How To String Traditional Pockets

Throne takeover leathers traditional

Have you ever wondered how to string traditional pockets? Now is the perfect time to learn! Enjoy our collection of video tutorials for traditional pockets below: Traditional with Multiple Strings   Double Traditional   Six Shooter Two Leather Pita Pocket

Breaking-In A Traditional Pocket, Part 2: #TheGopherProject

breaking-in a traditional pocket #thegopherproject

This week we’re going to revisit the STX Stallion Omega I strung up here.  Here the focus is on adjusting the pocket as it breaks in. This is Part 2 of breaking-in a traditional pocket. Breaking-In A Traditional Pocket, Part 2 Alright, here’s what you need: A strung traditional pocket  Patience…. So, let’s take a […]

How To Break In A Traditional Pocket: #TheGopherProject

Nike Elite Lacrosse Head with 6 Diamond Traditional Pocket

This week we’re going to look into how I break in a traditional pocket. Note, how I do this may be different from others, there’s no “right” way. It’s important to remember that breaking in a traditional pocket is a gradual process, it’s not something you can do over night.  However, once broken in and […]

Trameshional Tradmesh Stringing Tutorial

Trameshional Tradmesh Stringing Tutorial

A couple of months back, we put up a couple of tradmesh pockets photos on Instagram that I dubbed Trameshional. Perhaps that name is stupid, but I’d never seen this variation of tradmesh done before, even though I’m sure it has been. People asked for a tutorial, I took my sweet time in making one, and now it’s here.

Space Commander: Traditional Goalie Head on #TheGopherProject

This week, I lost my sanity stringing up my version of the Space Commander for today’s installment of #TheGopherProject.  While there are several challenging string-ups in the community, the Space Commander is at the top of the hill.  Not only is it a lot of time to string (you’ll see below), it’s a giant pain […]

Vintage Lacrosse Head: The Barney — #TheGopherProject

This week we’re going old — I’m stringing up a vintage lacrosse head. That’s right, the STX Barney.  Let’s take a quick recap of the Barney. This head was released in the late 1970s and was off the market by 1983 (or around that time).  This was primarily a defensive head where the SAM was […]

Stringing a Six-Diamond Traditional Pocket — #TheGopherProject

Last week we went through the steps to break and stretch in your leathers. This week, let’s take the next step. This is how I string my six-diamond pockets, it may be different from how others string theirs. Remember, there is one way to string this. If this differs from how you do it, let […]

The Gopher Project: How to Break in Leathers

Welcome to The Gopher Project!  My name is Kevin aka Gopherlax.   Every Thursday here on LaxAllStars, we’re going to take a look at one aspect of stringing.  Unlike Traditional Thursday’s in the past, I will not be focused solely on traditional stringing.  I envision this space having a collection of tutorials, new twists on pockets and spotlights from […]

Gear Showcase: TRADiTREE


I take a comprehensive look at the TRADiTREE, a small $15 tool that is taking the traditional stringing world by storm.