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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.

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.

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?

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?”

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: 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: 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).