Cross Lace vs. Sidewall String

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This week’s Forum Friday is a test of your stringing knowledge. Do you know the different types of string?

elmoxim posted the following:

OK~ First off, the best part of stringing is that you can do whatever you want…THAT being said, what it the size/structural difference between sidewall lace and cross lace? Also, I still have an old roll of “Top Lace” that I still use but it looks like more people have moved away from using a thick string for the top…maybe because heads are now designed to protect the top string? Or no one plays in parking lots because it’s 1986 and your school doesn’t have a lacrosse field?

There have been quite a few responses already, including some from a string maker himself. But maybe you have another take on things, so share your thoughts on the original post!

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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.

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