Archives for January 2016

True Temper Sports names Lorne Smith as its Global Sales Manager

LaxGearZone.com, Posted 1/31/16
From Press Release

True Temper Sports, the designers, engineers and manufacturers of high performance lacrosse handles under the TRUE brand, has named Lorne Smith its Global Sales Manager. Smith will be responsible for lacrosse sales throughout North America and Internationally. He will also be working with the product development and marketing teams.Lorne Smith

Prior to his appointment, Smith was Sales Director for TRUE on the West Coast. He is also the founder and owner of Firethreads, the company that created revolutionary lacrosse shooting laces and string pieces. Prior to that, he worked 12 years for Warrior and Brine Sports—first as the founder and director of the firm’s Players Club Experience Camp Circuit and then in sales.

Smith’s professional career followed a long, successful run as a lacrosse player and coach. He was a three-time All-American midfielder and attackman at Princeton where his team won three straight national championships in the late 90s. After school, he coached at Stanford University for five years. He also played for the Major Lacrosse League LA Riptide in 2006-2007.

In 2013, Smith was recognized for his on-field achievements and continued involvement in the game by being inducted into the US Lacrosse Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame.

For more than a decade, True Temper Sports has been creating high performance lacrosse products for some of the most respected brands in the game. Now TRUE is taking those products directly to the players.

TRUE is a division within True Temper Sports, a global leader in golf shafts and other performance sports products. The company employs more than 1,000 employees in ten facilities worldwide.

About TRUE

The TRUE lacrosse division was established to design, engineer and manufacture the best performance-driven lacrosse products available. For twelve years, TRUE developed handles for the most respected brands in the game. Now TRUE is taking those products directly to the players. www.true-lacrosse.com

About True Temper Sports

With manufacturing facilities and offices located throughout the county and the world, True Temper retains the largest market share globally in golf shafts. The company markets a complete line of golf shafts and performance sports products in more than 30 countries throughout the world. True Temper Sports is proudly represented by 1,000 individuals in ten facilities located in the United States, Europe, Japan, China and Australia. For more information visit www.truetemper.com

.@BoathouseSports bring reversible uniform customization online

LaxgearZone.com, Posted 1/19/16
From Press Release

Made in America team athletic apparel manufacturer Boathouse Sports, today announced that its line of reversible men’s, women’s and youth lacrosse uniforms can now be purchased and custom designed online using its unique “3-D Customization” tool.Boathouse 1

Men’s lacrosse teams will be able to apply their creativity to the Revolution, Defiance or the Two-Way jerseys and custom-design a pair of matching 180 Men’s Reversible shorts. Women’s lacrosse teams will have a choice between the traditionally styled Revolution jersey and the Racer Back jersey with thinner shoulder straps.

Boathouse’s “3-D Customization” tool gives customers online access to a pallet of 30 sublimated colors to properly match their school/teams colors, a varied selection of background patterns and the ability to apply their team’s logo to a jersey or a pair of shorts for a near photo-realistic replication of the final product.Boathouse 2

“We are always looking for ways to efficiently involve our customers in the uniform design process in a way that is easy and fun and allows for sharing and collaboration,” said Doug Tibbetts, President of Boathouse Sports. “We listened to our customers and gave our customers what they wanted, the ultimate tool for customization. Response to date has been terrific.”

About Boathouse Sports®
Boathouse Sports® creates custom team athletic apparel for elite athletes. Based in the city of Philadelphia since its inception in 1985, where it manufactures over 95% of its products, Boathouse has earned an exclusive customer base of schools, universities and teams. Boathouse Sports® continues to expand its reach as one of the fastest growing custom athletic apparel brands in the world. Visit Boathouse.com to design fully-customized team gear online.

.@EpochLax adds limited edition GOLD Gen.6 Dragonfly Shaft

LaxGearZone.com, Posted 1/11/16
From Press Release

Epoch Lacrosse continues to push the boundaries of lacrosse equipment technology while also setting the tone for the industry with its bold graphic designs. Epoch today unveiled its limited edition GOLD Gen.6 Dragonfly shaft that was influenced by high tech electronic products and urban fashion trends.Dragonfly-Gold-e1452543479641

The Gen.6 Dragonfly limited edition gold shaft will feature the Dragonfly logo in solid GOLD with a corresponding pinstripe that runs the length of the shaft with Epoch’s proprietary black textured surface serving as the primary background color. Epoch’s GOLD shaft will only be available in men’s shafts and come in either a 30” shaft (C30 — $140) or a 60” shaft (C60 — $200) and come in flex profiles ranging from a mid flex (iQ5) to a soft flex (iQ9).

The black Epoch Hawk Sequel head featured in the video and images are covered under Epoch’s industry changing warranty policy. In August of 2015, Epoch made a game changing announcement that came out in full support of the lacrosse dying community and that it was removing the word “dying” from its warranty policy making all dyed Epoch lacrosse heads covered under warranty.

“We like to take the lead in everything that bares our name,” said James Miceli, principal and founder of Epoch Lacrosse. “Whether it is experimenting with the latest carbon composite materials or analyzing the latest cultural trends, Epoch products will never be boring.”

Check out a video on the GOLD Gen.6 Dragonfly Shaft.

.@EpochLax signs face-off specialist Charlie Raffa to team of endorsed athletes

LaxgearZone.com Posted 12/20/15
From Press Release

Face-off specialist and two-time All-American selection at the University of Maryland Charlie Raffa is the newest member of Epoch Lacrosse’s team of endorsed athletes.

Charlie Raffa

Charlie Raffa

In 2016, Raffa will be putting Epoch’s Gen.6 F30 FOGO face-off shaft through its paces and providing Epoch’s designers with real world feedback on the recently launched Hawk Sequel head and Otter Mesh.

“Charlie is a remarkable athlete and his knowledge and shear dominance at the face-off X is unparalleled,” said James Miceli, principal and founder of Epoch Lacrosse. “We are excited to get our products into Charlie’s hands and have him put our products especially the F30 through its paces. His unbiased appraisal will pay huge dividends in the development of all of our products.”

A native of Syosset, NY, Raffa has been on fast track to lacrosse success since his playing days at St. Anthony’s High School, where he was a two-time NSCHSAA All-League selection, 2011 Under Armour All-American selection and led St. Anthony’s to back-to-back NY state championships. Playing for the Terrapins Raffa, played in 42 games over the coarse of his junior and senior years and recorded 11 goals and 3 assists for 14 points. Charlie won 373 of his 612 face-offs for a .609 win percentage while also recording 229 ground balls.