.@EpochLax introduces the FireFly shaft

LaxGearZone.com, Posted 10/25/14
From Press Release

Epoch Lacrosse on Friday proudly introduced the newest member of its carbon fiber shaft family, the FireFly. The FireFly, which will retail for $100 msrp (30”) and $160 msrp (60” defensive shaft), has the same DNA and state of the art materials as Epoch’s revolutionary Dragonfly line of carbon fiber shafts. The FireFly is designed for the advancing player looking to make the jump from an alloy to a carbon fiber shaft.



“Up until recently manufacturing anything made out of carbon fiber has been very cost prohibitive for a large segment of the population,” said James Miceli, Principal at Epoch Lacrosse. “Our market research found that the only thing holding back players from making the jump to a carbon fiber shaft in the past has been the price point. It is only after years of refining the manufacturing process that we can now offer a mid-priced carbon fiber shaft that meets and exceeds the demands of players.”

The FireFly has a clean minimalistic look with bold new graphic treatments highlighting the FireFly name and the company’s “Live. Play. Be.” tag line. It will draw on Epoch’s popular concave geometry and come with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty.

“We pride ourselves on pushing the evolutionary boundaries of lacrosse equipment development,” added Miceli. “The FireFly is just one of several new products that we will be unveiling for the 2015 season.”

FireFly Fast Facts:

Length: 30”

Geometry: concave

Material: Composite/ Carbon Fiber

MSRP: FF-C30iQ5 – $100; FF-C60iQ8 – $160

Warranty: 1-Year

Colors: White

See the YouTube Video on the Firelfy

About Epoch Lacrosse:

Epoch Lacrosse delivers the finest manufactured lacrosse equipment designed to increase playability and maximize performance by utilizing world-class materials and manufacturing techniques. Epoch tests and re-tests each of its designs to ensure optimal durability, playability and performance. Epoch’s goal is simple, to give players every opportunity to reach their true potential. Live. Play. Be.

Visit http://www.EpochLacrosse.com to learn more about Epoch and its products.

To stay up-to-date on Epoch’s line-up of products “like” them on Facebook.com/Epochlax.

You can also follow Epoch on Twitter @epochlax and check out their blog at http://www.LivePlayBe.com

.@EpochLax introduces 2015 Dragonfly Gen.5 F30 face-off shaft for face-off specialists

LaxGearZone.com, Posted 10/17/14
From Press Release

Competition at the face-off X is fierce and the new NCAA rules will make hand speed and clamping power even more crucial. Epoch Lacrosse, today unveiled the 2015 Dragonfly Gen.5 F30 face-off shaft that is designed solely with the face-off specialist in mind.

Dragonfly Gen.5 F30-Face-Off Shaft

Dragonfly Gen.5 F30-Face-Off Shaft

Epoch picked the brains of its partners The Face-Off Factory and their staff of elite coaches to identify their wish list for a shaft. Epoch took its research to the next level by utilizing high-speed movie cameras to study the ergonomics and connection between a player’s hands in relation to the shaft to find the ideal balance between comfort, performance and durability. No expense was spared in designing the shaft. The 2015 Dragonfly Gen.5 F30 uses hi-grade carbon fiber materials and production techniques that are usually reserved for military grade products.

“It is really nice to see a company who actually listens to the people who use their products and goes out of their way to deliver a product that exceeds our expectations,” said Bryan Burkhart, founder of the Face-Off Factory. “We put this shaft into the hands of hundreds of youth, high school and Division I players this past summer and heard nothing but rave reviews.”

The game-changing F30 shaft with its MOTOGrip is designed to maximize clamping power and torque at the draw. The green color provides a contrasting color to a players gloves and head. The concave shaft on the lower half of the shaft provides a standard shape for comfortable passing and shooting after you win the draw and drive to the cage.

Here are some facts about the F30:

Length: 30”
Geometry: FOGO
Material: Composite/ Carbon FiberGen5
MSRP: $140
Flex: iQ5
Release Point: Uniform
Technology Platform: A.C.L. with Axis Technology
Reload Technology: Yes
Warranty: 1-Year
Colors: Carbon Gray

“Equipment manufacturers have pretty much ignored the face-off position over the years,” said James Miceli, Principal at Epoch Lacrosse. “We thought it was time that these hard working athletes get equipment custom tailored to meet the grueling demands of their position.”

