The following is the story behind the history of multicolor mesh, told in coordination with BC Lax co-owner Tim Weston. Blue Collar Lax is confident that multicolor Marc Mesh was the spark that led to all of the multicolor lacrosse heads we see today. They note, before Marc Mesh came out with multicolored netting there was only solid color stick heads offered by the manufacturers. Around 2010, a few manufacturers came out with some basic multicolor designs and they were obviously successful as we saw over half the heads available on the wall of a lacrosse store were multicolored by 2011.
September 1, 2017
One of our gifts to you this holiday season is a Buyer's Guide for some of the hottest high performance, wax, dyed, and/or rubberized lacrosse mesh available. Every single piece of mesh on the market may not be included in the guide, but it covers the vast majority of the major players. At the same time, that doesn't mean there aren't other quality mesh pieces being put out by other companies out there too!
December 7, 2013
Playing lacrosse in north Idaho, the weather comes in to play a lot during both the fall and spring season. I would always blame a bad pass on the weather or my bagged out mesh. The best solution I have found to extreme weather conditions is, wax mesh. If you want the best performance out of your wax mesh, East Coast Dyes is what you are looking for.
March 4, 2017
We got a nice little package at LAS HQ a few weeks back with 4 preformed Gonzo Mesh pieces (2 white, 2 glow-in-the-dark). "Gonzo Mesh is a special coated mesh covered in a secret recipe of ingredients that makes it superior to traditional soft or hard mesh pieces in every aspect. Traditional mesh pieces bag out and become inconsistent and unusable in the elements. Wax mesh pieces tent to lost their wax coating in a rapid fashion."
December 6, 2013
Yesterday was a big day for StringKing Lacrosse with the release of Type 1s Lacrosse Mesh, a new product the company spent months engineering. StringKing touts that the softer construction of Type 1s Mesh allows a lacrosse player to be more aware of where the ball is sitting in his pocket during both the cradle and the release.
November 5, 2013
Colton Raichl here to show you my way of stringing up a head. I have been stringing for about 4 years now. I have strung almost every head on my high school team, a few on my college team, and a couple more for anyone who comes in to the Bend Lax Shack during the summer!
August 15, 2013
This pocket is perfect for CW, and it is now his go-to style of stringing sticks. He used to use a V or U shooter, but since that's no longer legal in college, CW had pretty much taken it out of how he strings sticks. Here is Connor Wilson's perfect mesh lacrosse pocket stringing tutorial.
When James Pannell wasn't coaching kids, or playing a vicious game of P-I-G against his brother, Rob, he was getting peppered by questions from yours truly. This time around I asked James about his custom UVA dye, his pocket, and how he and his classmates adjusted to the new college rules, including the 2010 heads, and 2013 stringing rules.
From Krieg: My pocket is pretty specific to my stick, in that the head I use is wider than most, and really stiff. This makes it great to string with a deep channel, and keeps the head sturdy enough to not whip out when I shoot or pass.
February 6, 2014
I created a new stringing tutorial on our YouTube page, and this time around I'm getting a little crazy, and teaching you how to string mesh! I know, anything but traditional from me is weird... but I played with mesh for years in college, and still know how to string a great pocket.