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Here you’ll find mesh and traditional stringing tutorials, advice from stringing experts, and many other opportunities to learn tricks of the trade.

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Traditional Thursday: Baby Oil Leather

0 - Published June 12, 2014 by in Stringing, Traditional

Welcome to a Baby Oil Leather Traditional Thursday! Today I’m showing you how to weatherproof your leathers at home using the all important baby oil. It’s a tried and tested method, and I learned it from Jeremy Thompson, so you know it’s good. The genesis of this conversation followed an MLL game between the New York Lizards […]

Traditional Lacrosse Pocket Tutorial

Traditional Lacrosse Pocket Tutorial: One String

0 - Published June 7, 2014 by in Featured, Stringing, Traditional, Tutorials

I’m back with another “how-to” video, and this time around it’s a traditional lacrosse pocket tutorial. This video focuses on the single string method of stringing or netting a traditional diamond leather lacrosse pocket. I used a matte grey Gait Recon XL Universal spec head from Gait Lacrosse, bright orange cross lace, white leathers, white sidewall, and four shooting strings. It’s about as six diamond as a six diamond gets!

String Your Own: Vertical Twist Top String

0 - Published May 20, 2014 by in Featured, Mesh, Stringing, Tutorials

I started looking at old dropped top strings that I had strung up and then dove into the depths of the interwebs to see what other people had done up. I think that one issue I have had with stringing a dropped top string like an Iroquois Top String is getting the tension right. I came across a Vertical Twist Dropped Top String and decided I would do a tutorial on how I strung mine up.

Traditional Thursday: Traditional For Face Offs?

0 - Published May 15, 2014 by in Stringing, Traditional

I got to know Julian Maliszewski at this year’s Ales Hrebesky Memorial, and I asked this dominant face off man why he used a traditional pocket. We got to talking, and I wasn’t shocked to find out that Julian knew a lot about the art of leather and string, so I sent him some questions about his pocket, and face off guys using traditional, and Julian crushed out some awesome answers. He also sent over some photos of the heads and pockets he uses.

Epoch Reimagines Lacrosse

0 - Published May 2, 2014 by in Gear, Mesh, Stringing

Epoch Lacrosse, one of the best lax equipment companies in the country, is upping its game by introducing shafts made from the latest aerospace and military-grade composite materials, instead of aluminum or titanium. Not only are the sticks stronger, they’re lighter with a lower F.A.W. (Fiber Areal Weight) than other materials used.

Traditional Thursday: Two Leather Pockets

0 - Published April 17, 2014 by in Stringing, Traditional

A few weeks back, Connor dropped a Metrik ton of traditional on us. His use of box knots and his variations on some pretty traditional… well traditional pockets, got me thinking about stringing up a new pocket for myself. I just so happened to have a Proton Power laying around so I went about twisting something up.