Best Selection in the Bay Area, great online service. I'm from the east coast too, and Sling It has all the sticks that any other store would have. I would suggest not rating a lacrosse retailer in August, it is the middle of the off season, every retailer is going to be a little short on inventory in August. I was just in there over the Thanksgiving weekend, they had all the sticks and pads for 2007, and a helpful but not pushy staff. I would recommend this store to anyone, beginner or seasoned pro.