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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!

A quick starter    Submitted by Jonathan

I've been stringing for about 3 weeks now and I've strung 4 heads that I took pictures of. I got a lot of my ideas from your site so they aren't completely original but I think they look cool and they work well.

Magic Word Pocket    Submitted by Ryan

This is the second goalie head that I have strung. I got the idea from the big word pocket and the magic wand pocket. I call it The Magic Word Pocket. I noticed on my short stick that the big word cushions the ball very nicely, and same with the magic wand pocket on my first goalie head. I decided to combine the two and came out with what you see here, a pocket that cushions the ball really well and is the most customizable (and the best looking) pocket that I have strung due to the many adjustable strings.

Bowling for Pockets    Submitted by Will

First, I love your site. My whole team lives on there. I have a real great tip for goalies who like deep pockets. Just string the pocket how you like it and then to break it in, put the top of the head on one chair edge, the bottom of the head on another chair edge and put a bowling ball in the pocket. Leave it overnight and make sure the pets or your little brother can't get under there and get hurt if it gets bumped and falls.

The Panama Canal Pocket    Submitted by Carson

I have never strung a stick before and I thought that this would be a good starter. I took 2 really stiff leathers and ran them up both sides just like you would if you were doing shooting strings. I did this because I figured that it would give great ball retention. And it does.

Rainbow dye    Submitted by Leif, the goalie from Oregon

This stick is the follow up to a series of pictures I sent to you a few months ago, the rainbow sticks which you used for your summer dye off banner. I used the same process to dye this lacrosse stick albeit on a much larger scale.

Thanks to all for participating. Keep sending your tips and we'll pick some more soon! 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.

March, 2008

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