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My American Box Lacrosse Experience

0 - Published April 16, 2014 by in Box, Club

Living boxla legend Randy Fraser put together a star-studded team, made up mostly of former PLL and NALL players from Boston and Baltimore. We took on the Vermont Voyagers and Syracuse Stingers up in Syracuse’s OnCenter War Memorial arena. What a weekend of box lacrosse!

The NYC Report: PSAL Bowl Division Update

0 - Published April 16, 2014 by in General

Welcome to Part 1 of this week’s NYC Report! In Part 1, I will recap the PSAL Boys’ Bowl Division, where the teams currently sit, and who is leading the way. Currently, PSAL teams are on break. There are no games this week coming up, but the action starts back up on April 22nd. The NYC Report still has tons of great content!

The NYC Report: Upsets, Favorites, & College Bound Players

0 - Published April 9, 2014 by in High School

Welcome back to another exciting week of lacrosse in NYC. Tottenville remains as the only unbeaten team left in the “A” division. Meanwhile Eagle is 6-0 over in the B with a scare against Midwood winning 9-8. We are in full swing and all the public schools in NYC are going on spring break. Most teams will still host practice over break while others will look to scrimmage other clubs.

The NYC Report: High School Lacrosse In Full Swing

0 - Published March 26, 2014 by in High School

Last week we had PSAL scrimmage day video, photos from the scrimmage day, a Championship Division North preview, and our Game of the Week! This week we’re back with an “A” South Preview, Game of the Week, Game photos, video, and much more!

The NYC Report: PSAL Lacrosse Season!

0 - Published March 19, 2014 by in High School

Welcome to the New York City Report, brought to you by Apple Lacrosse, NYC’s first lacrosse store! This week Billy Nguyen dives deep into the world of Public School lacrosse and introduces us to some of the teams in the PSAL for 2014.

Traditional Thursday: Cross-Gender Pocket

0 - Published February 27, 2014 by in Stringing, Traditional

I recently strung up a bunch of women’s sticks for some local girls in NYC and Ted Glynn. Instead of throwing out the center track, I recycled it and experimented with it in a men’s lacrosse head.

Traditional Thursday: Pita In A Woodie

0 - Published January 16, 2014 by in Traditional

Welcome back to another Traditional Thursday. Today I re-string a Bacharach Rasin vintage wooden lacrosse stick. Big thanks to Joe Nocella of Brooklyn Lacrosse Club and 718 Cyclery for hooking it up!

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Traditional Thursday: Sidewall Experiment

0 - Published January 9, 2014 by in Stringing, Traditional

Welcome back to another traditional Thursday. This week, I had the pleasure of stringing up a lacrosse head for long-time LAS reader Paul Jones. He gave me free-reign on this Easton Core, so I had to come up with something special for him.

Traditional Friday? Leather Pull Strings

0 - Published December 20, 2013 by in Stringing, Traditional

When you look at this lacrosse head I’ve strung up, you will notice that the bottom holes aren’t like any other lacrosse head. There are only 2 holes and the sidewall is so spaced out that you can’t really pull a leather through the last sidewall like you can with a STX Proton/Super Power. So I decided to use floating leathers in this pocket.

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Billy’s Snow Day Shoot Around

0 - Published December 17, 2013 by in Adventures, The Life

The older prototype that I had here is a metal one, and not carbon fiber. I’ve used a carbon fiber flex shaft before and was able to get a lot of flex and snap on my shots. I was really interested to see if I could make this work on a metal Epoch shaft. So we took it out and went shooting. The real point was to go shoot… always is!

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Traditional Thursday: Double Traditional

0 - Published December 12, 2013 by in Traditional

We’re getting weird this week on #traditionalthursday. We’ve seen Connor Wilson’s take on the double traditional in the past, but this week I took it literally and doubled up on the lace. Let’s get down on some leather and lace theory…

Traditional Thursday: 2 Diamond Pita Pocket

0 - Published December 5, 2013 by in Stringing, Traditional

Welcome back to traditional Thursday. This week, we’re seeing how low we can go. We’re talking 2 diamond trads and diamond size theory. Sometimes less is more…

Traditional Thursday: Inside Billy’s Mind

0 - Published November 21, 2013 by in Stringing, Traditional

I’m beginning to see this style shooting string pop up everywhere now, often at youth practices, and usually in neon colors for some reason… But I couldn’t ignore it any longer, especially now that our boy Ratzke hooked us up with a tutorial and in depth explanation on how it works. I decided to try this out in my gamer. I’m tired of seeing these things in mesh, why not use it in a traditional too?

Gear Review: Surgeon 10 head by STX

0 - Published November 8, 2013 by in Gear, Gear Reviews

Billy Nguyen, of LaxAllStars, breaks down the Surgeon 10 lacrosse head by STX in his latest Gear Review. The review is based on a 10 point scale, see what kind of score Billy thinks it deserves.

Traditional Thursday: 6 Leather Traditional

0 - Published November 7, 2013 by in Stringing, Traditional, Tutorials

Welcome back to another awesome #traditionalthursday. This week, I answer a reader question from Jeffery Barber. He writes, I want to try a six-leather traditional in an Evo 4. It has the cut-outs in the scoop for six leathers, but only has four anchor holes in the throat of the head. Do you have any […]

Traditional Thursday: Billy’s New Creation!

0 - Published October 24, 2013 by in General

Today I will show you a new pocket, inspired by an abundance of scrap string and my forever growing needs for a quicker release. This drop top features 2 strings running along the top of the scoop extremely tight. As always, the goal is to avoid the dreaded ball and plastic click and keeping everything symmetrical, in this asymmetrical traditional pocket.

Fall Ball: St. John’s, Army, Harvard

0 - Published October 22, 2013 by in NCAA

This past weekend, St. John’s and Harvard traveled to West Point for a little outside scrimmage action. Fall ball is all about getting better, implementing fundamentals, working in new faces, checking out new gear, and most importantly, just playing some lacrosse!

Traditional Thursday: Mesh Inspiration

0 - Published October 17, 2013 by in Mesh, Stringing, Traditional

This week’s Traditional Thursday is inspired by reading the first couple chapters of  Greg Rose’ book and watching Connor Wilson’s tear drop top string tutorial. I’ve been stringing a ton of traditional pockets lately and haven’t really gotten the chance to string a mesh pocket. When I did decide to go back to mesh, I […]