:light and strongBad:can't think of anything, really happy with itOverall:This shaft is so light and so strong. I play lsm so I need a light shaft and this is lighter than most other poles. The grip isn't too good so it needs a bit of tape.
Freakin awesome shaft!Good:Strong, durable, lightBad:nothingOverall:I play d and this is an awewsome shaft! I've only got a couple of dents after 2 seasons! It;s crazy light, really durable and so cheap for a long pole. There's not a lot of grip so I had to tape it.
If mine breaks I'll be gettin this again. love it.