Getting into Lacrosse

Today in gym class we "played" lacrosse, and by play, I mean we threw and caught the ball. Still, it was mucho fun-o! I think I would like to play lacrosse, or at least get into it more. I seemed to excel today, and I do like contact sports. The problem is, I don't have much training in lacrosse. I do know that it is similar to hockey, both in field and rules. Another thing is that my (future) high school does not have a lacrosse team. Only 2 of the 4 high schools in my county have one. I could play for rec, but what I am thinking is: Do you think I could get my high school to support a lacrosse team? So, everyone (and by everyone, I mean you, Brenn10), do you think you could help me out learning about lacrosse? What do I need to get started and practice? Do any certain body sizes excel at lacrosse more than others? Thanks, Bran!

Posted by Bran 10 years ago


Six Diamond or Regular Mesh or Traditional?

 Do you guys prefer six diamond mesh, or regular ten diamond, or traditional? If one why?

Posted by Da Miches 8 years ago


Lacrosse Stringing and dyeing

Hello everyone, I've been playing lacrosse for quite a while and I want to get into stringing my own sticks. I have strung two heads in the past, with my own pocket designs, and I want to get better at it. So please, anyone who can string well, or knows about stringing, please post an instructable on how to string a lacrosse stick. Also, if anyone knows how to dye a stick well, an instructable on that would also be appreciated.

Posted by bakenbitz 10 years ago


Wrapping wood in carbon fibre.

Hi, After cutting my own wooden lacrosse shaft using the tutorial on Instructables, it snapped within half an hour of use. Now I know this was because the grain was pretty poor and it was not a strong wood, but someone suggested that I wrap a shaft in carbon fiber so that it is slightly stronger, limits horizontal movement and reduces denting. I just have a few questions about trying this; Would this carbon fiber be appropriate for the project. http://compositeenvisions.com/raw-fabric-cloth-2/carbon-fiber-97/carbon-fiber-fabric-plain-weave-3k-5-7oz-tape-605.html if not where should I look? The biggest problem I see is somehow packing the carbon tight around the shaft so there are no bubbles and it is consistently straight all the way down the shaft, there is a vacuum packing basics tutorial on instructables but I'm not sure if you could use that for a lacrosse shaft. Instead of making my own bag as per tutorial would just a plain bag (http://compositeenvisions.com/vacuum-infusion-equipment-71/nylon-vacuum-bagging-film-500.html) be fine then clamp off the unneeded extra, although are those bags re usable? Because I don't want to have to pay $5 USD every time I would like to wrap something. I saw something called bleeder cloth as well, would this be needed to stop excess resin sticking to the shaft? When it comes to the carbon, I know someone who sails a lot and has some experience with carbon fiber but none with vacuum packing who said I should lay it up like the image attached to decrease horizontal movement while allowing vertical flex. Would this have the desired affect as if this is successful I plan to make a ton more for a high school team I help coach. I've attached a image to give you some idea of what I'm talking about. Then for the actual laying of the carbon itself, a shaft is not a flat surface so you can't just pour it on like the Youtube video's I've found. I'm not sure how to pull this off. Then afterwards, is there a simple way to test the properties of the shaft; specifically flex and impact strength. Because even if I don't end up wrapping the shafts I still need to test the wood to compare it to alloy. Sorry about the small essay, but I would really like to give this a good shot. Because shipping shafts from the states is quite expensive, being able to make my own and then put graphics on them would be amazing.

Posted by Thatkiwiguy 5 years ago


What Should I do? Answered

This isnt really a "make it" question, but I don't know where else to ask it. I have a friend who just started playing lacrosse this year. This is my fourth year. He thinks he is some sort of lacrosse prodigy or something. He also thinks that he has to best everyone. I get new gloves, guess what, he goes out and buys better ones. He already has like 8 sticks, yet he hasnt even played in that many games! Everything I say he claims is wrong, and he thinks that he is better than everyone! What should I do?

Asked by freeza36 6 years ago


What lacrosse gloves should I get? Answered

I need some new lacrosse gloves. I have played for four years, and I still have horrible, beginner gloves. I play defenseman (long pole, goalie's left side) and I want gloves that will do the job. I don't want to pay over $45, and I may be able to buy used. Any suggestions? (he gloves must also last through my high school lacrosse career, which I will start next year.)

Asked by freeza36 6 years ago


lacrosse gloves

Hey im going to upload an instructable on how to make your own lacrosse gloves 4 cheep. so tell me your favorite design and ill try to make them. these are my favorite. the warrior Brass monkey gloves. I play defence so the extra knuckle protection helps alot.

Posted by michael J. caboose 9 years ago


Which lacrosse gloves do I choose? Answered

I recently got a coupon for 25% any Warrior or Brine item at a lacrosse store. I need new gloves, and I have narrowed it down to two pairs. Should I get the Warrior Riot Custom (red-black-white.)? (25% off of $120) The first lacrosse glove with inerchangeable - SWITCH CUFFS - for instant customization right off the retail shelf Each Riot glove comes with 2 cuffs - one home and one away Mix and match your stock cuffs or purchase accessory SWITCH CUFFS - available in multiple colorways and designs The Riot glove features a new tighter fitting pattern for the perfect snug fit The single layered palm gives you by far the best touch on your stick and makes it feel like you aren't even wearing gloves Breakaway Lacrosse exclusive color in Black, Red and White Leather. Or should I get the Brine King Superlight Custom (red-white)? (25% off of $100) Introducing the 1st glove in the Brine Superlight Series where dramatic amounts of weight have been removed by the use of high-tech materials and manufacturing processes. The King Superlight boasts the lightest weight in the Brine family, coming in at 6 oz! Dual material build of high end leather and high grade nylon knit. Superb Back hand venting and dual density foam make this glove a fortress for you hands. New palm design that allows for ultimate air flow. Great mobility and flexibility with an adjustable floating cuff. Ventilator moisture-management performance liner. Breathable mesh palm inserts and finger gussets. Breakaway Lacrosse Exclusive Color, Red Leather, White Mesh and White Print

Asked by freeza36 6 years ago


Horny Toad Invent-a-Sport Contest Winners

Instructables and Horny Toad are happy to announce the winners of the Horny Toad Invent-a-Sport Contest!So many creative and interesting sports were submitted that clearly shows that Instructables users really do love to play by their own rules and we salute you for that. Even better than playing a game is making it on your own and tweaking the rules to your satisfaction.Congratulations to all of the winners and everyone else who entered. If you didn't win a prize this time keep on checking back for more contests. We'd love to see what you have for the next time around.Now, on with the winners! Runners-Up The authors of these Instructables will each receive a $100 gift certificate for Horny Toad clothes. Make a handheld skating and snowboarding sail! Ripstik Mini Lacrosse Ball Wrestle Ball Disc Polo - Ultimate on Bicycles First Prize The authors of these Instructables will each receive a $200 gift certificate for Horny Toad clothes. Chaam Crazy Croquet! Freestyle Snowshoe Boulder Jumping Frisbee Shootout Grand PrizeThe author of this Instructables will receive a $400 gift certificate for Horny Toad clothes. Drainage Luge by pbshoe

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago