I’ve been known to extol the numerous awesome qualities of traditional stringing. That’s no secret. And since I’ve got the ULax NYC box league coming up, I wanted to have traditional in a really stiff stick that can take a beating in the cold. I brought out my trusty Mohawk Mission and went to work.
It’s a pretty basic traditional with 4 shooters and a nice channel. The biggest difference from most of the tradish stringing out there is how I attached the bottom of the leathers to the throat.
Instead of pulling the leathers through, I tied a knot in the crosslace, cut a slit in the leather near the throat area and pulled the crosslace through. Then I took the crosslace and pulled that through the throat holes. The pocket floats a bit more than a normal traditional pocket would and makes for very easy depth adjustments.
The leather takes a while to break in and is still pretty stiff. Got to hit the wall a bit more! PRACTICE!
Instead of using normal sidewall or crosslace, I got some super thick venetian blind cord and used that. I even used it in place of leathers. The thick string gives great hold and a smooth release with a shallow pocket. I may be converting to this full-time after some more experimentation.