I recently picked up a beautiful new black and purple M11 Cascade Sports helmet courtesy of the guys over at Cascade, so of course I was excited. But when I came to find that there were added surprises thrown in, I almost lost it. I now own one of the best looking box lacrosse helmets on the planet, and I’m not even very talented! Seems about right.
I went with black simply because it’s de rigeur in box to wear a black helmet. 4 of 9 NLL teams agree, and that’s almost 50%. Good enough for me, as I’m a majority rules kind of guy. Not really, but it’s a great excuse.
The purple accents were requested as a little nod to the Creator’s Game, and the Iroquois Nationals. I could never play for them (I’ll simply never be good, or Native, enough) but I love supporting the original gangsters of the game. So color me impressed when I got some complimentary helmet stickers from the guys down in Wesley Chapel, FL, ZimaGear. They brought a little bit of yellow into the helmet, added in some more white for contrast and even found a unique place to tuck a custom yellow and purple LaxAllStars.com logo.
Basically, it made my week. And now, without further delay, my beautiful new box helmet.
The silver chrome OTNY/STX mask only makes it sweeter.