The Powell Lacrosse Journal
  • Back In The Wood Shop

    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.

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  • Top 3 Reasons Why Sam Likes Paracord

    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 […]

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  • #rippedrope

    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 […]

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  • Continued Growth

    As the pioneers of the 18th century cut trails and explored North America they marked paths with blazes, markings that follow each other at certain distances to mark the direction of a trail. Originally, a tree would be blazed by hatchet chops but the practice evolved into using orange blazes nailed or painted to a […]

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  • Outstanding Balance

    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.

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  • Paint It Black

    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.

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  • Turn On The Consistency Channel

    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.”

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  • The Power Of Determination

    Over the past 15 years of my life, I have traveled across the country working with thousands of lacrosse players of all ages and playing abilities. My message to them has always remained the same; I stand in front of these players and tell them “ You don’t need to be the fastest, the quickest, […]

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  • Why Are They Called Shooting Strings?

    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 […]

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  • Hey Wyoming…What’s Yer Problem?

    August 10th marked the culmination of two years of hard work with the launch of powelllacrosse.com.  We crossed our fingers, rubbed our lucky rabbits foot, and patted RP’s belly for good luck.  What happened next was incredible.  We could not have predicted the overwhelming response we’ve had to date.  It has truly been an experience […]

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  • Where The Head Meets The Handle

    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.

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  • Pay Attention To String Tension

    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 […]

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  • We Don’t String Sticks For Midfielders

    We Don’t String Sticks For Midfielders. We string sticks for lacrosse players. Our stringing philosophy calls upon our history of playing all our lives. We have played field lacrosse, indoor box lacrosse, outdoor box lacrosse, backyard lacrosse, beach lacrosse, youth lacrosse, pro lacrosse — you get the idea. We grew up with sticks in our […]

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  • The Birth of the Eyecon

    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” […]

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