BOSTON (May 16, 2018) – Major League Lacrosse (MLL) announced today that the grip tape company Lizard Skins will be an official tape provider for the 2018 season. The Utah-based company will supply each of the nine MLL teams with their specialty tape this season.
“We are very happy to make our partnership with Lizard Skins official,” said Bill Beach, sponsorship sales and fulfillment manager for MLL. “Many of our players have used their tape before and have seen the benefits of using it, so we are very excited to offer their great product to all of our players this season.”
Lizard Skins first developed their DuraSoft Polymer Grip Tape for the handlebars of racing bicycles. The popularity of the tape led them to venture into other sports that required an enhanced grip on equipment, such as baseball, hockey and lacrosse. The lacrosse-specific tape is already being used by Chesapeake goalie Brian Phipps and Hounds attackman Kevin Crowley.
“We are excited to be partnering with Major League Lacrosse this year,” said Brian Fruit, president of Lizard Skins. “We know that having reliable equipment is key to a successful game. Lacrosse is a sport filled with discipline, teamwork and commitment and that is the same dedication we put into making our grips. We want to supply these athletes with the best grip available so they can focus on playing the game.”
About Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, was founded by Jake Steinfeld and is headquartered in Boston. MLL has led the sport of lacrosse into the mainstream of competitive team sports since 2001. The league is made up of nine teams: The Atlanta Blaze, Boston Cannons, Charlotte Hounds, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Dallas Rattlers, Denver Outlaws, Florida Launch, New York Lizards and Ohio Machine.
About Lizard Skins
What started as a small cycling company in 1993 has now evolved into a multi-sport company, leading the way in accessories that revolve around the hand-to-grip interface in cycling, baseball, hockey, and lacrosse. Lizard Skins DSP (Durasoft Polymer) Lacrosse Grip Tape is uniquely soft and light-weight with the right amount of tackiness to ensure a comfortable and consistent grip. The strategic pattern ensures non-slip performance in all weather conditions. It’s offered in our thinnest 0.5 mm material to provide all the superior gripping properties without any added thickness to the lacrosse stick. The result is less grip pressure on the stick and better cradling and shot control.