Cascade R Lacrosse Helmet Customizer

So Cascade Lacrosse has just updated their Customizer with the new R Helmet! We spent a couple minutes testing it out and came up with some pretty cool designs that we would love to rock!

Of these two which one would you want to wear A or B.

If you are looking to mess around with the Customizer check it out HERE!!!!

If you came up with some cool combinations buy it today and within 48 hours of Cascade receiving the order your helmet will be built! Customize your own helmet and BUY IT HERE!

 

 


The Brine Cyber Is Back!

By Will Walker, ComLax Marketing

The Brine CYBER is back!!!! Once again Brine has brought back a head that was once very successful and updated it for 2013!
Brine updated this head for 2013 but stayed true to the heads roots which offers the same aggresive offset and styling to give you a head that will perform every time and be able to remain competitive. The Cyber is a defensemen’s dream head it light enough for easy mobility, strong enough to handle tons beatings and wide enough to get into any passing lane.
As the saying goes “defense wins championships” and Brine realized they needed to reinforce this idea into people’s heads by reinforcing the sidewalls of the Cyber to be able to put up with the rough play defenders are known for.The Cyber offers Brine’s strategic “Cross Beam Construction” which you can see reinforces the sidewall without being too aggresive and remaining lightweight.
Brine also redesigned the throat to reduce excess material and reinforced the connection to the shaft with two screw holes to reduce the rattling of loose heads.
The Cyber offers a wide enough face to allow any defender to get into the passing lanes and transition out of the defensive end. Also the shape helps to strengthen the head to help it remain sturdy.
As fans of the original Cyber we are really excited about this launch and look for these to be tearing up the defensive end.
If you’re in the market for a new head check them out here!!!!!

 


Cascade CPX-R Lacrosse Helmet in Matte Black

 

Cascade constantly pushes their designers to deliver quality products that offer both style and protection. Now Cascade has taken a page out of the recent trend of Matte finished colors to deliver the CPX-R in Matte Black. For right now only the CPX-R is offered in the Matted out version but these things are truly awesome. They look amazing and now the CPX-R gets a revamped style for 2013.
The CPX-R is a combination of an updated version of its predecessor the CPX and incorporates the technology of the revolutionary and wildly popular Pro7.The CPX-R offers a lighter shell than the previous versions with a more balanced shell that incorporates the SevenTech liner which will absorb impact and disperses it laterally throughout the entire helmet versus the previous versions with layers of foams.The CPX-R has what Cascade calls the SPR fit that takes the one size fits all and allows it to be customized to fit all sizes XS-XL.
We will be getting a few of these new buckets in the next week or so. Stay tuned to check out one of the most antcipated releases of the year. If you want to setup a team order for Matte Black CPX-R helmets just click here to contact our Team Sales department!

Introducing Commonwealth Lacrosse in Needham, Mass!

Well, we’ve opened our doors in Needham, Masschusetts. This is our 12th Commonwealth Lacrosse store, so hey, we’re getting pretty good at opening these! The Needham store is located at 1299 Highland Avenue, right across from the Bertucci’s, about a half mile away from our Pure Hockey store. At the very least, our employees at the store will have a very good lunch option! Anyway, we also thought it would make some sense to introduce Mike Cignarale, the store manager at the Needham store. Here’s an example of a pretty qualified guy – Mike played in four straight national championships and has played at Gillette Stadium and at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore as well. We did a quick interview with him to get you better familiarized. Now you can go to the store and pretend you know him and freak him out!

1. How did you first get into the game of lacrosse?

I first started playing lacrosse in the spring of 8th Grade – a late start compared to most who grew up in Central New York! My Tech teacher, who was also the Varsity Lacrosse coach, suggested I try out for lacrosse in the spring. Most of my hockey buddies played lacrosse, so I gave it a try and after that first year, I was hooked.

 2. What’s the biggest difference for you regarding lacrosse gear/equipment from when you were a kid vs. the gear available today?

