July 27, 2016
“US Lacrosse has announced that The Pearl by Guardian™ has been named as the Official Ball of US Lacrosse.
“The Pearl allows for consistent performance while meeting the highest standards of safety,” said Steve Stenersen, president and CEO of US Lacrosse. “We’re excited to help bring this innovation to the national lacrosse community.”
“As a chemical engineer and father of a goalie, I wanted to make a premium ball that didn’t hurt as much. The Pearl was the culmination of many years of technology development. WE DID IT!!!” Lee Hanson, Guardian Innovations.
Traditional lacrosse balls are made from vulcanized rubber filled with oils and plasticizers to soften it. Over time, these oils and plasticizers separate from the rubber and leach to the surface creating the slickness as well as hardening of the overall ball. These balls are commonly called “greasers” in the sport.” … Read More