When stringing your stick it is very important that you tie your knots correctly. Not sure how to tie a knot for lacrosse sticks? No worries, The Lax Doctor is here to help.
Knots are a simple part of stringing but they can make the difference between a pocket that works and a pocket the balls falls out of. A well tied knot will last the life of your pocket. When tying your knots it is important that the knot does not slip. It is also important to consider the size of the knot your are tying. Some holes on a stick will be bigger than others. If your knot is too small it is possible for the knot to slip through the hole on your head. When stringing a head I stick to two main knots. The overhand knot and the double overhand knot. Some stringers prefer to use a figure eight knot. This is a good knot to use as well.
Lacrosse Knot Tying Diagrams
Learn how to tie an overhand knot, double overhand knot, and figure eight knot using the diagrams below. Start from the left tail of the sidewall string and trace the string all the way to the right.
A few tricks of the trade
When stringing a stick I use the double overhand knot for both ends of the topstring and the beginning of the sidewall strings. After I have strung the sidewall I use the overhand knot to tie of the sidewall string. On the bottom string I use a double over hand knot to start. After I have woven my bottom string through the mesh I loop the tail of the bottom string through the final hole twice and tie off with a single overhand knot. By looping the tail of of bottom string through the hole twice I can be assured that the string will not slip through the hole.
It helps to tie one end of each string before you start stringing. This way, you can be sure your knots are tight and won’t slip.
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-The Lax Doctor
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