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Gabe Kelley Wesleyan Lacrosse dye job traditional string

Connor Wilson Must Dye (And String): Wesleyan Edition

6 - Published March 9, 2011 by in College, Gear

When All-American LSM Gabe Kelley, out of my alma mater, Wesleyan University, asked me to string up a traditional head for him, I said, “of course”.  So he sent me a red STX Super Power and I got to work.  Posted it on SweetSweetLax and no one guessed who it was for.  I thought that would be easy!

Gabe later sent me a white head to dye and then string because he needed a back up.  Last year, I did a couple spoons for Adam Sear of Maryland (whom I had coached when he was a 14 year old back in Perth, Australia), so I wanted to give Gabe something special to rock out on the field as well.

Maryland lacrosse dye job ADAM sear

2010 Trifecta of awesome.

All thin lines, red and white, fading into black.  Lots of black.  The stick needed it to offset the brightness of the red and white.  But it came out well, and is sure to strike fear into the hearts of NESCAC middies (can sticks do that?  Or is it just Gabe?) if his red gamer ever breaks.  It still needs a good deal of breaking in and will settle a lot more, but the foundation is there!  Now I’ll send it out to the wizard and let him use the wand as he sees fit.  Gotta love lax!

Gabe Kelley Wesleyan Lacrosse dye job traditional string

The finished product.

Gabe Kelley Wesleyan Lacrosse dye job traditional string

pocket is super shallow right now.

Gabe Kelley Wesleyan Lacrosse dye job traditional string

Backside with floating leathers and all!

Gabe Kelley Wesleyan Lacrosse dye job traditional string

Wet the leathers and re-stretch them a bit more.

Gabe Kelley Wesleyan Lacrosse dye job traditional string

sidewall pre-stringing.

Gabe Kelley Wesleyan Lacrosse dye job traditional stringGabe Kelley Wesleyan Lacrosse dye job traditional string

detailed scoop lines. bi-color.

Gabe Kelley Wesleyan Lacrosse dye job traditional string

Even the back has some color!

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