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Live Online Stringing Class with the Stick Doctor and Rose School of Stringing

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Stick Doctor fans, we are happy to announce the partnership with Rose School of Stringing to provide LIVE ONLINE stick stringing classes. Classes will be taught by myself, Greg Rose, of Rose School of Stringing. The idea: we wanted to provide a more active forum for learning to string a stick online, not just hitting stop and start on a YouTube video. Read More…

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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.


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.

Max McCool’s Gait Shockwave strung with traditional leathers

Max McCool’s Gait Shockwave strung with traditional leathers

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.

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Paul Rabil South Swell Signature Series Head Released

Paul Rabil South Swell Signature Series Head Released

South Swell Sports released its first Signature Series head (for Kyle Harrison) last December. Available now is the second installment of South Swell’s Signature Series: Paul Rabil.

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Max McCool: How to string the Corner Pocket

Max McCool: How to string the Corner Pocket

Max McCool gives Lacrosse Playground readers another stick stringing tutorial, this time on how to string the Corner Pocket.

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South Swell releases Signature Series stick

South Swell releases Signature Series stick

South Swell has released its first of five in a signature series of full, completely strung sticks. The retailer is working with athletes to develop their ideal pocket for a release of a series of sticks to give kids and opportunity to play with what their heroes are using on the field.


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Jesse Hubbard on stringing your wand and 2010 rules

In Part II of a three-part interview, Jesse Hubbard talks about his switch from mesh to leather, how he strings his stick, and the 2010 NCAA head specifications. It’s a must-read for the lax rat. >>READ MORE

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Jesse Hubbard dishes on stringing your wand

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

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