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Tie Up Tuesday: James Miceli, CEO Epoch Lacrosse

Epoch Lacrosse owner James Miceli steps into Studio 22 to Tie Up The Limited Edition 382C Hawk.

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our new weekly series, Tuesday Tie Up! Each week, we will have a different lacrosse pro or personality talking about how they string up their head, and each post is brought to you by Epoch Lacrosse. Some of the pros will be stringing the Hawk head, and others will be stringing up their head of choice with Epoch’s Otter Mesh. Either way, you get to see how the big guns string their heads. You’re sure to learn a thing or two, so pay attention! We’ll let Epoch take it from here…

Epoch Lacrosse owner James Miceli steps into Studio 22 to Tie Up The Limited Edition 382C Hawk
Today Epoch reveals The Limited Edition The Hawk 382c.


It was a pleasure to have James Miceli take time to tie up The Hawk 382c Limited Edition head with one of his favorite pocket setups. James tied up a replica traditional pocket like the one he played with while growing up on Long Island.

What is the 382C Hawk you ask? Epoch Lacrosse today introduced its Limited Edition 382c Hawk to commemorate the launch of their first head.

But why 382C, what is it? Epoch Lacrosses’s official brand color Pantone is 382C. Therefore, Epoch is making only 382 of the limited edition model. You can find them this week for $100 at authorized Epoch dealers.

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The Hawk 382c arrives in a sleek display box with ultra-premium foam lining. It also includes a custom engraved/hand painted commemorative ball, Epoch’s signature end cap, a black powder coated head screw and a certificate of authenticity.

James commented, as he began to string, “I learned to tie up a stick by looking at photos of the Gait brothers when I was younger.  I also had a friend give me a broken stick from Gary Gait.  He broke it at the Lake Placid tournament and threw it to the side.  My buddy Shane picked it up and brought it back to school for me to copy.

For the traditional set up James used The Limited Edition 382C Hawk with Throne of String white leathers, camo para-cord and StringKing shooters.

One thing you will notice is that once James puts in the sidewall and leathers he tie’s up the shooters first. The top shooter is strung through the plastic and the middle and bottom are tied onto the sidewall.

I like to put the shooters in first so I can determine where to put my loops. And by doing so, I can use the loops to keep the shooting strings from moving up in the pocket. – James Miceli

James used a long single piece of camo para-cord to create this six diamond beauty. The pocket is a mid-high pocket with medium whip and hold.

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Once the pocket is finished, James cleans things up and adjusts everything to his liking. The two middle leathers are strung more loosely than the two outer ones. He is also one of those guys who likes to have a slight click off the plastic.

I like to keep the middle leather loose so when the pocket breaks in the loops are lined up properly so that each loop lines up with middle of the adjacent diamond. – James Miceli

After everything is done James will throw with his new traditional to break it in.

Be sure to comment below if you would like this pattern or have any ideas for your own pattern.

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