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Attack Heads

What To Look For in an attack head

Attackmen should use heads that have the offset low in the head shape because they typically carry the stick in one hand which forces it perpendicular to the ground (Straight up and down for maximum protection). The low offset creates a low pocket for the ball to rest in naturally. Not having a low pocket for the ball to sit in is a very common mistake that many young and old attackmen make. You should be able to have your stick stand straight up and down without the ball wanting to fall out of your stick. On the flip side; some attackmen do primarily carry the ball with two hands and they usually have their sticks parallel (horizontal) with the ground. These attackmen will be more comfortable with more of a midfielder style pocket and head. The pocket and off set will be towards the center of the head and not the bottom. This is the most effective when using a big two-handed power cradle or shooting on the run.

Advanced -

For Attackmen who prefer one handed dodges, use a low pocket. Hard mesh is the easiest to maintain. Traditional will give you the best ball feel but will take some TLC. Attackmen who prefer two handed power dodges would want the pocket to be mid/high.

Intermediate -

Hard mesh, pro mesh, or canadien mesh. A low pocket with 1 straight shooting strings and 2 “v” strings for good ball control while cradling and a smooth release.

Beginner -

Hard mesh, a low pocket with 2 straight shooting strings and 1 “v” string for good ball control while cradling and a smooth release.


Advanced

Warrior Evo 3x - Slim scoop allows for smooth ball transition in and out of the pocket - Mid to Low off set with round bottom sidewall rail for easy release - Optimal string hole position that allows for the perfect pocket everytime

$89.99 Intermediate

STX Surgeon - Featuring ACP (All Climate Performance) technology that maintains head shape and form regardless of climate - Ultra stiff and pointed scoop provides a quick release and pinpoint accuracy - Contoured throat for enhanced control when cradling

$94.99 beginner

Warrior Swarm x - TruOffset Technology creates a lowered pocket that generates extra power on shots - EZ scoop design for ground balls - Mid pinch for great ball control - Legal for All Levels of play

$39.90


Midfield Heads

What To Look For in a midfield head

Midfielders are the most versatile players on the field and need the most versatile sticks to match. Midfielders are typically most comfortable two-hand cradling with their sticks parallel (horizontal) to the ground. The heads should have a mid/high offset and a bottom sidewall rail curve which allows for optimum pocket placement. Midfielders want to have the ball resting near the bottom of their shooting strings for a quick and powerful release. The mid/high pocket placement will also help with ball retention on ground balls and cradling on the run.

Advanced -

Use a high pocket with 3 straight shooters or a mid pocket with 1 straight nylon and 1 straight shooter and 1 “v” string. The latter gives more ball control and the 3 straight will give you a smoother release. Both allow for a better shooting and passing on the move.

Intermediate -

Use hard mesh or canadien mesh, a mid pocket with 2 straight shooting strings and one “v” string. This will allow for maximum control while getting up and down the field and shooting on the run.

Beginner -

Use hard mesh, a mid pocket with 2 straight shooting strings and 1 “v” string. The mid pocket will allow for maximum control while running up and down the field.


Advanced

STX stallion - Engineered for strength and stability for the advanced all around midfielder - Bottom sidewall rail is designed specifically for mid/high pocket placement - C-Channel technology provides extra strength at the face-off X, on ground balls, and checks

$89.99 Intermediate

Warrior m80x - Tapered face shape for creating a channel in the pocket for accuracy - Double X sidewall design for stiffness at key flex points in the top and bottom of the head - New scoop design makes it durable, stiff, and smooth for ground balls on the run

$89.99 beginner

Warrior Evolution 2.0 - Delivers the best combination of ball retention and catching ability - Curved sidewall keeps the ball resting in the middle of the head - Strategically placed stringing holes help make the perfect pocket for all level stringers -Flat scoop improves ground ball pick-ups

$69.90


Defensive Heads

What To Look For in a defensemen head Defensemen are typically most comfortable two-hand cradling. The heads should have a mid/high offset and use a mid/high pocket. The head should be very stiff and durable because the heads take a beating during normal play. Defensemen want to have the ball resting near the bottom of their shooting strings for a quick easy release. Defensemen use long shafts and a quick, smooth release is very important. The mid/high pocket placement will also help with stick handling and ground balls.

