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  • Lacrosse Mesh Buyer's Guide - An Inside Look

    Mesh is a subjective subject. There are five different types of mesh, and each has its own strengths and weaknesses. The difference boils down to player preference. There is the popular mesh and the mesh that is difficult to set up for play. Most players would choose the popular mesh, but for professional grade play, the choice is the more difficult. Here is an overview of Mesh. Continue reading

  • Brand Spotlight: What's Hot in the STX Product Line?

    STX Lacrosse LogoSTX is a Baltimore-based company that manufactures world-class equipment for all levels of play. Many of these designs offer technology that improves your game or safety equipment that allows you the freedom to play at your best without restricting you.

     

    STX AMP Shaft is designed for male, youth players in casual games. These are awesome sticks for beginners, and they come in three sizes. The 30-inch stick was designed for the midfield and those players on offense. The 40-inch stick is designed for goalies. The 60-inch stick is designed for those players on defense. Continue reading

  • How Much Does it Cost to Play Lacrosse?

    Set of men's lacrosse equipment

    Between lacrosse sticks, helmets, arm and shoulder pads, athletic shoes, and gloves, outfitting the lacrosse player with the proper equipment can certainly add up. And while these large up-front expenses can be a preventing factor in taking up the sport for many, equipment today is being made at a higher quality than it ever has before, ensuring it lasts longer, so you’ll have to upgrade and replace less.

    With that being said, here’s a quick pricing guide to lacrosse equipment:

    The Stick

    The lacrosse stick is the most important part of a laxer’s arsenal, and should be the starting point when you’re shopping for gear. Most experienced lacrosse players purchase their stick heads and stick shafts separately to further customize it to their personal preferences, but it is possible to buy complete lacrosse sticks, typically starting around $40. The majority of laxers, however, elect to purchase their head and shafts separately. It’s typically more expensive – heads range anywhere from $35 to over $100 and shafts are divided by position (midfield, attack, goalie and defense). Like heads, prices on shafts range, typically beginning around $60 to upwards of $100. Continue reading

  • All Lacrosse Sticks are NOT Created Equally - The Different Lengths of Lacrosse Sticks

    Lacrosse stick length chartThe difference between success and failure on the lacrosse field comes down to a few key things - like always having the right equipment. A good stick is imperative, and no two lacrosse sticks are created equally or are the same. Each position has its own stick length measurements, head and shaft requirements and variations. Understanding why lacrosse sticks have different sizes will go a long way towards making sure that you spend your hard earned money in the right place and on the correct equipment.

    What are the different sizes?

    Before we get too deep into the reasons and benefits of each position, the correct stick lengths for men’s lacrosse players, per NCAA regulations are as follows:

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  • This Season's Hottest Items

    It’s almost lax season, and if you’re a lacrosse player (or you know one), it might be a good idea to make sure that there's a new stick or piece of apparel in time for the beginning of the season. While the winter season isn't completely gone, it's only a matter of time before spring arrives, and teams are back in action on the field. Why have something to be even more excited about come spring?

    Here's a closer look at some of the hottest selling lacrosse items this season: Continue reading

  • Lax Season is Starting Up

    Get Into Gear for Lax Season!

    Lacrosse season is almost here, and teams across the country are getting ready to get back on the field. Collegiate lax season is already underway, with all teams starting to practice, and even a few have already kicked off their season.

    When the NCAA released their preseason rankings, it had reigning champion, Duke, at number one, with a total of 374 points. The runner-ups, Syracuse, ranked second, with a total of 346 points. North Carolina follows in third, tallying 337 points, and rounding out the top 5 are Denver, and Notre Dame. These rankings will change and fluctuate numerous times throughout the season with new teams entering the top 25, and others being voted out.

    In addition to NCAA champion lacrosse apparel, Lax World offers gear from your favorite schools, including Johns Hopkins, Maryland, Loyola, and more! Be sure to get in gear before the season starts. With Lax World, you can do that in style.

    2012-2013 Lacrosse Season

    Last season, the Duke Blue Devils claimed the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship over the top-seeded Syracuse. Syracuse jumped out to a 5-0 lead. In the 2nd quarter the Blue Devils picked up the pace to close the gap. The Blue Devils maintained this momentum throughout the game, and eventually outlasted the Syracuse Orange with a final score of 16-10

    As we take a final look at last seasons final season rankings, we see that just because you end the season ranked #1, that doesn’t ensure a trip to the championships, as Duke and Syracuse proved.

    1. Cornell

    2. North Carolina

    3. Johns Hopkins

    4. Duke

    5. Maryland

    6. Loyola

    7. Yale

    8. Princeton

    9. Denver

    10. Syracuse

    11.Penn

    12. Penn State

    13. Albany

    14. Ohio State

    15. Notre Dame

    16. Bucknell

    17. Virginia

    18. Lehigh

    19. Massachusetts

    20. Villanova

    21. Hofstra

    22. St. John’s

    23. Army

    24. Drexel

    25. Brown

    The defending champions, Blue Devils recently held their first organized practice in a brand new training facility. The practice consisted of light drills, which Duke believes will help them transition into the coming season. The Blue Devils opened the season against Jacksonville on February 8, 2014. Check out the video below to get an idea of what an NCAA Championship team does to prepare for lacrosse season.

