Max McCool: The Triangle Top String



Want to reduce the lip under the plastic at the top of your head? Try the Triangle Top String method of stringing, shown to you by Max McCool.

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Stringing a Goalie Head with Towson Keeper Rob Wheeler



At Lacrosse Playground we believe it’s important to learn from those at the top of their game. We talked to Towson keeper Rob Wheeler about his goalie pocket and how he strings his stick. >>READ MORE


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Max McCool: Rubber Sidewalls



We’ve all been in a position where we’ve broken a sidewall string in the middle of a game. That got Lacrosse Playground’s resident stick-stringer thinking how he could do something to strengthen the sidewall strings and lengthen their life. Max came up with the Rubber Sidewall Experiment, where he tested melting rubber onto the sidewall strings. Still in its conceptual stage, here are his initial results:

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Video: Stick stringing from STX



STX is back with another stick-stringing tutorial, with this one focusing on sidewalls. Check out the video below:


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Stick stringing videos from STX



STX has been taking full advantage of its Facebook page by putting stick stringing tips and tutorials for users. You can check out STX’s page for the videos or view their video on shooting strings below. Find more videos like this on Lacrosse Playground

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High or Low? What your pocket says about you



You can tell a lot about a laxer by the way he strings his pocket. Is he more worried about ripping a corner or protecting a ball? Is he probably an attackman, a middie, a defenseman? A high pocket is the best place for a middie to mold their pocket. A middie typically carries his [...]

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Breaking in your new mesh: The basics



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 [...]

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