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Company: Brine Lacrosse / Product: Remix Superlight Head / Price: $89.99
Today we kick things off with the Remix Superlight head by Brine Lacrosse. This head is much lighter than most, and it reminds me slightly of a Warrior Blade in its appearance.
To test it out, I brought it to the confines of our indoor Chumash League and put it to work, and I also scrimmaged with some local high school laxers. This way I was able to see how the head performed on both grass and a hard rubber surface.
I love the way this head looks – it has a nice shape to it with a pinched channel that flares out for a little more ease with catching while still providing great hold. Aesthetically speaking, it looks like a great head for the offensive-minded player. The channeled sidewalls also add an aggressive look to it which I really enjoy.
Stringing this stick was a piece of cake with all the holes placed throughout the sidewall and across the top of the stick. The holes are narrow enough to hold a single figure-eight knot, but wide enough to allow you to throw two different strings through the same hole, which made it perfect for my double sidewall.
I also think the shape of the head really helps with the stringing. That, and the fact that high school heads are a little more pinched than your typical college head, means you can form a pocket more quickly. The head keeps a tight channel most of the way up to the lip, but then it really flares out at the top to get the required 6.5″ width – perfect for a nice mid-range pocket.
Weighing in at just 4.1 ounces, the Remix Superlight is indeed super light. However, that light weight comes with a little sacrifice to the stiffness of the head.
Personally, I play a good amount of defensive midfield and face-off from time to time, so I prefer a stiffer head. That said, I wasn’t sure if anyone else felt the same way. So, I went around and asked several of my offensive-minded friends how they felt about stiffness, and it turns out their perspective was similar to mine. While they may not want a stiff head, they all said they preferred one which was at least some stiffness for ground balls, checking, and a quicker release.
This head will be perfect for attackmen or offensive middies. When it comes to checking, ground balls, and facing-off though, the flexibility of the head is a little annoying. I actually had won the initial clamp on a couple face-offs and my opponent just bent my head out of his way before I could get the ball out.
The Remix Superlight may not be the stiffest head in lacrosse, but it reminds me a lot of the Gait Torque in the sense that it’s both flexible AND durable. The light weight and flexibility didn’t come at a cost to this head’s overall durability, and even after facing off with it quite a few times, the shape was still pretty consistent with no signs of warping.
I’d liked to have played with it longer to see how the flexibility would hold up throughout a season but given I did quite a bit of different types of testing with it and think it would be able to make it.
Ringing up at $89.99, the Remix Superlight carries a mid-range price. It features the NOZ technology to help with the weight of the head, but doesn’t have any other “new” features or crazy color schemes. All in all, I think it holds its value pretty well and costs a very reasonable price for a quality lacrosse head.
With the different amount of stringing options and the its super lightweight this head becomes a strong choice for players. As an NFHS legal head though, it becomes a little more exclusive for high school, youth, and post-collegiate players. The only reason I didn’t give the Remix a 2 in value is because the concern surrounding the flexibility and the $90 price range for a high school and youth specific head.
With the stringing ease, lightness and reinforced sidewalls, this is a great head for any and all offensive players. Combine that with a pretty reasonable price and the deal gets sweeter. Even for someone who prefers more stiffness, I was pleasantly surprised by my experience with the Remix Superlight.
That said though, I loved every bit about this stick outside of the flexibility and would definitely recommend it to my friends and high school players. If I was in the market for a lacrosse head for my nephew who’s just starting to play, I would also consider this head. Add in some more stiffness and I’d probably buy it for myself – nicely done Brine!
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