STX AV8 U Complete Attack Lacrosse Stick
The difference between the Stinger and the AV8 U is simple. Both offer features benefitting all beginners, such as a forward cant, wide throat head for easy catching, soft mesh for better cradling ability and open sidewalls. Fortunately, this stick is compliant with NCAA and NFHS standards.
This stick may be better suited for the player who is joining a league or playing on a school team for competitive play as opposed to just horsing around in the backyard after school. The AV8U also comes in six color combinations whereas the Stinger is only available in white/blue.