Category: Gear Reviews
By Coach Damon on March 19, 2018
This week I’m going to continue the product review series. This post is a review of the Epoch Integra Goalie gloves. While you may have heard of powerhouse lacrosse gear manufacturers like STX, Warrior, Maverik, and Brine. Epoch might be a brand that’s under your radar. But Epoch has been on the rise of lateContinue Reading Post
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By Coach Damon on January 22, 2018
In this post we’ll continue the gear review series with a full review of the new Nike Huarache 6 cleats. These bad boys are the latest installment in cleats from the Thompson Brothers and Nike. We’ll be breaking it down, and afterwords hopefully you’ll be able to decide if it’s the lacrosse cleat for yourContinue Reading Post
By Coach Damon on November 20, 2017
I remember when I first stepped into the goal. Our starting goalie handed me his late 90’s STX chest protector and I remember thinking – where’s the rest of it? Chest protection for this generation of keepers sure has evolved since the earlier days of lacrosse, with more research and more protection added into eachContinue Reading Post
By Coach Damon on November 6, 2017
Last week I wrote a post for those thinking about making the switch the goalie. One of the points is that you’re going to need different gear. Lacrosse goalies in both the women’s and men’s game require different equipment than the field players. Perhaps you already have a full set of lacrosse goalie gear. ThisContinue Reading Post
By Coach Damon on October 9, 2017
Back in the late 90’s and early 2000’s when I played college lacrosse concussions weren’t really talked about and monitored like they are today. I remember a few incidents – one where I took a crank to the dome from point blank range and another where I took a hard hit while outside the creaseContinue Reading Post
By Coach Damon on September 18, 2017
Lacrosse goalie shafts sure have come a long way since I first stepped into the cage. In today’s game a goalie can attach a shaft that is extremely light and makes his or her whole stick setup feel quick and nimble. Light years better than the aluminum bricks that used to accompany our lacrosse goalieContinue Reading Post
By Coach Damon on September 4, 2017
Hope everyone is enjoying the off-season. Given that it is the off-season, for this week’s post I’m taking a break from those tasty lacrosse goalie tips and delving into the history of the lacrosse helmet. At the end of the 2017 NCAA season, Cascade released their model S helmet and I think the lacrosse worldContinue Reading Post
By Coach Damon on August 21, 2017
Hello to all you lax goalie rats! Today we’re taking a look at one of STX’s premier goalie gloves – the STX Shield 500. I got these gloves about a month ago and have now had a bit of time playing around with them via wall ball, taking shots, and playing in a summer tournament withContinue Reading Post
By Coach Damon on July 23, 2017
While I am a lax rat, I’ve never really been a gear rat. I hardly ever get excited about a new piece of gear. When they announced the STX Eclipse II – I got excited. And why shouldn’t I? The original STX Eclipse is my go-to goalie head. But that original was released in 1999!Continue Reading Post
By Coach Damon on March 6, 2017
One of the most requested posts I get these days is for an in-depth review of different lacrosse goalie mesh. Problem is, in all honesty, I’m no expert on goalie mesh. I could probably write the “The Incomplete and Often Erroneous Guide to Lacrosse Goalie Mesh” but I couldn’t write the “The Ultimate Guide to theContinue Reading Post