Lacrosse Mesh Has Been Approved For Women's Lacrosse Sticks - Get Your Custom Strung Women's Lacrosse Head At Lax.com
Sep 15, 2017
New for the 2018 season, mesh pockets will be allowed in women’s lacrosse sticks across all age levels. Lax.com is now offering custom strung women's lacrosse heads with mesh. Watch the video above to learn about the different types of women's custom lacrosse heads that are strung at Lax.com. There are two new mesh products on the market which are significantly changing the way the women’s game is played.
This is a mesh runner that has a very high and soft sweet spot. The East Coast Dyes Venom women's mesh runner is made of the same material as the best selling mens East Coast Dyes Hero 2.0 lacrosse mesh and supported on each side with leather channel runners that are on the OUTSIDE of the mesh runner. This means that the East Coast Dyes Venom runner pocket setup will be the softest setup in the game with the most hold of any women’s pocket. If you are a serious ball handler and shoot sidearm and underhand and want maximum control - Eat Coast Dyes Venom is lethal.
This mesh is a little wider than the Venom and gets strung with the two leather supports actually woven through the sides of the mesh. This has the effect of giving a high soft pocket but also making the release and shot speed much quicker. If you shoot overhand and want a high pocket with maximum velocity - STX Crux mesh is the ticket.
US Lacrosse in collaboration with the NCAA and NFHS got together with the manufacturers and approved mesh in women's pockets in an attempt to simplify the ultra-confusing regulations surrounding women’s lacrosse head stringing. Collegiate and high school players are changing out their traditional pockets to mesh pockets at a rapid pace and the younger players will receive a huge benefit from this change. You can learn more about this new rule change to allow lacrosse mesh in women's lacrosse sticks by reading this article in US Lacrosse magazine. Or visit our Instagram account and see some of the samples that we have strung up.
The two most basic premises of women’s pocket legality will remain in place
- Shooting strings must remain attached directly to the sidewall (this keeps the upper part of the pocket from flexing too much and creating unfair, faster shots).
- The pocket depth must allow a portion of the ball to be seen above the sidewall ( front and back ) and no holes or gaps in the stringing can be bigger than 1 ½ inches.
The best news is that the starter sticks and beginner sticks for the younger players will be much easier for them to learn to catch and throw. The pockets will be a bit “softer” and “deeper” than the tennis racquet type lacrosse stringing that is currently offered on women's starter lacrosse sticks. This will really improve the learning curve for the younger player as the ball will stay in their sticks better when running and catching. At Lax.com, we now offer custom stringing for women's lacrosse sticks based on the new rules.
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