The idea for this week’s article dates back to this summer during a post-game conversation. I was handed an amazingly strung wooden box stick from Chris Rieley and the idea dawned on me. Chris and I should team up to string an open gut sidewall on a current head. I dyed a True Key to […]
This week we’re going to revisit the STX Stallion Omega I strung up here. Here the focus is on adjusting the pocket as it breaks in. This is Part 2 of breaking-in a traditional pocket. Breaking-In A Traditional Pocket, Part 2 Alright, here’s what you need: A strung traditional pocket Patience…. So, let’s take a […]
Welcome to the December spotlight! When I first starting writing for Lacrosse All Stars, I wrote down about 15 folks in the community that I wanted to spotlight. Needless to say, Katie was high on the list. Honestly I had her pegged for February so we could do some Laxcon stuff for that. However, […]
Alright, it’s time for another tutorial! This time we’re taking the concept of the Rock-It Pocket and combining that with the women’s ladder pocket. Now, the center channel of the Rock-It Pocket has always been one of my favorite traditional pockets. When done correctly, it gives you great hold and moves the ball quickly out […]
This week we’re going to look into how I break in a traditional pocket. Note, how I do this may be different from others, there’s no “right” way. It’s important to remember that breaking in a traditional pocket is a gradual process, it’s not something you can do over night. However, once broken in and […]
We’ve taken a few months off from spotlights as we presented the round table articles. So, let’s kick off this spotlight #TheGopherProject with Hank Furnbach better known as TRADiTREE and Traditreepaint. Traditree is a traditional pocket stringing tool. While, Tradipaint is a non-traditional method of painting a lacrosse head. Instead of dyeing a head with […]
Today we’re reclaiming a lacrosse head. You can choose any lacrosse head and follow along. My goal is here is to take a head that wasn’t the commercial hit (that doesn’t mean it was a failure by the way) and see if I can construct a pocket that could turn this into a gamer. There […]
This week we’re taking a stab at the Revolving Doerr Pocket. It’s mainly a defensive pocket. It was created by a Johns Hopkins defenseman back in the 90s.
This month, #TheGopherProject spotlight is squarely on Martin Dandy aka Dandy Dyes! If you’ve been on Instagram the last few years, you’ll know his account.
It’s Mailbag time again! We are answering our audience’s questions on heads, dyeing and stringing on this week’s edition of #TheGopherProject.
This week on #TheGopherProject, Kevin Henry revisits the box pinch. This time, he is showing how different stringing styles can affect a head’s performance.
Watch this week’s edition of #TheGopherProject, as Kevin Henry shows us how to properly execute the Bone Laxdip Dye. Bone Laxdip Dye: #The GopherProject Check out last week’s edition of #TheGopherProject where Kevin shows us how to string the Corner Pocket here on Lacrosse All Stars.