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Stick Tech Workshop - ReADeR TIPS!


          
Learn to string
it here!

Or buy it on any
unstrung head from
E-Lacrosse!
BY Mark Krastel

The Quasar pocket is a channeled pocket with a quick release. The ball naturlly falls to a low cradling position and the channel gets narrower towards the shooting strings for accuracy. You can string it from these instructions or buy it from E-Lacrosse on a new head or a head of your own. Enjoy!


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String-O-Meter rating:
String needed:

  • 2 Leathers
  • 2 Sidewall Strings
  • 5 Mid-Size Nylon Pieces
  • 1 Hockey Lace (long enough to get three shooting strings)



Prepare your materials
Take the leathers and run them under hot water. After running them under HOT water, stretch them with your hands.


Step 1: Leathers

Take the first Leather and place it in the second leather hole at the top of the stick. Then run it through the first leather hole at the bottom of the stick. Now take the second leather, and start it in the third leather hole at the top of the stick. Then run it through the fourth leather hole at the bottom of the stick.




Step 2: Sidewalls

The sidewalls are put in like any other traditional Stick. Just make sure that you keep the sidewalls tight throughout the stick.


Step 3: Nylon Runners

Take one of the mid-sized nylons, and tie it to one of the top of the leathers. Then take the nylon to the inside of the leather, and loop around the leather. You loop by taking the nylon around the leather, and pulling it back through the nylon. You do this seven times down the stick. Make sure you keep the loops tight, and the further you get down the stick the wider the loops should get. When you have, all seven loops pull the extra nylon through the closest inside bottom leather hole. Repeat these steps on the other leather.



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Step 4: Middle Ties

Take another mid-size nylon through the top of the two leathers. Pull it so you have equal amount of string in each hand. Then make 4-5 tight loops so that the nylon no longer will pull through the leathers. Using the same loop technique take the string and loop it to the Nylon Runners. This time you want to double loop on the nylon runners. After you have each string looped to the nylon runner you pull them towards the middle of the stick and tie them. Tie them by taking the string in your left hand and crossing it over the string in your right hand. Then take the string you crossed over, and pull it under the other string and back towards the leather. You want to continue this down the whole stick. When you finished all the middle ties, you take the nylon and run it through the bottom leather holes.



Step 5: Outer Nylon

Tie a piece of nylon to one of the top open leather holes. Once tied pull the string towards the first loop you made when creating the nylon runner. You are going to loop this like you would string a traditional stick. Take the end of the nylon and go under the leather, over the first nylon you come to under the next nylon, and back through the nylon piece you are holding. Pull this tight. Then run the nylon back to the sidewall and loop on the sidewall. Do this down the rest of the stick. When you have about 4 loops left on the middle runner you may want to loosen that leather up some to create a pocket. While holding the leather tight to form a pocket, finish lacing the nylon through. Repeat these steps on other side of the stick.


Step 6: Forming a Pocket

Loosen your leathers up a little, and tie off the nylon pieces going through the bottom leather holes. Take a ball and pound it into the middle ties. This will loosen them up and create the pocket to form between the two leathers!


Step 7: Shooting Strings

Put the shooting strings in as if you would a normal traditional stick. The top shooter should be the tightest, and the second and third should gradually get looser.





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String-O-Meter

Each pocket design found in the Stick Tech Workshop will be assigned a String-O-Meter rating. This is just a relative measure of how difficult it is to string the sticks.

EASY - This refers mainly to mesh pockets and those for the novice and first time stringer.
MEDIUM - This refers to sticks such as the six and eight diamond stringing. The designs aren't too tough, but require some concentration and time.
DIFFICULT - This refers to sticks like THE "Dog Track". These sticks are usually variations from the basic traditional pocket.
ADVANCED - This refers to sticks that take more time and careful attention to string properly. Overall stringing capability and ability to tie more complicated knots are usually needed to string a pocket reading 4 on the String-O-Meter.
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