How do you break in a womans lacrosse stick?
What is the best way to break in womens lacrosse head?
The art of breaking in a lacrosse stick whether a mens stick or womens stick truly is more art then science. And there are a number of factors to consider.
I could dedicate an entire website into nothing but stick tech talk. What kind of mesh? What position? What kind of stick does the player prefer, high pocket, low pocket, whip, etc, etc etc...
But lets just stick to the most popular approaches. Most kids and players start off with hard mesh. Hard mesh is the most popular. Hard mesh starts off very hard. With little flexibility. You break in hard mesh basically by softening the mesh through several processes.
Many people simple take the new head and soak it in warm water for a little while, say 10 mins. Then they take a ball and place it where they want their pocket to sit and wrap it up or slide a butter knife for guys sticks above the side strings to keep the ball in place.
Another very popular method is to take the soaked stick and pound the pocket with something, a baseball bat works great, but they also make a number of pocket pounder tools. You can go to our shopping pages
and type the words: Lacrosse Pocket
into the search tool and you will pull up some pocket pounder tools.
You will probably need to play with your strings after break in. Keep your shooters tight.
And there is no replacement for using your stick to break it in. Get it out and use it. Nothing will do a better job to break it in.