When I started playing lacrosse in 2001, the equipment was beginning to change pretty rapidly. Brine was what our high school carried, but it was very basic gear  – more similar to starter package gear that you see now. Lacrosse gear today is certainly of better quality, more protective and lighter. Sticks have also come along way since the Brine Shotgun head and the A6 shaft, but it still got the job done. Back then, we didnt care what equipment we used. We just loved to play the game.

3. What are you using for gear these days? Anything you’re dying to try out?

Currently I wear all Brine equipment – Brine Silo Gloves, Brine Lo-Pro-D Arm Pads and a Brine Swizz Beat D Pole with a Brine Clutch X6 head. I really like the Nike Hurrache molded cleat and for a helmet I have the Brine Triumph w/ a Titanium Cage.

I am dying to try out the Warrior Dolo-Diamond D-pole with the STX Professor Head. For new gloves and protective I was really impressed with the Maverick Rome Series – the gear is comfortable and looks really protective.

4. Describe the experiences of playing at Gilette Stadium and winning it all.

At Lemoyne during my 4 years, we attended all four Division II National Championships. The championship weekend is a lot of fun. Seeing Baltimore’s M & T Bank Stadium and Gillette Stadium in Foxborough was an amazing experience. The crowd, the size of the stadium, the whole event is something special.  Nothing really compares to winning it all in 2007 – its a tough feeling to describe. After the long season and all the travel it almost doesn’t sink in right away, but its a great feeling to know that you accomplished the ultimate goal.

5. What was the last thing you laughed really hard at?

The last thing I laughed really hard at was the Spike series Blue Mountain State – hilarious

Here’s some pictures of the store for you:


Product Restrictions May Apply – MAP Pricing

 

“Product Restrictions Apply.”

You see that statement in many, many, many advertisements for retail sales of all kinds. Judging by your Facebook posts and emails to us, you’ve certainly seen that statement it in our ads as well. It’s not because we’re trying to confuse you or make your life difficult. We promise. It’s hard enough to get through all the noise out there and convince you that buying something from us is your best bet.

So why is that pesky little statement in all of our ads, you ask? Because we have to have it there. We live under the rules and regulations of our vendors (Brine, Reebok, STX, Warrior, et al) when it comes to advertising sales & deals. There is something called “MAP” that all of the lacrosse retailers abide by. MAP stands for “minimum advertised pricing” and there are certain products – mostly all the newer stuff – that we are not allowed to sell under a certain price. If any retailer does sell for UNDER a MAP price, that retailer runs the risk of not being able to sell that equipment anymore. So it’s not a much of a choice – if Brine, Reebok, STX or Warrior stop making their product available in ComLax stores, you ain’t coming!

So we abide by it and we accept it without hesitation. We understand it. We follow it.

Now, on the web, it’s even more stringent. We cannot advertise under MAP on the web either, but we have further restrictions. We can’t even advertise free giveaways on the web. For example, if we advertise that you get a free sticker or t-shirt with every order, that is against MAP policy. We can actually do that and we have, on some occasions, given away free shirts with web orders, but we just cannot advertise it. If we advertise a 20% off sale on the web (like we will be having August 12-19th), we have to let you, the shopper, know that a certain item cannot be discounted right there on the web product page or in the shopping cart. ComLax chooses to do it right on the product page so you don’t put it into your cart – we think that’s a better customer experience online than what some other retailers do – which is letting you know there’s no discount only after you put the MAP item into your cart. So this is how we do it:

An example of a MAP product online

MAP Product

We figure this method saves you the time of having to remove something from your cart if you don’t want it.

The complexity with web retailing when using MAP products is an interesting animal. For example, a retailer might think they can skirt MAP by just discounting an item automatically when it goes into the cart. A retailer cannot do that. Why? Because even when a customer is looking at their cart, ready to check out and there’s a discount applied in the cart that violates MAP pricing, it’s still considered advertising a price. See? Complicated.

Let it be said here, however – we will always try to get you the best deal we possibly can and we hope that you’ll shop with us during our week long web sale from August 12-19, because you will get some great deals. We don’t think you’ll be disappointed one bit — and saying that is not a MAP violation!