Maverik Centrik Lacrosse Head Review

On appearance alone, the Maverik Centrik unstrung lacrosse head looks like the Optik and the Tank had an adorable do-it-all child. This head was clearly designed with the two-way lax player in mind. Its three strut sidewall gives a happy medium of strength and a lightweight feel that should allow for some offensive precision and defensive toughness. The Centrik features Maverik’s level 4 bottom rail which leads to a mid to high pocket and a slightly faster release than a lower offset head. The face shape is slightly pinched for  a universal head, kind of like the way a Lakota or an Evo slightly pinches after use.

I strung this head with Epoch Otter mesh and it was a  few tries before the perfect pocket was achieved. I went for a slightly higher than middle pocket with medium whip. The offset on the Centrik and the pocket location lead to great ball feel when on the run and when winding up for outside shots. Having a three strut sidewall will also limit the amount of torsion and twist when shooting and passing by keeping the head stiff.

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Preview: Maverik Centrik Lacrosse Head

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When companies get acquired, it often takes years before things really start to mesh. It took Facebook a while to really optimize what Instagram is all about. I’m sure Staples is having fun with OfficeMax, too. Anyway, for sports equipment, it’s really no different. When Bauer purchased Maverik a few years ago, it acquired a company that wasn’t necessarily floundering, but they were also not quite there in terms of being a major player like Warrior, STX and Brine were at the time. Boy, times have changed.
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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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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:


Maverik Optik Head Review

Maverik Optik Review

Maverik Optik Head

I was very fortunate to get a hold of the new Maverik Optik head (HS spec) before its release date on July 4th. I had been eager to string one of these up and take it for a test drive, so I was pretty excited when it showed up!

At first glance, I noticed the Maverik Optik has a similar offset to the Warrior Evo and a comparable overall look to the Nike Vapor. The Optik has the proper balance of a lightweight feel, adequate stiffness in the throat and flex in the upper third – where it’s needed for performance. This head is designed for the offensive player with a balanced shooting and feeding game.

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