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The Real Albany Maverik Maybachs?

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Last week the University at Albany men’s lacrosse team signed a deal with Maverik Lacrosse. Included in the press release were the gloves above (primarily purple). Today an insider friend of ours sent us a picture (below) of the sample he just got. Now, that doesn’t mean the sample is what Albany will be wearing, but it is interesting to see the different spreads. Which one would you go with?

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Now that the Great Danes wore are no longer in the doghouse with Gait, maybe they’ll get better helmets as well…

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Cascade perhaps?

In other Gear-related news, check out 412’s Monday Morning Attackman with the new Nike Sublimated Uni’s and these killer Warrior Kapital Gloves. Good stuff.

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13 Comments

  • both sets of gloves are pretty sweet although I think I like the yellow and white ones better.
    I do wonder where UAlbany will go with the helmet decision… most likely Cascade (although maybe Riddell? I actually like how they look and they provide great protection) will come out on top as they are the most popular helmet (and something like 14 out of the last 15 schools to win an NCAA championship wore them). UVM used Gait stuff and dropped the helmet for a Cascade version and it looks much better. I could see the Danes doing the same.
    I wonder if they'll still use a lot of black in their unis as well. it adds an interesting element for sure to the color scheme.

  • here is the direct link:
    http://www.lacrosseplayground.com/post/universi
    that site is pretty good for lax style updates. nice find.
    the mostly white UVM gloves are ok… the mostly green ones? SICK!
    Maverik is going to tear it up this year with Albany, Brown, UVM, St. Johns all making the transition over to Mav. their heads are 2010 legal and their gear is pretty fresh. I am using an “older” pair of Mav gloves right now and they are comfortable, durable and broke in quickly. I was using a Juice head on my d-pole but found it a little too bendable. I want a stiff head for poke checks so I went with a Mohawk stick. they take an Fing beating and are stiff as hell. I am now using the juice on my shortie and its sweet for that.

  • the NEWest Gait helmets that UVa rocked last yeart in the NCAA semis are better than the old ones that are pictured above… and I mean “better” in that they look pretty much exactly like Cascades!

  • My buddy swears by the Riddell ones – but I can't stand them, since I don't like wearing a bowling ball on my head. WAAAAAY too heavy. Concussions be damned. Cascade = extremely aesthetically pleasing…

  • Speaking of Concussions: it's ridiculous how much I enjoy playing without a mouthpiece or shoulder pads in men's club despite the obvious risk of injury. I feel like at least half the padding I wore back in my playing days wasn't necessary.

    Rugby players manage without pads and half the guys playing football (receivers and QB's especially) have little to no padding.

    Live on the wild side, baby.

  • here is the direct link:
    http://www.lacrosseplayground.com/post/universi
    that site is pretty good for lax style updates. nice find.
    the mostly white UVM gloves are ok… the mostly green ones? SICK!
    Maverik is going to tear it up this year with Albany, Brown, UVM, St. Johns all making the transition over to Mav. their heads are 2010 legal and their gear is pretty fresh. I am using an “older” pair of Mav gloves right now and they are comfortable, durable and broke in quickly. I was using a Juice head on my d-pole but found it a little too bendable. I want a stiff head for poke checks so I went with a Mohawk stick. they take an Fing beating and are stiff as hell. I am now using the juice on my shortie and its sweet for that.

  • the NEWest Gait helmets that UVa rocked last yeart in the NCAA semis are better than the old ones that are pictured above… and I mean “better” in that they look pretty much exactly like Cascades!

  • My buddy swears by the Riddell ones – but I can't stand them, since I don't like wearing a bowling ball on my head. WAAAAAY too heavy. Concussions be damned. Cascade = extremely aesthetically pleasing…

  • Speaking of Concussions: it's ridiculous how much I enjoy playing without a mouthpiece or shoulder pads in men's club despite the obvious risk of injury. I feel like at least half the padding I wore back in my playing days wasn't necessary.

    Rugby players manage without pads and half the guys playing football (receivers and QB's especially) have little to no padding.

    Live on the wild side, baby.

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