We’ve been mixing in amazingly pure Old School posts with Failed Lacrosse Innovations lately and it’s made for a great mix. First we had the Brine Prophecy (a failed innovation), then the EverPocket (an innovation with potential!), then a plastic woody (which is just awesome). So what are we following all that up with this week?
It’s the Gait Trakker Pocket!
You know what? We can’t figure out why this never took off. Seriously. It’s kind of the greatest idea ever: Create a piece of immovable traditional that can basically be installed like mesh. How do more players not use this?
Thanks to Eric Force (an accomplished stringer himself!) for sending this in! With the new 2013 Rules, maybe we’ll the Gait Trakker Pocket reach original Blade levels of pricing on Ebay, or maybe Gait will re-release this product on the men’s side.
We bring up the “on the men’s side” caveat here, because, as two of our intrepid commenters pointed out below, the product is still hugely popular in the women’s game. So is this truly a failed innovation? Not at all. It just hasn’t worked in the men’s game… yet.
Either way, we can’t put our finger on why this particular product never took off. Can you?