**** THIS ITEM NEEDS TO BE PURCHASED ALONG WITH AN UNSTRUNG HEAD****
*Purchasing this item includes the parts and labor for a custom stringing job. It does not include a head!
Want to have a SportStop professional stringer string your new head? Many people don't like factory stringing, and don't have the time to do it themselves. Let us take care of it for you!
Check out all the options! We'll put together all the colors you want and make a great pocket.
Make sure you have an unstrung head in your shopping cart when you choose all your stringing options and then add this item to your cart. We'll do all the work from there!
NOTE: The picture above is only one of the many examples of color possibilities available
MESH STYLES -
Still far and away the most popular of all mesh. It is fairly easy to break in, yet will hold its pocket in poor weather. It offers good hold as well as good shot speed. It is an excellent choice for any player.
It's mesh style is identical to hard mesh, except for the fact that it is uncoated (soft). It is extremely easy to break in, offers great catching ability, as well as decent shot speed and hold. It is a great choice for beginner level lacrosse players.
One on each side of the head, left and right. They hold the mesh to the head and are vital in positioning the pocket where the player likes it.
The top string is used to keep the mesh tight right under or flat against the back of the scoop of the head. It also helps keep the mesh stretched all the way across the head. The bottom string loops around and/or through the mesh at the bottom of the pocket. It can often be loosened or tightened for a quick adjustment of pocket depth.
Top Shooting String:
This string is always straight across the head, typically a couple of diamonds below the scoop (varies depending on the mesh), and is tightest to help release the ball from the pocket with thrown. To increase that tension, some players choose to use a thick nylon shooting string versus a shoelace shooting string. A nylon will stay tighter and will be stronger over time.
Middle Shooting String:
This string is either straight across the head or is sometimes put in an upside down V shape. Some players feel that the V shape helps guide the ball out of the pocket. This middle shooting string is not as tightly strung as the top shooting string.
Bottom Shooting String:
This string is sometimes straight across the head, but is more often an upside down V shape. Just like the middle shooting string, some players feel that the V shape helps guide the ball out of the pocket. Being the bottom shooting string, it's the first shooting string that makes contact with the ball when you throw. The bottom shooting string is strung the loosest of the three shooting strings.
A rule change starting in 2016, which applies to most leagues, states that shooting strings need to be strung within 4 inches of the top of the head. We have removed the option to have V or U shooting strings. If you still desire to have a V or U shooting string for the bottom shooting string or middle and bottom shooting strings, please let us know in your order notes during the checkout.