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Breaking in Hard Mesh

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This week, we’re looking at a post that was originally posted back in June, but has seen a few new responses in the past few days. The question is about breaking in hard mesh. Have any tips for our poster?

jackmish posted the following:

Hey everybody, so I have a question probably that is commonly asked on other sites but I have yet to find a good answer. Like the title says I’m looking for a good way to break in hard mesh, for my own sticks I mostly use East Coast Mesh or Half Hard mesh if I’m not going traditional and I tend to do the same for the kids I string for on my team. Right now a teammate of mine gave me a piece of hard mesh to string his head up with and I’ve never found a good way to get it to really break in before I string it. Since I am used to seeing my pocket form immediately with the mesh I use myself I’m hoping to find a way to break it in well enough so that I can do the same to give this guy a great pocket. Thanks if you have any tips.

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Kevin Rowen

Kevin grew up in Irvine, CA where he started playing lacrosse in the 6th grade. He played for multiple teams in the Adrenaline Starz organization back in the days before Adrenaline was an official sponsor, and played four years for the Northwood High School Timberwolves. Now, Kevin attends UCLA and plays attack for the Bruins. Follow Kevin on twitter @krowen.