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)!
When James Pannell wasn’t coaching kids, or playing a vicious game of P-I-G against his brother, Rob, he was getting peppered by questions from yours truly. This time around I asked James about his custom UVA dye, his pocket, and how he and his classmates adjusted to the new college rules, including the 2010 heads, and 2013 stringing rules.
Stylin’ Strings sat down with MLL and NLL star Kevin Crowley to talk lacrosse, stringing, and how/why Kevin decided to learn how to string his own wand.
From Krieg: My pocket is pretty specific to my stick, in that the head I use is wider than most, and really stiff. This makes it great to string with a deep channel, and keeps the head sturdy enough to not whip out when I shoot or pass.
This week’s Reader Poll goes viral, which pocket is the best in the game?
One of the things I learned from Tufts Lacrosse Coach Mike Daly was how to do a simple test to tell if any player’s stick was holding them back.
“It’s not the wand, it’s the wizard” – Duff Goldman. Truer words could not have been spoken, especially when it comes to lacrosse. The problem comes when a new lacrosse player has a brand new stick with a horrendous factory pocket in it.
With new rules being put in place to regulate the length of shooters, how far down they can be, and if the ball will roll out, I think it’s time we take a look at the bigger issue – the stick itself.
Sam Bradman can flat out score, and while we all know a good player can play with just about any stick, he must be doing something special with his stringing. Fortunately for us, STX just wrapped up a three part stringing series in which Bradman teaches viewers how to lace up a gamer like his.
As the Spring season gets closer and closer, CW takes a look at the benefits, and the drawbacks, of traditional lacrosse pockets vs. mesh.
Lacrosse Mesh is older than you think! In fact, we were shocked to learn just how old the product is, and how little it has changed!
Pro Strung heads seem like the big new trend in lacrosse retail. They are a huge improvement over factory strung heads, and cost the same amount of money. So how could they be bad?
Connor Wilson is back with a special head he dyed up just for this big weekend of lacrosse! So much to commemorate, so no theme on this lacrosse head, just an awesome lax dye by CW37!
Ask and ye shall receive! Jeremy Thompson switched it up to mesh last week, so what happened this weekend against St. John’s? Did he stick with mesh? Back to traditional? You’re slowly killing Connor, Jeremy Thompson!
Josh Rottman stops by with a detailed run down on what you need to put on a successful stringing clinic. Whether you’re a 3rd grader new to the game or a sophomore in college, knowing how to string your own stick is a HUGE benefit to your game. Get learned!
Did you know that lacrosse stick stringing materials vary greatly from manufacturer to manufacturer and store to store? Do you know how much this can affect your game? Josh Rottman has the answers so read on and become a better stringer.
Kevin McGuirl is back with another string tutorial. This time he’s showing you how to do the Triangle Top String to perfection. Guys like Ned Crotty and the stringers of Pocket 34 use this top string, so you know its legit. Lacrosse knowledge all up in your grill.
The debate rages on! If traditional is better than mesh, 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, even use traditional. We can’t be that lazy!