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!
I am a fan of the website and like most people I learned everything I know about stringing and dying from you guys. This is my first time ever dying a stick and I think it came out pretty well. GREAT WEBSITE!!!
A Sweet Tape Dye Submitted by Dan
I watched your tape experiment and tried it on a STX Hype.
Glue Gun Beginner Submitted by John in NJ
I've been playing lacrosse for 3 years. I've been in net, but I'm moving to the other side of the field (attack). I've always been one to stand out, and now thanks to E-lacrosse I decided to dye my head, and to start stringing. I went with the glue gun method, but incorporated my school's colors into it. I'm always checking out this site for new ideas for dyeing, stringing and any other tips.
String Wax Submitted by Alex from Maine
I use nylon for just about everything in my head and sometimes I make knots that need to hold a certain way but come loose. To make the nylons sticky, I use candle stickum on the knots that I need to hold. This keeps everything stuck the right way, and has the added benefit of some slight waterproofing. You can get Candle Stickum in a 1 oz tin on this page http://www.candlesupply.com/accessories.html.
The Grip Below Submitted by Matt from Calgary
I have a tip that will help any lax player prevent wear in their prized gloves. If you buy a new shaft it will normally have a cheap decal on it. The sticky part underneath will provide sufficient grip without ruining your gloves like tape would. To remove the decal, get some really sticky tape and criss-cross it down the decal. Peel the tape off and the decal will come with it. There will be a crossing pattern where the decal was.
Also it always pays to have some sort of emergency kit in your bag. Include a screwdriver, pliers, extra nylon, scissors, a lighter, or anything else that might save you if your baby breaks in a game. Ps. Your site ponies up to the show.
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