Gear Mesh Stringing

The Mesh-Traditional Debate Rages On

Yellow waxed tip hockey laces make great shooting strings.
Yellow waxed tip hockey laces make great shooting strings.

The debate rages on! If traditional is so much better than mesh, as most seem to agree, why don’t more people use it? No one seems to actually prefer mesh pockets but 99% of players use them. How can you explain this? People will do anything for an edge and I would not rule out the use of traditional from that number. We can’t be that lazy!

I’m a traditional enthusiast myself, although I have had numerous run-ins with mesh, some of them pretty good.  Our last Hot Pot of Lax covered this very topic briefly and the comments on the post were more interesting than almost any comment thread on the internet.  The comments on my very own facebook page were equally interesting.  So I’ve posted them below.  Maybe this will bring out the real mesh enthusiasts… because we know where the old guys stand now!  Also, someone needs to explain the first paragraph to me.  It just doesn’t make any sense…

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some talented stringers in this bunch!

Yeah, it’s true.  My brother is awesome.

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Connor Wilson

Connor is the Publisher of He lives in Brooklyn with his better half, continues to play and coach both box and field lacrosse in NYC as much as possible, and covers the great game that is lacrosse full-time. He spends his spare time stringing sticks and watching Futurama.

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