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

Athlete Ally Lacrosse hopes to make an impact on and off the field

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It’s not uncommon for new high school club lacrosse programs to pop up each year. But in 2014, a new program will arrive on the summer circuit with a bit of a twist. It will still have the goals of playing competitive lacrosse and offering a way for athletes to showcase their ability to college coaches, but the players will also be bound by a commitment to foster a welcoming environment for all athletes – specifically those that may be LGBT. Read More…

Posted in: Featured, High School

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

JoviNation: HeadWrapz Contest

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We are doing a contest giveaway of a HeadWrapz just like the one seen here that is on Jovan’s helmet.  The special thing is, only TWO exist and none will ever be made again, unless of course Jovan orders another. Read More…

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Man In The Red Bandanna, The Story About a Boston College Lacrosse Player Who Became a Hero on 9/11

Man In The Red Bandanna, The Story About a Boston College Lacrosse Player Who Became a Hero on 9/11

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11 years later after 9/11, many are still picking up the remaining pieces from the terrorist attacks. “Never Forget” still resonates with every American. How could we forget? Today, a story of heroism came to light from that dreadful date in history, The Man In The Red Bandanna. It’s a story remembering a man who led people to safety after terrorists struck the World Trade Center on September 11th. Read More…

Posted in: Featured, Lifestyle
New Stick, Old School

New Stick, Old School



Although I played in goal, I always had a small stick to throw around with, usually with my good buddy, Ed. My first stick was a middie stick cut to attack length. Meh — not a very good stick. Later, with this example of mediocrity as my guide, I chose a really beautiful attack stick from the lot my coach brought back from the East. Somewhere along the line, I lost it.

Posted in: Dyeing, Equipment/Gear