Click here for video on the 2015 Dragonfly Gen.5 F30 face-off shaft

Gear news: Maverik University’s Drew Adams is “On the Crease”

LaxGearZone.com, Posted 3/25/13
From Press Release

Maverik Lacrosse is pleased to launch its latest instructional video “On the Crease” starring Maverik Athlete and Penn State All-American Drew Adams.

“Making 1 on 1 saves is one of the hardest, but most rewarding parts of being a goalie. Making just a few of these saves a game can make a big difference in the outcome,” said Adams.

In the video, Adams explains different techniques for playing 1 on 1 shots, which range from a traditional to more aggressive approach.

Drew Adams Maverik University
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“Drew has established himself as the premier goalie in the world. His size, athleticism, communication, and the mental edge he encompasses make him a game-changer. Drew not only makes the saves he should, he stops the opposition when he has no business doing so,” said Maverik Sports Marketing Director Paul Carcaterra.

Adams is a 2009 graduate of Penn State, where he was named an All-American 3 times, and ranks first in career saves with 694. Adams now plays in Major League Lacrosse for the New York Lizards, and was awarded the MLL goalie of the Year back to back years in 2011 and 2012.

Check out what’s in Drew’s Bag:

Helmet: CPXR
Head: Base
Shaft: Wonderboy
Gloves: Maybach Duece

College gear: Arcadia (PA) readies for first season of Division III lacrosse

LaxGearZone.com, Posted 1/21/13
From Staff Report and Press Release

The Arcadia University men’s lacrosse team released its inaugural game schedule and gave LaxGearZone.com its exclusive look at the squad’s uniforms.

Arcadia opens play this spring in its first NCAA season

The Knights are preparing for the 2013 season, their first season as an intercollegiate program in the MAC Freedom Conference. Arcadia will play 15 regular season games, including six league games.

Warrior Tii helmet with watermark of the Castle

Warrior Tii helmet

“I am extremely excited to announce our inaugural schedule,” said Head Coach Drew Delaney. “The 2013 season will lay the foundation for our program. I believe we have put together a slate of non-conference games that will challenge our players and prepare us for the competition in the MAC Freedom.”

Custom Warrior Riot gloves

Warrior Tii helmet

The season gets underway on February 20th when the Knights play their first NCAA Division III game on Easton Field against Stockton. The MAC Freedom schedule gets underway on April 6th as they travel to face King’s. They will play their MAC Freedom home opener on April 10th as they face FDU-Florham for a 7pm face-off.

Acadia’s gear was made by Warrior, including the Warrior Tii helmet (grey), Custom Warrior Riot gloves, and Custom Warrior Uniforms. The helmet decals include a watermark, so to speak, of the historic Grey Towers Castle.

2013 Arcadia Men’s Lacrosse Schedule

2/20/13, 7PM, Richard Stockton, Glenside, PA, Easton Field
2/23/13, 1PM, at Immaculata University, Immaculata, PA

Custom Warrior Uniforms

3/2/13, 1 PM, at Albright College, Reading, PA
3/6/13, 7PM, Penn State Abington, Glenside, PA, Easton Field
3/20/13, 7PM, Rosemont College, Glenside, PA, Easton Field
3/23/13, 3PM, Alvernia University, Glenside, PA, Easton Field
3/27/13, 4PM, at Gwynedd-Mercy College, Gwynedd Valley, PA

4/3/13, 4:30PM, at Bryn Athyn, Bryn Athyn, PA
4/6/13, 1PM. MAC, at King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, PA
4/10/13, 7PM, MAC, Fairleigh Dickinson-College-Florham, Glenside, PA, Easton Field
4/13/13, 1PM, MAC, DeSales University, Glenside, PA, Easton Field
4/17/13, 7PM, MAC, at Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
4/20/13, 12PM, at Centenary College (New Jersey), Hackettstown, NJ
4/24/13, 3:30PM, MAC, at Eastern University, St. Davids, PA
4/27/13, 1PM, MAC, Misericordia University, Glenside, PA, Easton Field

Boathouse to feature two-way sublimated reversible short-sleeve game jersey at Lacrosse Convention

LaxGearZone.com, Posted 1/11/13
From Press Release

Boathouse Sports® (www.boathouse.com) will be featuring a unique two-way sublimated reversible short-sleeve game jersey at the US Lacrosse National Convention on January 11 – 13th at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Stop by the Boathouse Sports booth (#448 in Hall “A”) to check out the two-way reversible game jersey, enter to win a GORE-TEX® Boathouse jacket and check out Boathouse’s complete line of lacrosse apparel. Coaches who open an online team store at the convention will also receive free Boathouse gear.

