Who On Team USA Plays with Dita?

Michelle Kasold:
"I love my Dita EXA MK18 because I helped design it. It is exactly formed to what I want in a stick. It has a great balance of power and touch. It feels smooth with dribbling skills, but provides tremendous power for hitting, as well. It is the perfect elite stick."

Stefanie Fee:
"I love to play with the Dita EXA 200 (2013 edition). The unique mold enhances 3D dribbling skills and offers elite execution of precision passing and aerials."

Kat Sharkey: "The Black Cat is a very light stick, which allows me to get quick shots off from anywhere in the circle. In addition, I feel I have much more power in both my forehand and backhand shots with the Black Cat. I really feel that the touch and feel of this stick gives me complete control as an attacker and makes me a threat in the circle."

Lauren Pfeiffer: "I love the EXA200 because of the toe shape -- it allows for easy control on the ball and is great for aerial play. The hit is solid and I can also get a nice drag flick from it. I played forward and now I'm back in the deep defense -- this is a great stick for either position."



DO NOT HIT ANOTHER PLAYER'S STICK AND DO NOT LET THEM HIT YOUR STICK. CHIPPED PAINT IS NOT A WARRANTY ISSUE.

AVOID STICK CONTACT<br>Eliminate Damage
When sticks impact one another, the pretty stick usually gets hurt. However, paint chips do not affect play. DO NOT HIT OTHER PLAYERS STICKS AND DO NOT LET THEM HIT YOUR STICK.

So how can you avoid stick contact? Stick on stick contact is not part of the sport. There is no benefit to hitting another player's stick. It hurts both sticks and doesn't give you posession of the ball. Make a conscious effort to hit only the ball. Become a better tackler. Watch how the top players avoid having their stick hit by other players by releasing the ball sooner.


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