Good morning laxers and lax lovers. This post is a call to all those blind and overzealous hopers, dreamers, and believers who purchase “The Magic Bullet” from infomercials: STOP PLEASE. You’ve heard it a million times before, and you’ll hear it a million more: if it seems too good to be true, it probably is too good to be true.
Let’s take a step away from our idealistic tendencies and view the whole picture. How many NCAA Division 1 college lacrosse players do you see playing with custom* pockets? Can you name any? Think hard and long…………………
No, right? As a referee, coach, and player, I get to see a lot of sticks. As a stick stringer, I scrutinize a lot of sticks too. Not often do I see a custom pocket work better or more effectively than something simple. Not to say that I have never tried one, or don’t think they are cool, but I would think long and hard before playing with one in a game. I’m sure some would disagree and I encourage them to prove me wrong. Statistics do not lie — see the field in front of you — and make your choice. I did. *I refer to ‘custom’ as any pocket that is not mesh, pita, or classic traditional.
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See you all at the convention! Look out for me: I’d love to chat lax and stringing all day any day! I’ll be doing photography and video for Lacrosse Playground.
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