Nike Alpha U Lacrosse Head

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Nike Alpha Universal Lacrosse Head

The Nike Alpha U Lacrosse Head is designed to be a lightweight, durable head that was made for defensive minded players. When Nike built the enormously popular Lakota head, they built it with offensive players in mind. With the Alpha, the goal was to build a head as iconic as the Lakota has become, but something that the defense can call their own. Boy, did they ever deliver.

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Brine King V Lacrosse Gloves

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It seems like many industries out there have that “marquee” item that has withstood the test of time and stretched the limits of technology with each release. Think about each release of iconic items like Apple’s iPhone, Sony’s Playstation Platform and Nike’s Air Jordan Lineup – always pushing the boundaries of technology and cool.

The lacrosse industry also has a piece of equipment that many say could be categorized as an all time great. The Brine King line of gloves have pushed the envelope with industry leading protection, comfort and durability. The Fifth chapter in this series takes it to the next level. Introducing the Brine King V Lacrosse Gloves.

The initial reaction from trying the King V on was how protective it seemed. You know that feeling you get when something really stands out to you and in your mind you just say “wow.” As with the previous versions of the King glove, it didn’t take long to get that broken in feeling that we have all come to know and love – this version is pretty much going to be game ready after a quick toss session. The ventilation remains a staple in this model, which means the breathability in the glove will be great. One difference you may notice is that the King V feels slightly bulkier. This is increased protection added by Brine and should simply offer more piece of mind.
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Maverik Union Lacrosse Shaft

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The Maverik Union lacrosse shaft is new for 2015 and contains some interesting new approaches to shafts. Maverik has really benefitted after being acquired by Bauer a few years back; their product team has been able to up the ante in research and development in the past few years. This has truly gotten them to parity with all the leading brands in lacrosse today.

There are two new key features to the Union shaft that you should know more about: the materials that make up the shaft and also the new taper technology.

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Warrior Krypto Pro Select Lacrosse Shaft

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In 1992 David Morrow created the first titanium handle and launched the Warrior brand into the lacrosse world. Warrior has produced some of the highest quality products in the lacrosse market, especially their very popular “Krypto Pro” handle.

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The Original Krypto Pro

The Krypto Pro handle was originally released as a high-end version of their most popular handle of all time, the Kryptolyte. As Warrior became official equipment sponsor of the Major League Lacrosse the Krypto Pro was designed to be a lighter, stronger shaft to be able to handle professional use. The original Krypto Pro featured basic graphics with the Warrior logo and Krypto Pro name. Over the years just like any industry there are trends that come into play that come and go. Within the lacrosse market we have seen the emergence of bright neon color schemes and over the top graphics.

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Inside Shooting Tips

We recently had the opportunity to spend an afternoon in one of our stores with lacrosse pro Joe Walters. Joe is a 4-time NCAA All-American and also plays in the MLL and NLL. To say he’s highly accomplished as a lacrosse player is an epic understatement of gigantic proportions. In addition to playing, Joe also works with Maverik Lacrosse and is an avid user of their gear.

Gear aside, though, we wanted to chat with Joe about tips to help the aspiring lacrosse player practice and become, well, more like Joe. So we whipped out the lacrosse goal and decided to hear from the pro himself on some inside shooting tips and what he does around the net to maximize his shooting opportunities.

Joe discusses a time during his freshman year at Maryland, watching game film after a particular weekend playing against Navy. He noticed that he had a lot of shots in close, but had only converted on a couple of goals. In reviewing the film, he felt as if he should have scored on some of the shots that he perceived as easy.

This is where excellent lacrosse coaching comes into play. The Maryland coach at the time taught his players to not fade away or fade behind the net when shooting in close. The only thing that will do is decrease your angle and lessen your options. The correct move is to step above the goal line with your stick in tight to your chest. Now you have options – far pipe, short side, high, low – because the goalie has to stop off the pipe.

When Joe started doing this, success followed. Just have a look at where some good coaching got Joe!

If you want to use what Joe Walters uses, head on over today for the latest technology in Maverik lacrosse headsshafts, gloves and protective.

See Joe’s demonstration and Inside Shooting tip here: