In honor of the 2010 Division III National Champion Tufts Jumbos, I dyed this head as a gift to their coach. The alumnus that approached me had an idea for a head that would stand as a memorial to this year’s team. We began with a lot of information, and it took a bit of time to figure out exactly what would and wouldn’t fit on the head. The finished product includes all of the coaches, captains, All-Americans, and the year’s motto as well as the Jumbo’s logo.
The Mohawk topstring is another version of the Iroquois topstring that is used by a lot of guys at Onandaga. The Thompson brothers are the two names that keep coming up as the inventors here, so guys, thanks for leading the way. This time around I have yet another way to string your mesh topstring, and I call it the Mohawk. Like the others, this topstring is perfect for attackmen that want a super quick release and no whip. The one that I have strung is made to be a low but fast pocket, however as a middie I don’t think that I could play with this because of the release point. Anyway, on to the part you’re really here for.
Here’s one more way to do the new topstring-thing. I call it the Cherokee.
It’s summer time, giving us a lot more time at the pool, and a lot more free time to string up some sticks. This week, I combined the two, giving you yet another way to string up your top strings. A lot of questions came in on the Choctaw, and this week I can answer them.
When I saw the Iroquois topstring, I thought I’d give you guys some different ideas on how you can do that. There really are a million ways.
Max McCool’s latest dye jobs is a wood grain dye job on the STX Revolver head.
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.