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Lax Hacks: Saving Your Butt

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This simple Lax Hack will keep your shaft from “cookie cuttering” your rubber end cap. Personally I don’t use rubber butt ends anymore but I used to use this trick to keep my shafts from ripping apart the rubber and exposing the metal.

Not only is an uncovered butt end dangerous but it’s also illegal and you’ll be putting your team at risk for an unnecessary penalty.

Illegal and dangerous

Illegal and dangerous

This Lax Hack is gonna cost you all of about 25¢ to pull off.  All you need to keep your shaft from tearing through your rubber butt end is a quarter.

All you need

All you need

Simply place the quarter inside your end cap and ensure that it’s seated flush.  Then slip it back on your shaft and the quarter will keep the edges of the shaft from punching through the rubber.

Super simple fix

Super simple fix

Hopefully this super simple Lax Hack will come in handy for a number of you!

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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

3 Comments

  • Awesome tip. I remember doing this in high school before I moved to just taping up the the bottom of the shaft.

    Side note: The images aren’t loading on the page. Chrome, Firefox, and IE were all used and none loaded the images. Just a heads up.

  • @Rydensaur the photos should be showing up now. Let us know if you’re still having a problem with them and thanks for letting us know!

  • I’ve also seen similar done with a metal bottle cap. IBC root beer for all high school and early college players of course.

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