Advanced -

Intermediate -

Beginner -

Use a high pocket. The long pole allows you to play with a bigger bag at the top of the head without having a lot of whip. Go with the mesh that your comfortable with. Use any style mesh, a high pocket with 3 straight shooting strings. This will give maximum ball control with the long stick.

Use hard mesh, a mid pocket with 2 straight shooting strings and 1 “v� string. The mid pocket will allow for maximum control while clearing the ball.


Advanced

Brine edge - Flared sidewall for great ball retention - Extra Stiff Scoop for poke checks and ground balls - Open face design for easy to catching and knocking down passes

$69.90 Intermediate

STX X10 - Compliant under NCAA and NFHS rules - Signature STX trestle sidewall design provides extra strength and stiffness while keeping head lightweight - Multiple stringing holes for easier stringing - Extra stiff scoop

$79.99 beginner

STX PROTON U - Follows the same classic shape as the original Proton - Exceptional toughness and strength - Additional stringing holes allow for easier stringing

$49.99


Goalie Heads

What To Look For in a goalie head Advanced -

A full offset head has the ball sit lower in the pocket and allow for a smoother release when passing. Non-offset heads have the ball sit in the middle of the pocket. This allows for better ball control but sacrifices some throwing consistency. Popular heads for advanced goalies are the Voidlyte and the Eclipse.

Intermediate -

Intermediate goalies should use a head that is lightweight. This will allow the goalie to get to the shots quicker and handle the ball easier. Popular heads for intermediate goalies are the NemesisLyte and the Eclipse.

Beginner -

Beginner goalies should start with a basic shaped head. This will allow them to learn the position and get a feel for the game without breaking the bank. Popular heads for beginner goalies are the Money and the Goalmaster.

Goalie Hard Mesh -

This style of stringing offers a consistent pocket for goalies. Pockets tend to be a little bit shallower than monster mesh but are very consistent and easy to use.

Goalie Monster Mesh -

This style of stringing offers a little bit different feel than that of Hard Mesh. Monster mesh offers goalies with deep pockets and less rebounds than hard mesh. Bigger diamonds help to catch shots with ease and control.


Advanced

Warrior Void Lyte - Patented Offset Technology creates a lowered pocket that allows for better ball control when cradling and more power and accuracy when passing - The back of head is designed for clamps and rakes on any loose balls around the crease - The lightest goalie head ever made at 9.3 oz

$89.90 Intermediate

STX eclipse - First open sidewall goalie head - Largest stopping area of any goalie head - Curved Sidewalls create passing accuracy similar to an attack stick - Streamlined scoop for a perfect blend of stiffness and flexibility

$69.99 beginner

Brine money - Full offset design for good ball control and performance - Open sidewalls for reduced weight - “U� scoop for easy scooping

$38.90


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Offensive Shafts

What To Look For in an offensive shaft Shafts are best chosen with 3 things in mind; Weight, Strength, and Grip. Different players and styles will value one of these characteristics more then others. Top players demand all three. A general guide for shafts is as you go up in strength and down in weight, you will go up in price. Advanced -

Intermediate -

Beginner -

Advanced players typically go with a shaft that is lightweight and strong with a smooth finish. Those advanced players who have had shafts break usually prioritize strength over weight and go with a heavier but more durable Titanium shaft.

Intermediate players typically go with a shaft that falls in the middle of the price range for shafts. Intermediate players often like handles that are lightweight and they can sacrifice shaft strength because they are not putting as much force on the shaft.

Beginner players typically go with a shaft that falls in the lower end of the price range for shafts. For the most part that are no concerned with how durable a shaft is. They prioritize grip, or design over the weight and strength. With that being said most beginner shafts are lighter and stronger than the basic aluminum handles that come on starter sticks.

