The first PEARL was engineered in 2015 to address the greasing issue with rubber lacrosse balls; the Guardian team introduced the American made PEARL X, a greaseless game day ball.
The team expanded the PEARL line in 2018 by creating PEARL NX balls – practice balls that limit rebound, do not grease, and do not affect muscle memory during practice. PEARL NX balls are the same size, weight, and softness as PEARL X official game balls, so players no longer have to practice with a ball that’s heavier, smaller, or harder.
Lastly in 2019, the Guardian team once again innovated in the lacrosse ball market and introduced the PEARL LT textured game ball; the first game-day certified textured lacrosse ball. PEARL LT’s slight texture prolongs its grip and delays the effects of greasing in tough conditions.