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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!

Short Shaft Rescue    Submitted by Conor

I have a tip for all of you who cut their shafts down too much. By putting the screw hole a bit higher on the shaft you can make it longer without adding weight. It might take away some strenght, so be careful. YOUR SITE ROCKS! - Will

Don't Melt your Mesh    Submitted by Ryan

I bake all of my sticks. I like the feel of the hold and the accurate release. I do think somewhere on your site you should mention that if your holding your stick over an open fire, you can burn your mesh almost to the point where it goes from soft to hard mesh. It's just something to be careful about. It works best if there isn't mesh on your head while you bake it (editor's note: especially over a flame). I prefer boiling my sticks. you just boil 3 or 4 pots of water and pour it into a blocked off sink, wrap your stick in fishing line where you want it pinched and let it sit in the water for about 4 or 5 minutes. Then start to drain the water and turn on the sink with cold water. Once you pull your stick out it is ready to use. Nick

Mesh Re-Use    Submitted by Tal

First off, I wanna say that your site is amazing! I refer to it a lot when I have questions for stringing or looking for something new to try. I have a tip for all those people out there that keep old mesh and plan on re-using it. If you re-use it without somehow getting rid of where the old pocket was then the new pocket will be in the same place. To prevent this, first throw your mesh in the washer with some old rags or towels and put it on normal. When it's done, pin it to a wall or somehow stretch it out while it's drying. If you want to speed up the drying process, use a blow dryer.

Collin's Gallery    Submitted by Collin

Here are some heas I have pinched, strung, and dyed.

Reptile Baking    Submitted by Will

First I'd like to thank your website. I'm 11 years old and here are some tips:

1. If you want to pinch your head I have an alternate way to do it. You tie up the head like you normally would, but then you put the head under a reptile lamp or some other intense lamp for about 45 minutes. Then you put it still tied up in the fridge for 12 hours.

2. If you have some stripes on your stick it will mess with the goalie's vision when you shoot.

3. If you use a "V" or a "U" shooting string, put the curved string just one row of holes under the strait string.

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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