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Stick Tech Workshop - ReADeR TIPS!

We picked 5 reader tips for publication this month! And we're giving the authors E-Lacrosse Rage III DVDs!

WARNING: Ovens, lighters, matches, knives, and other tools called for in this tips section can be dangerous when not properly used. If you intend on trying any of these tips at home, you must tell your parents exactly what your plans are before proceding. Improper use of some of the tools suggested can result in cutting, burning or staining yourself or your family's property. So ask FIRST, and be careful!

The Wide Wide Word    Submitted by Ryan from East Hampton, NY

I tried to make a "big word" pocket on my rasta dyed Razer pro 2.0, but my links ended up being farther apart. But, it throws really nice, has a ton of hold and almost no whip.

The Canadian    Submitted by Michael at MCHS

This is a dye job I made in response to one I saw in Lacrosse magazine that has the Canadian Leaf with a cross through it. Unfortunately while I was dying the head some die got in under the tape even though I had wrapped it up pretty good. I had to scrape off the unwanted color with a knife, as you can see in the pictures. The stick that I dyed was a Finalizer. My teammates crack on me all the time about being Canadian. I told them if they don't like the flag, then they can aim for it when they feed me.

ByBagz #1    Submitted by Dan in NH

My friend Chuckie and I decided that for our indoor lax season we would try to dye lacrosse heads. I came across your site and it helped me get ideas. This was my first time dying a head and it turned out ok. Now the whole team wants their heads dyed by me. I tried to get it scarlet and royal blue but couldn't find royal so I used navy. Our indoor colors are Navy and white but our school colors are royal and red so it is a nice mix although it looks black. I couldn't think of a name but our team is the Lancers. Your site helped me a great deal and I want to thank you guys. Hopefully I will have more pix of more heads downs the road.

The Tucker Gallery    Submitted by Tucker

First off, I would just like to thank E-lacrosse. I wouldnt be the stringer I am today without you. I have included a few of my stringings I've done in the past. Anyway, a great way to develop your skills is to use an old school non offset head with little to no pinch shallow pocket. For the first 7 years that I played I used a stick worth about 10 dollars. I looked kind of stupid but I was able to get better much quicker than some of the other players.

The Flex Pocket    Submitted by Kollin

I have been playing lacrosse for five years, but just recently started to get serious about stringing my lacrosse heads. One day when I was fooling around with my head, I found some bungie cords and wove them in on the last hole in the hard mesh. Then I attached the sidewall strings to the bungie cords, and now my pocket flexes and expands when I catch the ball, or pull back to shoot. The bungie cords give it a quick release and makes catching really easy. I have no idea if this is original but it would be amazing if it is. I call it the Flex pocket.

Thanks to all for participating. Keep sending your tips and we'll pick some more in a few months! Send them to john@tonabricks.com! Please include your name and a permanent e-mail address. Winners, please contact us if we miss you. Some e-mails cannot be returned to the addresses given to us.

January, 2008

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