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. CONTINUE READING ARTICLE
When choosing a new pair of lacrosse gloves the biggest things players look for (ignoring color options for now) are protection, fit and comfort. Brine took their popular Triumph glove and completely overhauled it for a new look and feel with the Triumph II for 2014.
Warrior lacrosse has been one of the most innovative lacrosse companies on the market for the past 22 years. When David Morrow founded Warrior in 1992 he released the first Titanium lacrosse stick which revolutionized the lacrosse world. Now almost every lacrosse company features handles that include titanium or titanium enhanced alloys. Warrior always pushes their products to the edge with their innovation and once again they have done this with their new “Reflective Series.”
The silver accents on the product are the reflective material, which is similar to what runners wear on reflective vests.
STX has really come a long way with their protective line of equipment and in the past lines like the G22, Assault and Cell helped pave the way for the protection lines of today. The Stallion HD line takes the best parts of all the lines from previous years and combines them together to create the new line that is protective, flexible and lightweight.
The Stallion HD gloves are designed to give players the best protection as well as the highest amount of mobility so that players can “Run without Reins.”
STX utilized a familiar techonology for protection throughout the entire glove with the High Def Polymer hence HD in the name Stallion HD.
The High Def polymer has been in STX equipment for some time now going back to the G22 line as well as in the Assault line of protection. High Def polymer creates a soft to touch feel but on powerful impacts it absorbs and disperses the impact throughout the HD polymer.
The Stallion HD glove also features better protection systems throughout the glove with expanded finger joints which enhances the coverage of protection on the fingers. STX also added a floating knuckle system where the knuckles on the glove aren’t resting directly on your hand, that way if you take a shot off the knuckles you aren’t feeling directly on that spot. Continuing with the knuckle protection STX added a domed knuckle to allow your fingers to move independently and have high amounts of finger flexibility.
STX redesigned the thumb on the Stallion HD with what they call the Iso-Thumb technology which gives players a full 360 degree range of motion in the thumb. The Iso-thumb allows players to get a full grip on the handle without having any “dead space” between the handle and the glove.
STX updated their cuff system to feature an integrated cuff system where the cuff is streamlined part of the backhand to eliminate gaps in protection like previous cuffs had.
STX also updated the palm to wrap around the entire hand to eliminate and seams along the side of the glove that would interfere with your hands.
STX actually ended up releasing this last year in the NCAA Tourney with Cornell wearing them and Team USA will be wearing them at the FIL World Championships in Denver later this year! Here is the Team USA’s version of the Stallion HD for the FIL World Championships
Kyle Harrison is a world famous lacrosse player and member of Team STX on the LXM Pro Tour that continues to push himself as well as the game of lacrosse to another level. He has once again gone to the drawing board with STX product managers and designers to release his latest K18 line of equipment. The new K18 line has features that will benefit players as they continue on their journey through the sport of lacrosse. The new line also give players an understanding of what lacrosse has meant to Kyle over the years and what influenced him on the lacrosse field.
The new K18 line features a full line of protection from new gloves, arm protection (arm pads and arm guards), and shoulder pads. A new shaft was released with K18 line graphics that features his autograph as well as the iconic turtle design. But the real staple of this line is the new K18 U head where Kyle spent time working with the STX product managers to release a head that is truly a game changer.