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East Coast Dyes Hero Mesh Review

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In all sports, sporting equipment tends to follow a trend of increasingly better products being released from different companies. These products push the envelope, forcing every other company to one-up each other to make a better product. Lacrosse mesh represents the epitome of capitalism, and as the wax mesh trend fades out and better synthetic […]

StringKing Metal Review

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StringKing challenged both me and Rob to review their Metal shafts (here’s Rob’s take).  The Metal weighs in at only 130 grams, making it the lightest shaft on the market, and when I picked it up for the first time, I was shocked by how light it felt. Even after taping it up and putting […]

Grip ‘N Rip: Steele & Wells Stanwick

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In a world controlled by the mesh industry, Under Armour pros Steele and Wells Stanwick have kept it old school throughout their entire lacrosse careers by using traditional-style pita pockets strung-up by their dad. I got a chance to talk sticks with the both of them and dig further into why they love traditional so much. Both […]

Firethreads – Stringers Pack & GripPrint Review

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I was always skeptical about “performance strings,” never thinking they really made a difference compared to regular sidewall/shooting strings. So when a learned about Firethreads and their rubber grip print on them, I thought they could be just for show. Lorne at Firethreads got a hold of Lacrosse Playground and challenged me to try their Stringers Pack: The Stringers Pack includes […]

Posted in: Stringing

Getting to Know Alpha Lacrosse

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Alpha, a San Diego based lacrosse shaft manufacturer, is making strides in an emerging West Coast lacrosse market. They make carbon fiber shafts with controlled flex points in shafts have been shown to improve shot speed (we’ll give you a full review when we get our hands on one soon). I caught up with National Sales Manager, […]

Review: Laxcrate

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This is the Creator’s Crate (the one I received in the mail and reviewed below). The other crates are pictured below and are detailed on Laxcrate’s site.  My first exposure to Laxcrate came when they followed my personal Instagram account. I rolled through all of their five pictures and thought that they had a pretty […]

Grip ‘N Rip: Davey Emala, Boston Cannons

Apr 1, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA;  North Carolina Tar Heels attack Davey Emala (5) works against John Hopkins Blue Jays defender Nikhon Schuler (36) at the Big City Classic at MetLife Stadium. North Carolina Tar Heels defeat the John Hopkins Blue Jays 13-9. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports


Baltimore native and Boston Cannons attackman Davey Emala shows off the stick he used to take the MLL by storm, leading the Cannons with 33 goals and second on the team with 38 points and capturing the MLL Brine Most Improved Player Award. Before being selected 23rd overall by the Charlotte Hounds in the 2014 […]

Posted in: Grip 'N Rip, Stringing

R.I.S.E. Training Ball Review

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R.I.S.E. stands for Revamp, Improve, Strengthen, Evolve and the new R.I.S.E. Training Ball. The guys at R.I.S.E. challenged me to try one for a review and, well, let’s see how it did:   ​The R.I.S.E. Training Ball is the same size and feel but is slightly heavier than a regulation weight ball. The purpose of it […]

Breaking: Redline Relaunch Coming Soon

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We have word that Minnesota-based Redline is relaunching their brand in the coming days. We’ll be the first to post both product images and reviews as soon as they become available. Updates will be here and @lacrosseplayground.  

Posted in: Equipment/Gear, Redline

The Hawk Sequel is here

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Epoch unveiled The Hawk Sequel today. Check it out: Epoch’s heads are known for their durability, but the Sequel’s technology is focused mostly on it’s scoop. We’ll have a review for you as soon as they ship in mid-to-late December.

Posted in: Epoch, Heads