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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ComLax Starter Packages

Do you have an aspiring young laxer joining the family this year? At  ComLax we understand that Lacrosse is a growing game in both Boys and Girls games. On the Boys side we worked with Maverik Lacrosse to create a starter package that includes everything your new laxer will need for the season, and on the Girls side we have a couple options from Maverik, STX and Brine. We understand lacrosse can be an expensive sport but we don’t want that to stop the game from growing so we figured out a way to pass along great deals to everyone!

Just For the Boys:

We worked with Maverik Lacrosse to release the new Charger Starter Package for 2014 that includes everything you need to play for only $179.99.

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Complete Stick

The Maverik Charger line is great for the young players who are new to lacrosse and want to hone the basic skills of the game. The Charger stick offers their GRIP ZONE technology that helps beginners learn where to place their hands on the stick when passing and catching, making it easier to learn.This deal is great because the helmet alone can run you $119.99 on its own, so with the entire package you save well over $150 which is great for family budgets.

But say you have already had a laxer in the family and you don’t need the entire package setup, we also have other packages that include just the pads and stick which includes:

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Gloves

Arm Pads

Shoulder Pads

Complete Stick

A great deal at only $99.99 you can get everything you need except a helmet. But say you also already have a stick in this package you can get a backup stick as well at only $25!

Say you have already got a starter set from us in the past but your young laxer has outgrown his pads. We also just offer the protection options in a package that includes:

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Gloves

Arm Pads

Shoulder pads

This is great for families who may already have a helmet and stick for the young laxer who is growing but still needs to get the full protection setup.

But while you’re at it here are a couple things that we recommend that you may want to purchase as well:

Equipment Bags: Do you really want to be carrying his stinky gear in your hands NO WAY!

Mouth Guards: These are required to play and they get lost often …so get a couple TRUST US!

Cleats: Why not get everything in one stop we offer great deals on lacrosse cleats!

Socks: He can now match his uniform to complete the look or go wild and stand out!

Reversible: Get him a reversible so that he can show up ready to pick a side!

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun:

We also offer a couple different options for girls who are just starting out lacrosse as well. Girls have significantly less equipment than boys do where they are only required to wear a set of goggles, a mouth guard and a stick though gloves are optional.

We do offer a couple different options for our girls starter packages:

Maverik’s Twist Package includes the Twist Complete Stick, Cascade Poly Pro Goggles and the Twist backpack.

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STX’s Level Starter Package that includes STX Level Complete Stick, STX 4Sight+ Youth Goggle and the STX Essential Stick Bag.

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We have our Brine Girls Starter Package that has the minimum requirements that’s includes a Brine Allure Complete Stick and the Cascade Poly Pro Goggles.
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As we stated before Gloves in the women’s game are optional but they are great for cold weather and if you recently got hit and want some added protection.
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While you are at it we also recommend the following:

Mouth Guards: PLURAL! They get dropped on the ground, lost, or they end up being chewed apart.

Cleats: We offer great deals on girls cleats so why not get everything in one stop!

Socks: We have tons of socks to complete the look or match their team colors!


Maverik Metrik

Breaking into the lacrosse market is not easy but Maverik Lacrosse has found a way to succeed in the evolving world of lacrosse. Like any good business or skill you need to set the foundation before you can expand and Maverik is a great example of how to do it correctly. Some of Maverik’s heads in the past were great on the design side but the performance wasn’t exactly there. Some of the heads were not strong enough to put up with going into battle everyday. So Maverik’s R&D team went back to the basics to figure out what players look for and how to help them succeed. This year Maverik released their newest and most anticipated head of the year; The Metrik.

Maverik product designers went back to the drawing board with this one and decided to start from scratch and deliver a high quality fit enough for a pro….And that’s just what they did, they went to the Pro’s on the LXM tour and their sponsored athletes and got their input on what makes a head accurate and what they wanted to see from the head.

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To get the strength and stability they wanted Maverik R&D reengineered their sidewalls to be able to put up with an everyday player’s demands. Maverik utilized a new molding process for the Metrik and they strategically positioned the struts in the sidewall to give the Metrik strength and stability in what Maverik calls their True Form Technology.

 

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When I first saw this head I thought “Oh, another Maverik head that will bend immediately….”, but to my surprise it held up and didn’t bend at all. It is good to see Maverik is building products that will perform high the highest levels.

 

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Maverik also featured a dual scoop design where the Metrik has two profiles on the scoop where the outer parts of the scoop is rounded off for easy ground balls while the center of the scoop has a concave design to create a natural channel for the ball to increase accuracy when passing and shooting.

Overall Maverik since Maverik went back to the drawing board on the Metrik they have really fine tuned the essentials of the head to keep up with demands for high performance.