STX Stallion 500 Lacrosse Helmet Review

stallion helmet


The helmet game has been pretty one sided for awhile now in the game of lacrosse. STX has partnered with Schutt this year to make their first effort into the helmet game with the Stallion 500 helmet. Helmets are a difficult piece of equipment to design with many aspects to consider making STX’s partnership a good decision when working into this market. Read More…

Stylin Strings Laxmas Sale With Exclusive Discount Code For Lacrosse Playground Users

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Happy Holidays from the crew here at Lacrosse Playground and Stylin’ Strings Lax. We want to say thank you for following our social media, our great content, and opening our emails all year long. We work hard to provide the latest and greatest on what’s going on in the world of lacrosse. We have a big line up for 2015 so we hope to provide you with more great content next year. Read More…

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The Epoch Hawk Lacrosse Head Gear Review

Fly High Hawk


The Epoch Hawk is their first attempt at making a head for any player but definitely marketed towards the elite player. After using the head it really fits the needs of just about anyone on the field. Just like every product Epoch makes they have put a ton of time in research and development with the Hawk and it really does show when you pick it up to shoot around. Read More…

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STX Hammer 500 Lacrosse Shaft Equipment Review

hammer 500


Carbon Defensive shafts have been tried before by many companies in the game of lacrosse and typically, it has gone horribly. For a long time I believed there was no real solution for an aggressive pole who wants the carbon feel, the STX Hammer 500 is one solution that truly lives up to the promise and name. Read More…

STX Signs Major League Lacrosse 2014 Goalie of the Year John Galloway

John Galloway STX


Baltimore, MD – Baltimore-based STX, LLC, a global sporting goods leader, today announced that it has signed a two-year contract with Major League Lacrosse (MLL) 2014 Goalie of the Year John Galloway. He led the Rochester Rattlers to MLL’s Championship Game for the first time since 2008 and finished the 2014 regular season with 194 saves. Read More…

Posted in: Goalie equipment, MLL

Barrier Lacrosse 10 Diamond Series Equipment Review

barrier lacrosse mesh


Another series from Barrier Lacrosse one of the new mesh makers on the scene. Their 10 Diamond Mesh is pretty solid as well and comes in some great variants; Soft, Semi-Hard, and WAX. Their mesh proving to always be impressive and the versatility from a newer company even more so. Read More…

Barrier Lacrosse 6 Diamond Gear Review

barrier mesh


Barrier Lacrosse is a newer mesh company that we contacted to test their mesh after seeing some of their product and seeing that they are popular internationally and doing something pretty unique. Their 6 Diamond comes in a soft mesh variant that I personally had never seen before and was very interested in as 6 Diamond hard always seemed to take a long time to break in. Read More…

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Lacrosse Box Gear Review

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Lacrosse Box is an innovative concept that has taken some thought as to how to review it. This review is not so much the product but the concept and service involved. Lacrosse Box does not make gear but they make it happen for a reasonable price and a great element of surprise. Read More…

Warrior Sports, Inc. Statement In Response To NOCSAE Press Release



Warrior Sports, Inc. has received notification from the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) that the Warrior Regulator lacrosse helmet no longer complies with the applicable NOCSAE standards. We disagree with and are disappointed in NOCSAE’s decision. Warrior has always been committed to the highest safety standards for our products. Warrior’s Regulator helmet has passed numerous safety tests performed by ICS, an independent, certified and fully-accredited lab. Read More…

Posted in: Helmets, Warrior

HEADstrong’s Fall Five Combine To Raise $200,000 To Support The Cause

Lace Up


Holmes, PA – This fall, 55 programs including 38 collegiate men’s and women’s lacrosse teams united on the playing field to make a powerful statement in support of the HEADstrong Foundation™ (HF™). Through 5 special events including the 6th Annual Women’s Nicholas Colleluori Classic in Hempstead NY, 8th Annual Men’s Nicholas Colleluori Classic in Folsom, PA, 2nd Annual University City Classic in Philadelphia, PA, 2nd Annual Face-Off To Fight Blood Cancer in Hopkins, MN and the 1st Annual in HEADstrong Texas Players Clinic in Dallas, TX over $200,000 was raised to support the essential programs and services offered by HF™ to improve quality of life for cancer patients and their families. Read More…

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