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Under Armour Spectre Rib Guards Review

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I’m a box guy, so it was my pleasure to put Under Armour’s Spectre Box Lacrosse Rib Guards (also called kidney pads) to the test during my current box lacrosse season.  These are the same rib guards that most NLL players are wearing. I tried them out in two box games for this review. The Spectre’s fit very nicely. […]

Stylin’ Strings: A Laxmas Story – 2015 Holiday Video

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Below is a special word from our buds at Stylin’ Strings: Here at Stylin’ Strings Lacrosse we love the holidays and every year we make a nice movie to celebrate the joyous time of year. This year we decided to tell a little Laxmas story of a nice young man that only wanted one thing for […]

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Ugly Christmas Everything by Boathouse

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On-the-field lax wear meets ugly Christmas. We’ll let the pictures do the talking here. Click here or on the pictures to purchase.

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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 […]

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Streaker Sports tips their hat to the past

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The gents at Streaker Sports are always cranking out great retro looks for all sports. Selfishly, we are loving these two lacrosse looks. One traditional and one “Endless Summer” look.       Let us know what you think on our Instagram (@lacrosseplayground). Give them a shout on theirs (@streakersports).

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Swax Lax soft training ball review

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Remember those “pinky” practice lax balls back in the day? Oh wait, you were probably born after 1995. Swax Lax has invented something of a dream to us lacrosse players, a ball that feels the same, weighs the same, but doesn’t have that fearful pain when the ball hits you; and let me tell you, they’ve […]

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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, […]