Welcome to an English Stringing Explosion for your Traditional Thursday! I met a Welsh player in Denver this summer, and he had a perfectly strung Rock-It Pocket in his neon green STX head… except it wasn’t strung by Rock-It Pocket… it was strung by Chris Wilson, an English traditional stringing expert from Manchester.
GopherLax5 hit us up on Instagram with a sweet new Grow The Game themed dye and string job that he was proud to show off. Not only did he want to show the world this head, he wants to give it away for FREE too! Before we get to how you can add it to your collection, let’s get a little background information first.
It’s high time for Readers Questions Answered! You guys send in some excellent traditional lacrosse questions, and every once in a while we sift through some of the most intriguing comments and questions, and actually respond. I know, we should do this more often. Maybe we will!
The Stanwick Lacrosse Camp is run down in Maryland, and we were lucky enough to get photos from the camp from Craig Chase. The early premise of this post focuses on the traditional sticks on display at the camp, but it quickly degenerates into Scott Rodgers doing bicep curls with campers, ice bucket challenges, and other tomfoolery.
Joe O’Neill, from Stringer’s Shack, owns one of the most amazing and rare old school lacrosse sticks that I have ever seen, and today we’re showing it off to you! It’s a special stick from Etobicoke Sports!
Why would one want to shave a wooden lacrosse stick? And how would you shave a wooden lacrosse stick? Here is how and why.
Welcome to Throwback Thursday! Today’s post will focus on wooden lacrosse sticks, but there is so much more to say and see that a video was quite simply required.
Was there a lot of traditional at the World Lacrosse Championships? Yes there was, and I figured there would be at least a bit, but in the end there was WAY MORE TRADITIONAL than I thought there would be.
Recently Rochester native, Joe Walters, sent his unreleased Maverik Optik head to me and the guys at Throne of String for some tender loving care.
The Six Shooter Pocket tutorial has been long awaited, and requested many times over, and now… it’s finally here! The Six Shooter has been around for a long time, and while most people today know about it because Miles Thompson used this pocket last year at Albany, the pocket has been around for a long time, and it’s a total classic.
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 […]
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!
I used goalie leathers from Stick Doctor as my four leather runners. I used the original cat gut sidewall, and was even able to salvage original leather from the pocket to re-attach the cat gut to the wooden wall. I then used about 26 feet of cross lace to string the tight ten-diamond pocket.
Recently we received an email from a reader asking us if we’d be willing to put together a tutorial for a Kobra pocket. After scanning the interwebs for a few hours I decided to dive into a twist (pun intended) on a Kobra. Below is my take on what it seems like people are calling a Kobra Lite pocket.
After each year of NCAA Lacrosse rolls to a stop, we go through and find all the D1 players we can, who use traditionally strung lacrosse sticks. It can be a regular six or eight diamond pocket, a pita pocket, or something crazier… as long as it uses leather and string, it’s eligible!