Flat knitting technology behind new lacrosse stick

March 16th, 2016 / By: / What's New?

Warrior Sports, a division of sportswear and sports-equipment maker New Balance, has launched The Warp, a lacrosse stick incorporating an engineered flat-knitted net constructed on a Stoll CMS flat knitting machine.

Warrior’s flat knitted Evo Warp knitted pockets have been developed with Los Angeles-based Fabdesigns Inc., a textile laboratory specializing in innovative flat-knit engineering. Its private textile laboratory offers consulting and development proof of concepts in footwear, technical, industrial and highly advanced performance knitted textiles.

According to Warrior, each Evo Warp knitted pocket consists of 2,536 knitted rows, takes 1,604 machine carriage strokes with 513 stitch transfers, and is knitted in one piece with every stitch engineered to specification.

The Warp’s pocket is made in the USA and meets all NCAA and National Federation of State High School Associations specifications.