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Stringing kits?

Postby Delmonte Mon Dec 19, 2005 12:21 am

ive got a bit of money coming in soon and am looking at buying some new stringing kits but as midfielders what do you prefer to use, i use soft mesh and have no experience with any others so far.

i might buy a couple just to test them out and that.

but advice and reviews welcomed here ...


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Postby whopead Mon Dec 19, 2005 11:02 am

Hard mesh...otherwise its a bit like playin with a butterfly net!!!
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Postby Mr.Stanford Mon Dec 19, 2005 11:42 am

i play with hard mesh.

But then i guess it depends on how good your stick skills are.

Soft mesh = slower but better ball control etc etc.

Practice with hard mesh 1st will take a while to get used to after soft, and it has a longer braking in period
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Postby Steely Dan Mon Dec 19, 2005 12:47 pm

I use a trakker pro (pictures elsewhere n the site, possibly in chill out!) although I am tempted to move to a full traditional. Downside of this is apparently it will need constant looking after and re-aligning, but then I will at least have an excuse!
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Postby morrell_ben Mon Dec 19, 2005 2:22 pm

fresh mesh is cool, kinda has the weather resistant element of hard mesh, but stays soft enough to keep that hold. Its a shame in England we don't benefit from the great new technologies in LAcrosse, mainly due to our weather! I had a trad pocket when i was about 15, strung it myself, could fit a ball thru one of the diamonds, it was tough. If you do get one, get someone to string it , but yeh, particularly in the rain, they are v.hard to maintain.
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Postby jjlax Tue Dec 20, 2005 4:59 pm

6 diamond mesh holds its shape. Rail mesh is good aswel. :D
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Postby ExLax Tue Jan 24, 2006 9:31 pm

Already asked the same question somewhere else, sorry dumbass mistake
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Postby Delmonte Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:57 pm

Guys just to follow on, with the original question, and from what i have read from the midfeidl stick topic.
I want to know what ways do you string your heads. Do you have pictures, if not could you please post them up, and i know people say it depends on the type of player you are etc.. so when posting can anyone who knows the pros and cons for the way you string please post that too.

i want to basically learn enough to string my own stick to a lot better standard than i know now.
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Postby cjlax Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:15 pm

heres a proton power...strung with a mid to high pocket, ideal for producing good power in shot speed, but produces more whip, not everyone can play with it.

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Postby cjlax Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:22 pm

Brine Answer with a "standard" position pocket - this produces little whip, whist being consistant, will last even when the mesh gets worn in. Use of 1 nylon and 2 V's.

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Postby cjlax Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:24 pm

Heres a Very High pocket, shooters closer together, but strung in semi-hard mesh.
(this is hard to copy becuase of the unique way the G-Force has its side walls/holes.

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Postby Wezalmighty Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:31 pm

That G-force is pretty sexy.

Do you use high pockets a lot?
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Postby cjlax Mon Mar 19, 2007 3:05 pm

Pretty much yeah, I wouldn't suggest that beginners use a high pocket, it will develop bad technique! I like the hold that it creates and the speed of shot.
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Postby Wezalmighty Mon Mar 19, 2007 3:13 pm

You know what'd be pretty handy, this forum needs some stringing tutorials.
Since I'd get steamrollered for mentioning other such places for tutorials, it might be worth somebody creating a tutorial on here for the basics like sidewalls, topstring and quick repair tips.

*considers another blue peter style tutorial*
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Postby cjlax Mon Mar 19, 2007 3:22 pm

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Postby Wezalmighty Mon Mar 19, 2007 3:27 pm

Damn.

*throws tutorial in the bin*
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Postby DanSawyer Fri Apr 27, 2007 3:23 pm

CJLAX wrote:Pretty much yeah, I wouldn't suggest that beginners use a high pocket, it will develop bad technique! I like the hold that it creates and the speed of shot.


Out of curiosity, what is it about a high pocket that develops bad technique?
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Postby Wezalmighty Fri Apr 27, 2007 3:32 pm

High pockets generally have more hold and you'll find it easier to throw sidearm instead of overarm. Well I do anyway.
I'm currently trying to unlearn my sidearm passing which I wouldn't have to do if I just worked on passing off the shoulder in the first place.
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Postby whOrr Tue May 15, 2007 12:19 am

I love my traditional stringing, but its not for everyone. Main reasons:

a) Wet weather messes up your pocket. Badly. leathers sag and you have to realign half of the thing. As a result, if it starts raining properly rather than a light drizzle I switch to my hard mesh.

b) It takes a LOT more time and effort to look after traditionally strung sticks.


Advantages: much more customisable. can put pocket pretty much wherever you want, with however much whip you want.

Depends what you want out of your stringing really. Note also that the type of mesh you get affects it too. a 6-diamond hard mesh will hold the ball better but have a slower shot than a 10-diamond mesh, for example.

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