The new Brine King lacrosse head is designed with shooters in mind. The face is longer than other standard lacrosse heads on the market, giving the ball better transition time out of the pocket and an increase in velocity and shot power. The new Strategic Core-Tech™ sidewall design also creates a pocket for increased shot accuracy, and the new throat construction eliminates excess weight in the head.
Limited Edition lacrosse heads are becoming all the rage lately, with the Warrior Blade OG, the Rabil Gold head and STX’s Stallion U500 all released within the past year. As long as those heads keep generating the buzz and sales that those three did, you can expect the parade of Limited Edition heads to continue.
The latest to hit the shelves is the STX SuperPower+ Limited Edition Lacrosse Head. We all know how popular the SuperPower heads have been in the past, so it’s only logical that STX come out with a souped-up LE head (and only make 250 of them) to get people talking. So what is this thing all about?
In the 90’s, the game of lacrosse introduced a revolutionary technology to the way heads were shaped, labeled as the “Offset”. This game-changing design gave the lacrosse head “more feel” of the ball when shooting, passing and cradling. For years manufacturers have used this “feel” blueprint to attempt to create the most innovative head design within the rules of the game. The overall dynamic of the game evolved solely because of a shift in the positioning of the ball due to head shape. Fast forward to 2014, Epoch, known for their evolutionary composite shaft technology is shocking the lacrosse industry with a head design that stands out from the rest: they call it the Hawk.
The Epoch Hawk lacrosse head was created with optimal feel and ball positioning in mind. At first glance anyone who is more concerned about cosmetic look over performance will be scared away by the design. Unlike its competitors, the Hawk’s design focuses on bottom sidewall rail placement with an offset upper 3rd face shape not just to provide optimal feel and control but also emphasizes accuracy in scooping ground balls and shooting/passing. Equipped with a “Universal Spec” face shape design for all levels of play, this head is not limited to specific positions rather it can be labeled as an all purpose head. The Hawk also delivers a fairly good balance of flex in the points of the head one needs for velocity while also provides adequate stiffness to maximize the overall structure of the head.
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.
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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