Connor Wilson Must Dye (And String): Wesleyan Edition

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Gabe Kelley Wesleyan Lacrosse dye job traditional string
The finished product.

When All-American LSM Gabe Kelley, out of my alma mater, Wesleyan University, asked me to string up a traditional head for him, I said, “of course”.  So he sent me a red STX Super Power and I got to work.  Posted it on SweetSweetLax and no one guessed who it was for.  I thought that would be easy!

Gabe later sent me a white head to dye and then string because he needed a back up.  Last year, I did a couple spoons for Adam Sear of Maryland (whom I had coached when he was a 14 year old back in Perth, Australia), so I wanted to give Gabe something special to rock out on the field as well.

Maryland lacrosse dye job ADAM sear
2010 Trifecta of awesome.

All thin lines, red and white, fading into black.  Lots of black.  The stick needed it to offset the brightness of the red and white.  But it came out well, and is sure to strike fear into the hearts of NESCAC middies (can sticks do that?  Or is it just Gabe?) if his red gamer ever breaks.  It still needs a good deal of breaking in and will settle a lot more, but the foundation is there!  Now I’ll send it out to the wizard and let him use the wand as he sees fit.  Gotta love lax!

Gabe Kelley Wesleyan Lacrosse dye job traditional string
The finished product.
Gabe Kelley Wesleyan Lacrosse dye job traditional string
pocket is super shallow right now.
Gabe Kelley Wesleyan Lacrosse dye job traditional string
Backside with floating leathers and all!
Gabe Kelley Wesleyan Lacrosse dye job traditional string
Wet the leathers and re-stretch them a bit more.
Gabe Kelley Wesleyan Lacrosse dye job traditional string
sidewall pre-stringing.
Gabe Kelley Wesleyan Lacrosse dye job traditional stringGabe Kelley Wesleyan Lacrosse dye job traditional string
detailed scoop lines. bi-color.
Gabe Kelley Wesleyan Lacrosse dye job traditional string
Even the back has some color!

6 COMMENTS

  1. Smooooooth dye. Very @49KingDyes -esque. Dang I love your traddys. Love, love, love ’em.

    I wish Sear would have used that yellow MD flag joint more. That one and your plaid Torque are two of my all time favorite dyes ever.

    Where did you pick up the tape for the pinstripes? Need it for the idea from the pic I sent you today.