Good morning laxers and lax lovers. Hope you’re ‘snowed in’ and enjoying some muesli and a cappuccino. For this post, let’s get a bit intricate. I want to talk about the difference between interlocking and floating sidewalls.
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. As LXM PRO draws closer you might be wondering what the pros will be playing with. Take a look at Kyle Harison’s new chromed out Proton Power his will be ripping rope with this weekend as well as his custom Evespeed StickSKIN.
The fellas at LaxWorld Denver put together a great video highlighting the steps for stringing a stick with mesh. The video is very informative and easy to follow along. VIDEO AFTER THE JUMP…
Each week Lacrosse Playground will be featuring 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. This week we are featuring Gonzaga Senior face-off specialist Chris May. Chris has committed to Georgetown and is looking to repeat as a Washington Post First Team All-Met selection. Listen to Chris May talk about what he uses to plunge with this season.>>VIEW VIDEO
Each week Lacrosse Playground will be featuring 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. This week we are featuring Princeton sophomore attackman, Alex Capretta, out of St. Ignatius Prep in California. Alex is well known in many circles for his stringing abilities. Check out what he uses to snipe corners. More after the JUMP.
Jesse Hubbard is one of the most decorated players in all of lacrosse. He won three NCAA Championships with Princeton, was a three-time All-American in college, was a five-time MLL All-Star and won a World Lacrosse Championship with Team USA.
Oh, and he knows his equipment. So we thought we’d talk to Jesse about all-things lax. In part one of a three-part series, today we discuss the pocket. With so much experience in the sport, Hubbard is an expert on stringing your spoon. Since Hubbard used traditional leather for much of his career before switching to mesh several years ago, we thought we’d get his take on how pockets have evolved and have him chime in on the mesh vs. traditional debate. >>READ MORE
Will traditional stringing cease to exist permanently? The New England Lax Journal delves deep into prose. Lax Journal’s Kyle Devitte poses a widely speculated notion that many have considered for quite some time; that mesh has taken the place of traditional. It is not the subject that captivates you, the reader and lacrosse player, but really the metaphorical style that which he writes about the traditional pocket past and present.
“The King was greatly loved by all his peoples – in his time. He was respected as a visionary far beyond the many teams over which he reigned. Yet, as of late, we thought of him as a novelty. We thought of him when we wanted attention, or appreciation from our peers. We used him selfishly to our own ends. We would like to think we held him in an esteem without ambition, or want of self-confidence, as he assumed the heavy burden of the Jester and was succeeded by his sister whom he loved and to whom he had rendered perfect loyalty, despite her largely synthetic defection.”
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.
There’s no right or wrong way to break mesh in as long as you are trying. There are, however, some tricks to get that new stringing job ready for use. Many players believe that your wand is game-ready, but they are sadly mistaken. Just like baseball players and their weathered gloves, we must pay close [...]