Traditional Thursday: Half Mesh, Half Amazing

Half Traditional Half Mesh Lacrosse Pocket

Welcome to Traditional Thursday! We’ve been showing off some of these super hot half mesh, half traditional pockets over on our Instagram account, but we got some requests for a video explaining the pockets (and of course showing them off) just a bit more. No tutorial just yet!

If you have questions or want to show off your own homemade half&half pockets, post them in the comments below. Or better yet, post them in last week’s contest post and you could win a custom strung traditional head by yours truly! We’ll leave that contest open for another week or two so people can whip up something special.

I originally got this idea from kjstringz on Instagram. Kevin Youngs and his brother string up some mean looking sticks, and I had to get in on the action. Someone tried to give the Youngs credit as the originators of the pocket, but they wouldn’t take credit and said it has been around longer than most people seem to think. Maybe now it will get a little more popular?

I’ve found the pockets throw incredibly consistent. With the traditional down low the pocket also feels broken in immediately. I honestly didn’t think I could pull it off, but I’ve done 6 or 7 of these now, and they all throw the same way: beautifully. The Maverik Metrik heads took the pocket painlessly. A joy to string! Thanks to the Mav guys for sending a couple over on which to experiment!

Give it a shot, see if you like it, and perhaps you’ll join the revolution. Check out the Traditional Thursday Archive for a whole lots more leather and string.


  1. I love it. I love the creativity and self expression that stringing your own pockets allows. I did one of my own half-half pockets but I took a very different approach. I used a pita middle, mesh adjacent to the pita, traditional style sidewalls, and a tear drop top string. check it out. . . .

  2. Well I finally finished my first TradMesh Pocket! Its a X-track up the middle with traditional the rest of the way. This thing is definitely unique in the way of having the ability to feel the ball while you’re cradling that traditional gives you, while you get the smooth release that mesh gives you. Its leaning towards a Mid/High so I’m gonna assume its going to tear some corners up aha. I’m hoping to get some wall ball action with it and possibly use it in a game on Sunday.

    P.S. Don’t mind the mess aha, it’s been a rough week coming back from spring break and I haven’t found the time to put some clothes and other stuff away.