    Do you recognize any of Duke’s drills from your own practices? Which ones would you add to the regiment shown here? Here are a few home drills that focus on fundamentals shown in the Duke training video. And do you think that the Blue Devils can lead Duke to another Men’s Lacrosse championship? If not, who do you think is their biggest competitor? Be sure to share your thoughts with us.

  • STX K18 Products on Sale at Lax World

    STX K18 Products Now On Sale at Lax World
    Sticks, pads, arm guards, shoulder pads, arm pads and more; lacrosse is a grueling, physical game. So, it only makes sense that if you play, you are protected as much as possible to avoid injury. That's where the STX K18 product line comes in. Inspired by Major League Lacrosse (MLL) player Kyle Harrison, the STX K18 line is considered "the best of the best" when it comes to lacrosse equipment. And now, this product line is available at Lax World!

    Here's a closer look at some of the items on the STX K18 product line:

    Arm guards: Lacrosse is a physical game where you are prone to hacking and whacking from opponents trying to move you off the ball. That's why a quality arm guard is crucial - so that padding absorbs these stick checks (as opposed to your arms!).. The STX K18 arm guards are non-slip, so they won't jostle up and down your arm during game action. They're also designed with what's called d3o technology, which provides better impact absorption than other types of pads.

    Arm pads: If you need arm padding, but a smaller and more flexible option than arm guards, the STX K18 arm pads also feature d3o impact absorption technology in the areas that you want.

    Shaft: Arguably, your most important piece of equipment is the stick shaft. You want it to be durable, yes - but you also want it to be lightweight so that in-game performance isn't hampered. The STX K18 shaft is ideal for players looking to upgrade from aluminum material. It's made of 7075 alloy and is an amazing stick shaft for players at youth through junior high levels.

    Stick head: The stick head is another critical part to the overall lacrosse makeup. The STX K18 u-head is legal for all skill levels and features forward cant technology to allow for better accuracy on shots and passes. Specifically, the stick head is designed for the intermediate player or skill levels ranging from youth to high school.

    Shoulder pads: Shoulder pads are important for the same reason that arm guards and arm pads are. The STX K18 model offers an elevated chest plate to help reinforce the chest protection of the pads. The shoulder pads are made of hard plastic shells and there are also adjustable straps for back protection. The upper arm pads are removable and adjustable. It's an ideal accessory for skill levels ranging from youth to high school.

    Other products in the STX K18 line include gloves and different models of arm pads. Products are available in a variety of colors and sizes, and are all available now at Lax World. This product line is among the best of the best for lacrosse players of all skill levels - and now you can see why. Don't just settle for any lacrosse equipment, get the best!

    For more information on the STX K18 line, inspired by MLL star Kyle Harrison, contact Lax World today or visit Lax World online at www.laxworld.com.

  • How to Properly String Your Lacrosse Head

    Whether you play lacrosse professionally or are just improving your general lacrosse skills, one of the first things you want to learn is how to string a lacrosse head yourself. The process will vary slightly depending on what type of mesh you use, but it is definitely something that you can manage on your own in just a couple of minutes by following the below steps. Continue reading

  • A Beginner's Guide to Necessary Lacrosse Equipment

    Have you ever wondered where lacrosse got its origins? Its origins date as far back as a Native American game played by young warriors to prepare them for battle when games could have 100 to 1,000 players. Today's version has 10 players per team and requires specific safety gear. Beginners should consider the following equipment to get started in Lacrosse:

    Gloves: Hits on the hands are common in beginner lacrosse, so well padded lacrosse gloves are a must.

    Arm and Elbow Pads: Protect the arms from opponents' slashing lacrosse sticks. Look for well padded but flexible dense foam arm pads for maximum protection.

    Forearm Pads: These pads fill the gap between the gloves and the arm pads.

    Cleats: High-top lacrosse cleats are designed to stay on during a game (versus cleats from other sports).

    Shoulder Pads: These pads should fully protect the shoulders and also extend hard padding down the chest.

    Rib Pads: Some players wear these to protect their ribs and kidneys from poke checks; however, some players find them to be too bulky.

    Lacrosse Balls: Stock up on the hard rubber balls used in lacrosse for practice sessions.

    Helmet: Protecting your head is crucial in this tough sport with lots of contact.

    Mouth Guard: Protect the teeth from errant elbows and sticks; buy one that can attach to the helmet.

    Groin Protection: Also known as a "cup", is vital for male players.

    Lacrosse Stick: Beginner sticks have large, wide heads with soft mesh for easier catching; however, they offer less control and durability than an aluminum stick with hard mesh. Advanced lacrosse sticks have a titanium shaft, premium head, hard mesh and custom stringing.

    Optional Items

    Lacrosse Goal and Net: It’s always good to have your own lacrosse goal on hand so you can practice during your own free time.

    Lacrosse Shooting Targets: Start learning to aim your shot and hit your corners with a Target to put in front of your goal.

    You can find all of these products at Lax World today!

  • Review of Cascade's R Series Lacrosse Helmet

    The highly anticipated release of the new Cascade R Helmet certainly caused a flurry of shopping activity both online and in lacrosse retailers on July 1st. Professional and amateur lacrosse players across the nation who witnessed the helmet’s debut performance at the opening games at the Konica Minolta Big City Classic were heading up the rush of orders. Continue reading

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