A life hack refers to any tip or trick that helps get things done quickly by automating, increasing productivity, organizing, or saving time. Here at LAS we’ve come up with some Lax Hacks that can save you some frustration and allow more time for other things.
Our first scenario is something that nearly everyone has experienced, playing in poor weather. You may think that playing in the rain or snow is the worst due to your bagged out pocket, but that’s where you’re wrong. After that wet practice or game you should take care of your equipment so it can do the same for you in the future. If you just throw your sopping wet stick and pads into your bag, car, locker, or wherever, you’re not allowing them to dry out properly and this creates the perfect environment for incredibly smelly pads, and when it comes to your stick, your pocket won’t dry out the same as it was before. Mold can also grow in your pads and will make for a huge headache.
So what can I do to fix this?
Take some old newspaper and crumple it up in the pocket of your stick to help it maintain its shape and dry out properly.
What about my pads?
Hang them up somewhere that they can air out. I recommend using the shower.
My cleats are soaked, what should I do?
Easy, just use some more newspaper and stuff it in to help soak up the moisture.
Thanks for checking out our new series, Lax Hacks! Be sure to check back for more helpful tips and tricks to save you time, frustration, and potentially money. If you have a great tip you think we should share, feel free to share it with us via the LAS Tipline. Is there a problem you keep running into and want to find a way around it? Just ask and we’ll see what we can come up with.