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How to String a Lacrosse Stick

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How to String a Lacrosse Head

Welcome to the "How to String a Lacrosse Stick" installment of our articles. Here, we try to present a straight-foward lesson in learning how to string a lacrosse stick. Learning to string is a highly rewarding experience and is very fun. When one learns the basics, then can you experiment with learning new styles and experimenting with different meshs and string types. If you are an experienced player, share your knowledge and assist the sport grow further than you. We welcome submissions. Love the Game, Live your Passion, Share the Experience.

 

 

Overview:

10 Diamond Mesh

Lacrosse Head

Topstring: 33-36 inches in length

Sidestring: 22-24 inches in length

Bottom String: 10-14 inches in length

Shooting Strings:  3

Topstring: How to String a Lacrosse Stick

Take the row of diamonds and fold it over 2-3 rows so that there are 10 mesh diamonds across the top.

 

Continue to push the string up through the 1st diamond.

Next, pull the string back over the sidewall rail of the lacrosse head.

Push the string through the 2nd sidewall hole.

Continue to push the string up through the 1st mesh diamond.

Pull tight.

The 1st mesh diamond is now securely anchored to the 1st and 2nd sidewall hole.

Next, push the nylon string through the 2nd mesh diamond.

Continue to push the nylon under and up through the 1st large scoop hole.

Pull the string from the scoop and push the string back under itself.

Pull tight.

Next you will attach the 3rd mesh hole to the 1st scoop hole, similarly to the previous step.

Push the string through the 3rd mesh hole.

Continue to push the nylon under and up through the 1st scoop hole.

Next, pull the string down and through the extra slack as shown with the red ink

Pull tight.

Next push the string through the 4th mesh diamond.

Continue to push the nylon under and up through the 2nd large scoop hole.

The string should enter from underneath and be pushed up vertically.

Next pull the nylon from the scoop and push the string back under itself.

Pull tight.

Pull tight.

Next, push the string through the 5th mesh diamond.

Continue to push the string under and up through the 2nd large scoop hole.

Next, pull the string from the scoop and push the string back under itself.

Next, push the nylon through the 6th diamond.

Continue to push the string under and up through the 3rd large scoop hole.

Next, pull the nylon string from the sccop and push the string back under itself.

Next, push the string through the 7th mesh diamond.

Push the nylon under and up through the 3rd large scoop hole.

Pull the nylon string from the scoop and push the string back under it self.

Pull tight.

Next, push the nylon string through the 8th mesh diamond.

Continue to push the string under and up through the 4th large scoop hole.

Pull the nylon from the scoop and push the string back under itself.

Next push the string through the 9th mesh diamond.

Continue to push the nylon under and up through the 4th large scoop hole.

Pull the nylon from the scoop and push the string back under itself.

Pull tight.

The final step is to anchor the last mesh diamond to the 2 sidewall holes on the lacrosse head.

Push the string through the 10th mesh diamond.

Continue to push the string through the 2nd sidewall hole.

Next pull the nylon back over the rail of the lacrosse head.

Push the string through the mesh diamond.

Continue to push the nylon through the 2nd sidewall hole.

Next pull the nylon back over the rail.

Push the string through the mesh diamond.

COntinue to push the nylon through the 1st sidewall hole.

 

 

Pull tight.

Finish by tying a figure 8 knot.

 

Sidewall: How to String a Lacrosse Stick

Tie a figure 8 knot at one end of the string.

Insert the string into the 3rd sidewall hole.

Next push the string up and through the 1st mesh diamond.

The 1st mesh diamond is the diamond directly under those anchored by the topstring.

 

Then pull the string back over the sidewall rail and under the string itself.

Pull tight.

Next, push the string through the 3rd mesh diamond.

Continue to push the string through the 5th sidewall hole.

Once through the 3rd mesh diamond and 5th sidewall hole, push the string over the sidewall rail.

Push the string under its vertical body so that the mesh is securely attached.

Next, push the string through the 4th mesh diamond.

Continue to push the string through the 6th sidewall hole.

Pull the string back over the rail and under the strings vertical body.

The next step involves doubling up. Doubling up is used when players want to enlarge the pocket.

This process involves inserting the string through 2 diamonds before entering the sidewall hole.

Push the string through the 5th mesh diamond hole.

Next, pull the string over and above the mesh.

Insert the string into the 6th mesh diamond.

Continue to push the string through the 7th sidewall hole.

Push the string through the 7th sidewall hole.

Then pull the string under its vertical body.

Here, we will double up again.

Next pull the string over and above the mesh.

Insert the string into the 8th mesh diamond.

Continue to push the string through the 8th sidewall hole.

Pull the string over the rail and under its vertical body.

Pull tight.

Next push the string through the 9th mesh diamond.

Continue to push the string through the 9th sidewall hole

Pull the string over the rail and under its vertical body.

Pull tight.

Next, push the string through the 10th mesh diamond.

Continue to push the string through the 10th sidewall hole.

Finally, to end the sidewall, pull the string over the rail.

Insert the string into the 10th mesh hole.

Continue to push the string through the 11th sidewall hole.

Pull tight.

Tie a figure 8 knot at the end.

 

 

Bottom String: How to String a Lacrosse Stick 

There are a number of different ways one can string the bottom string.

Shown here is a simple weave across 8 diamonds where the string enters each mesh diamond.

Follow the illustrations and experiment with what will work best for your needs and preference.

 

 

 

Shooters: How to String a Lacrosse Stick

This final step includes lacing the shooting strings to complete your lacrosse stick.

To begin, secure the shooter around the sidewall string or through an open sidewall hole.

Then simply weave the shooter between the mesh diamonds in the shape of a U.

Follow the illustrations carefully.

 

 

Next you will use the same method to string 2 shooters straight across the top.

 

Enjoy your new strung lacrosse stick!

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