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What Makes the Tactik 3 and Havok 2 So Special?

tactik 3

With the release of the new Tactik 3.0 and Havok 2.0, let’s dive into what makes Maverik’s latest releases so popular and look over what changes they’ve made to the new models. But first, we have to understand what made these heads popular in the first place. These heads initially gained traction due to the […]

Explaining the Top 25 Lacrosse Heads

top 25 lacrosse heads

It’s not easy, but I’ve embarked on explaining my top-25 lacrosse heads of all time. How many years have you played lacrosse?  How many different heads have you used?  How many have you loved, and how many have you hated?  Over the years of playing, I have compiled my personal list of the top-25 lacrosse […]

How Performance Mesh Took Over the World

Performance mesh wax mesh

Performance mesh is ubiquitous now, but how did we get here? We all remember the day wax mesh took over the lacrosse world; this new type of mesh could withstand any weather and always held its ideal pocket shape. From East Coast mesh to Throne mesh and everyone in between, it was revolutionary to even […]

What Makes a Good Box Lacrosse Stick?

What makes a good box lacrosse stick

Field lacrosse and box lacrosse require different tools, and one of these tools is your stick. In this quick read, I aim to identify several key traits needed in putting together a good box lacrosse stick based on my experience and popular trends around the box world. What makes a good box Lacrosse stick? The […]

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

Powell Lacrosse Dye It & String It Challenge

powell lacrosse dye it string it contest

Powell Lacrosse has kicked off its “Dye It & String It” Challenge. To enter, you can purchase Powell Lacrosse Dye It & String It Kit by clicking here, post your creation to Instagram and potentially win a brand new custom lacrosse stick in one of the top lacrosse contests going on right now. Powell Lacrosse’s […]

Chris Rieley Collaboration: #TheGopherProject

chris rieley collaboration #thegopherproject

The idea for this week’s article dates back to this summer during a post-game conversation.  I was handed an amazingly strung wooden box stick from Chris Rieley and the idea dawned on me.  Chris and I should team up to string an open gut sidewall on a current head.  I dyed a True Key to […]

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 […]

Katie Facciola (aka Foss): Stringer Spotlight — #TheGopherProject

katie focciola foss stringer spotlight #thegopherproject

Welcome to the December spotlight!   When I first starting writing for Lacrosse All Stars, I wrote down about 15 folks in the community that I wanted to spotlight. Needless to say, Katie was high on the list. Honestly I had her pegged for February so we could do some Laxcon stuff for that.  However, […]

Rock-It Ladder Pocket: #TheGopherProject

Alright, it’s time for another tutorial! This time we’re taking the concept of the Rock-It Pocket and combining that with the women’s ladder pocket. Now, the center channel of the Rock-It Pocket has always been one of my favorite traditional pockets. When done correctly, it gives you great hold and moves the ball quickly out […]

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 […]

TRADiTREE Spotlight: #TheGopherProject

traditree #thegopherproject

We’ve taken a few months off from spotlights as we presented the round table articles.  So, let’s kick off this spotlight #TheGopherProject with Hank Furnbach better known as TRADiTREE and Traditreepaint.  Traditree is a traditional pocket stringing tool. While, Tradipaint is a non-traditional method of painting a lacrosse head.  Instead of dyeing a head with […]