Welcome to String League’s Week 1 Throne Challenge Recap! Throne Lacrosse threw down the first of SIX challenging gauntlets, and our stringers responded with vigor. We’ll recap this week’s competition, provide a new leaderboard for Season 2, and show off the amazing work of all five contestants!
Week 1: Throne Challenge Results
When you only have one string at your disposal, how do you produce something functional?
That is the question that Joe Williams, Founder of Throne Lacrosse out of Brooklyn wanted answered. The Throne Lacrosse crew took on the task of hosting the first of 6 competitions during Season 2 of String League. They set the tone by giving the stringers an awkward challenge and judging their reaction.
The Throne Lacrosse crew has always been a heavy supporter of innovative stringing ideas, and sometimes challenge create ingenuity. They are active on social media and follow many amateur stringing accounts. There is good chance that if you are making sick pockets, Joe and the Throne staff are probably watching you do it. Their consistent grass roots focus allows them to relate to our contestants, and analyze their entries.
In the end it was @flstringer who took home the first Gold of Season 2, as well as the lion’s share of the points. Here is how the leaderboard currently stands:
Brooklyn’s finest told me repeatedly how difficult it was to choose a final winner. As a judge myself, I can say that it is never easy. But these guys really did string up some amazing sticks.
In the end, what set @flstringer apart from the crowd was his attention to the material given. Every one of the stringers was given the brand new Fiber Stringing system and a STX Duel. Every contestant did their best to make a pocket that worked for them. @Richie_b_77 had arguably the most dialed in stringing set up, but @flstringer made a pocket to fit the head, and that helped him take the points.
After all, the STX Duel is a position focused head. The Faceoff specific head went unaddressed by 4 out of the 5 contestants. Since everyone was able to produce a quality pocket that fit their needs, Throne Lacrosse had to pay credit to the only String Leaguer who really paid attention to the nitty gritty details. When everyone can string this well, little things can make all the difference.
@flstringer completed the competition, and then took his design into even further detail.
Obviously, come back in the weeks to come for more great String League action!