New in 2018, mesh pockets are allowed in women’s lacrosse sticks across all age levels. Lax.com is now offering custom strung women's lacrosse heads with mesh. Simply go to an unstrung lacrosse head, and choose your mesh type from the drop down menu. The head will come strung by our Pro Stringers, and will arrive game ready.
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 men's 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 - East 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. Our Pro's have the STX Crux 600 Pro Strung with Crux mesh ready to ship out immediately. No wait time. The Pro version is a full-width mesh piece and similar to ECD Venom it has different sized diamonds to allow the ball to lay in the sweet spot.
The StringKing Type W women's lacrosse mesh is the widest offering thus far. This mesh offers complete coverage of the lacrosse head and is the closest to a men's lacrosse head. StringKing Type W lacrosse mesh features all-weather performance, no bagging and is designed to maximize control and consistency. No leathers or sidewalls are needed. When our Pro's string one up this will come out game ready with very little break in time. You can buy this mesh already strung in a StringKing Legend W lacrosse head or as part of the StringKing complete W lacrosse stick. To learn more about StringKing's women's offerings watch this video and read this blog post.
The governing body of lacrosse, 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
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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LAX.com offers a wide variety of men’s and women’s lacrosse gear for every players ability. If you have any questions about what might be right for you or your player, feel free to give our Pro’s a call at 855-255-5294. We will be able to tell you what we think is right based on your age, ability and position.