There are titanium, aluminum, scandium, and wood shafts. Now...the bamboo shaft!

Of course one is not usually going to play with this in a game, but it has a little bit of extra weight to practice with and build up muscle strength.

This obviously does not have the strength of metal shafts, but it has feel and weight to improve your game.

  • I am not liable for splinters caused by broken bamboo shafts. I do not recommend using this in games, just for use in practice with little contact. It is perfect for your shot practicing.

BUT, it will definitely turn some heads and make you popular!

Lets get started.

Step 1: Materials

Here is what you will need:

  • A piece of dried bamboo. From 32-36" long. I used a 36" piece, just because I can always cut it down if it feels too long. But remember, there are restrictions. Typically, the rules state that an Attackmen/Midfield shaft should be 40-42", but I feel that it is too long.
  • Lacrosse head of course STX, Warrior, Brine, Gait/Debeer
  • A Screw for the head and shaft Screw $0.50
  • Butt End AKA End Cap End Cap $3.00 a pack
  • Saw
  • Dremel Tool
  • Spray Paint
  • Electrical tape or painters tape

<p>Here is the new one: Talon Tribute Head with wood-grain dye job on a Calcutta Bamboo Shaft. The wood-grain makes the Native American Icons on the head really come alive! Still working on the shaft--need to add some pyrography.</p>
<p>I changed the head to a Powell Pioneer and added the &quot;eyecon&quot;. Shoots much better!</p>
<p>Here it is: Agonizer. Iron Bamboo with Clutch Head, StringKing 2s Silver Mesh and Blue strings &amp; Laces. Pyrography used to make grips and name on shaft. Getting the pattern down was the toughest part. I had help from a friend who started to sketch it out for me and then I continued it before burning.</p><p>Total cost for this project: It depends. If you have a strung head then just the cost of the Iron Bamboo (also known as Calcutta) $12-20 depending on the length. If you factor in : Cost of the head $20-$100 + Cost of the Mesh $32. </p><p>My Cost: $50. I have about 12 hours into this project (if you include stringing the head and the grip pattern). Would I do this again, absolutely! I came across a link to a video made by Mike Powell (http://laxallstars.com/best-lacrosse-stick/) that talks about the stick finding you--well this one did! </p>
<p>Here is the new shaft as a defensive stick. The Diameter is smaller that the one below.</p>
<p>Here is the same shaft with a Brine Encore X head. I had to add some LAX tape to get it to not wobble. Head is on firm and this stick hits really hard. I tried a few face-offs and worked like a charm. The next one I make is going to be called Agonizer. The Bamboo Shafts were just shipped out from Treeline USA. As soon as I finish the project, I will post more pics!</p>
<p>Here are pictures of the old shaft without the head. I took a regular shaft and traced a pattern. Then I used a Dremel tool to sand down the top. It is a bit rough, but it forms a tight fit. I wouldn't use it for face-offs until I take a solid rod and put it down the center of the shaft to re-reinforce the had. Iron Bamboo can be found at TreelineUSA. The new one will be a defensive stick.</p>
<p>I would suggest using Iron Bamboo and shaving it down. I did this and fit a Brine Clutch on it. I used an old hiking stick that I wasn't using anymore. It held up really well. I am now making another one with a different Iron Bamboo Shaft and then I will add more pyrography to it.</p>
<p>We are manufactuer of bambo products and we want to make bamboo lacrosse shaft and stick.some body send me sample of shaft and stick if he want i will pay the charges thanks your answer is help for us</p>
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I have a Maverik H2 Scandium Titanium defense stick. It is beast. Has a brine encore head.
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where r u from?????? im from florida and there an attack or middys stick is 30'
its universally the same
the shaft yes, over all 40-42
brine finalizer is where its at
this is the hardest part for sure<br />
Sweet! how tough is it?
tough enough to take a face off I just used mine in a game... and i also put a piece of copper tubing in myn for stability
did the officials actualy let you use it in game??<br />
this is awesome.. i made a few short poles and one long, the long worked pretty decent actualy haha<br />
Would this work for a long pole or would it break?
It isn't sturdy enough. You know how when you cut a piece of bamboo down, it is tough to lift it up and all that?
this is sweet
if you buy some nice bamboo and finish it with oil, the stick could be very strong, nice instructable, i play lacrosse now
um i play long pole and whrer can i get bamboo like home depot? nice instructable though also for anyone else trying making a stick out of a tree ill probaly make an instructable for it some time
I actually found this bamboo in my back yard. I let it dry, and then used it. I bet you can find it somewhere in a wooded area. It grows like crazy!
what if the bamboo doesn't fit? how would you make it thicker? I was thinking a wooden ring would suffice, but idk if it would work.
Hey i made a LaX group and added ur instructable.
Neat! Thanks!
Will this really make me popular?
does anyone else have a warrior villian?
ive got a maverik wonderboy shaft and a custom strung warrior evolution 2.0 head. by the way, there is a really cooltalon butt end that is ten bucks. I might have to try this when I get some bamboo.
evolution 2.0 is the best i love mine.
Neat, my brother has a Wonderboy. I use the original Titan Pro, and my backup is a Scandium. I have a Profile and a Proton Power.
is this legal to use in a game
To tell you the truth, I am not sure. I probably would not take any chances with it.
i made one of a pine branch anc it rocked
i have a the brine Edge and F-15 in defense ofcourse. i dont think this would work too well for a defense shaft. does it flex at all when you shoot? more importantly, have you broken it yet?
It flexes a little bit when I shoot, but I am not planning on trying it in a game.
yea, if an offensive stick flexes i wouldn't advise using it in a game haha i blew my mesh for the second time in 2 weeks. and im not talking about the sidewall string, there literally a hole in the mesh. and i started doing an instructable on stringing a lacrosse head.
Awesome great job, i just started lacrosses and im trying to get my friend in it i have a brine 6000 series with a Brine head for free.(obviously a beginner stick) I have a second Brine head but no shaft perfect match. (Bamboo By far is my Fav Building material)
Brine Answer right???? Sick head. I made a stick out of a old broom stick one time and the solid wood hurt SO much. lol. Nice job im gunna make one of those bamboo sticks now.
did you dye the head yourself? sweet instructable by the way. +1
Yea I died it a while ago. Thanks!
seem like it would not hold up for a d-shaft but i bet it works great for midi or attack
Awesome. I've always wanted to play lacrosse, but never got a chance to. Great instructable
Awesome Instructable Brennn10!<br/>Lacrosse is hard for me kind of, and you're posting awesome stuff!<br/>I repeat--<em>awesome!!!</em><br/><br/>Keep up the great work, your stuff is always awesome. :-)<br/>+1 rating.<br/>
Thanks dude!

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