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Six Shooter Pocket – Lacrosse Stringing Tutorial

The Six Shooter Pocket tutorial has been long awaited, and requested many times over, and now… it’s finally here!

The Six Shooter has been around for a long time, and while most people today know about it because Miles Thompson used this pocket last year at Albany, the pocket has been around for a long time, and it’s a total classic. It’s been called a number of different names (six runner, 6×6, wide track, and more), but at the end of the day, all of these pockets are more or less the same, conceptually.

Notre Dame vs Albany Lacrosse 2014 NCAA Quarterfinal Credit: Joe Williams

I explain the differences between a standard traditional and six shooter traditional in the beginning of the tutorial, and then I get into the why and how a little later on. It’s not exactly a step by step tutorial, as that would be almost an hour long, but it does lay out the ideas behind the pocket, and how to string the most important parts.

If you haven’t strung traditional, or a pita, before today, you’ll want to try that first. Once you’ve got that down the Six Shooter Pocket should be no problem. Without further delay, here  it is…

The Six Shooter Pocket Tutorial

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All right, here are some key takeaways to remember when shooting a Six Shooter Pocket:

  1. Put in Floating Sidewalls.
  2. Use loops at the top of these Floating Sidewalls.
  3. String a TIGHT, tennis racket-esque pocket in the stick.
  4. Loosen the leathers to a ball’s depth.
  5. Make sure the ball is in the middle of the 4 leathers perfectly.
  6. Add in your final sidewall.
  7. Connect the Floating Sidewall to the final sidewall.
  8. Put in shooting strings.
  9. Enjoy!

At the end of the day, the Six Shooter Pocket requires a good amount of string, a well constructed and tight pocket, and the ability to string your knots correctly, and in tight spaces. If you can do that, you can string a Six Shooter. Now get to it!