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Wooden Heads Strung With Traditional

0 - Published October 25, 2013 by in Traditional

Last week our Forum Friday was about what would to choose for a wooden shaft. This week, we’re continuing the wood theme, but moving on to lacrosse heads! It’s time to look at traditionally strung wood heads.

Traditional Thursday: Mesh Inspiration

0 - Published October 17, 2013 by in Mesh, Stringing, Traditional

This week’s Traditional Thursday is inspired by reading the first couple chapters of  Greg Rose’ book and watching Connor Wilson’s tear drop top string tutorial. I’ve been stringing a ton of traditional pockets lately and haven’t really gotten the chance to string a mesh pocket. When I did decide to go back to mesh, I […]

Video: Wooden Stick Expo

0 - Published October 2, 2013 by in Traditional, Videos

StylinStrings made the trek up to Syracuse, NY for the first ever Wooden Stick Expo. The SS guys put together a fantastic video showcasing some of the top notch stuff going down. Looks like it was one heck of an experience!

Traditional Thursday: Talking Tension

0 - Published September 26, 2013 by in Stringing, Traditional

It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time to talk Traditional stringing. This week, I explain how important proper spacing, tension, and break-in processes can be when you’ve just strung up a traditional stick. Get that pocket looking, throwing, and catching PERFECTLY… it’s Traditional Thursday!

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?

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!

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).