There is a certain All-American longstick out there in NCAA lax land that will be converting to the light side this Spring and making the switch to traditional. I was lucky enough to be asked to string his stick up for him and I think this could be a great gamer. The stringing still needs to be broken in a bit more and then played with for hours but the infrastructure is there. This is some solid work and I’m not even being cocky. Just keeping it real. I included some early process shots so you know how I get started. Those of you with strong stringing capabilities will be able to tell what I did. I left the ending a secret because for now, how I personally string traditional, will remain a closely guarded secret. Can you figure out my tricks, and more importantly, why I use them? Doubt it.
The only real mistake I made was that I cut the leather a little thin at the bottom for one of my crosslaces. I put orange tape on it just to make aure it doesn’t wear more than it needs to. With a little tape, it will hold up just fine. By the end of their lives, a lot of traditional string jobs can benefit from some tape. This one just got an early start.