Welcome to our brand new series, Who Does It Better? We will showcase one match-up each week in which we put two people, places or even things up against each other and ask you, the reader, Who Does It Better? It’s all good-hearted fun though, and that should be pretty prevalent by our match-ups. Know of a good match-up we should feature? Let us know!
This week’s ‘Who Does It Better?’ comes to us from our good buddy Chris Marshall, known for his fantastic play by play sportscasting of the LXM Pro, Chris is well-versed in the lacrosse world.
While discussing how gear crazy the lacrosse world can be, we started discussing the recent innovations in lacrosse helmets and how Cascade, Warrior and even Easton are upping their game each and every year.
With that, this ‘WDIB?’ will be between the top dogs of the helmet industry, Cascade Lacrosse and Warrior Lacrosse.
Please remember! This is all in good fun, we love everyone featured in this series and couldn’t be more appreciative of their contributions to our great game!
From their humble roots as Sports Helmets, Cascade has worked tirelessly to become the standard of lacrosse helmets for years. Known for their sharp look and superior safety, Cascade has kept to its guns through the years. While not always producing the wildest helmet on the market, they have stayed consistent and true to their product.
Recently, Cascade has even worked to match the customization levels of their biggest competitor and are now offering CPX-R helmets in both matte black and matte gray, with rumors flying around of a new Pro7 helmet that will be sure to be offered in both option as well.
After talking with one of the Cascade guys, it is clear that they are on board with customization, now offering literally MILLIONS of options. Choose your color, your facemask, add a stamp to it, choose your chinstrap. Even more, their helmets are arguably the safest helmets on the market, with their Seven Technology and Supermono design. The SPRfit and PROfit systems on the CPX-R and Pro7 helmets help to make this one of the most trusted helmets throughout the lacrosse world.
Warrior lacrosse lids started out in questionable fashion (basically replacing the Stryke helmets), but have forced their way into the picture with an incredible amount of customization that allows each team sporting the lids to make the helmets truly their own. As of last year, they were the official helmet of the Champions across the board for the NCAA D1, D2, D3 and MCLA D1.
Warrior was the first to offer matte helmets, the only to offer hydrographics on helmets and have even upped their fade game with both horizontal and vertical fades being featured on several teams’ facemasks this season.
Warrior has also been able to gain the support of the individual by allowing any order quantity, which is huge for us post-collegiate folk. The TII is touted as being super lightweight and also features a 0ne piece shell for added safety.
No matter which way you look at it, the technology behind the helmets just gets better and better. Cascade, Warrior and even companies like Easton will continue to help improve the safety, look and customization offered in helmets.
Companies compete, the quality improves, and lacrosse players everywhere reap the benefits, but who do YOU think does it better? Cascade or Warrior?