Otter Mesh Review

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If you got a chance to watch my video from the 2014 National Lacrosse Convention, you might have seen Flip Naumburg introduce a new head called the Hawk.  Innovative and strategically thought out, the Hawk is a perfect example of what Epoch lacrosse is becoming known for: challenging conventional thinking to create products that work better for today’s lacrosse player. Read More…

Posted in: Epoch, Epoch

Meshbusters – Chapter 2

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Almost all of my original plans for testing had to be reconfigured after I was in the process, so it took a bit longer than expected.  I’ll try to explain each test and give some insight into what the numbers could mean. Read More…

Posted in: Featured, Stringing

2014 US Lacrosse National Convention Wrap Up

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Don’t worry if you couldn’t make it to the 2014 US Lacrosse Convention in Philadelphia, PA,  because Lacrosse Playground has you covered.  We got the chance to interview a wide range of vendors to show you just what the weekend is all about. Read More…

Posted in: Apparel, Bamshaft

MESHBUSTERS – Chapter 1

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There’s a lot of waxed lacrosse mesh out there.  For years, lax McGuyvers everywhere have been tinkering with different methods and mixtures to make boring old lacrosse mesh into coated, colored, and even scented variations of the pocket that dominates the game today, mesh.  It’s time we got to the bottom of it all. Read More…

Posted in: Equipment/Gear, Featured

REVIEW: NoSweat Disposable Helmet Sweat Absorber

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When I first received a pack of the NoSweat disposable helmet pads, I was a bit skeptical of whether it’d be worth changing them out all the time.  It seemed like one more thing that I would have to remember to do before each game.  After using them in recent box lacrosse games, however, I’m jumping on the bandwagon.  These things rock. Read More…

ECD Breast Cancer Awareness Mesh with Two Tone Topstring

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We received a pack of the limited Breast Cancer Awareness mesh line from East Coast Dyes this week, and had to do something special to string it up.  Decided to go with a two-tone Huron-esque drop-topstring to give it a super fast yet stylish release. Read More…

Posted in: Featured, Stringing

Play For Parkinson’s Tournament Photos

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The Play for Parkinson’s fall ball lacrosse tournament was held this weekend at Episcopal HS in Alexandria, VA.  Play For Parkinson’s combines top notch NCAA lacrosse, youth level halftime games, and fan access to the athletes participating in the charitable tournament, not to mention great Rockland’s BBQ. Read More…

Posted in: Coverage, D1

Whiskey Mountain Tribute Head

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The latest dyed and strung head from McCool’s Dye Shop, I did some work for a friend with a new material and it came out great. Read More…

Posted in: Dyeing, Equipment/Gear

Happy Birthday, America. (and THANK YOU, VETS)

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Dyed up a stick to support the 24-hour lax game supporting Wounded Warriors, the Shootout for Soldiers. Their logo is at the top, with a solid ‘Murican theme surrounding. Read More…

Posted in: Dyeing

Eagle and Pattern dyes from Max McCool

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Recently did a couple sticks for my man Cory down in Georgia. This is the first time I’ve tried the Eagle idea before, and I’m pretty sure I’ll be doing something like it again. The plus pattern is the second time I’ve tried that, and I’m glad it worked this time. Simple pattern, pretty cool. Read More…

Posted in: Dyeing, Equipment/Gear