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How To String A Goalie Lacrosse Head From Our Pros At Lax.com

October 24, 2017

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The biggest pieces of mesh, the most abuse, the hardest to throw with, and the longest to break in are all characteristics of mesh in goalie lacrosse heads.    These are all traits that the Pro stringers at Lax.com take into consideration when stringing up a goalie lacrosse head.  Our Pro’s string for the best in the nation.  Ask any of the elite collegiate or high school guys or gals, Lax.com has been trusted for two decades to deliver the best of the best in custom goalie pockets.  We STRONGLY recommend East Coast Dyes lacrosse mesh products for the durability and very short break in properties this mesh exhibits.   Whether its rebounds eating East Coast Dyes 12D or precision outlet passes using East Coast Dyes 20D goalie mesh, East Coast Dyes is widely known and respected by all the top goal keepers.

 

Here are the top four things you need to know for stringing and breaking in your lacrosse goalie head like a Pro.

 
1) The top string is the most important piece.  String it as TIGHLTY as possible without warping the head shape.  A tight goalie top string will help maintain pocket shape and overall consistency.

 
goalie top string lacrosse head

 
2) When stringing the sidewalls, string from the inside of the head towards the outside (this is opposite from a players head).  This will allow the knots to form on the inside of the goalie head and will help create a channel.  This will help with throwing and rebounds if the channel is formed properly.

 

goalie sidewall string lacrosse head

 
3) String a goalie pocket with little to no whip.  A solid mid/low pocket with a smooth release is preferred by most all high school and collegiate players and critical for the youth players.
 
lacrosse goalie head pro stringing

 
4) Break in your new goalie pocket with real shots.  Most stringers like to pound their pockets with their hands or on a baseball bat to help break in the mesh.  Our Lax.com Pro’s know that the best way to break in a new goalie head is with “game speed” shots.  This will also help with a more defined channel and give you a specific sweet spot for the ball to travel to after you make the save.  That sweet spot is the key to rebound control.
 
goalie lacrosse in the cage

 
So try these tips when stringing up your lacrosse goalie head.  Our most popular lacrosse goalie heads for 2018 are the STX Eclipse 2 and the Warrior Nemesis 2.  If you have any questions please feel free to give us a call at 855-255-5294.

 
Other blogs and videos you might be interested in or see all of our blog and video highlights in our complete lacrosse guide.
VIDEO: Secret Lacrosse Stringing Tips From Our Lax.com Pros
BLOG: Six Simple Stringing Tips
VIDEO: Will My Lacrosse Head Fit On Any Lacrosse Shaft
 

 
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