Having strung very many traditional pockets in the past, along with using a majority of the brands’ leathers out there, I have one major conclusion. I believe that having quality materials is one of the most important aspect to stringing a traditional pocket that performs well and lasts a long time.
When it comes to traditional lacrosse stringing supplies, quality & preference matter!
My second biggest conclusion: higher priced leather doesn’t mean better lacrosse leathers. Both Nick & I bought $40 leathers that disappointed us greatly. Don’t be fooled by terms like “waterproof leathers” or “weather resistant/prepped” because that isn’t the case. Besides, all you need is some baby oil and you can waterproof your own leathers. that’s what Jeremy Thompson uses.
My Personal Choice of Leathers | Lax Room Alum Tanned
There are many different brands out there that you can try, but I almost always buy my materials from Lax Room. They are one of the few companies that put players before profits without sacrificing the quality of their products. My Personal choice of leathers are the aluminum tanned ones which are only $9.
The Aluminum Tanned Leathers from Lax Room are a bit stiffer then your normal lacrosse leather. Due to the leather being stiffer, your pocket will take a bit longer to break in; but, this stiffness will help you string a better pocket. This is a great choice especially if your new to traditional stringing. This is due to the added structure which allows for a more natural pocket to form.