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I’m a pretty avid reader of the site, especially the stick tech. Here are some of the heads I’ve done.

Hope you like them.

Also, here’s a good tip for getting off hot glue, which is always tricky.  Freeze the head overnight. Then pinch it with your hands while it’s still cold so the glue cracks right off.

- Kasper

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Three Good Tips

First of all, I’d like to thank you for the awesome site you have. I have probably read every article here twice. Now for the tips:

1: Instead of using ball and knife, use a medium sized face towel and multiple knives/pencils/pens or whatever you regularly use. You can form the shape of your pocket easily this way, and it solves the problem I used to get all the time with ball and knife where the base of pocket is only the size of the bottom of the ball.

2: Stretching out mesh is the most important part of stringing. If you don’t stretch your mesh enough, you will have no pocket.

3. If you dye often, set up a space in your basement or whatever where you can dye without worrying about making a mess. Get a portable electric burner so you don’t have to make trips back and forth to the stove. Get your own pot to dye in, and always have containers ready to save the dye in, so you don’t constantly need new dye.

- Charlie

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Pinching a head

I was just reading the section on pinching your heads and there’s another way to pinch your head without using the stove or places where you might melt the plastic. What I do is I prepare the head by using strings or whatever I have to pinch the head. Then I place it in boiling hot water. Usually I just put the water in the sink then leave it for an hour. Then you take it out and dry it off and it’s pinched.  - Peter

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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