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Lacrosse Sticks

  • Fiddlesticks...What are they good for? Absolutely everything!

    All University of Maryland player, Tyler, needs is one more goal to win as he heads down the field on a break away. He whips a pass to the point man that quickly passes to a teammate cutting across the crease. He finishes a behind-the-back shot and the team goes crazy - they just won the game before the National Lacrosse Championship! This was not the Final Four though. This was one of several fiddlestick games being played by the young and old fans imagining they were playing for a top college lacrosse team in the parking lot.

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  • Under Armour Apparel at Lax World

    Lacrosse is the fastest growing team sport in the United States, with the number of players tripling from 2001 to 2010. With its increasing popularity come a greater variety of options for lacrosse gear. From kids in youth leagues to professionals, lacrosse players need superior quality equipment at competitive prices. Lax World offers an enormous range of apparel options at a variety of price points, making it the best place to find premium lacrosse gear.

    Under Armour lacrosse apparel is one of the most popular and quickly growing brands available for lacrosse players. From its beginning, as a company inspired to make t-shirts from moisture wicking synthetic fabrics, Under Armour has become one of the most sought-after brands in the sporting world. Continue reading

  • What to Look for in a Girls Lacrosse Stick

    Typically referred to as the crosse, the stick is the most important equipment piece in lacrosse. For girl’s lacrosse, the sticks are usually composed of nylon, fiberglass, wood, leather, a metal alloy handle, gut, and composite. To maximize your natural skills on the field, you must choose a stick that fits your position, playing style, and comfort level. Continue reading

  • Girls Lacrosse Stick Buying Guide

    girls lacrosse

    Typically referred to as the crosse, the stick is the most important equipment piece in lacrosse. For girl’s lacrosse, the sticks are usually composed of nylon, fiberglass, wood, leather, a metal alloy handle, gut, and composite. To maximize your natural skills on the field, you must choose a stick that fits your position, playing style, and comfort level. Continue reading

  • Lacrosse Stick FAQ Pt II

    lacrosse stick

    The stick - It's the most important piece of equipment when it comes to lacrosse. However, just like the hockey stick, baseball bat, tennis racquet, and golf club, the lacrosse stick has greatly evolved as technology has improved since the inception of the game. Many of the basics of the lacrosse stick, from the shaft material to the difference between men's and women's sticks, were covered in Part I of our FAQs. This FAQ installment will focus more on the technology behind the lacrosse stick, as well as what type of stick you need based on your skill set.

    What material are lacrosse shafts typically made of?

    Materials typically vary by what position you play. For instance, attacker and midfielder sticks are most commonly made of titanium, aluminum alloy, and composite materials. Defender shafts and goalie shafts are made of scandium, titanium, and aluminum alloy. So what style of shaft is best for you, being that there's some crossover between positions? It depends. Titanium shafts are the strongest, so it's the ideal material for a defender attempting to check the opposition off the ball. However, aluminum alloy is considered the lightest material, which would suit an attacker or a goaltender. Above all, the type of shaft you choose should come down to personal preference.

    What type of pocket should I get with my stick - deep or shallow?

    Again, the answer to this question depends on what position you play. Deeper pockets allow for better ball control and make it more difficult for defenders to check you off the ball, so ball control players who either do a lot of short passing or dodging typically select deeper pocket sticks. Shallow pockets allow for a fast release and are usually selected by more fast-break type players.

    I'm a new lacrosse player - what type of stick should I buy?

    For anyone that's new to the game, the first priority should be learning how to catch and throw properly. The sticks that allow beginners to do this best are those that have wide heads and throat areas. Soft mesh is also much more forgiving than hard mesh, thereby making it easier to catch the ball. However, lacrosse players shouldn't always play with wide heads - narrower head designs allow players to get more power on their shots, which is certainly an advantage after you've mastered the fundamentals.

    How much do lacrosse sticks cost?

    That depends on a lot of factors, but generally speaking, lacrosse sticks cost anywhere between $35 and $150. If you're a beginner player, we'd recommend springing for a less expensive stick because you're likely just going to be using it to hone the basic skills. As you get better and become a more serious player, you'll need the appropriate stick to perform up to your level - that's when you shouldn't be afraid to pony up bigger money for a better stick. Some of our favorite beginner sticks are the STX Av8 Complete Stick and the Maverik Bad Boy Complete Stick.

    Can lacrosse sticks be brought as carry-on luggage on airplanes?

    Yes, TSA says lacrosse sticks are OK to bring on a plane as a carry-on, so players that travel for games and tournaments shouldn't worry about checking it with the airline before security. Those who are paying upwards of $100 for a lacrosse stick may prefer carrying the equipment on, as it reduces the risk of lost or stolen items.

  • How to String a Lacrosse Head

    String a Lacrosse Head

    Lacrosse players in every stage of the game need to properly maintain their lacrosse gear so they can give the greatest performance out on the field. At times, you may need to replace the mesh on your lacrosse head. There are numerous ways to string it, as people develop their unique style and preference on how tight they want the mesh. You can start out following these basic steps, and then hone your stringing skills over time. Continue reading

  • Lacrosse Stick Buying Guide

    Lacrosse is an extremely exciting, strenuous, and fast-paced sport. The lacrosse stick each player carries can also be referred to as a crosse or shaft; it is the primary weapon of all players on the field no matter which position they play. Therefore, it is essential that you carefully select the lacrosse stick that fits you. Continue reading

  • Lacrosse Face-Off Tips and Drills to Dominate the X

    Lacrosse Faceoff

    Properly executing a lacrosse face-off is a combination of skills – both physical and mental. Using the proper tools, mind-set, and body placements are a deadly combination that will increase your possessions off the X.

    Middies who participate in the face-off are the make-it-or-break-it players on the field. To gain an advantage at the face-off there are certain drills that need to be incorporated into your training sessions – no matter your skill level. Continue reading

  • Introducing The A1 Shaft by Maverik Lacrosse

    Maverik A1 Shaft

    Maverik recently introduced their lightest lacrosse stick to date – the Maverik A1 Shaft. The two characteristics of the best lacrosse sticks for serious lax players are strength and weight. The stronger and lighter the feel of the pole, the more control the player has. The new technology put into this shaft from the experts at Maverik allows the player complete control of a lighter lacrosse stick without worrying about too heavy a grip. The A1Rium material allows this pole to weigh in at only 5.4 ounces, making it one of the lightest and best lacrosse shaft options in the market.

    Strength should never be compromised in a stick, and although light, this stick is strong! Instead of the normal hexagon shape found on most sticks, the Maverik A1 Shaft adds concave grooves to the pole’s two longest sides. This in turn helps with thumb placement and minimalizes the touch points to your hand, which can ultimately improve grip.

    Not only is this stick lighter and stronger, but it is also allows for a better grip. The new Grit Grip is made from bead-blasted technology, allowing for a tape-like feel without the need or use of tape. The pole has a sandpaper feel that can be felt even with gloves on. This feel allows for a natural grip while also permitting your hands to slide naturally.

  • Hot New Lacrosse Heads @ Lax World

    It doesn’t matter your experience level, position or what type of player you are – your lacrosse stick is critical to your game. If you’re a hard-checking defender, FOGO or sharp shooter, the way your stick is constructed will define your play style more than any other piece of equipment. Continue reading

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