Editor’s Note: The Salt Shakerz are coming over to Sweet Sweet Lax to show off their new Riot gloves from Warrior Lacrosse. Sure, these gloves have been up online already, but no one provides background and insight quite like the source themselves! Take it away, Shakerz!
A couple weeks ago, we shared the Brine Clutch 2X – Shakerz Edition, and now we’re proud to introduce the Shakerz’ new Warrior Riots. The Riot glove is a great new offering from Warrior that I think mimics the old school style of gloves that Connor was recently talking about – you know… they have a floating cuff, and they extend higher up the wrist. I had a chance to see the gloves in person this weekend and, as I tried the riots on, I definitely noticed they were tight or “snug” in the hand – it feels different from other gloves, but in a good way. Not bunched up, but snug. Also, the gloves are good through the wrist area – meaning the wrist doesn’t become a “choke point” as it does in other gloves. There’s a good chance that we’re looking at the Shakerz’ glove of the future!
A unique feature of the Riots is the new switch-cuff technology, which will be available on all Riot gloves. The Cuffs, which are strapped in and attached by a three point velcro attachment system are completely interchangeable, allowing players and teams to drastically change their gloves without incurring the significant cost that would normally accompany such a move. The attachment system locks the cuffs into the gloves, securing them in place to keep them from falling off easily. The custom “Lax Often”… and pink breast-cancer-awareness-ribbon adorned cuffs that you see in the pics were done special for the Shakerz.
The Riots feature two huge vents on the back of the hand that allow the glove to vent/breathe and keep you from overheating. This is a feature the Salt Shakerz appreciate, because the club plays mainly in the Summer, and often in multiple games per day when at tournaments, so ventilation is certainly a major priority for us.