Strength to Weight Ratio For Defensive players that demand the lightest weight and are willing to sacrifice some strength: we highly recommend:

gAIT 803 iCE Players who Demand the greatest strength and does not mind a little extra weight: we highly recommend:

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Advanced

intermediate Maverik Phenix

- Lightweight strength for maximum performance - Stronger than Scandium, lighter than Titanium

- Maverik’s New PX99 alloy for highest possible strength to weight ratio

beginner Warrior dubs - The DUBS brings some executive style to the Platinum series

- Tactile grip with dimpled - Durable high grade 7000 texture for lasting aluminum alloy - Exclusive STX alloy provides performance and grip unrivaled combination of low - NEW Circle W graphic with weight and maximum strength - Must have for the new 2012 raised grip graphic give you season the best touch and control - Concave edges provide an while cradling ideal grip and feel

$174.99

$94.99

$69.99


What To Look For in a Defensive shaft Shafts are best chosen with 3 things in mind; Weight, Strength, and Grip. Players like all different combinations of Weight, Strength, and Grip. A general guide for shafts is as you go up in strength and down in weight, you will go up in price. Advanced -

Intermediate -

Beginner -

Advanced players typically go with a shaft that is lightweight and strong with a smooth finish. Those advanced players who have had shafts break usually prioritize strength over weight and go with a heavier but more durable Titanium shaft.

Intermediate players typically go with a shaft that falls in the middle of the price range for shafts. Intermediate players often like handles that are lightweight and they can sacrifice shaft strength because they are not putting as much force on the shaft.

Beginner players typically go with a shaft that falls in the lower end of the price range for shafts. For the most part that are no concerned with how durable a shaft is. They prioritize grip, or design over the weight and strength. With that being said most beginner shafts are lighter and stronger than the basic aluminum handles that come on starter sticks.

Strength to Weight Ratio Shafts are best chosen with 3 things in mind; Weight, Strength, and Grip. Players like all different combinations of Weight, Strength, and Grip. A general guide for shafts is as you go up in strength and down in weight, you will go up in price. For example, Sc-Ti Pro is very light and very strong and the price is on the high end at $169.99.


Advanced

intermediate

STX Sc-ti pro

Brine Swizzbeat

beginner STX Sabre

- Lightweight strength for maximum performance

- 7075 Premium alloy handle has just been crowned King

-The workhorse on the field

$229.99

$139.99

$119.99

-7075 series alloy provides high - Stronger than Scandium, - All new King-Head repeating strength-to-weight ratio lighter than Titanium pattern with raised comfort-grip -Concave octagon profile pro- Exclusive STX alloy provides vides ideal control and feel unrivaled combination of low - Lightweight and ready weight and maximum strength to perform -Smooth, non-slip finish keeps hands from sliding - Concave edges provide an ideal grip and feel


What To Look For in a goalie shaft Shafts are best chosen with 3 things in mind; Weight, Strength, and Grip. Players like all different combinations of Weight, Strength, and Grip. A general guide for shafts is as you go up in strength and down in weight, you will go up in price. Advanced -

Intermediate -

Beginner -

Advanced players typically go with a shaft that is lightweight and strong with a smooth finish. Those advanced players who have had shafts break usually prioritize strength over weight and go with a heavier but more durable Titanium shaft.

Intermediate players typically go with a shaft that falls in the middle of the price range for shafts. Intermediate players often like handles that are lightweight and they can sacrifice shaft strength because they are not putting as much force on the shaft.

Beginner players typically go with a shaft that falls in the lower end of the price range for shafts. For the most part that are no concerned with how durable a shaft is. They prioritize grip, or design over the weight and strength. With that being said most beginner shafts are lighter and stronger than the basic aluminum handles that come on starter sticks.

Strength to Weight Ratio For Defensive players that demand the lightest weight and are willing to sacrifice some strength: we highly recommend:

gAIT 803 iCE Players who Demand the greatest strength and does not mind a little extra weight: we highly recommend:

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Advanced Warrior dolo diamond

intermediate Warrior Krypto Pro 10

beginner Brine f-15

-Warrior’s exclusive DIAMOND - Made from hydrogen-infused - 7005 alloy delivers twice the coating added to the Dolomite Krypto Pro Alloy that is so light strength of standard Altium grade alloy shaft. it floats in your hands aluminum without sacrificing a lightweight feel. -The Diamond coating improves - This handle is 10.5% lighter grip and stick control. and stronger than regular - This handle is a perfect step Kryptolyte shafts. up from the entry level / -The Dolomite series sets beginner level. new standards for strength-to- weight-ratio in handles.

