Editor’s Note: Welcome to our new weekly series, Tuesday Tie Up! Each week, we will have a different lacrosse pro or personality talking about how they string up their head, and each post is brought to you by Epoch Lacrosse. Some of the pros will be stringing the Hawk head, and others will be stringing up their head of choice with Epoch’s Otter Mesh. Either way, you get to see how the big guns string their heads. You’re sure to learn a thing or two, so pay attention! This week we’re taking over for Epoch to show how the LAS crew ties up the LaxAllStars top string.[mks_separator style=”solid” height=”4″]
LaxAllStars Top String
Jeff Brunelle, founder of Lacrosse All Stars, shows off how he ties the signature LaxAllStars top string in the Hawk head from Epoch.
We’ve decided that we’re going to start adding a little something special to any heads that we giveaway, so Jeff is giving you an inside look at how he pulled off the LaxAllStars top string complete with the high pocket that this head is made for.
You can see in the video that he is using Otter Mesh with the sidewalls pre-strung.
There are a couple different ways to go about this, but Jeff likes to string a quick Chenango top string, find the perfect sidewall pattern, the re-do the top string to allow for the perfect tension when creating the shooter-less channel.
This pockets performs differently in every head, but due to Hawk being wide at the top, it was easy to pull the mesh from the scoop to the 4th sidewall hole. Since a high pocket is desired in the Hawk, we left the sidewall a but more loose to allow the ball to have some room to float and to ultimately let the cradle draw the ball into the sweet spot.
Take a look a the Hawk with the LaxAllStars top string to formulate your own opinion, but we feel it doesn’t get much classier!
The pocket is topped off with one nylon for a little bit of snap on the release, but the tight channel formed from the dropped top string is what gives the LaxAllStars top string it’s unique touch.
To learn how to string up this one of a kind top string for yourself, take a look at Ratzke’s photo tutorial from last Veterans Day![mks_separator style=”solid” height=”4″]
WIN THE HAWK FEATURED ABOVE!
The head featured in the video is now up for grabs to anyone who is looking for a new stick!
We are currently holding a contest to unload the Hawk head tied up with Otter Mesh and the LaxAllStars top string on top of a Gen.5 Dragonfly x30 shaft! You better hurry to get those entires, this contest runs THIS WEEK ONLY!