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Grip ‘N Rip: Tyler Albrecht, Loyola University (MD)

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Grip ‘N Rip just went international! Oakville, Ontario native and current Loyola Greyhound senior midfielder, Tyler Albrecht, gives us the rundown on what he uses for the outdoor and indoor game. As a holiday gift from Tyler and us at LPG, Tyler also took a few pictures of the new Under Armour and Cascade gear […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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

Review: TradiTree Retro

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TradiTree has released iteration after iteration of the already innovative original TradiTree that include one for pita pockets, six-shooters, and even for a women’s stick. Most recently they have release the TradiTree Retro. At first glance, it might just look like the original TradiTree.  It has four branches that hold the leather in place so […]

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Falcone Zone #1: Intro to Stringing and Dyeing

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Howdy, I’m the new resident stringing and dying writer for Lacrosse Playground. The Falcone Zone will feature my work, the work of other great stringers, and reviews of new products coming to the market. I’ll be sharing tips and tricks as well, of course (how else are you going to get started?). The first head I’m showcasing […]

Posted in: Falcone Zone, Stringing