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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.

Talking Pockets: LIVE Hangout With Billy, Nick, and Ty

0 - Published September 19, 2013 by in Stringing

We’re Talking Pockets today with LAS’ own Billy Nguyen, ChillLax Customs’ Nick Coyne, and Albany attackman Ty Thompson. We’ll see what each of these guys is looking for out of their pockets, and how they string their sticks. Hopefully, you’ll find something useful, which will help you string a better lacrosse stick!

No Pocket Necessary

No Pocket Necessary

0 - Published September 19, 2013 by in LAS Insider, Stringing, Words of Wisdom

Lacrosse is the Creator’s Game. There is so much more to it than X’s and O’s, and literally anyone can play. Every player, at some point, gets their own chance to create.

Chenango Top String Tutorial

Top String Tuesday: Chenango Tutorial

0 - Published September 17, 2013 by in Mesh, Stringing, Tutorials

Created as a potential solution to the new college lacrosse head and shooting string rules, the Chenango Top String causes a really tight channel and a natural “U” in your shooters.

Chenango Top String

Top String Tuesday: Chenango Time

0 - Published September 17, 2013 by in Gear, Stringing Rules

If you are a gear-head like myself, you will have noticed the latest top string trend sweeping the nation: The Chenango Top String! As far as we can tell, this top string was first created by Syracuse player Matt Pratt in his attempt to deal with and alter the four inch shooting string rule.

Forum Friday

Creating Hold with NCAA Legal Stringing

0 - Published September 13, 2013 by in Stringing

When you transition from stringing high school legal pockets to NCAA legal pockets, it can take some time to figure out how to get it exactly how you want it. Luckily, the LAS Community is here to help.

Rob Pannell Joins StringKing Lacrosse

0 - Published September 12, 2013 by in Pro Lacrosse, Stringing

Exciting news in the lacrosse world today, Rob Pannell signed with StringKing Lacrosse.

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?

Mike Tomita

Talking Pockets: Michael Tomita, Sonoma State

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

Talking Pockets is back with another MCLA interview. This time, we talk pockets with Sonoma State sophomore Michael Tomita, who strung up a then-brand new Lakota U head at the beginning of the summer.

Forum Friday

When To Get New Mesh

0 - Published September 6, 2013 by in Mesh

An interesting question has popped up in the Forums, although the post itself doesn’t pose the same question as the title of the post. The title of the post is “How do you know when you need new mesh?”

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.

Get Excited For This Video… It’s Here!

0 - Published September 1, 2013 by in Gear, Traditional, Videos

Stylin Strings made a trip to visit Alfie Jacques, up on the Onondaga lands, and their first video documenting the trip is slated to drop on the lacrosse world on Sunday, September 1st. This first video will cover Jacques’ motives for making wooden sticks, as well as the meaning of his art.

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!

Sam May, UCLA Lacrosse

Talking Pockets: Sam May, UCLA

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

For our first entry in our expanded Talking Pockets series, we’re bringing you another player interview, this time from the MCLA ranks. A few weeks ago, Sam May, sophomore middie at UCLA, took some time to talk about his newly strung pocket at Bruins Lax Summer Camp.

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: Billy’s Recent Work

0 - Published August 15, 2013 by in Stringing, Traditional

Some of these pockets have been used in multiple heads already, and some have even been played with in the rain. These leathers take a beating from scooping groundballs on the NYC concrete sidewalks. I’ve been trying a little bit of everything, from removable top strings to sidewalls and water-proof leathers.

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!

Pull Strings In Major League Lacrosse?

0 - Published August 9, 2013 by in Major League Lacrosse, Pro Lacrosse, Stringing Rules

After this last weekend’s MLL games, a knowledgeable little bird hit me up on Twitter, and told me to look closely at the Denver – New York highlights. Someone in the MLL might be using a pull string!

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).