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Traditional Throwback Thursday: Etobicoke Sports Stick

0 - Published July 31, 2014 by in Gear, Traditional

Welcome to Traditional Throwback Thursday! We combine two posts (Traditional Thursday & Throwback Thursday) to form one super post that makes a quantum leap from one type to the other, and is actually both types at once. 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!

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Before we get to more jaw dropping photos of this amazing Etobicoke Sports lacrosse stick, let’s learn a little more about where this one came from. Joe drops some knowledge on us (and gives credit to the man who helped him figure it out!):

The original pocket was a six diamond all leather pocket, I made a five diamond pocket with crosslace and leathers, and the leathers that I used will be available soon on the Stringer’s Shack web site, and are very similar to the leathers that was originally used in this stick. In order to keep part of the old pocket with this stick, I used an old piece of leather from the original pocket to hold the lower part of the floating sidewall, and this can be seen in the picture showing the sidewall and the leather making an X.

This is a link to a website that will give an amazing history of the inventor, Ron MacNeil. The stick can be seen a few times in the video below and the original mold can be seen at the end of the video. A customer named Brad Fitzpatrick AKA @fitzie519 on Instagram was the person who gave me this information about the stick and the inventor of it. Give him a follow for lots more old wooden stick info and photos.

Etobicoke Sports – Ron MacNeil

And there you have it! A plastic stick, made in a very similar way to how wooden sticks are created! Personally, I find this stick to be amazing, and it’s kind of like the missing link between old woodies and modern plastic sticks. I guess evolution really is a thing after all!

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I hope you enjoyed this Throwback Traditional Thursday post as much as we did, and a HUGE thanks to Joe for sharing it with us! Wonderful refurbishing job on the stick, and a beauty of a pocket!

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