Editor’s Note: Welcome back to Tuesday Tie Up from Epoch Lacrosse! Each week, we feature a guest lacrosse personality to help you 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…
Jason Ellison, owner of Tama Lacrosse, tied up and mailed us one awesome traditional pocket in The Hawk.
This pocket is absolutely beautiful and what a great surprise to get in the mail from Tama. After receiving the pocket, Jason informed Epoch that this pocket is called the Six Gun – Single Twist Traditional.
Jason, a former player and alumni from Hobart, said he was taught how to tie this pocket up by a friend from Syracuse in the 80’s.
This pocket uses a single twist Pita track for the middle, which keeps the center simple and elegant. One of our favorite things about this pocket is the use of a 5th and 6th string between the sidewall and first leather to the outer plastics.
Jason explains that he does this to help create a very precise channel for a traditional pocket and works well with The Hawk’s High Pocket design.
Without a doubt, one of the most unique things that we love about this pocket is the leather being put in backwards on purpose. Jason also explained that this is to create even more hold on the ball while cradling. Crazy, but it just might work!
Let us know your thoughts on this traditional pocket. Do you like the 5th and 6th strings? What about the leathers being flipped around? Comment below and let us know below what you think!
Tama Lacrosse has two stores, one in Illinois and the other in Colorado. For more information on Tama, visit them online!
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