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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.

Hot Pot: Is Your Pocket Holding You Back?

2 - Published March 20, 2013 by in Mesh, Stringing, Training

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.

Traditional Thursday: Reader Questions Answered!

2 - Published March 14, 2013 by in Gear, Stringing, Traditional

This week’s Traditional Thursday selects a couple of readers’ questions, and then answers them! Want to know more about the floating sidewall? Or how to keep your stick from bagging out and whipping shots into the ground?

Stringing With Old Grey Laxer

0 - Published March 8, 2013 by in Gear, Mesh, Stringing

“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.

Throwback Thursday: The Legend of Jimmy Butler

2 - Published March 7, 2013 by in International, Stringing, Traditional

Get to know one of the most important people in lacrosse! Jimmy Butler has never stepped onto a field as a player, but he’s been on two world championship teams. Learn more about the man, the myth, the legend: Jimmy Butler!

Traditional Thursday: Pita Pocket Tips

0 - Published March 7, 2013 by in Gear, Stringing, Traditional

We got a great question regarding Pita Pockets, so CW made a short video explaining how he likes to set up his pocket. Got a question about traditional? HIT US UP, and maybe we’ll answer YOUR question next week! Check out the Traditional Thursday archives. Want to share your work with the world? Hit us up on […]

2013 Legal Heads

A Solution to the Stick Dilemma

32 - Published March 1, 2013 by in College, High School, Mesh, Stringing

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.

Sideways shot of the pocket

Traditional Thursdays: A Tribute

1 - Published February 28, 2013 by in Gear, Traditional

Mom keeps the family together; coach keeps the team together. Mom knits and makes baskets; I string lacrosse sticks. Get a pink stick, string a traditional pink pocket. Show your support!

#TraditionalThursday

Traditional Thursday: Rise of the Pita

6 - Published February 21, 2013 by in Gear, Stringing, Traditional

With Connor up in Syracuse prepping his own traditional wand for a game tonight with Team LAS against the Syracuse Stingers, I offered to take over this week’s Traditional Thursday post with a reader’s submission and my own Pita Pocket that I have been working on lately.

Traditional Thursday: Professional Pockets

1 - Published February 14, 2013 by in National Lacrosse League, Pro Lacrosse, Stringing, Traditional

Consider this the beginnings of a follow up to the 2012 Professional Lacrosse All Traditional Team. It’s box lacrosse season. Who’s using leathers?

Traditional Thursday: Synthetic Leathers Really Work!

0 - Published February 7, 2013 by in Gear, Stringing, Traditional

We’ve run through some pretty spectacular traditional lacrosse pockets over the last couple of months in our Traditional Thursday posts, and this week is no exception!

Traditional Thursday: Testing The EverPocket2

1 - Published January 31, 2013 by in Gear, Stringing, Traditional

Doug Trettin’s legendary EverPocket2 gets a FULL review from a true appreciator of traditional lacrosse stringing.

Traditional Teardrop Topstring Tutorial

0 - Published January 30, 2013 by in Stringing, Tutorials

Connor Wilson explains how you can EASILY learn the Teardrop Top String for your traditional sticks.

2013 Rules In Action: Midfielders, Sticks, And Coaching

6 - Published January 29, 2013 by in College, Stringing, Stringing Rules

After watching the US – Loyola game, CW has some realizations about the 2013 Rule Changes, and how they should truly impact college lacrosse this year.

Stringing like Sam Bradman

0 - Published January 25, 2013 by in LXM PRO, Mesh, Stringing

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.

Traditional Thursday: Synthetic Leather

3 - Published January 24, 2013 by in Gear, Stringing, Traditional

We kick things off with a group photo of traditional sticks, and then get right into a new synthetic leather being offered by the Stringer’s Shack, in Massachusetts. Leather lacrosse game changer?

Hot Pot: The Pros and Cons of Traditional

12 - Published January 23, 2013 by in Hot Pot, Mesh, Stringing, Traditional

As the Spring season gets closer and closer, CW takes a look at the benefits, and the drawbacks, of traditional lacrosse pockets vs. mesh.

Traditional Thursday: Harlem Lacrosse

2 - Published January 17, 2013 by in Gear, Stringing, Traditional

Two kids in Harlem had the traditional lacrosse stick obsession, so we hooked them up with some top notch string jobs on their Gait Fuel and Reebok 10K heads!

Traditional Thursday: The Eagle’s Nest Pocket

6 - Published January 10, 2013 by in Gear, Stringing, Traditional

#TraditionalThursdays are back, and we’re featuring a two-leather pocket called the Eagle’s Nest. It almost looks like Monster Mesh, but it’s cross lace and leather.