FAQs & Safety
Here are some questions we commonly receive:
How heavy is a Hackees™ stick?
- A single Hackees™ stick weighs about 14 ounces.
How long is a Hackees™ stick?
- Measuring from the butt end to the top of the head, a Hackees™ stick is 34.5" inches.
What kind of Lacrosse head do Hackees™ have?
- Hackees™ sticks come built with a universal lacrosse head wrapped in a sleek, EVA foam covering. Please see our product photos for a close up view of how the head is foam wrapped and strung.
What kind of ball comes with a Hackees™ set?
- The ball is made of high density foam, creating a solid density similar to a regulation lacrosse ball without nearly as much "bite" for whoever is trying to save shots.
Is this a "mini lax" stick?
- Hackees™ are not mini sticks (technically). Our sticks are larger than a traditional mini stick and slightly shorter than a regular attack/middy stick. Also, Hackees are outfitted with a high performance junior lacrosse head that is fully wrapped in soft EVA foam. But they are meant to played ANYWHERE, anytime -- like mini lacrosse. Play in your basement (like mini hockey) and you'll save your parents the headache of repainting the walls every month.
Can you use a regular Lacrosse ball to play?
- Hackees heads are plenty large enough to throw around with a regular ball, but we recommend using our ball if you're playing a game of "pick up" lax and shooting the ball with someone in the goal.
Can you restring a Hackees stick?
- Yes, you can remove the outer shell and restring with the cover back on, however we recommend snipping off any plastic tips on shooting strings or other strings before playing to prevent any uncomfortable stinging sensations for your opponent when you check them.
What's the point of Hackees?
- You simply can't replicate real lacrosse in the backyard, beach or basement using real sticks without lugging all your equipment over to a friend's house and strapping on the pads.
- Hackees allow defenders to actually touch and check their opponent with their stick, which is a significant part of the game of lacrosse.
- This also helps develops defensive positioning, ball control and evasion skills in a casual setting, even if the whole point is to just have fun out there.
- We're hoping to create a whole new category of lacrosse, similar to what street hockey has done for hockey, flag football has done for football and Wiffle Ball™ has done for baseball.
Can I buy a single Hackees stick?
- Hackees are meant to be played with your friends! However, we will be selling individual sticks, with different color variations in the near future. Please stay tuned!
What age(s) are Hackees meant for?
- Hackees are meant for all ages! But, we recommend Hackees for ages 6+ so that kids have a better understanding of how to control their stick checks, and avoid any wild swings above the shoulders.
- Hackees aren't just for kids... Washed up laxers and other adults who've never held a lacrosse stick can have a blast playing Hackees with their friends and family. It's a great way for parents and kids to have fun and practice their skills together.
What is the shaft made out of?
- Hackees sticks are made with a durable ABS plastic shaft, wrapped in high durability EVA foam. The shaft is about 1.25" inches in diameter, and holds just like a regular lacrosse stick in your hands. We found this combo of materials to have the best flex for throwing and shooting, while still providing cushion during game play.
Do you offer other color sticks?
- We will be selling different stick color variations in the near future. Please use the contact form below to let us know what colors you would like to see and stay tuned!
Do you make a Hackees D-Pole or Goalie stick?
- Not yet...but stay tuned!
- Recommended for recreational use only. Not recommended for use in competitive play.
- Lacrosse is a dangerous sport. Please use the product at your own risk.
- The product cannot prevent injuries from intentional or accidental contact while participating in lacrosse.
- Do not use the product if it is damaged or broken.
Keep checks and pokes light and use sidewalls and scoop of head primarily for poke checks and stick checks. Padded shaft covering is for added protection during incidental contact only.
- Do not throw checks above the shoulders.
Play the stick and the ball, not the body.
Do not wind up when throwing stick checks.
The bottom side of the head has less padding to allow for removal of the foam covering. Please be aware of this area when throwing checks.