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The Rock-It Pocket Hybrid was created with one goal in mind, less string to make the lightest Rock-It Pocket yet…
The Hybrid begins with less overall materials than traditional Rock-It Pockets for the result of lighter overall weight. The Hybrid Rock-it Pocket uses just 2 leathers to form the center track. The sidewall string is a little lighter gauge, helping to cut weight and there are less ‘diamonds’ strung in.
Although they shaved down the materials, nothing is sacrificed in the area of durability.
TWISTED SISTER top strings pinch the pocket at the top of the head for better tracking and firmer ball control. The Hybrid has only one throw, or shooting, string that is easily adjustable. The pocket shape makes the ball act a little more like it does in a mesh pocket, and the Hybrid can be custom ordered high, mid, or low pocket, depending on your playing style.
Like all Rock-it Pocket styles, the Hybrid pocket is built-in and game ready, with little or no break-in time necessary.
We recommend wetting the pocket with hot/warm water before the first time that you play with it. This helps to set the knots into the leather and to shape it. After the first week or so the pocket should be settled in for a consistent and durable life of high level lax and almost no maintenance.
Wet weather is not a problem, but note that all kinds of weather and other things can affect the feel and performance of the pocket in different ways. It is the nature of the beast.
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