How to String a Lacrosse Stick

In my opinion, every player should know how to string their own stick. Being dependent on someone else to string your stick is dangerous, because if it breaks, who will be there to fix it? For 7 years, I got other people to string my stick, until finally I was tired of having to call my stringers to come fix it.

Ever since I learned how to string my stick, I have never gone back to using another stringer. There’s so much freedom in knowing that if you stick breaks, you don’t need anyone else to fix it.

Stringing can sound extremely complicated these days, with so many different stringers throwing out terms that sound scientific. In reality, the basics of stringing are easy to learn, and the best way to get better is with practice.

It is very difficult to explain stringing in words, so instead, I will point you to other resources that have great tutorials.

 

The Different Parts of Stringing

When stringing a lacrosse head, there are a few different sections: the topstring, the sidewalls, the bottom string, and the shooting strings. Here’s a diagram to show you what I am talking about.

LaxWeekly Stringing Diagram
Image: Primo Lacrosse

 

Topstring Video Tutorial

With almost every stringing job, you start with the top string. Almost every head has the same topstring. Topstrings are very easy to string once you get the hang of it. This is the video I use for stringing them:

 

Sidewall Stringing

This is where things get more complicated. The sidewall holes on lacrosse heads are different depending on the head. Luckily, our good friend YouTube has thousands of different videos with stringing tutorials for different heads. Go to YouTube, search: “(your lacrosse head) stringing tutorial,” and enjoy.

I was also looking around and found these great tutorials on StringKing’s website, called uString. You can check it out here. They have several tutorials on different heads, with a bunch of illustrations and pictures. You might want to check this out.

 

Bottom String Tutorial

Bottom strings are extremely easy to string. There’s a few different variations of bottom strings, but for the most part, they are pretty straight forward. Here is the tutorial that I use for bottom strings:

 

Shooting Strings

The method of stringing shooting strings is very easy, but there are a lot of different ways to customize your stick. Here’s an excellent video showing you what I mean:

That’s it! Stringing a lacrosse stick is a lot easier than ever due to the vide range of videos on the internet. Do not get frustrated when you first start stringing, it can be difficult when you’re just getting started. Good luck!

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