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Lax Hacks: Ball Burns B Gone

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Ever notice those unsightly marks on the inside of your lacrosse head? Those ball burns are a result of friction and appear over time. Sure they add character to your stick but if you’re ever looking to simply erase those dark marks, I’ve got a Lax Hack for you!

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The solution for eliminating ball burns is extremely simple! All you’re going to need is a Scotch-Brite pad/sponge, warm water, and a touch of elbow grease.

Scotch-Brite pads, warm water and a dash of elbow grease!

Scotch-Brite pads, warm water and a dash of elbow grease!

The process is very straight forward; simply wet the pad/sponge and scrub away at the ball burns until they disappear. It took me all of about a minute and a half to remove the ball burns from both sidewalls. I also took the chance to clean up some excess dirt and grass stains from the head.

Take a look at the results!

So fresh, so clean

So fresh, so clean

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Michael Allen

Located in Boise, Michael has been involved in lacrosse for the majority or his life. He's also served as a assistant coach at Bishop Kelly for the past tfour years where he played in high school. Michael is also a student at Boise State and enjoys spending his free time outdoors and enjoying music.Follow him on Instagram and Twitter

8 Comments

  • I would also recommend using a de-greaser, such as dawn dish soap or an orange based substance. It will help you reduce the scrubbing and stop you from scratching the head as a result of too much “elbow grease”.

  • Awesome tip! I do this regularly to make sure I don’t have ball burns on the scoop taunting me about how close I came to catching that one pass.

  • never considered getting rid of those marks…the more you know!

    I think you’re probably better off with that mindset. My OCD takes over and I feel the need to clean the stick. I was relieved to find out that other people do it too!

  • There’s another way to get ball burns off:
    Use a magic eraser. You can buy them at most convenience stores. They are supposed to “get every stain off” so why not use them for ball burns? Once you buy it, just run it under a little water, rub a little and it comes off.

  • There’s another way to get ball burns off:
    Use a magic eraser. You can buy them at most convenience stores. They are supposed to “get every stain off” so why not use them for ball burns? Once you buy it, just run it under a little water, rub a little and it comes off.

    I’ve also used Magic Erasers in the past; they work wonders. They’re great if you have one on hand but you’re more likely to find a sponge lying around the house.

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