$149.90

$169.99

$64.99


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What To Look For in Gloves

Gloves

Lacrosse gloves are one of the most important pieces of gear a lacrosse player will need. Gloves protect your fingers and hands from damage during play. Regardless of the level of play; your hands will always be hit and poked so a good pair of gloves is essential. You should choose gloves with protection and fit in mind. The “fit� is important because you need to have a good feel for the stick in your hands. The right pair of gloves should provide you with protection as well as maneuverability. Beginner gloves are usually made for young players just starting to learn the game and there is very little physical contact taking place so the gloves focus more on mobility and less on protection. However if you are a high school student just starting to play lacrosse you will not want to choose a beginner level glove. You will need a glove that offers more protection than beginner gloves. For the rising intermediate youth or JV player, you will need a more advanced glove with a floating cuff, motion cut palms and padding design for proper mobility and protection

What to look for in gloves by position? Attack -

Midfield -

Defensemen -

Goalie -

Attackmen get checked a lot, so they need extra protection. Attackmen will need a dense glove with extra padding to absorb checks. Midfielders are looking for something light weight. They don’t get checked as much so they want a lightweight glove with less protection then attackmen. The chances of a defenseman getting checked are few. They want a light glove and no wrist cuff because they need extra mobility. Specific gloves are made for goalies with reinforced thumbs because if a goalie gets a shot on the thumb, it can shatter their entire thumb.


Advanced

Brine Triumph - Back hand fine molded venting to give added protection and air flow. - Additional compression molded protection across all fingers. - All new Nash palm design to give consistent ventilation and enhanced feel of the stick.

$149.99 Intermediate

Warrior riot - Features a new tighter fitting pattern for the perfect snug fit. - Single layered palm give you by far the best touch on your stick and makes it feel like you aren’t even wearing gloves - Three split finger design and Nash palm material make these a serious go to winner for this season !

$119.99

beginner

STX cLASH - Graduate to the best line of youth protection - Tri-flex finger design for great flexibility - STX mesh and synthetic leather palm for superior feel and grip - Super soft liner feels comfortable and wicks away moisture

$39.99


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What To Look For in an attack arm pad Arm pads play an important role in protecting a player no matter what position they play. There are basically three styles of arm protection; Arm pads, Elbow Guards, and Arm Guards. Arm pads are usually a soft dense material that offers lots of flexibility and often only covers the elbow and the area just above and just below it. These are usually the most comfortable style of pad to wear and are popular with beginners and those advanced players who value mobility and that can sacrifice on protection. Elbow guards are the form of arm protection that is most often worn by midfielders and attackmen. They usually consist of a combination hard protective shell and soft padding which covers the elbow as well as several inches above and/or below depending on the style. Elbow guards offer more protection than arm pads, but are usually more restrictive. Because they are more restrictive you won’t find too many defensemen wearing elbow guards. Arm guards are the most protective style of arm protection. They are most often worn by attackmen. The arm guard style of pad offer maximum elbow coverage. Most have a hard protective shell around the elbow that deflects blows to that area of the arm, as well as padding that goes from the top of a players glove to just above the triceps area of the arm. The Difference Between Arm Pads and Arm Guards Attackmen -

Midfield -

Defenseman -

Attackmen get slashed often, and they need extra protection. Arm guards or Elbow guards are the best bet for them because there is more pad above to protect the upper arm.

Midfielders look for the most mobility to run down the field. Elbow guards or Arm pads are best because they are shorter and better movement Defenseman don’t need much protection. They usually look for the smallest pad possible to let them get the most amount of mobility. Best bet is an arm pad for them.


Advanced

STX assault arm guard - High Def Polymer provides ultra lightweight protection. - Full length, breathable sleeve offers incredible comfort and mobility. - No-slip sleeve and silicone nubs prevent annoying slippage

$109.99 Intermediate

Warrior Nation arm guard - Doesn’t slip and employs superior protection - Exposed hard ABS poly plastic outer shell on the bicep, elbow and forearm for superior protection - Interior arm sleeve for a snug comfortable, fit

$94.99 beginner

Maverik Zoom arm guard -

Concentric molded padding

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Lightweight construction, comfort fit membrane, and mesh sleeve provide maximum ventilation

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3-piece design for increased flexibility

