Official 2008 Gear Thread

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Postby ZagGrad on Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:22 pm

Pics of 2008 gear can be found at laxshopper.com. I think the Reebok gear looks awesome...No pictures/details of cascade's latest helmet though.
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Postby onpoint on Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:23 pm

cjwilhelmi wrote:Alex, since you have seen the Blade 2.0, how does it compare in flexibility to other Warrior heads? I am assuming that the Blade 2.0 will have a similar face shape as the other 2.0 lines, am I correct?


Oops, sorry for the delay. I think it is very similar to the original Blade, but it appears to be much wider and designed so that it won't pinch so easily. The Face-off version looks closer to the old Blades in my opinion.
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Postby scooter on Thu Sep 13, 2007 5:38 pm

onpoint wrote:
cjwilhelmi wrote:Alex, since you have seen the Blade 2.0, how does it compare in flexibility to other Warrior heads? I am assuming that the Blade 2.0 will have a similar face shape as the other 2.0 lines, am I correct?


Oops, sorry for the delay. I think it is very similar to the original Blade, but it appears to be much wider and designed so that it won't pinch so easily. The Face-off version looks closer to the old Blades in my opinion.


I'm not a big fan of the new F-off's. The sidewalls are different, making pocket placement quite difficult. I see Warrior's strategy in bringing back the blade, they just screwed up in the design i think
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Postby Andy Sharp on Thu Sep 13, 2007 7:21 pm

ZagGrad wrote:Pics of 2008 gear can be found at laxshopper.com. I think the Reebok gear looks awesome...No pictures/details of cascade's latest helmet though.
I heard there were problems with the new Cascade helmet and it likely being delayed more, but I'm just spreading 3rd hand rumors.

The Reebok gear does look impressive, I noticed they've got a bit of Harrow's former talent working for them.
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Postby cjwilhelmi on Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:17 pm

There is a problem with the new cascades from what I have been told as well.
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Postby Madlax16 on Sun Oct 07, 2007 11:38 pm

Has anyone heard anything about the new Adidas gear?
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LaxShopper is Updated

Postby Andy Sharp on Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:38 pm

I've finally got the 2008 gear entered into the main product listings and it's ready for your ratings and reviews.

Take a look at all the new gear (including some items that snuck under the radar).

http://www.laxshopper.com

Now onto more programming to improve the site.
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Postby cjwilhelmi on Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:42 pm

Andy - your missing the Brine Franchise on the head section. Just FYI
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Postby Ryan Hanavan on Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:35 pm

cjwilhelmi wrote:There is a problem with the new cascades from what I have been told as well.


Does it have to do with the sizes? It seems like they are smaller...
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Postby Andy Sharp on Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:42 pm

cjwilhelmi wrote:Andy - your missing the Brine Franchise on the head section. Just FYI
Don't know if you missed it or the updates hadn't posted yet, but here it is:
http://www.laxshopper.com/equipment/men ... nchise.htm

I did realize I spoke too early, still adding other gear.
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Adidas Gear

Postby schelitzche on Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:10 pm

I will just pipe in with some Adidas thoughts. I am familiar with the product and here is a rundown.

They broke their line into three groups, advanced, intermediate, and beginner.

Advanced - Ti shaft with offset head. Pads are nice but nothing special. Gloves are OK. Comfortable but they dont stand out.

Intermediate - 7075 Shaft with another offset head. Their sticks are actually nice and I like their heads so thats one positive. The gear again is nothing special. I think they were hoping people liked it for the standard Adidas "three stripes" on everything.

Beginner - Stick is the best intro stick I have seen. Its cheap and the head is nicer than the intro stuff from Brine and STX. Equipment is really low end and should not be used in anything other than youth. I guess that was the point?

The best parts of their lines are their cleats and their jerseys. They have three cleats, the bottom two I believe to be the best. They make an attack (low) and defense (mid) and both are really nice.

The nicest part of their lacrosse gear are their jerseys. They offer a couple lines of cut and sew jerseys and and several sublimation jerseys. They are all very nice and I would highly recommend.

Thats what I got!
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Postby OklahomaLax45 on Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:13 am

NT19 wrote:anyone have any pics of the new cascade helmet?


That new cascade is sick...OU is going to be going to all Pro7's at the start of the 2008 fall-ball season next august. Buddy of mine who plays on the east coast just got one, said its the best helmet in the sport of lacrosse right now

Craig, they got pic's on http://www.releasedfromcaptivity.com/
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Postby A.J. Stevens on Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:02 am

OklahomaLax45 wrote:Buddy of mine who plays on the east coast just got one, said its the best helmet in the sport of lacrosse right now


Riddell makes the best helmet in the sport of lacrosse....Who cares how cool you look. Watch any resent video of Muhammad Ali before you tell me I'm wrong.

http://www.uslacrosse.org/safety/pdf/co ... Moct07.pdf

http://laxmagazine.cstv.com/sports/w-la ... 07aab.html
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Postby onpoint on Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:01 pm

Little discussed fact about the Riddell: It is significantly heavier than other helmets, meaning sparring or helmet to helmet hits by a Riddell-wearer greatly increases the risk of injury or concussion to the opposing player.

The new Brine and Warrior helmets also both have major anti-concussion measures taken. I agree that concussions are a very serious part of our game, but Riddell was just the first to address it, not the only.
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Postby OAKS on Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:16 pm

A.J. Stevens wrote:Riddell makes the best helmet in the sport of lacrosse....Who cares how cool you look. Watch any resent video of Muhammad Ali before you tell me I'm wrong.

http://www.uslacrosse.org/safety/pdf/co ... Moct07.pdf

http://laxmagazine.cstv.com/sports/w-la ... 07aab.html


So are the new Cascade no better protection-wise than their predecessors? I have only seen one in passing, but the padding system looks significantly different.
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