Boathouse two-way sublimated reversible short-sleeve game jersey

For the latest news and updates on Boathouse Sports products visit the Boathouse Facebook page or Website.

“Our two-way reversible jersey is a real game changing product,” said Doug Tibbetts, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boathouse Sports. “It gives teams the flexibility of changing the uniforms at moments notice while also providing them with an affordable alternative to purchasing both home and away uniforms.”

Boathouse’s new 2-way reversible jersey is constructed with its Versa-Dri fabric for its moisture wicking properties and ability to be sublimated on both sides of the jersey.

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. For Boathouse Sports current catalogs and promotions log onto www.boathousecatalog.com.

Gear News: Former Duke All-American signed by Maverik

LaxGearZone.com, Posted 1/10/13
From Press Release

Maverik Lacrosse is proud to announce the signing of Wings rookie CJ Costabile, a three-time All-American at Duke University and the 2012 recipient of the prestigious Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, to its roster of elite lacrosse representatives.

CJ Costabile

Costabile will be signing autographs and meeting fans this Saturday, January 12th along with Maverik Athletes Billy Bitter, Jovan Miller and Drew Adams at the US Lacrosse National Convention in Philadelphia.

“CJ is a great example of what hard work and determination can lead to on the field and in the classroom,” said John Gagliardi, founder of Maverik Lacrosse. ” CJ’s overtime goal to win the NCAA championship is one of the most memorable goals in Lacrosse history. We are excited to have a player of his skill, leadership and love for the game as part of the Cascade and Maverik team.”

Over his four years at Duke, CJ’s hard work in the classroom earned him an All-Atlantic Coast Conference academic team selection and conference honor roll membership. In addition to his lacrosse and classroom commitments, CJ was an active volunteer in the Durham community. He and his teammates often made and served dinner to families at a local Ronald McDonald house and visited patients at the Duke Children’s Hospital.

“I am thrilled to join a company which is as dedicated to growing the game of lacrosse as it is to creating the most advanced equipment on the market,” said CJ. “It’s is an honor to be working with such an All-Star team of athletes to help advance the Maverik message and contribute to the growth of the game.”

Costabile’s on the field resume is as impressive as his classroom achievements. In 2012, CJ was a First-Team All-American and ACC Co-Defensive Player of the Year and recorded a team-high 137 ground balls. CJ was also named the recipient of the 2012 Lt. Donald McLaughlin, Jr. Award as the nation’s most outstanding midfielder.

In that same year he was also a 2012 Tewaaraton finalist. However, CJ will always be remembered in lacrosse history for his 2011 face-off win and game winning goal in overtime against Notre Dame to lead Duke to their first ever NCAA National Championship.

During his four years at Duke, Costabile posted a .531 career face-off percentage, 368 career ground balls and 65 caused turnovers. CJ grew up in Connecticut and played for New Fairfield H.S., winning a state championship his senior year. He also was named as a “Top 10” recruit by Inside Lacrosse magazine in 2008 and was selected to play for the U-19 U.S. National team.

Gear news: OdorBalance announces revolutionary way to clean and protect new and used sports equipment

LaxGearZone.com, Posted 12/11/12
From Press Release

OdorBalance® today announced a revolutionary new way to clean and protect new and used sports equipment, in the washing machine.

It is as easy as adding OdorBalance® Offense & Defense gear wash to the detergent and fabric softener receptacles in your washing machine and letting it do the work for you.

“We are constantly looking for new applications for our products,” said Philadelphia Wings standout Drew Westervelt, founder of OdorBalance® and attackman on the 2012 Major League Lacrosse Championship Chesapeake Bayhawks. “Our products are easy to use, efficient and the most effective athletic equipment and apparel cleaning products on the market. Bottom line, they are state of the art and are second to none.”

