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! We’ll let Epoch take it from here…
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Epoch Stops by Wheaties HQ for a Tuesday Tie Up Session with Tony Libera
A close friend of Epoch’s, Tony showed us how he ties up the mid/high pocket that he prefers in the head.
Tony is also one of the great minds that helped make the Custom Dragonfly Wheaties shaft a reality. He is a Minneapolis native and was line mates with Epoch’s Ryan Hurley in high school.
Tony not only tied up The Hawk but also gave us a tour of General Mills where the Wheaties HQ is located and his office is smack dab in the heart of it all. You will probably notice throughout the video some vintage Wheaties boxes and signed memorabilia from famous players who have been put on the front of the Wheaties box.
We really love the way Tony tied up The Hawk in this video. He creates a mid/high pocket that has a lot of versatility when going both one handed and two handed. His pattern is unique and also uses a triangle top string.
Tony pulls the first four sidewall diamonds down pretty low and tight. This creates a nicely defined pocket and lets the ball sit right in the middle. With the combination of Tony’s pattern and The Hawk’s Laid Back Design, you get a great pocket with great hold and a smooth release.
One of our favorite things about this pattern is the way he offsets the knots of each shooter.
Tony goes into a little more depth about this at the end of the video on why he does this, so make sure you watch until the very end!
Stay glued to LaxAllStars.com for a ton of great Tie Up Tuesday posts featuring some of the greatest minds in lacrosse stringing up The Hawk in Baltimore!
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