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HeadLock Review

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“Screws fall out all the time; the world’s an imperfect place.”  This was true when John Bender said it in The Breakfast Club (If this movie is before your time, it’s a classic – go watch it), and still holds true in the world of lacrosse. Every screw hole in every lacrosse head and shaft varies a tiny […]

Posted in: Sticks/Shafts

SwaxLax Training Ball Review

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One of the best things a player could do to improve their stick handling skills is to carry a stick, cradling a ball in it as much as they can.  The issue with this is that if you drop a lacrosse ball, in places such as a house, it could bounce around easily, causing damage […]

Posted in: Balls, Equipment/Gear

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. […]

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 […]

The 2015 Holiday Buying Guide by Stylin’ Strings – Men

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The below is a helpful holiday buying guide provided by our buddies at Stylin’ Strings. Did they miss anything? Please shoot us a note at [email protected] or on Instagram @lacrosseplayground.  Looking for the 2015 Women’s Guide? Click here.   Looking for the 2015 Women’s Guide? Click here.   The most frequent questions we hear from our customers are “What […]

The 2015 Holiday Buying Guide by Stylin’ Strings – Women

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The below is a helpful holiday buying guide provided by our buddies at Stylin’ Strings. Did they miss anything? Please shoot us a note at [email protected] or on Instagram @lacrosseplayground.  Looking for the 2015 Men’s Guide? Click here. Looking for the 2015 Men’s Guide? Click here. With the holidays right around the corner we would like to take some time to […]

Throttle Light Review

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The guys over at Discover Your Game have created some amazing products that allow players to train on their own and in groups in ways that develop good habits or break old bad ones. Their flagship product the Throttle Pro is a monster device adjustable quickly to any size and any player to work on […]

Posted in: DYG, Equipment Reviews

STX Hammer 500 Lacrosse Shaft Equipment Review

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Carbon Defensive shafts have been tried before by many companies in the game of lacrosse and typically, it has gone horribly. For a long time I believed there was no real solution for an aggressive pole who wants the carbon feel, the STX Hammer 500 is one solution that truly lives up to the promise and name. Read More…

Longtime Lacrosse Manufacturer STX Expands Ice Hockey Equipment Line

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Baltimore, MD – Baltimore-based STX, LLC, a global sporting goods leader, today announced its new ice hockey gloves and performance and recreational levels of sticks are now available for sale in stores across the country. Read More…

Posted in: Equipment/Gear, Gloves

Rukket Lacrosse goals and Shot Target Equipment Review

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I was pretty excited when Rukket contacted us to do a product review on their new lacrosse goals, which come in a 6×6 and 4×4 model both of which are very affordable, and after speaking with the representatives from the company I couldn’t wait for them to come in. The products shipped extremely quick and included a 4×4, a 6×6 and a shot target that Brian Dougherty helped design. Read More…