Welcome to Traditional Thursday! We’ve been showing off some of these super hot half mesh, half traditional pockets over on our Instagram account, but we got some requests for a video explaining the pockets (and of course showing them off) just a bit more.
To celebrate our new traditional head partnership with Stylin Strings we’re going to give away an original traditional pocket, strung by yours truly! You’ll get your pick of the four heads below if you win, and if you don’t, you can still pick one up from the SSLAX crew!
LAS Partner, Maverik Lacrosse, was nice enough to hook me up with a couple of their new Metrik heads to string up and I have to be honest… I’m loving how these heads string up! Whether it’s mesh or leathers, it’s an easy head to string and the Universal face shape is definitely a favorite of mine already.
I recently strung up a bunch of women’s sticks for some local girls in NYC and Ted Glynn. Instead of throwing out the center track, I recycled it and experimented with it in a men’s lacrosse head.
If you weren’t using a Brine Edge back in the late 90s and early 2000s people would look at you funny. It was the stick of sticks, the stick of kings, and the stick that everyone wanted to use. It was offset, had an open sidewall structure, and was basically the bomb diggity.
Tom Garvey gave me an older STX Proton+ from his days at Johns Hopkins and he wanted a pocket thrown in there so he could either use the stick while coaching or put it on display. I decided to up the ante a little bit and throw in a second head, which I dyed to resemble the Hopkins head in style, to commemorate his time playing for Maverik United in the LXM PRO.
Talking college legal pita pockets! If you want to use traditional in college, the best way to do it is to string a low pocket with your leather and cross lace, and then let the pocket move up in the head as it breaks in.
Connor attempts to string up a Pita Pocket specifically designed for use on face offs. What will he change? Why will he change it? Traditional Thursday is back with a great stringing post for you.
Welcome back to another Traditional Thursday. Today I re-string a Bacharach Rasin vintage wooden lacrosse stick. Big thanks to Joe Nocella of Brooklyn Lacrosse Club and 718 Cyclery for hooking it up!
Lee Southren hooked me up with an old box lacrosse stick from the Mohawk Lacrosse Stick Manufacturing Company and since the pocket was a little beat up, I took it out and threw a brand new traditional pocket in there. It came out beautifully, and when I played wall ball with it yesterday.
If you’re looking for a high quality traditional lacrosse head to use and/or learn from, look no further. We’ve got you covered with traditional strung heads and pockets from some of the best stringers in the game!
Is there such thing as a “perfect pocket?” That’s the question that has arisen in this week’s Forum Friday. The poster really wants to know what the characteristics of a perfect pocket are, so we would have to assume that they think there is such thing as a perfect pocket. However, instead of a pocket that is perfect in terms of working for everyone, I think the question may be looking for more general qualities.
Welcome back to another traditional Thursday. This week, I had the pleasure of stringing up a lacrosse head for long-time LAS reader Paul Jones. He gave me free-reign on this Easton Core, so I had to come up with something special for him.
Traditional stringing has always been a big topic here at LAS, and this week’s Forum Friday is a question about the best leathers to use. This matter is clearly based on opinion, but with so many options these days, from Throne to East Coast Dyes to Jimalax and more, hearing testimonials from other players in the LAS Community is a huge blessing!
I picked up an old Hattersley’s Viktoria (made in England) on Craigslist (thanks to Chris Tiernan for physically picking it up for me), and even though it’s a women’s stick, it was well worth putting a new men’s pocket in it to shoot around and use for coaching. Giving an old, well used stick a new life. Sounds like a job for Traditional Thursday.