The Hawk Sequel is the 2nd lacrosse head produced by Epoch Lacrosse. It is the follow up to their 1st lacrosse head the Hawk. Some of the main features of the Hawk Sequel are its Laid Back Profile, it’s FlexiQ and the fact that it is made in the USA. It is also a universal spec lacrosse head which means it is playable for all levels.
What the Laid Back Profile does for the Hawk Sequel, is that it helps keep the ball tucked under the strings when cradling and dodging. This helps with release point and improved ball trajectory versus that of a conventional offset head. The Hawk Sequel was designed for a mid to high pocket. A mid to high pocket will help give you a quicker release when both shooting and passing. It also has a FlexiQ of 3. Epoch uses a FlexiQ scale from 1-10, with 10 being the stiffest. With the Hawk Sequel being a 3, the head does have flex to it, but it isn’t super stiff like other heads on the market.
Stringing the Hawk Sequel was very easy. There are plenty of holes in each sidewall that allowed me to string the head to my liking. I used Otter Mesh in our Hawk Sequel, which is great because there is no break in period with Otter Mesh. The Hawk Sequel is designed to give you a mid pocket. As a midfielder having a mid pocket is great, it gives good hold while cradling but also allows for a quick release on passes and shots.
Some other subtle features of the Hawk Sequel are the Epoch E’s featured on the front throat of the head, as well as each side of the throat. The side of the throat also features their motto, Live.Play.Be on one side, as well as a made in the USA stamp on the other. Just the simplest and smallest features are sometimes the best on a lacrosse head. Nothing too flashy, just let the lacrosse head do what it is suppose to do.
After using the Hawk Sequel a few times during our practices, I have not but great things to say about the lacrosse head. Whether it was passing or shooting on our goalies, the ball release was the same each time. My passes were on target each time, and shooting on our goalies was on point each time as well. The Hawk Sequel is a well designed head, with the pocket in mind when it was created. This is a great stick for lacrosse players at all levels and all offensive positions. Overall, a great lacrosse head and we highly recommend the Epoch Lacrosse Hawk Sequel.