Gear Review: Warrior Blade Pro Lacrosse Head

Posted on August 28, 2012 by

Categories: Equipment Reviews, Heads, Warrior

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The Warrior Blade Pro isn’t just for face-off men. It’s built for the multi-tasking midfielder and more. The pro-player designed head is built with the new Pro Scoop for easy ground ball pickups for middies and defensemen.

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In terms of face-offs, its minimal offset moves your hands closer to the ball for an authoritative face-off advantage, while the narrow face shape channels the ball for advanced shooting accuracy and ball retention. The head is game ready for X6 and HS play. Below is a gear review of the Warrior Blade Pro.

We’ve included a link at the top of this post, so you can purchase it right away.

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Equipment Test & Evaluation

Evaluator Bio
Player: Ryan D.
Age: 27
Position: FOGO

Current Testing Configuration
Warrior Blade Pro
Current (Make/Model): Head
Test (Make/Model): Blade Pro

Equipment Evaluation & Review (Best possible score is 10)

Feel/Astethics
10 out of 10
Notes: The head looks awesome and is reminiscent of the original Warrior Blade. Yet, it’s much more stiff and includes an easier stringing dynamic. The original Warrior Blade would easily collapse during face-offs and pinch my sidewall strings, which allowed for the ball to get stuck. The Warrior Blade Pro, however, goes back to its natural shape after a face-off. In addition, it has a much stronger lip for picking up groundballs.

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Weight/Balance
10 out of 10
Notes: It doesn’t feel as light as the original Warrior Blade, but it’s definitely still light in weight. Its strength-to-weight ratio proves to be strong. The sidewalls are reinforced and much stronger than the original Warrior Blade.

Performance
9 out of 10
Notes: I performed the typical plunger with it and it was extremely flexible. It folded right over the ball. This surprised me because I thought it wouldn’t be malleable at all due to its stiff build. The head becomes narrow towards the top of the frame, which allows the head to easily slide underneath the opponents’ head during a face-off. I’d like to see how this head holds up after a few games in the Summer heat.

Durability
10 out of 10
Notes: As of now, it’s reliable.

Lasting Impressions
I think the most important part of a FOGO’s MO is this stringing style that is used to go hand-in-hand with your head. The Warrior Blade Pro contains many, many holes along the sidewall, which allowed me to craft a high or low pocket. For this particular string job, I pulled the meshed as far down as possible at the top to form a natural channel within the pocket. I also looped the sidewall string around multiple holes within the mesh.

The dimensions of the head also negate the chance of the ball getting stuck in the back of the head. It was easy to use the plunger with and I think it’s a good face-off head. The curve of the bottom also lets me get as close to the ball as possible.

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  • mattlax17

    Just give us the og blade back please u will never do better