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mackemforever
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Best mesh for a new player

Postby mackemforever Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:06 pm

Ok, bit clueless here so cut me some slack please!

I've been playing for about 3 months and so am still pretty damn new to this game. Anyway, I need to restring my stick as my current mesh got messed up and damaged a few days ago.

I know how to string a stick but I have no idea which type of mesh to buy.

I tend to play attack, so what would you guys recommend I go for?

Thanks.
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Re: Best mesh for a new player

Postby ProBro Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:12 am

East Coast Mesh all the way man. Check out east coast dyes on youtube too.
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Re: Best mesh for a new player

Postby webby Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:37 pm

ProBro wrote:East Coast Mesh all the way man. Check out east coast dyes on youtube too.


Don't bother with East Coast Mesh, you're better buying some cheaper mesh from a UK dealer.

UKLacrosse, Northern Soul or my favourite Monster Mesh all have different types and colours available.

I would go for hard mesh and just make sure you break it in well before putting it in your stick (warm water and conditioner, let it soak, then twist it, pull it and beat it up til it's nice and pliable).

What head do you have? There are plenty of stringing patterns available online for most heads to help you get a good pocket straight away.

Glad to hear a beginner is learning to string early. Don't be annoyed if you have to try 3-4 times to get it right, it will soon become easier and will make more sense.
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Re: Best mesh for a new player

Postby ProBro Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:20 pm

I just used hard mesh as a begginer And it blowed. It takes forever to break in and the conditioner and water stuff dosnt work. I tried it. East Coast Mesh is already soft and has a pocket right away when you string it. The mesh dosnt flake, and it keeps it pocket in any weather because its TOTTALY water proof. Just sayin you should check it out. Tottaly worth tha money!!
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Re: Best mesh for a new player

Postby kael101 Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:58 pm

Hard mesh all the way.
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Re: Best mesh for a new player

Postby PiotreX Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:17 pm

I'd go with semi-soft mesh. Easy to break in and handle.
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Re: Best mesh for a new player

Postby Dalenator Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:51 am

I used to be a Hard mesh man through and through.
If my mesh wasn't broken in enough it showed i wasn't doing enough wall ball.

but recently i bought a strung stick and in it was Semi-hard mesh. blew my mind!
as we play in the UK, soft mesh/ varients are really hurt by the awful weather.
so a hard mesh is needed, but semi hard is waterproof- ish(not if you submerse it) and can be pounded in with minimum effort, at the face off it can be pliable enough to pop back through when you catch the ball, nice bit of hold present.

of course hard mesh will last longer.
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Re: Best mesh for a new player

Postby Sabertooth99 Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:04 pm

I am traditional and custom stringing kind of guy but if you live in a place that had bad weather you need to go with hard mesh. Wet it and stretch it before you string it and then go hit the wall and you will be good
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Re: Best mesh for a new player

Postby Raptor_attack Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:19 pm

Bog standard hard mesh from one of the UK retailers will do you fine. I'll cope with the UK winters if you look after it. Dry it out with newspaper after a game, should last a couple of seasons if not longer.
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