Lacrosse Playground, every once in awhile, features a different lacrosse athlete as part of our “Grip ‘N Rip” series, where we’ll find out what the best use to fine tune their game. Today we feature Salisbury midfielder Tony Mendes.
Does Salisbury have any new equipment this year?
We have Brine King 3 gloves and the new Trojan Warrior helmets (TII).
What head do you play with?
I use a Warrior Evo X6 on a Warrior Diamond shaft.
How do you like your pocket strung?
I like to have a high pocket with the ball sitting right on top of the first U. I don’t make the top too tight so the ball nips off the plastic. I like the sidewalls pulled down tight at the top and then skip some holes on the mesh to get the pocket where I need.
Do you have back-ups?
I try to make sure to have back ups that are exactly alike since my sticks seem to always break.