Lacrosse All Stars has teamed up with the good people at LAX WAX to bring you a new and improved version of our Lax Hacks 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.
This week we’re wrapping up stick prep and focusing on the butt end of your shaft.
We’re here to help prevent your shaft from blowing through your end cap and to give you a couple techniques to improve your tape job.
Stick Prep, Part 3: The Wrap Up
What You Need
Here’s a list of items for today’s hacks.
- Athletic tape
- Rubber end cap
- A quarter
- White crayon or LAXWAX
Why You Need It
Rule 1-7 Art. 3 … All hollow crosse handles must have their open end covered with a plastic or rubber end cap manufactured for a lacrosse stick.
That being said, plenty of you are using a rubber end cap. Metal shafts tend to start to “cookie cutter” through the rubber and once the metal is exposed it is not safe for play. While not technically “illegal,” you will be asked to fix it before returning to play.
Also, everyone hates a bad tape job… but you may not know how they even happen in the first place. Just remember, tape from top to bottom and righties tape counterclockwise while lefties should wrap clockwise.
Lastly, to prevent your tape from peeling back, use a white crayon (or a color that matches your tape) and rub it over the seam to keep the tape in place. If you have a tube of LAXWAX, use that instead as it does an even better job of securing your tape job and you can also rub it up and down your tape to add some nice grip.
Now you’ve got a few new tricks to hopefully improve your stick and cover your butt.
Remember: Reinforce your end cap, tape it up, and wax it down. Take care of your equipment and it’ll take care of you!
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Stay tuned for the next episode of #LaxHacks, we’re keepin’ you so fresh and so clean.