The Science Behind Lacrosse
By: Caroline Covey
What is Lacrosse?
How is lacrosse gear made and how does technology play a role?
Different brands use different ways to make lacrosse gear. Easton-Bell Sports Co. is one of the many brands that make these stylish but safe gear for all players. As you may know, having a concussion is not uncommon for someone who plays lacrosse. It's a pretty violent sport and has lots of contact. Therefore, we need helmets. John Jiloty went behind the scenes with the makers of these helmets. He quotes, "It’s pretty cool to see how helmets go from drawings to foam “eggs” to heavy clay models to eventual plastic mock-ups. They have one machine that cuts out the clay models from CAD designs, and another that creates 3-D foam models of anything from wrenches to chains to goggles.” This technology has helped us shape the helmets and figure out how we can get them to be stylish, yet light and safe. We need them to withstand the pressure that is being put on them, and still protect the humans head.
What does Newton's Laws of Motion have to do with Lacrosse?
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