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Anthony Kelly: This Is How You String!

Check out how Anthony Kelly (Ohio State) of the MLL Machine shows off his stringing style with a fresh new STX wand. Also check out A-Train’s ridiculous college flow… wowzas!

Anthony Kelly, Ohio State legend / MLL All-Star / STX Rep/ all-around-wonderful-and-gigantic dude sent me some pictures of his latest string job.  He used an orange STX head and some turquoise mesh along with some white stringing to demonstrate how he likes to string up a mesh pocket.  Look hard and pay attention because not only is the A-Train one of the best face-off men in the MLL (he was an All-Star this past season), he can also rip the duck topping out in the triple-digit range (he broke 100 at the All-Star game) and he does it all using the same wand.  Diversity: LOVE IT!

The pictures were good enough that we’re not even including any words or instructions.  After all, the best way to learn how to string is to do it yourself over and over and over and over… looking at a masterpiece like the one below doesn’t hurt either though!

First things first: Top String. Unorthodox but I like it!
A little backside top sting... now you can figure out how he does it!
This is the sidewall. You want to get closer? Ok...
Get Closer. We did. Learn those knots boys, pretend you're a sailor!
Now you should be ready for the throat attachment. Spicy!
And here's the finished product! Sha-Zam!

LAS would like to thank Anthony for showing us how he strings his stick.  Any younger players (or even HS and College players) that want to be great should learn how to string their own sticks, and now it’s summer time (so you ain’t got $#%& to do) and we’ve provided these great references.  It’s time to get down to business!

About the Author: Connor is a life-long lacrosse player who doesn’t know when to give up on the game. He played and coached at Wesleyan University and now plays for the Southampton LC in NYC. Connor lives with his fiance in Brooklyn and thanks her for allowing him to keep the dream alive.

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