Stringing Traditional

Traditional Thursday: Two Leather Pockets

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A few weeks back, Connor dropped a Metrik ton of traditional on us. His use of box knots and his variations on some pretty traditional… well traditional pockets, got me thinking about stringing up a new pocket for myself. I just so happened to have a Proton Power laying around so I went about twisting something up.

The Proton Power doesn’t have room for 4 leathers, so like Connor, I got a little creative. I love coils as I feel like they really keep my pocket throwing consistently. A while back I tried an Eagle’s nest pocket and liked the use of crosslace to form diamonds. I put it all together and this is what I ended up with:

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I have seen similar pockets in Google image searches (in fact I added the top string simply because I liked how it looked on another pocket), but everyone adds their own twist (pun intended) so this is my take on a two leather trad.

So far I am loving the way it throws and the lack of two leathers makes the weight of the pocket comparable to the mesh I had in it before. What would you do with 2 leathers? Anyone do a pocket with 3? Would there be reason to? Let us know!

Also check out this two leather pocket tutorial from Connor. He didn’t make this one up, Brendan Shook did, but CW’s tutorial shows you how it’s done!

About the author

Andrew Ratzke

An MCLA alum and recent Portlandia transplant, Ratzke spends most of his time playing and coaching throughout Oregon. When he isn't on the field he's searching the web for the latest and greatest in lacrosse and lifestyle gear to keep you and your style game up to date.