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Grip ‘N Rip: Brent Adams, Boston Cannons

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Boston Cannon’s middie, Brent Adams, drops by for this week’s Grip ‘N Rip. Brent graduated from Fairfield University in 2012 with USILA All-American and ECAC first team honors. Brent is a do-it-all midfielder who collected 92 ground balls and recorded 100 points while at Fairfield. In his professional career, Brent has continued to excel as a two way midfielder, a rarity in the MLL.

What head and shaft are you using?

Lakota U with a Stallion Sci-Ti shaft

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Do you string your own sticks? If not, who does?

I string but never my own sticks. My buddy Connor Prescott (Lax.com) has strung my sticks ever since I started playing.

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What kind of pocket are you using?

  • Mesh: StringKing 3S
  • Pocket placement: Mid to Low
  • Shooters: Three across the top
  • Whip: minimal with a lot of hold

How do you tape your sticks?

Nothing special with my tape jobs. I like to put tape about half way up the shaft with a knob around the butt end that’s about 2 inches thick.

Why do you like this set up?

I like keeping it simple so I don’t have to constantly tweak and mess with my setup.

How has your stick changed since college?

I use to have an absolute tennis racket in college. Had to extend the depth of my pocket because there are defensemen with a lot more precision in their stick checking.

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Any superstitions or funny stories?

Used to always do the same eye black pattern and wear the same undershirt for every game but for some crazy reason I would still make mistakes during games. So I gave those all up and try to keep it simple leading up to competition.

What gloves are you using?

Warrior Regulators, palms cut out of course.

What’s your wallball routine?

I really like to freestyle when I go to the wall.  Of course want to make sure that I’m getting a ton of reps and keeping the pace up but I don’t usually put a routine together.

Questions from the readers:

@von.dv: If you could put any dye (crazy or simple) on a head, what would the design look like?

All white eryythang!!

@appalaxin: What’s the significance of number 8? #bestnumberever

Always wanted a single digit number but I first picked the number 8 in youth rec league soccer. Sought it out on every team I’ve been on since.

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