STX Crux and Crux10

STX Lacrosse is one of the most prominent brands in the lacrosse world for the past 40 years. Each year they release better products with some of the most innovative technology that allows players to be “Equipped to Perform” no matter what position or skill level.

STX Women’s line of products has gone from the basic equipment all the way to the top of the line standard in the women’s game, especially the offensive side of the ball with their Crux10 attacker head.

Originally STX released the Crux Head to be the “go-to” offensive weapon for the women’s game.

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The Crux features an extreme scoop angle that provides girls with the most whip and accuracy on a straight line head. It allows girls to get extra torque on shots to increase power and accuracy.

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Also the ball stop was give the maximum angle ball stop to give players ultimate control when handling the ball.The Crux is strung with the STX Ramp Pocket to give attacking players a smooth and accurate release.
 


 

The Original Crux was so successful that STX took it even further to give offensive players ever more advantages with the Crux10 designed for the advanced player.

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STX brought in their 10 degree technology that shifts the center of gravity in the head pushing the ball directly into the “sweet spot” of the head that allows for a quicker release.

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STX added their patented elastomer overmold on the top of the face to reduce ball spin and increase control

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Just like the original Crux, the Crux10 it features an extreme scoop angle for even more whip and accuracy versus the original Crux due to the 10 degree technology.,

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STX utilizes their Runaway Pocket on the Crux10 that has their unique overlapping center center string system that allows for the center runners to flex around the ball and hug it for better control.

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STX also gave the Crux10 the lowest legal sidewall to give players a larger and better pocket

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BUYER BEWARE: ONLY 10 degree heads from STX will ONLY fit onto 10 degree shafts or else you will get head that doesn’t sit naturally on the stick like this

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So if you are an offensive threat you should seriously consider checking out the STX Crux and Crux10 that will help you shoot for the corners and make sure you are “Equipped to Perform”

 


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.

 

 


STX K18 Gear Review (Head, Handle, Arm Pads/Guards, Glove, Shoulder Pads)

Kyle Harrison STX K18 Gear Review

STX K18 Gear Overview

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.

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Warrior REVO 3 Review

Warrior Revo 3 Head

Warrior Revo 3 Review

The REVO 3 is the latest installment from Warrior in the Revolution line of lacrosse heads. In the past, the Revolutions weren’t exactly catered to defenders, but defenders usually used them more. For the REVO 3, Warrior has made it all about the DEFENSE. This head is designed to be stronger, stiffer and wider to allow the defense to own the offense.

In the past, the Revos didn’t have a good rep for being able to handle the everyday beatings that defenders give out. From personal experience, I love the Revo line of heads, but felt they were a little weak, especially the Revo Pro (I once went through three in a single season). With the new REVO 3, though, the Triple beam sidewall construction has multiple construction tough points to create the stiffest sidewall in Warrior’s head family. Good news.

Warrior also utilizes a wider face shape to give defenders better ability to pick off the ball in the passing lanes. As I mentioned before, I was a Revo Pro fanatic, but thought it was a little too pinched. The REVO 3 has a huge surface area to allow defenders to intercept the ball and transition up field.

Warrior also slightly tweaked the construction of the sidewall on the REVO 3 to allow for a better transition through the head and that will create a better feel for the ball, with a high pocket making it great for ground balls. In addition, Warrior added raised grip zones on the top rail of the head, which will grip onto opponents when throwing checks.

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This head is going to be a huge player in the defensive game, so if you want to start your own REVOlution check out the new Warrior REVO 3 today!

 

 

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