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!
So the other night I got to test out the new Recon XLU and impressed me with how well it performed I was skeptical at first. But Gait has completely revamped their product lines to deliver equipment which provides advantages to the players with their “more than a game” strategy. What this means is that Gait isn’t going to put out a product just so that the can put something out on the market they are spending the time on R&D to figure out ways to actually help improve a players game while keeping up with techonological advances in the market. As for the Recon XLU here is what I thought about the head and how it performed for me.
The sidewall design is the same as the XL with a narrow face for a great channel and amazing ball control. With this being a Universal head sometimes when companies “universalize” traditional heads they come out looking awkward but this looks great and feels great as well.The vertical design in the sidewall was strategically placed for strength and the ability to snap back into place and not warp the head. Multiple stringing holes allow for any pocket type to be strung up so you can string it just the way you want to.
I used it as a LSM to really put a test to the strength of the sidewalls and it truly impressed me and it performed great for me holding its shape. But on faceoffs it had the ability to plunge very easily and pop the ball easily without it being too flimsy or too stiff it was goldilocks JUST RIGHT! On poke checks it seems to hold it shape enough to land a solid check. On ground balls the moderate scoop allows players to easy grab ground balls so they can land in the pocket quickly and easily. On poke checks it seems to hold it shape enough to land a solid check.
Off the bat this head is real lightweight and offers a great balanced feel throughout the head and at only 128 grams this will be one of the lightest heads on the market. This head is obviously for those attackmen and midfielder who are have mid/high pockets that are looking to rip the net apart.
By only using it a couple times I can’t exactly say what the lifespan of the head is but the plastic is strong enough and sturdy enough to take a beating. The Recon XLU will perform the same way every time without having to worry about the head warping or breaking.
Overall I was very impressed with this head and I haven’t been impressed by a Gait head this much since the original Torque. But anyway this head is going to certainly make a huge jump in the NCAA community and I’m sure to see this on the field at UVA a lot throughout their midfield and attack core. Will come unstrung, strung with mesh or strung with traditional as well. Check back later to get this head when it comes out becuase we’re as excited as you are.
The Brine CYBER is back!!!! Once again Brine has brought back a head that was once very successful and updated it for 2013!
Brine updated this head for 2013 but stayed true to the heads roots which offers the same aggresive offset and styling to give you a head that will perform every time and be able to remain competitive. The Cyber is a defensemen’s dream head it light enough for easy mobility, strong enough to handle tons beatings and wide enough to get into any passing lane.
As the saying goes “defense wins championships” and Brine realized they needed to reinforce this idea into people’s heads by reinforcing the sidewalls of the Cyber to be able to put up with the rough play defenders are known for.The Cyber offers Brine’s strategic “Cross Beam Construction” which you can see reinforces the sidewall without being too aggresive and remaining lightweight.
Brine also redesigned the throat to reduce excess material and reinforced the connection to the shaft with two screw holes to reduce the rattling of loose heads.
The Cyber offers a wide enough face to allow any defender to get into the passing lanes and transition out of the defensive end. Also the shape helps to strengthen the head to help it remain sturdy.
As fans of the original Cyber we are really excited about this launch and look for these to be tearing up the defensive end.
If you’re in the market for a new head check them out here!!!!!
When Warrior and Paul Rabil sat down they set out to create the ultimate scoring machine and what we got was; THE RABIL, a head inspired by the BEST scorer in the game.
First he was a 2-time national champion with Johns Hopkins, selected 1st overall by the Boston Cannons in the 2008 MLL draft, 2011 MLL champion with the Cannons, 3-time offensive player of the year and 2-time MLL MVP. Paul Rabil is with out a doubt one of the best players to EVER play the game and with that being said, he always wants to make sure he performs at his best. In 2009 Rabil set the WORLD RECORD for fastest shot at 111 mph. With that in mind Warrior scooped up Rabil to join their design staff in 2012 and whether or not they hit the jackpot remains to be seen but we think they’ll do okay.
Rabil personally sat down with Warrior’s research and design team to fine tune and tweak areas specific to enhancing his shooting mechanics. During the R&D of this stick Warrior design managers wanted to capture shooting mechanics in real time so they could understand how sticks perform in different circumstances to get data on shooting mechanics work within stick construction. Here you can see a Warrior Evo 3 with a bunch of sensors on it.
At first glance of the head you can see the maximum offset with Warrior’s TruOffset technology to allow for a deeper pocket and smoother feel when stick handling.
The Rabil has a great universal pinch with the flared bottom sidewall so that everyone at any level can use it. The bottom sidewall also has a specifically designed curve to create a perfect and consistent release from the pocket on shots and passes.
The lightweight design is showcased with Warrior’s NOZ molding process with hollowed out sidewall which is injected with NOZ to create that lightweight feel yet add strength as well. Also there are a TON of sidewall holes so that all you string surgeons out there can get fancy and string this head up a million different ways.
Warrior also added their 2shot customizable molding process also allows for multiple colors to be injected into the head where the Rabil is available in 7 different color ways.
All in all we think that this head will be pretty amazing and this should be making its way to a ComLax near you and online within the next couple weeks, so stay tuned. ALL HAIL!!
Arachnophobics have no fear! The Maverik Spider doesn’t bite, that is unless it’s the back of the net.
What sets the Maverik Spider head apart from any other on the market right now is its design. Inspired by the combination of robotic spiders and the architecture of NYC’s famous bridges, the Maverik Spider merges the unique and intriguing anatomy of spiders with human technology. Maverik took a different approach to designing the Spider by adding support on the specific areas of the head that receive the most stress while in play. The cool thing about the Spider is its weight, which is surprisingly light when considering the amount of strength it has. When I first picked this head up, I was really surprised by its light weight. The Maverik Spider’s rail structure and specifically placed holes give it the unmatched weight and strength of a spider web.
After I had my first look at the head, I went on to stringing it. The unique feature on this head is the design of the sidewall holes. When you string a stick, the sidewall string is what pulls the mesh to the head and forms your pocket. The Spider essentially has slits placed in cooperation with its sidewall holes. This makes it easy to lock your sidewall into place and guarantee an even tightness on each side of the head.
For stringing, I used grey 10D Jimalax hard mesh. The grey hard mesh by Jimalax is pretty different than most other hard mesh. It is softer, which makes it easier to break in your pocket. I strung the mesh up with Jimalax Snow Camouflage sidewall string. I felt like the grey and camo together would truly give the head the look of a spider. After I was done stringing, I ended up with a surprisingly nice channel. Usually it is difficult to get a good channel with rounded heads with wide throats, but not with the Maverik Spider. I decided to put in a V for a shooter instead of a U in order to get optimal precision when throwing. Then I put in one straight shooter and a Snow Camo nylon, which really lets you feel the ball come out when you throw.
I’d recommend the Maverik Spider head to the offensive minded player. Whether you’re an attackman, middie, or pole who is a scoring threat, this head is great for putting the biscuit in the basket. I was sniping with this in the side yard and I was ripping holes in my net! The Spider is a great head engineered by some creative minds over at Maverik Lacrosse. Pics below – and you can get your own by clicking right here: