Max McCool is Lacrosse Playground’s resident stick doctor. Over the past year he’s shown you a variety of stringing and dye jobs. Now it’s time to see what he uses. McCool has been using the Gait Shockwave on and off since high school. McCool, who now plays club ball in the DC area, took a twist on a traditional string job by combining elements of the Heat Turtle and the Doerr pockets to make a pocket with strong hold that has held up for him this spring.
This month Lacrosse Playground’s resident head dyeing guru takes on the STX Revolver head. Max McCool does a revolver pattern on the new STX head.
Max McCool gives Lacrosse Playground readers another stick stringing tutorial, this time on how to string the Corner Pocket.
Want to reduce the lip under the plastic at the top of your head? Try the Triangle Top String method of stringing, shown to you by Max McCool.
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Today Max McCool offers up a simple dye job that involves a two-color fade and polka dots.
Max McCool is back with another dye job — a three-color striped fade. This dye is a three color process, and involves two fades and some electrical tape stripes. You’ll need electrical tape, a ruler, an X-ACTO knife and two colors of dye (any of your choosing), plus black dye. Learn all the steps and see the photos after the jump.
As summer draws to a close we have to face the fact that it won’t always be bright and sunny outside. Rain can do the worst things to your lacrosse stick, from making it throw like a windsock to destroying your strings with the resulting mud. There are a few steps you can take to ensure that your pocket will actually throw the next day, and it just involves giving your head a little TLC. These things will also make sure your pocket lasts as long as possible, so it’s really worth taking the extra few minutes when you get home from a drencher.
Max McCool is Lacrosse Playground’s resident stick stringing and head dyeing expert. This week he shows off a recent black and grey camouflage dye job. Max provided Lacrosse Playground readers with step-by-step instructions so you can do it at home.
We’ve all been in a position where we’ve broken a sidewall string in the middle of a game. That got Lacrosse Playground’s resident stick-stringer thinking how he could do something to strengthen the sidewall strings and lengthen their life. Max came up with the Rubber Sidewall Experiment, where he tested melting rubber onto the sidewall strings. Still in its conceptual stage, here are his initial results: