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Tuesday Lacrosse Drop

Nice work on the basic traditional
Nice work on the basic traditional

We’ve got a lot to cover so let’s dig right in to it, shall we?

IL has longer Iroquois vs. The World highlights up from the Hawai’i Invitational.  Good stuff overall and some really sweet goals/passing.  Always good to see how the best does it!

Since most people are headed indoors more and more due to the cold, we will no doubt see more and more custom string jobs posted online.  Dan Willson diverges from his usual, the Coach’s RP Pocket, and throws out some basic traditional work.  Black head, red crosslace, white leathers and yellow and black shooters make this Maryland special… well, special.  Nice work!

Nice work on the basic traditional

Looks just as good from the side!

I just did another traditional string job on my Mohawk International Lacrosse head and I did a very different tie off procedure near the throat.  More to come on that later in the week.

Finally, if you’re looking for an unreal upper body workout, look no further.  Pushups, pullups and dips can get you ripped!  I bet these guys are stronger in real world application than any devoted gym rat.  Maybe they can’t bench 400 pounds but they can hold themselves upside down and do pushups.  That’s TRUE strength!  And they probably CAN bench 400 LBs. Jebus.

About the author

Connor Wilson

Connor is the Publisher of He lives in Brooklyn with his better half, continues to play and coach both box and field lacrosse in NYC as much as possible, and covers the great game that is lacrosse full-time. He spends his spare time stringing sticks and watching Futurama.


  • Now you’ve got me curious about your traditional tieoff mod – I had switched to double traditional knots at the bottom because I hate blown-out leathers, but even the double trad can shift so I’ve returned to cutting slits. Barring any pockets for Birmingham-area laxers, the next project you see from me will probably be an all-leather pocket in a Warrior Nos (LaxWorld runners with two shades of deerskin crosslace so it color matches a custom ash-mahogany-ash composite shaft).

    • Thanks for the kind words, Cannon! The shooter is a simple weave that works well on both mesh and traditional: weave half of the shooter in-and-out through the crosslace and leathers, loop through the sidewall hole (or the sidewall string if there’s no hole), then bring the weave back across alternating bottom-top-bottom etc. I then loop back through the other sidewall hole (or sidewall string if there’s no hole) and tie it off with a hitch. I took faceoffs two years in high school, so my OCD wants hitch knots on sidewalls and shooters (too many overhand and square knots ripped off, ground off, worn off, etc.). I got too into keeping things symmetrical and didn’t end up with a proper checkerboard, but the release is so smooth that I didn’t want to “fix” it.

  • BTW if someone can identify this boxla head, I’d appreciate it – I don’t have a clue what it is other than it’s not an Xcalibur (smaller and slightly different) and I got it off eBay from a bro in Canada.

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