Day 3: Lacrosse World Championships

After two super busy days in our booth, we arrived yesterday to find that we actually had a LINE of people waiting for us to open! It seems that whatever we’re doing is working pretty well! Many people are ravenous for the free Warrior mini-sticks we’ve been giving away, but we’re getting low on those and also the t-shirts. Even the guys from Team Uganda stopped by to grab some ComLax swag! But fear not, there’s plenty of wristbands, lanyards and you can still win tons of random stuff, including entering to win gear and gift cards.

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Team Uganda, Repping ComLax!

Anyway, we went through our allocation of mini sticks yesterday in about an hour and a half!  Groups after groups after groupsof people were coming back to get mini-sticks after we ran out the day before. We had a ton of winners in our Comlax Corn-Hole Challenge, where each winner got a free pair of adrenaline socks. We also had a bunch of winners in our JengaXXL set as well.

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Free String Job, Courtesy of ComLax!

We’ve also had a few bouts of quick storm clouds rolling through each day, including one hail storm and a downpour that felt like we were in the rainforest! We are looking forward to the next few days, where we have a stringing clinic with Connor Wilson of Lacrosse All-Stars and our own Stringmaster General Mike Sullivan. They will be doing two sessions – one for beginners to go over the basics of stringing and then a later session for the more advanced stringers. This is a great chance to be able to pick the brains of two of the best stringers in the entire world in one location! So if you are out here stop by our booth from 1-4pm to get some stringing knowledge!

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Major Stringing Talent In Our Booth Sunday!

We’ve also been sneaking around the grounds of the event doing some guerrilla giveaways, where our guys were out and about looking for people wearing our giveaways tees. Random people were spotted wearing the shirts and awarded some cool swag. One kid even got himself a new Warrior Evo 4X LE with East Coast Mesh.

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Our own Kyle Minaker with the WINNER of a Warrior Evo 4X LE!


Day 1 & 2: Lacrosse World Championships

This week we are out in Denver for the 2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championship. We flew in this past Tuesday and started running around right away, picking up all of our booth stuff, renting our car and getting accustomed to our beautiful surroundings. We had pretty much all day on Wednesday to unpack all of our stuff and set up our booth, which we think looks pretty tight! We really had no idea what to expect!

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Lots of Swag to Unpack. Sigh.

We came out here with tons of giveaways to be able to reach some of our customers who don’t get to regularly shop in some of our stores. We had some sweet Warrior mini-sticks, free ComLax t-shirts, wristbands, lanyards, water bottles and other stuff. We also brought some big signs showing pictures of our stores so people could get a truer sense of what we’re all about.

A lot of people might wonder why we didn’t bring a whole retail setup and sell lax equipment and apparel, etc. You want to know the truth? We didn’t want to. Hah! Really, the truth is yes, we are a business and we like to make money, but its really a pain in the butt to bring a whole retail setup and it’s rarely a profitable endeavor. So we thought “hey, let’s just bring a whole truckload of free s&*!t out there and get people excited!”

So that’s what we did. By filing out a tiny bit of information, you’re entitled to lots of free stuff and we’ll also email you a coupon to use on our website. Good deal for you! lWe are raffling off a bunch of gift cards (varying in amounts) with the grand prize being a $350 gift card, as well as raffling off a custom Cascade R lacrosse helmet.

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The Calm Before the Storm

Thursday at 2pm, we were ready to roll! It sure seems the idea of free stuff works well, too, because within ten minutes, there were around 50 kids running to our booth! No joke, they were sprinting through the parking lot just to get a free mini stick! Word of mouth spread so fast we were seeing people coming up droves. For the rest of the day, we were flooded with people coming through that we actually run out of our daily supply of mini sticks later in the afternoon.

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Um, we’ve been busy.

It’s not just giveaways though. We have some sweet lawn games in the booth for you, too (corn hole and ladder golf, for example) and if you make a killer shot, you can WIN! We also bought an amazing extra large version of Jenga and if you pull out a piece with a ComLax logo on it and successfully place it at the top of the pile, you WIN! Of course, for corn hole, you’re not tossing the bean bag with your hand. Oh no. We have people try and sink a corn hole while shooting with a mini lacrosse stick. Put those things to good use, people!

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Be Careful, Young Jedi

Anyway, with Team USA and Canada opening up the tournament, it was great to see the USA start out with a win. We hope to see a repeat of the US Gold at this year’s games, especially while they have the home field advantage. It was also super super cool to see so many of our bright yellow ComLax shirts on TV in the stands at the USA/Canada game! It also looks like Iroquois are for real, right? A 15-4 trashing of England shows they’re here to stay! The first two days have been pretty awesome and we’ll check in daily with blog posts!

If you are in the Denver area and coming the the games, we would love to see you! Stop by the our sweet tent to get yourself a piece of lacrosse history…..and maybe win some stuff!

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Ya’ll Come Back Now, Ya Hear?


The Thompson i6 Head – A New Option For All-Around Performance

Thompson i6 Head

Thompson i6 Head

The Thompson Lacrosse Company was founded in 2014 by members of the Akwesasne Mohawk Reserve of upstate New York with a mindset of celebrating the heritage of the sport of lacrosse. The founding members wanted to preserve the Iroquois lacrosse culture by creating products that give all players the ability succeed at any level. In the spring of 2014 the Thompson Lacrosse Company entered the head market with the Thompson i6 head. CONTINUE READING ARTICLE


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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The Ultimate Lacrosse Faceoff Techniques

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One of the fastest growing aspects in the sport of lacrosse is the Faceoff and FOGOs (FaceOffGetOff). Players who are exceptional at taking faceoffs are becoming more and more valuable as time passes and the game continues to grow. They have become so important that over the past ten years, that we have seen players get recruited by colleges solely for their faceoff ability. The faceoff is not only important because of the opportunity to gain possession of the ball, but if you have a consistent FOGO you can stop the opposition from gaining momentum throughout the game. Here are three important factors in being successful at the faceoff:

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