$44.99


Midfield Arm Pad

What To Look For in an midfield arm pad Arm pads play an important role in protecting a player no matter what position they play. There are basically three styles of arm protection; Arm pads, Elbow Guards, and Arm Guards. Arm pads are usually a soft dense material that offers lots of flexibility and often only covers the elbow and the area just above and just below it. These are usually the most comfortable style of pad to wear and are popular with beginners and those advanced players who value mobility and that can sacrifice on protection. Elbow guards are the form of arm protection that is most often worn by midfielders and attackmen. They usually consist of a combination hard protective shell and soft padding which covers the elbow as well as several inches above and/or below depending on the style. Elbow guards offer more protection than arm pads, but are usually more restrictive. Because they are more restrictive you won’t find too many defensemen wearing elbow guards. Arm guards are the most protective style of arm protection. They are most often worn by attackmen. The arm guard style of pad offer maximum elbow coverage. Most have a hard protective shell around the elbow that deflects blows to that area of the arm, as well as padding that goes from the top of a players glove to just above the triceps area of the arm. What to look for in gloves by position? Attackmen -

Midfield -

Defenseman -

Attackmen get slashed often, and they need extra protection. Arm guards or Elbow guards are the best bet for them because there is more pad above to protect the upper arm.

Midfielders look for the most mobility to run down the field. Elbow guards or Arm pads are best because they are shorter and better movement Defenseman don’t need much protection. They usually look for the smallest pad possible to let them get the most amount of mobility. Best bet is an arm pad for them.


Advanced

STX Assault Arm Pad - High Def Polymer provides ultralightweight protection - Breathable sleeve offers incredible comfort and mobility - No-slip sleeve and silicone nubs prevent annoying slippage

$74.99 Intermediate

STX Cell II aRM gUARD - isoBLOX™ technology delivers protection and complete range-of-motion - Full length no-slip sleeve provides incredible comfort - Combines unique textures and materials for high performance

$74.99 beginner

STX JOLT - Three part design provides excellent mobility - Full, internal sleeve for great comfort and fit - Adjustable upper arm strap for customized fit - High-grade polyester material provides excellent durability

$44.99


What To Look For in an defense arm pad Arm pads play an important role in protecting a player no matter what position they play. There are basically three styles of arm protection; Arm pads, Elbow Guards, and Arm Guards. Arm pads are usually a soft dense material that offers lots of flexibility and often only covers the elbow and the area just above and just below it. These are usually the most comfortable style of pad to wear and are popular with beginners and those advanced players who value mobility and that can sacrifice on protection. Elbow guards are the form of arm protection that is most often worn by midfielders and attackmen. They usually consist of a combination hard protective shell and soft padding which covers the elbow as well as several inches above and/or below depending on the style. Elbow guards offer more protection than arm pads, but are usually more restrictive. Because they are more restrictive you won’t find too many defensemen wearing elbow guards. Arm guards are the most protective style of arm protection. They are most often worn by attackmen. The arm guard style of pad offer maximum elbow coverage. Most have a hard protective shell around the elbow that deflects blows to that area of the arm, as well as padding that goes from the top of a players glove to just above the triceps area of the arm.

What to look for in gloves by position? Attackmen -

Midfield -

Defenseman -

Attackmen get slashed often, and they need extra protection. Arm guards or Elbow guards are the best bet for them because there is more pad above to protect the upper arm.

Midfielders look for the most mobility to run down the field. Elbow guards or Arm pads are best because they are shorter and better movement Defenseman don’t need much protection. They usually look for the smallest pad possible to let them get the most amount of mobility. Best bet is an arm pad for them.


Advanced

Maverik Rome Defense arm Pad - Protection without the bulk - Lightweight and durable - SharkGel and XFoam technologies in a flexible, mobile elbow pad

$59.99 Intermediate

STX Cell II Defense Arm pad - isoBLOX™ technology gives protection and complete range-of-motion across the arm and elbow - Full length no-slip sleeve provides incredible comfort - Combines unique textures and materials for high performance look

$49.99 beginner

Brine Uprising Arm Pad - Dual-density protection in high impact areas - Internal plate system provides forearm slash protection - Internal cap system provides elbow protection

$29.99


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