RIP Pocket…It’s Been a Good Run



As the season is winding down, I’m sure many of you are getting to the end of your pocket’s life. Can you remember that perfect pocket you had? Great hold, shot hard, passed accurately, etc. etc. Fast forward to now. Are you starting to drop the ball more? Are your passes sailing depending on the ball you’re using? Has your shot speed declined? These are all tell-tale signs of your pocket being TOO OLD.

Posted in: Stringing

When Humidity Strikes, Get Loose



Laxers and lax lovers, good morning. I hope this post finds you all well on your way to a successful lax season in one way or another. I wanted to share a quick tip and story about humidity and how it may effect your game!

The Post-Shot Pocket Scrub



Notice the FIRST thing some offensive players do after they score a goal. Even before their celebration, a player will take the back of their head and rub it against their hip.

Symmetry Is One Of The Building Blocks Of Beauty; Also, Pockets



Good morning laxers and lax lovers. After teaching my Gonzaga workshop this week, I obtained some more insight into what troubles beginner stringers: symmetry. Symmetry is among many of the important aspects to stringing your pocket. Some of the other most important parts: sidewalls and tension.

PULLLLLLLL!!!!!!



Good morning laxers and lax lovers. This morning we’re going to get nice and comfortable with man handling our mesh. Just remember that this piece of mesh is going to be scooping, throwing, shooting, ripping, and laxing it up for you — make sure it’s up to grade.

Sidewalls: interlocking, floating, and/or both?



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.

Posted in: Stringing
Grip ‘N Rip: LXM PRO Player Kyle Harrison

Grip ‘N Rip: LXM PRO Player Kyle Harrison



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.

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The Basics of Stringing Mesh x Video



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…

Posted in: Equipment/Gear, Heads

Grip ‘N Rip: Chris May



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

Grip ‘N Rip: Alex Capretta

Grip ‘N Rip: Alex Capretta



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.

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