What do you like about the i6 head and Epoch shaft?
The i6 is my families own head, the details and design of the sidewall means a lot to me, it has a great shape, light and easy to get any pocket into it, and in my opinion, the epoch dragonfly is the best shaft out there, lightweight and durable.
Tied up to Ty’s specs with Otter mesh
Who strings your sticks? Do you use a lot of whip?
I usually string my own sticks, I don’t use any whip at all. My pocket I would say is a mid to high pocket with 2 shooters (still used to the college rules) and with hardly any hook at all (whip).
Do you use a different pocket for box and field?
I usually use the same stick but just make the pocket a little deeper for box
legal or illegal? box legal, of course!
5 seconds left to go, you have the ball on the crease, what is your go to shot?
My favorite shot is the dip and dunk, for sure. I practice the dip and dunk in my uncles gymnasium where we put a box net in. It’s basically getting your high to low fakes down and eventually learning how to go to the next step, which is dunking over the goalie.
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Dillon Ward: Playing for the Colorado Mammoth, Embracing #TradeWard and Joining Waterdogs LC (Pro Lacrosse Talk Podcast #144)
byPro Lacrosse Talk
On this episode of the Pro Lacrosse Talk Podcast, Hutton Jackson is joined by 2017 Goaltender of the Year in the NLL with the Colorado Mammoth, 2014 World Games MVP and gold medalist with Team Canada and the newest member of the Waterdogs in the PLL, Dillon Ward. Dillon discusses playing at the Hill Academy and Bellarmine, and how it helped prepare him for the pros, explains how he’s been training for his return with the Colorado Mammoth during the long NLL layover, and expresses his excitement in being traded to Waterdogs LC. He also discusses the origins of #TradeWard, what it’s like playing for Team Canada and his favorite misspelling of his name.
Pro Lacrosse Talk is the flagship lacrosse podcast of the Lacrosse Playground network covering all three professional lacrosse leagues (NLL, PLL, Athletes Unlimited). Each week throughout the season we’ll recap the games, provide analysis on the teams and feature exclusive postgame and off-the-field interviews with professional lacrosse players, coaches and executives. If you’re a fan of lacrosse podcasts like the Unbuckled Chinstrap, The Inside Feed, Lacrosse Classified or The Crease Dive, then give us a listen.