How To String A Lacrosse Stick
As with all sports, there are many different playing styles; here are instructions on how to string a lacrosse stick. One of the most popular pockets styles is the pita pocket. It is usually played by attack men and midfielders who like a lot of whip and ball control in their lacrosse stick.
Things you'll need to string a pita pocket for your lacrosse stick:
4 nylon strings (2 short, 1 medium, 1 long)
4 shooting strings (3 hockey lace, 1 nylon)
- Take the four leathers, put them in the lacrosse sticks and pull them tight. Then, pull the sidewall strings tightly through the holes in the head.
- Tie knots at the end of the two short nylon strings. You will through them through the top hole of the stick and lace it through the leather making five to six knots in the leather. Pull these nylons tightly ensuring the leathers get pulled close to the sidewalls and tie them off at the bottom.
- Twist this nylon, loop it around the middle nylons tightly and as many times as the nylons on the sidewalls. Pull until the middle leathers are close together.
- Line up the middle knots with the sidewall knots.
- Take the longest piece of cross lace and string it in between the outside and middle leathers such as in a six diamond. String it loosely and tie it off at the bottom.
- Let out some of the leather to create the pocket. This should leave you with a perfect pita pocket for your lacrosse stick.
If you are completely unfamiliar with the process, you can take your lacrosse stick to your local sporting goods store for assistance. Stringing your lacrosse stick may be tedious, but it should be a fun experience. As you get more familiar with the different pocket patterns, you will be able to switch it up according to your playing style.