When Warrior and Paul Rabil sat down they set out to create the ultimate scoring machine and what we got was; THE RABIL, a head inspired by the BEST scorer in the game.
First he was a 2-time national champion with Johns Hopkins, selected 1st overall by the Boston Cannons in the 2008 MLL draft, 2011 MLL champion with the Cannons, 3-time offensive player of the year and 2-time MLL MVP. Paul Rabil is with out a doubt one of the best players to EVER play the game and with that being said, he always wants to make sure he performs at his best. In 2009 Rabil set the WORLD RECORD for fastest shot at 111 mph. With that in mind Warrior scooped up Rabil to join their design staff in 2012 and whether or not they hit the jackpot remains to be seen but we think they'll do okay.
Rabil personally sat down with Warrior’s research and design team to fine tune and tweak areas specific to enhancing his shooting mechanics. During the R&D of this stick Warrior design managers wanted to capture shooting mechanics in real time so they could understand how sticks perform in different circumstances to get data on shooting mechanics work within stick construction. Here you can see a Warrior Evo 3 with a bunch of sensors on it.
At first glance of the head you can see the maximum offset with Warrior’s TruOffset technology to allow for a deeper pocket and smoother feel when stick handling.
The Rabil has a great universal pinch with the flared bottom sidewall so that everyone at any level can use it. The bottom sidewall also has a specifically designed curve to create a perfect and consistent release from the pocket on shots and passes.
The lightweight design is showcased with Warrior’s NOZ molding process with hollowed out sidewall which is injected with NOZ to create that lightweight feel yet add strength as well. Also there are a TON of sidewall holes so that all you string surgeons out there can get fancy and string this head up a million different ways.
Warrior also added their 2shot customizable molding process also allows for multiple colors to be injected into the head where the Rabil is available in 7 different color ways.
All in all we think that this head will be pretty amazing and this should be making its way to a ComLax near you and online within the next couple weeks, so stay tuned. ALL HAIL!!