Traditional Thursday: Contest Time!

Lacrosse All Stars Reinforced 6 Box Traditional Pocket

To celebrate our new traditional head partnership with Stylin Strings we’re going to give away an original traditional pocket, strung by yours truly! You’ll get your pick of the four heads below if you win, and if you don’t, you can still pick one up from the SSLAX crew!

FIRST, a little more information on the newly available heads!

And NOW, info on that Head Giveaway!

In order to win, all you have to do is:

1) Be a Member of LAS!
2) Comment on this post (and try to share a photo with us, that will only help) with the most original string job you have seen, or have in your personal arsenal.
3) Share this post on Facebook and ask your friends to check it out!
4) Impress us with your comment more than anyone else because of its sheer excellence. (this will be decided by the LAS crew. Our decision is final!)
5) If you win, you get to choose one of these four pockets, strung up in Maverik Metrik heads!

Pretty simple! If you don’t have an entry, pick up one of our pockets from Stylin Strings. We guarantee it will treat you right!

Thanks to the guys at SSLAX for having faith in our designs and for making them available to the public. Long live custom traditional stringing!


  1. The most original string job I have seen has to be this. I have never seen one like this before.

    As for my awesome comment I will leave you with a story.

    I am currently 17 years old and I want to become a walrus. I know there?s a million people out there just like me, but I promise you I?m different. On December 14th, I?m moving to Antartica; home of the greatest walruses. I?ve already cut off my arms, and now slide on my stomach everywhere I go as training. I may not be a walrus yet, but I promise you if you give me a chance and the support I need, I will become the greatest walrus in the world.

  2. The craziest string job I have seen, is also the reason why I need the new head. As a broke 18 year old trying to pay for college, you don’t always have money to pay for things like new strings. So while it may not be the craziest string job, I think its definitely the craziest repair job I have ever seen. Who else uses duct tape to keep their stick together and usable? I’d rather not, which is why I NEED one of these heads.

  3. When I think of lacrosse of think of its’ origin and how the traditional styles were first used. I like going back to the basics and simplifying things that sometimes get “overly thought”. Traditional style heads are the heart of lacrosse which should be thought of as the first American sport. I for one am hoping for that and the return of this sport to the Olympic games.

  4. I couldn’t make up my mind on one so i’m gonna share a couple. I grew up on traditional and my whole family use trads now. A big reason is because of the legend himself Connor Wilson. His posts on traditional are always of exceptional knowledge and enjoyable to read. His stringing skills are insane! Thats why it would be an honor and privellage to own one of his heads! Hope you like mine

  5. I gotta go with my pita pocket that I strung up with the same idea in mind for Connor Wilson for using sidewall instead of crosslace to beef up the pocket for these rough winters and springs here in the great state of Michigan. This throws sooooooo smooth and has gotten better and better as it breaks in. Plus its NCAA legal so its almost identical to the one of those pockets designed by the great Connor Wilson. And hey, I’ve won the Throne of String leathers kit, plus a Weekly leader, so why not make it 3/3? ;)

  6. An absolute marvel of a stick. my lax goals exact words about his older bros stick.
    We were discussing string jobs at a BYU lax camp and this was clearly the most unique stick I had ever seen. In Utah there is not a lot of trad stringing here, just lots and lots of hard mesh. Having played lacrosse for 8 seasons I have only seen 1 trad. I really want to learn how to string it, but no one here knows how to either. We just Liked to experiment with mesh and stringing. This goalie stick came to be when he ordered a piece of mesh, but it came partially torn, not wanting to pay return shipping, this goalie busted out the sidewall and this monster of a stick was born. It’s a piece of mesh, string in the middle, insanely deep, about 3 inches wide, hung by side wall the rest of the way. For a picture look for my comment on Facebook.

  7. My living room was dimmed, my family had just sat down to another movie-night, everyone stared at the screen… except me. I stared at the lacrosse head in my hands, it was beautiful; did anyone have the guts to start stringing an unstrung head with what I knew would be a messy clot of knots?!? But what else could I do with the string and leathers in front of me? I started with sidewalls, adjusting and tightening them as much as possible. The leathers would be next, I needed assistance, I rushed to my computer and opened my favorite book-mark the LAS traditional page, because I needed a tear-drop top-string. I found the video I needed, though I had watched it a thousand times it seemed. I returned to my stick, assured that I knew my next step thoroughly . The leathers cooperated, and soon I realized that I still thought the stick was amazing, I had not messed up yet! I had no thoughts at all of the movie that my family watched, as I turned to the pita track. It was tricky, but I did it, making a mess of tied off strings on the floor. Next I grabbed my neon green cross-lace cutting a generous piece for the outer-channel, but the movie was over… my parents turned on the light. “Since its Friday night, can’t I keep working?” I asked. “Sure” was the answer, so I continued burning the midnight hour, til it was complete. I stifle my almost shout of joy, everyone else was sleeping… That is the story of my first trad. The next week someone on my team offered me fifty bucks and a trade for my head…