The game is alive and well under the big sky.
Lacrosse players now can play with a full Powell stick
Sam creates perfect pockets and he’s not afraid to share them.
A wooden shaft was once a tree and before that a seed. It was alive and lived a life.
Here’s a peek at our upcoming series Knot to Mention.
Last week I decided to take a deep dive into a topic that I’ve been interested in for years. As the name of our online journal suggests, we are exploring the field in an effort to uncover the untold stories of lacrosse and shine light on the important people inside our community. I’m honored to have the opportunity to write about lacrosse and peel back the layers of this beautiful game.
What do you do in January when you love lacrosse and live in Upstate NY? The answer — you call your buddies, put on your hunting gear and venture out into the snow. This past Thursday marked the date of the first annual Great Upstate Snow Game. This game was all about good people, fun and laughs.
Magic is real. Take a whimsical walk with our CPM Sam as he laces up a beautiful stick destined for our next Woodshop release. This video may reverse the way that you think about stick stringing all together. Enjoy!
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…
We wandered into our Parent’s garage last week and stumbled upon a group of heads covered in spiderwebs and mouse droppings. They were tied together in a loop like a giant set of janitor keys. As we started flipping through them we couldn’t contain our laughter. We must of sat there and laughed at these things for an hour. These were some of the ugliest heads one could ever imagine. Most were broken, some were painted and all were ugly…
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!
Have you ever gotten a point blank shot from 8 yards out, wound up and let it rip only to watch the ball sail through the football goal posts? Lets be honest, it has happened to all of us at some point in our careers. This is known as the infamous “skyball.”
How do you like your shooters? One of the first meetings we had with Sam we talked in great detail about shooting string set ups. First off, we all agreed how much we love how every player seems to have their own style when it comes to how they configure and tie up their top strings. Certainly one of the coolest aspects of our sport is the individuality within the team concept. Lacrosse is a very creative game filled with…
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.
Sam gives a few pointers in this video on sidewall tension, why it is important and how to get yours tight. Creating a tighter sidewall eliminates margin of error and in turn increases consistency. Locking the mesh in place also greatly reduces the amount of wear on the sidewalls and the mesh because it reduces friction.