We understand your plight, this happens to lacrosse players and parents everywhere, and we hope the following information will help and give you some insight into why our warranty does not cover Aluminum 2000 handles.
Aluminum is sold as the standard handle on complete sticks by all lacrosse manufacturers for two reasons:
(1) it is the most inexpensive metal alloy to make handles out of, keeping the price of a complete stick more reasonable; and (2) complete sticks are usually purchased by players that are young or play at a relatively low-impact skill level. Aluminum handles are NOT meant to stand up to the wear and tear of lacrosse from early-high school on (this is an approximation and varies from player to player).
Across the board, all lacrosse manufacturers' aluminum handles are extremely susceptible to breakage and denting (ESPECIALLY defensive shafts) because they are intended more for training purposes or beginners than high-impact play.
For these reasons, Warrior Lacrosse manufactures an entire line of stronger Alloy and Titanium handles ... to offer each player a shaft that will stand up to his/her game. FYI: The greater the demand of a handle, the higher performance it must produce, the more expensive the materials are, and the pricier the shaft will be...hence a 6-month Warranty.