MLL All-Star Game always finds a way to highlight league milestones.
We are a family brand. We don’t view Powell Lacrosse purely as a lacrosse equipment manufacturer — we view it as a conduit that in many ways can help create strong relationships, energize the community and break down the imaginary wall between customers and products.
In the heat of the moment your feet produce more sweat than pretty much anywhere else on your body. Sports socks were invented to help carry moisture off the skin so it can release through evaporation. Wool socks were invented to prevent frostbite. And argyle socks were made for nerds and Payne Stewart.
There is 125 miles of northwest flowing deep blackwater that tears through the Northern New York landscape. Starting in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, the Black River, gets its name from the natural tannic acids that turn the water a deep shade of black.
Is there anything more beautiful than watching a perfectly executed fast break? A blend of spontaneity and calculation, a fast break from inception to completion is an absolute work of art. As soon as the outlet pass hits a streaking stick you can feel the anticipation and energy build on the field and in the stands. The crowd knows something spectacular is about to unfold before their eyes — the crescendo begins.
If you went through any lacrosse players dresser right now you would find roughly 7 or 8 tee shirts buried in the back of the bottom drawer. These tee shirts would have bright colored tournament logos plastered on the back and left chest, some random companies you’ve never heard of branded on the sleeves, a Hanes Beefy T tag, a giant stain from sitting in the bottom of a bag for weeks and they would range in size from youth…
What do you do in January when you love lacrosse and live in Upstate NY? The answer — you call your buddies, put on your hunting gear and venture out into the snow. This past Thursday marked the date of the first annual Great Upstate Snow Game. This game was all about good people, fun and laughs.
“He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.” ― Francis of Assisi
Magic is real. Take a whimsical walk with our CPM Sam as he laces up a beautiful stick destined for our next Woodshop release. This video may reverse the way that you think about stick stringing all together. Enjoy!
We had an amazing time this past weekend at the 10th annual Cornfield Classic lacrosse tournament in Tully, NY. As our trucks and trailers came over the rolling upstate countryside littered with dairy cows and soaring silos we were welcomed to town by an old school sign that read “Lacrosse Families Welcome”.
A couple of years ago I was doing some carpentry work on a house built in 1890 with my good friend Mic. We were pulling up a plywood subfloor and revealing beautiful oak floor boards. Mic is an incredible life long woodworker that I met back in 2009 when I was playing music at a folk house in Upstate NY. He is one of those guys that I am pretty sure could fix anything and fix it with a lot…
We wandered into our Parent’s garage last week and stumbled upon a group of heads covered in spiderwebs and mouse droppings. They were tied together in a loop like a giant set of janitor keys. As we started flipping through them we couldn’t contain our laughter. We must of sat there and laughed at these things for an hour. These were some of the ugliest heads one could ever imagine. Most were broken, some were painted and all were ugly…
Houdini, Copperfield, Chidester. Take a fun trip with Sam as he laces up a blue Pioneer with paracord 550 for the Wood Shop’s first launch — The Solid Series. We are having so much fun we can’t help ourselves!
Our backyard was a place where we dreamed, played and peeled back the beautiful layers of lacrosse. Adjacent to our PVC goal was our Dad’s wood shop. It was in this 15 x 15 area where we would paint, dye and fine tune our lacrosse sticks day after day.
Paracord has been around the game for a while but never on the mainstage — until now. Paracord 550 is a 7 braid core string that is able to withstand lots of weight. Outside of the strength however, it also has a several other features that make it an excellent choice for stringing lacrosse sticks. Sam talks here about his top three reasons why he is experimenting with paracord and why you should too.
There’s nothing more beautiful than a perfectly executed fast break. It all starts with a big time goalie play where he drops to a split and makes an off hip save on the doorstep. He immediately jumps to his feet and finds a streaking defenseman charging up field. The defenseman only has the ball in his stick for two steps and then sends a pass just beyond the mid stripe that finds a goal-bound middie perfectly in stride headed for…
As the pioneers of the 18th century cut trails and explored North America they marked paths with blazes, markings that follow each other at certain distances to mark the direction of a trail. Originally, a tree would be blazed by hatchet chops but the practice evolved into using orange blazes nailed or painted to a tree. Lacrosse has given us the opportunity to travel all over the world as both players and ambassadors and most recently as lacrosse manufacturers. We…
Is your stick balanced? Weight distribution is critical when it comes to the performance of your stick. It’s responsible for things like stick control and shot speed — just to name a few. In this video Mike walks us through his way of balancing his stick.
There’s a big difference between superstition and ritual. Superstition deals with the element of luck. Ritual, on the other hand, is rooted in preparation. Eye black to me is part of the ceremony and a reminder that it’s time to flip the switch.
Have you ever gotten a point blank shot from 8 yards out, wound up and let it rip only to watch the ball sail through the football goal posts? Lets be honest, it has happened to all of us at some point in our careers. This is known as the infamous “skyball.”