Three weeks ago I decided to take a rare break, steep some tea and watch a documentary film that a close friend of mine suggested. I’ve noticed that because of my wide range of interests and appreciation for all forms of creation, my friends and family are constantly sending me recommendations and inspiration. I love it — it makes my walk to the mailbox an anticipated activity. This particular documentary “Finding Vivian Maier” told the story of a mysterious street…
We know buying lacrosse equipment is a major investment. This is why we aim to design the most reliable products in the market, test them until we’re blue in the face and back it all up with an industry leading 12 month warranty.
In the heat of the moment your feet produce more sweat than pretty much anywhere else on your body. Sports socks were invented to help carry moisture off the skin so it can release through evaporation. Wool socks were invented to prevent frostbite. And argyle socks were made for nerds and Payne Stewart.
Is there anything more beautiful than watching a perfectly executed fast break? A blend of spontaneity and calculation, a fast break from inception to completion is an absolute work of art. As soon as the outlet pass hits a streaking stick you can feel the anticipation and energy build on the field and in the stands. The crowd knows something spectacular is about to unfold before their eyes — the crescendo begins.
If you went through any lacrosse players dresser right now you would find roughly 7 or 8 tee shirts buried in the back of the bottom drawer. These tee shirts would have bright colored tournament logos plastered on the back and left chest, some random companies you’ve never heard of branded on the sleeves, a Hanes Beefy T tag, a giant stain from sitting in the bottom of a bag for weeks and they would range in size from youth…
“He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.” ― Francis of Assisi
We had an amazing time this past weekend at the 10th annual Cornfield Classic lacrosse tournament in Tully, NY. As our trucks and trailers came over the rolling upstate countryside littered with dairy cows and soaring silos we were welcomed to town by an old school sign that read “Lacrosse Families Welcome”.
A couple of years ago I was doing some carpentry work on a house built in 1890 with my good friend Mic. We were pulling up a plywood subfloor and revealing beautiful oak floor boards. Mic is an incredible life long woodworker that I met back in 2009 when I was playing music at a folk house in Upstate NY. He is one of those guys that I am pretty sure could fix anything and fix it with a lot…
Houdini, Copperfield, Chidester. Take a fun trip with Sam as he laces up a blue Pioneer with paracord 550 for the Wood Shop’s first launch — The Solid Series. We are having so much fun we can’t help ourselves!
Our backyard was a place where we dreamed, played and peeled back the beautiful layers of lacrosse. Adjacent to our PVC goal was our Dad’s wood shop. It was in this 15 x 15 area where we would paint, dye and fine tune our lacrosse sticks day after day.
Paracord has been around the game for a while but never on the mainstage — until now. Paracord 550 is a 7 braid core string that is able to withstand lots of weight. Outside of the strength however, it also has a several other features that make it an excellent choice for stringing lacrosse sticks. Sam talks here about his top three reasons why he is experimenting with paracord and why you should too.
There’s nothing more beautiful than a perfectly executed fast break. It all starts with a big time goalie play where he drops to a split and makes an off hip save on the doorstep. He immediately jumps to his feet and finds a streaking defenseman charging up field. The defenseman only has the ball in his stick for two steps and then sends a pass just beyond the mid stripe that finds a goal-bound middie perfectly in stride headed for…
Is your stick balanced? Weight distribution is critical when it comes to the performance of your stick. It’s responsible for things like stick control and shot speed — just to name a few. In this video Mike walks us through his way of balancing his stick.
There’s a big difference between superstition and ritual. Superstition deals with the element of luck. Ritual, on the other hand, is rooted in preparation. Eye black to me is part of the ceremony and a reminder that it’s time to flip the switch.
All the way from stringing to shape to finish we want our sticks to provide players with exceptional feel. In this video Ryan talks about the importance of a tight fit at the connection point where the head meets the handle.
Our first meeting as a group was roughly two years ago while sitting around a dinner table in Upstate New York. Ryan explained his vision for Powell and how he wanted to not only make the best sticks in the world but also change the lacrosse landscape in the process. Words like “authenticity” and “honesty” were hammered into his message.