Lacrosse Gear News

  • September 9, 2015

    Dr Cool ice recovery wrapsDr Cool ice recovery wraps

    Getting the opportunity to personally review the Dr. Cool Recovery wraps was a very exciting moment. Not only was I getting the chance to test a great product, I was getting a chance to finally escape the hassles of my regular icing routine.

    When I first saw the Dr. Cool recovery wrap I thought that it looked awesome. And wouldn’t you know it; I immediately had an opportunity to run a test trial when I hurt my ankle in a pickup game. Lucky me, I guess.

    Originally I did what I use to do which was grab a zip lock bag and fill it full of ice. This way, I got the exciting challenge of figuring out a way to balance the bag of ice on my ankle for as long as possible. I felt like I should be on a T.V. game show trying some impossible stunt because balancing that bag of ice was very difficult.

  • September 3, 2015

    Cradlebaby lacrosse training ballCradlebaby lacrosse training ball

    • 2 broken windows : $400
    • 2 curtain rails : $120
    • 1 hole in the plaster : $100
    • Total: $620.00

    That’s list of things I broke at my parents’ house from errant lacrosse balls while playing inside.

    When the Cradlebaby team said they were sending one through for review, the first person I told was my mother. She just laughed, "Where were they when you were in juniors?" she quipped, no doubt reliving the hip pocket pain from my trail of destruction.

  • October 2, 2014
    Say no to old style mouth guards.Say no to old style mouth guards.

    I was recently given the opportunity to test out one of SISU’s (http://www.sisuguard.com/) new mouth guards. I’d gotten word that one was on the way and literally the next day an “Aero” (http://www.sisuguard.com/aero-guard/) arrived on my doorstep.

    I’ll tell you now that I was really looking forward to reviewing a mouth guard. I have worn a mouth guard all my life in Lacrosse but I have yet to be impressed.

  • August 3, 2013
    Akando Sports Bag - deodorise your lacrosse gearAkando Sports Bag - deodorise your lacrosse gear

    Lacrosse gear stinks. You walk into the locker room, it stinks. You open your gear bag, it stinks. You walk out with your team mates, they stink. You stand next to your opponent, they stink. It's one of the not-so-great parts about lacrosse, and everyone just puts up with it because they believe nothing can be done about it. I mean, seriously, have you ever met anyone with lacrosse gear that doesn't smell? Well I have. Me.

    No my lacrosse gear isn't new. In fact it's a couple of seasons old. Yes, I play a couple of times a week. The secret is that I use an Akando Sports Bag.

  • October 3, 2012
    What's the best lacrosse gear for you?What's the best lacrosse gear for you?

    Years ago, when dinosaurs roamed the earth, I used to play long stick. My setup was a Brine Edge on an F15 and it worked well. The Edge isn't that accurate, but it has a wide, flat scoop which just sucked up ground balls.

    One season I decided to play short stick midfield, so I put the Edge on a short pole and never looked back. I was crap at defence anyway! My game was around ground balls, faceoff wings, transition and good skills so the switch wasn't too difficult.

    A couple of seasons later, I broke my last Edge so I had to buy a new one. I considered myself a bit of a goal scorer by then so I asked our best attacker what head I should buy. He recommended an Evo and so I bought it. He strung up an awesome pocket which held well and was very accurate.

    The first training session went fine. I was catching and throwing well, but then we got into ground balls. I could not pick up a ground ball to save myself. The tip of my Evo was pointy and had a big lip on the back, whereas my Edge was completely flat and had no lip. This difference completely destroyed my strength: ground balls.

  • May 15, 2012

    We're working like crazy to complete our gear reviews for launch. We have a big list of lacrosse gear to review, but we thought we'd throw it out to you to pick the equipment for us to review next.

    Most people are interested in lacrosse heads or shafts, but we're also happy to review other types of gear.

    As a start, below is a lits of the lacrosse gear we're going to be reviewing. Hot or not?

  • May 8, 2012

    It's a matter of weeks now. If you want to be the first to know when our site launches, sign up to our newsletter just over on the right there.

  • April 17, 2012

    First, a big thanks to everyone who has signed up for our pilot. The site's been getting a bit of hammering which is good, and it's held up well. We've had a tonne of great feedback already, keep it coming!

  • April 3, 2012

    What a week! Big week, massive week, HUGE week!

    The website is ready!

    Our development team put in a 4th quarter effort and have completed the website. All the cool features are now working and they're really easy to use.

  • March 21, 2012

    We've completed our first full round of testing and we'd like to share our results with you. No major issues were encountered and the system held up very well. Most of the issues were around the content and the site layout. Here's a summary of the main issues raised.

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