Greetings, LAS faithful! Hope you enjoyed Part 1 of our Stick Prep rodeo.
Lacrosse All Stars has teamed up with the good people at LAX WAX to bring you a new and improved version of our LaxHacks series. Through #LaxHacks, we aim to help you simplify and element proof your game. Every episode, we’ll share specific tips and pointers that will help you save time, money, and heartache. Balling on a budget, and enjoying the beautiful game of lacrosse… that’s what it’s all about.
Today we’re hitting you with a Part 2 of a multi-part series that will teach you (or remind you of!) the best ways to take care of your lacrosse stick. Learn how to conquer rattle, how to re-shape the throat of your head, and how to deal with those annoying stripped screw holes on your lacrosse shafts.
Athletic tape, a hair dryer, and a wine cork…these items enable some brilliant Lax Hacks. Check it out.
Stick Prep, Part 2: Fitting Your Head To Your Lacrosse Shaft
What You Need
Here’s a list of items for today’s hacks.
- Hair dryer
- Athletic tape
- Wine cork
- Lacrosse Shaft
- Lacrosse Head
Why You Need It
Sometimes your head won’t be a perfect fit on your shaft. If your head rattles take a piece of athletic tape and place it over the end of the shaft rather than wrapping it around the shaft. If your head still rattles on your shaft continue adding a layer at a time until you reach a snug fit. You may also have a difficult time getting your head onto your shaft. In order to soften up the plastic and make it more malleable use a hair dryer to heat the throat of your head until it expands enough to fit onto your shaft. You will be amazed at how much easier it is.
Make sure you evenly heat the throat to prevent any damage to the head.
If you’ve drilled a ton of holes in your shaft you might have a tough time driving in a new screw. Remember that each shaft has a front and a back and also a top and a bottom. If you’ve already used those or aren’t looking to flip your graphic around we’ve got a solution for you. Take a wine cork (if you’re not 21, ask your parents) and slide it in the top portion of your shaft. Problem Solved!
Just screw in to one of those stripped holes and you’re good to go!
Now you’ve got a few tricks up your sleeve to keep your stick in tip top shape.
Remember: Properly fit your head and shaft, secure your butt end, and hone your taping skills. Take care of your equipment and it’ll take care of you!
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