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Traditional Thursday: 2 Diamond Pita Pocket

0 - Published December 5, 2013 by in Stringing, Traditional

Welcome back to traditional Thursday. This week, we’re seeing how low we can go. We’re talking 2 diamond trads and diamond size theory. Sometimes less is more…

Traditional Thursday: Inside Billy’s Mind

0 - Published November 21, 2013 by in Stringing, Traditional

I’m beginning to see this style shooting string pop up everywhere now, often at youth practices, and usually in neon colors for some reason… But I couldn’t ignore it any longer, especially now that our boy Ratzke hooked us up with a tutorial and in depth explanation on how it works. I decided to try this out in my gamer. I’m tired of seeing these things in mesh, why not use it in a traditional too?

Traditional Thursday: Breaking In 5D

0 - Published November 14, 2013 by in Traditional

More great break-in advice from Greg Rose: The initial advice on breaking in the pocket is to make sure all the crosslace junctions secure around the leather and keep the diamonds even. To make sure of this, keep a careful eye on the diamonds as it breaks in and use your finger to scoot the junction back into an equalizing position if it shifts….

Traditional Thursday: 6 Leather Traditional

0 - Published November 7, 2013 by in Stringing, Traditional, Tutorials

Welcome back to another awesome #traditionalthursday. This week, I answer a reader question from Jeffery Barber. He writes, I want to try a six-leather traditional in an Evo 4. It has the cut-outs in the scoop for six leathers, but only has four anchor holes in the throat of the head. Do you have any […]

Traditional Thursday: Excess String Thing

0 - Published October 31, 2013 by in Stringing, Traditional

Welcome to another fantastic #TraditionalThursday! This week we’ve got a couple newly strung heads for you to check out, and a fun thing you can start doing with all of your excess string. Let’s get right to it!

Traditional Thursday: Billy’s New Creation!

0 - Published October 24, 2013 by in General

Today I will show you a new pocket, inspired by an abundance of scrap string and my forever growing needs for a quicker release. This drop top features 2 strings running along the top of the scoop extremely tight. As always, the goal is to avoid the dreaded ball and plastic click and keeping everything symmetrical, in this asymmetrical traditional pocket.

Traditional Thursday: Learn To String!

0 - Published October 10, 2013 by in Stringing, Traditional, Tutorials

Do you spend Thursdays looking through photos of traditional pockets that OTHER people have strung? Do you wish that you too could string a mean pocket using only leather and cross lace? Today is YOUR day to learn how to string traditional for yourself!

Traditional Thursday: Old Ball Looks Like Traditional

0 - Published October 3, 2013 by in Gear

I found this older lacrosse ball a while back, and it was a truly great find. I was running a camp, and doing a ball hunt, and I thought I’d found just another lost nugget at first. Then I pulled it out from under the bleachers, and I was pleasantly surprised to see that it was totally weird!

Traditional Thursday: Talking Tension

0 - Published September 26, 2013 by in Stringing, Traditional

It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time to talk Traditional stringing. This week, I explain how important proper spacing, tension, and break-in processes can be when you’ve just strung up a traditional stick. Get that pocket looking, throwing, and catching PERFECTLY… it’s Traditional Thursday!

Traditional Thursday: Wooden Stick Tricks

0 - Published September 19, 2013 by in Stick Tricks, The Life, Training

I’m back at it with Stick Tricks in the Basement, and while I haven’t added many new tricks, I am now pulling them off with a wooden box lacrosse stick. The woodie makes these tricks much harder. Thankfully, the location is still pretty killer. It slightly makes up for my average display of wizardry.

Traditional Thursday: Slipping Knots

0 - Published September 12, 2013 by in Stringing, Traditional

If you string a custom pocket with a TON of lockdown knots in it, your pocket won’t move much. Pita pockets, Heat pockets, and small diamond traditional pockets typically fall into this category. But wider pockets, like a five diamond traditional, or a Jeremy Thompson Replica pocket, can see knots that experience serious slippage. How can you fix the problem of Slipping Knots as the pocket breaks in?

Traditional Thursday: Billy’s New Drop Top

0 - Published September 6, 2013 by in Stringing, Traditional

Over the summer, I used a mesh stick with an Iroquois top string during the ULAX Liberty Cup tournament. It had a quick and snappy release, which I love. I wanted to replicate those same concepts into a traditional stick.

Traditional Thursday: Interlock Tutorial

0 - Published August 29, 2013 by in Stringing, Traditional

If you want to learn how to string a traditional pocket, you need to know how to properly string a traditional interlock around a leather. It’s a seemingly tricky knot, but once you get it, it’s actually quite simple. The above video shows you just how to do it… it’s a time tested method!

Traditional Thursday: Tips And Tricks

0 - Published August 22, 2013 by in Stringing, Traditional

We have received a TON of questions over the last month or so, so I’m going through them and answering them one by one. If my answer doesn’t satisfy you, follow up with me in the comments, and I will try to help you out!

Traditional Thursday: MLL Championship Goals 2001-2003

0 - Published August 15, 2013 by in Major League Lacrosse, Traditional

It’s Traditional Thursday! This week we have Championship goals from Major League Lacrosse’s first three seasons, and each and every one is scored with a traditional stick! It’s a bygone day, where the best of the best all used leather and cross lace to get the job done. Lizards and Bayhawks just going AT IT!

Traditional Thursday: Jeremy Thompson Replica Part 2

0 - Published August 8, 2013 by in Stringing, Traditional

Last week’s Traditional Thursday saw Connor Wilson’s take on Jeremy Thompson’s one-twist pita pocket. This week, I bring to you a throwback with my take on Jeremy Thompson’s pocket. When I strung this pocket up earlier this summer, I actually had no idea that Jeremy Thompson was using a similar set up. In fact, I had no idea who Jeremy Thompson even was (just kidding, obviously).

LIVE Hangout: East Coast, Throne, Stylin Strings!

0 - Published August 8, 2013 by in Mesh, Stringing

Today, at 2PM ET, LaxAllStars will be hosting a LIVE Google Hangout on the subject of stringing, traditional, mesh, and how it can all impact your game! Our knowledgeable guests will include Greg Kenneally (of East Coast Dyes), Joe Williams (of Throne of String), and Justin Skaggs (of Stylin Strings)!

Traditional Thursday: Jeremy Thompson Replica

0 - Published August 1, 2013 by in Stringing, Traditional

Connor Wilson noticed that Jeremy Thompson was using an interesting one twist pita/traditional variation earlier this Summer in the MLL, and had to give it a shot and try to figure it out for himself. What do you think of his effort?