My (personal) Favorite Products of 2016

  • The iconic R design from Cascade consists of their SuperMono R Shell; a singular-piece shell and visor with additional ventilation holes for comfort. Cascade also incorporated bga combination of the SevenTechnology liner system and PoronXRD Foam for maximum protection against on impact. The R-series face mask has new sight lines for a better, unrestricted view for the player and a R-series chin for added support along the jaw line and by the ear.
  • The first lacrosse head from East Coast Dyes quickly became one of the hottest heads on the market in 2016! Made with a high impact grade UV resistant material, the Mirage was designed for stick stringers by stick stringers. The shape of the head itself incorporates an aggressive flare and offers a multitude of stringing holes along the sidewall for complete customization.
  • The ECD Vortex mesh is made with ECD's weatherproof LTH fibers and incorporates a new hybrid weave; it blends two different diamond structures into the same piece of mesh! Hexagonal diamonds along the perimeter of the mesh allows conventional stringing methods while the diamond structure lining the center channel of the mesh offers increased hold and creates a sweet spot in the stick.
  • StringKing introduced the upgraded Mark 2 at the tail end of 2016 but was a quick hit. It has 29 stringing holes along the sidewalls for optimal pocket customization. The shape of the head incorporates smooth curves, and an aggressive scoop design which make it a ground ball vacuum!
  • The Stallion U 700 head is a revamped version of one of STX's all time fan favorites. This head was made for the offensive player who wants to elevate his game. Their c-channel tech is used to distribute stress along the sidewall for increased stiffness and durability. STX also utilized their new speed scoop shape in the Stallion U 700, which makes this an aggressive GB machine.
  • New Balance Freeze LX Lacrosse Cleat: New Balance has been quietly investing a lot in the lacrosse industry. This, might be their first big step! After working closely with MLL pros such as Rob Pannel through the entire design process, they ensured that the Freeze LX will be one of the best performing lacrosse cleats to hit the market. The most distinguishable characteristic of these new fresh cleats could quite possibly be the spikes to the outside of the cleat. Much like the Nike Huaraches, the cleats on the outside of the sole provided better traction for cuts and dodges. However, unlike Nike, I believe New Balance had better strategic planning on where they actually placed the spikes.
  • The new Max Design reinforces key areas of the head to provided added stiffness and durability for laying checks and scrapping for GB's. regmax_3000x1292_v2Warrior's Symrail design means that both faces of the sidewall are symmetrical which reduces the weight of the head itself while distributing the force generated by checks with minimal give. Warrior Lacrosse also incorporated their Tilt Tech concept, which is an adaptation to standard stringing holes. These angled stringing holes on the Regulator Max allow for tighter sidewall stringing which generates more pocket consistency and improved hold. Additionally, the patent pending LOC-Throat, a plastic insert in the throat of the head, provides extra stability and eliminates head rattle and the need to put tape under the head.
  • Epoch Dragonfly 7 shafts: The Gen 7 screen-shot-2016-09-21-at-8-15-02-amDragonfly shafts are the newest and greatest from Epoch.They feature tons of new technology to make them some of the lightest and most durable on the market. Epoch's Dragonfly 7 shafts are game changers for any player at any position.

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