Best of LaxCon 2015

January 27, 2015

Nothing in this post is a paid endorsement, but instead the actual opinions of our staff. The annual lacrosse convention is the best place to get a gauge on what is going on in the world of lacrosse. We saw Major League Lacrosse host their annual draft, one of the best representations of American indoor lacrosse, and the best companies in the lacrosse world. We’re here to recap it and…


Hopkins Reconfirms Use of Cascade

January 9, 2015

A source closely involved with Cascade has reconfirmed with Johns Hopkins that they will wear Cascade helmets this 2015 season. Cornell has also been reconfirmed to use Cascade, but will sport STX Stallions as well throughout the season. Penn is confirmed to wear STX Stallions, as well as Ohio State. This has been an update from the ILWT Gear crew.


Hopkins, Ohio State Amongst Programs to Wear STX Stallion Helmets

January 6, 2015

As the 2015 NCAA lacrosse season approaches, teams continue to gear up. Most will wear Cascade R’s following the helmets’ modifications. Warrior Regulators will cease to exist. That leaves STX Stallion 500’s to be donned by some teams. Rumors are that Johns Hopkins, THE Ohio State, Cornell and UPenn will be among programs currently lining up to wear the new helmets in 2015. Without needing to be said, the mockups…


Gear Review: Turtle Shell Mesh

December 25, 2014

Turtle shell Mesh by Zoo lacrosse is the newest way to get your head traditionally strung by some of the best stringers in the game of lacrosse. Turtle shell  comes already strung up for its customers in one piece by one of the top stringers in Upstate New York. It’s traditional but interconnected as one piece which makes it function like mesh does. Zoo lacrosse  strings can do up for you a 6,7 or 8 diamonds it…


What’s With Warrior Regulator Helmets?

December 16, 2014

A few weeks ago, Cascade R and Warrior Regulator helmets were declared uncertified by NOCSAE standards. This past Friday, Cascade announced they came up with solutions alongside NOCSAE following constant updates throughout the process. Where’s Warrior and what are they doing? In the few retail lacrosse stores there are across the nation stand giant Regulator displays. Mocked up helmets sit on a helmet throne center of the display. All T-II…


Cascade and NOCSAE Find Solutions for R Decertification

December 12, 2014

As of this morning (Friday) Cascade has announced they’ve come to an agreement with NOCSAE on how to fix their R model helmets. In simple terms, Cascade will manufacture new helmets as Cascade R-M, but the helmets will still say ‘R’. For all those people in the world who already own the helmets, I hope you registered them online as has been stated numerous times over the past few weeks….


Two Very Different Approaches for Solving De-Certifications

December 6, 2014

Cascade has been working around the clock to remedy their recent decertification. At the end of this week (two days ago), they released a statement saying they expect to have answers and solutions in the next ‘coming days’. So, I project by Christmas. Just like your iPhone/Mac, or iPod, or vehicle or whatever else, you can register your product online. Go to and you can register your Cascade helmet….


Holiday Explosion: Hottest Gear of the Season

December 4, 2014

It’s that double-time of year: holidays and manufacturers releasing new season’s gear. As someone who also works retail for LaxWorld Colorado, here’s my inside scoop to holiday purchases of lacrosse gear. HELMETS Let’s start with the most controversial at the moment. STX just partnered with Shutt to create their first lacrosse helmet incorporating football padding and design. within two days of those helmets hitting retail shelves, it was announced Cascade…


Helmet Recalls Causing Disturbances in the Force

December 3, 2014

It was recently declared by NOCSAE that the Cascade R and Warrior Regulator helmets are not to standard. Coincidentally, this came within 48 hours of STX releasing their new helmet they partnered with Schutt to create: Stallion. This poor marketing scheme of STX’s is really beginning to impact the lower levels of lacrosse. It seems that Black Friday commences the seasonal shopping for gear, specifically gloves and helmets. More and…


MLL Comments on Recent Helmet Announcement

November 25, 2014

Since its inception in 2001 Major League Lacrosse has proudly partnered, and continues to partner, with Cascade Lacrosse to provide the best players in the world with the safest and most innovative helmets available. Yesterday it was announced by NOCSAE® that the Cascade R helmet, along with the Warrior Regulator, were foundto be non-compliant with their standard ND041. Like everyone involved in the sport of lacrosse, we at MLL look for…