OdorBalance’s Offense & Defense products both utilize the company’s proprietary Bactishield™ technology. OdorBalance’s proprietary technology, BactiShield™ provides a durable, bonded, long lasting barrier against odors caused by bacteria on gear, apparel and footwear.


OdorBalance® and its sister company BactiBarrier® were founded in 2011 by professional lacrosse player Drew Westervelt and cleaning industry professionals Doug McGettigan and Doug Bradford. OdorBalance® products can be purchased online <http://www.odorbalance.com/products/> or at a retail store.

Gear news: Maverik introduces new H2 shaft

LaxgearZone.com, Posted 11/27/12
From Press Release

Maverik Lacrosse continues to raise the bar or in this case the shaft for the lacrosse industry with the reintroduction of the H2 shaft.

Maverik’s engineers have continued with the proven performance of the H2 Scandium Titanium material but with a new texture and graphic for the 2013 season. The Maverik H2 Scandium Titanium Shaft, Proven Performance. Check out the latest Maverik video featuring the new A1 Shaft. YouTube.com/maverikfilms

The H2 shaft features Maverik’s proprietary Wonder Boy concave shape and TactileGrip technology for added durability and feel. The H2 is a high-performance shaft designed for elite level players looking for a strength and durability.

“I’m a big fan of the tick tack toe style grip combined with the Wonder Boy shape,” said Maverik athlete and Syracuse great Jovan Miller. “This has got to be my favorite shaft in the 2013 line.”

H2 Lacrosse Shaft specs:

· Scandium and Titanium alloys

· Maverik’s proprietary concave shape

· TactileGrip surface technology

· Available in 30” and 60” lengths

· Black, Silver and Gunmetal colors

For more information on the H2 shaft, please visit MaverikLacrosse.com. For your added convenience please use the Dealer Locator which will direct you to your nearest Maverik retailer.

Click HERE to view H2 and follow Maverik for the latest news and updates on all products and athletes.

Maverik Lacrosse Official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/maveriklacrosse

Gear News: CROOKED ARROWS gear, DVD is available

LaxVGearZone.com, Posted 11/23/12

Get your official Crooked Arrows DVD/BluRay disc as well as all the Crooked Arrows swag and gear by clicking here.

The first full-length lacrosse motion picture was a hit at the theaters in the spring. If you missed it, or just didn’t see it enough, now is the time to watch it on DVD or BluRay. And the price is right!

Invite the team over to watch the story of a Native American team that beat the odds to make it to the New York state prep finals while fulfilling the Creator’s dream of playing the fastest game on two feet the right way.

You can order Crooked Arrows:
• DVD/BluRay
• Shirts
• Shorts
• Hats
• LAX Gear
• Wristbands
• Sunglasses

Gear News: Longstreth Lacrosse extending Black Friday sale all weekend

LaxgearZone.com, Posted 11/23/12

This year Longstreth is extending its Black Friday Sale through the entire weekend!

Save 20% off equipment and 25% off apparel all weekend. Plus, Longstreth is featuring several “doorbuster” products that are deeply discounted.

Doors open at 7:00 am on Friday, November 23. Free gifts will be given to the first 100 shoppers. You will find Doorbuster sale prices Friday until 10am and throughout the weekend.

The 2013 Women’s Lacrosse line is now available – check out the new heads, handles, gloves, goggles, and gear; as well as the new Lacrosse apparel line. Longstreth carries all the top brands – STX, DeBeer, Brine, Under Armour, Nike, Harrow, Maverik, and Epoch. Whether you’re a beginner or an elite player, Longstreth has everything you need.

Located just about 30-miles northwest of Philadelphia, Longstreth supplies uniforms, equipment, footwear, and training gear for female athletes across the United States and worldwide. Longstreth has been committed to growing the games of Women’s Lacrosse, Field Hockey, and Softball and has long been one of the region’s top dealers and distributors of lacrosse apparel, equipment, footwear, and uniforms for women’s and girls’ lacrosse.

Longstreth Black Friday Weekend Hours:
Friday, November 23: 7 am – 8pm
Saturday, November 24: 10am – 5pm
Sunday , November 25: Noon – 5pm
Visit www.longstreth.com for details and directions.