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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

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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

Grip ‘N Rip: Joe LoCascio, Florida Launch

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University of Maryland grad and 17th overall draft pick by the Florida Launch, Joe LoCascio dropped by to share some insight to the stick that’ll be using to throw some serious heat in the MLL this coming season. The Lindenhurst, New York native graduated from the University of Maryland in 2015 with USILA Third Team […]

Falcone Zone #2: How to Pinch a Lacrosse Head

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Today, I’m showing you how to pinch a lacrosse head.  Pinching a lacrosse head changes the face shape of it more to your liking.  This can be used to make an old very wide head have a more modern pinch or could make it narrow (like a typical “box head”).  For these instructions, I am […]

Posted in: Falcone Zone, Heads

Stylin’ Strings: 2016 Notre Dame Pockets, Part 1

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Our buds at Stylin Strings show off some heads bound for South Bend:   Welcome to the 81st episode of the world renowned Ship Out Shout Out by Stylin Strings Lacrosse. This week we highlight a few sticks that we are sending out the the Notre Dame Irish lacrosse program. We start off with a […]

Posted in: Notre Dame, Stringing