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Stringing Lacrosse Heads

This STX Bionic is the first head I ever strung, which I did with hard mesh. I was scared to start at first because I wasn’t sure how I would do, but it was a lot easier than I thought. The pocket is very shallow, as I have not yet made a pocket.

The second stick was the first lacrosse stick I ever bought, a girl’s Gait Impulse. I did not know that it was a girl’s stick at the time since I was new to lacrosse. I was tired of the “traditional” pocket it came with, and decided to replace it. I put in the mesh from the old pocket on the Bionic, but the mesh was wider than the head, so I decided to do a “Landing Strip”-type pocket. Well since this was the second pocket I ever strung, I am somewhat proud of myself. It has a deeper pocket than it had with the old pocket (although it still isn’t that deep) and it throws with less whip.

I also have a tip for pinching a new head. If you have a new head and have not yet broken in the pocket, just do the “butter knife” method to make a pocket, and pinch the head at the same time. Drop it in a plugged up sink with some almost-boiling water for about 10-15 minutes, then drain the sink. Fill the sink again with cold water and let it sit for about 15 more minutes, add some ice cubes to the water if you wish. Afterward, you’ll have a nice pocket and a nice pinch!

Thanks for the site. Without it I would have never restrung these heads. – Taylor


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