In a world controlled by the mesh industry, Under Armour pros Steele and Wells Stanwick have kept it old school throughout their entire lacrosse careers by using traditional-style pita pockets strung-up by their dad. I got a chance to talk sticks with the both of them and dig further into why they love traditional so much. Both […]
The gents at Streaker Sports are always cranking out great retro looks for all sports. Selfishly, we are loving these two lacrosse looks. One traditional and one “Endless Summer” look. Let us know what you think on our Instagram (@lacrosseplayground). Give them a shout on theirs (@streakersports).
This is the Creator’s Crate (the one I received in the mail and reviewed below). The other crates are pictured below and are detailed on Laxcrate’s site. My first exposure to Laxcrate came when they followed my personal Instagram account. I rolled through all of their five pictures and thought that they had a pretty […]
Howdy, folks. I’m super excited to be Lacrosse Playground’s resident traditional writer. Please let me know if you would like me to cover a certain topic @lacrossemage. Overview A traditional pocket requires only a handful of tools. Please note if you are under the age, have a parent help you with using the knife or scissors […]
TradiTree has released iteration after iteration of the already innovative original TradiTree that include one for pita pockets, six-shooters, and even for a women’s stick. Most recently they have release the TradiTree Retro. At first glance, it might just look like the original TradiTree. It has four branches that hold the leather in place so […]
Custom Cradles is a stringing company started by two college students from the New England Area. One is the creator and founder of custom cradles, he can string any type of stick, just the way you want it every time. The other, a business major, was recruited by the creator to help out with the business aspects of running the company. Read More…
For this traditional, I stuck with what I’ve been doing recently, in that it is single string, but have adjusted it to the specific player. This traditional is 6-diamond, which is basically the median for traditionals, between 4 and 8. Read More…
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.
Professor of History at Marist, Dr. Frederick Douglass Opie, is a scholar and educator. Many of his students probably wouldn’t know he was a big time player in his day at Syracuse or that he is a published author of a history book about food with some recipes. Dr. Opie recently launched a blog for just that; to share what he is passionate about. In his latest post Dr. Opie reminisces about how he and his teammates would dye heads over wings at the local restaurant, Acropolis. His memory is uncanny and the topics could not be more relevant in this given day.
“Organized white lacrosse head dying sessions, using Rit fabric dye, and downing dozens of hot Buffalo style chicken wings in the process represented an important part of SU lacrosse culture in the 1980s. There was definitely an unspoken competition over both who could eat the most wings and who could come up with the most aesthetic multi-colored design with your name, number, and Syracuse somehow all fit on a small surface.”