Cutting a lacrosse Stick can save you money, help your game, get you a new tool, or get you a whole new lacrosse shaft. There are plenty of reasons to cut a lacrosse shaft, but you need to be careful. Not only could you possibly hurt yourself, but there’s also no going back once you make the cut. So be careful, take the correct precautions, and measure twice.
Why Cut A Lacrosse Shaft
As mentioned above, there are many reasons to cut a lacrosse shaft. Below, we’ll list a few before going into detail on how to correctly cut a lacrosse shaft.
- Cutting A Women’s Lacrosse Shaft
- Making A Lacrosse Pocket Pounder
- Cutting A Men’s Lacrosse Long Pole in Half
- Cutting A Broken Lacrosse Long Pole
Each one of these projects requires you to be careful, be safe, and use a tool for cutting a lacrosse shaft. Be sure to ask an adult for help if you’re a child, and don’t be afraid to ask a more experienced adult if you’re an adult. The most important thing is to keep yourself safe, and you also don’t want to ruin your lacrosse shaft.
Cutting A Women’s Lacrosse Shaft
The minimum length of a women’s lacrosse stick is thirty-five and one half, 35 1/2, inches. Offensive women’s lacrosse players can cut several inches off their lacrosse shaft and make it easier to handle. A shorter lacrosse shaft is difficult to check, and women’s lacrosse attackers can gain a huge advantage over defenders.
When cutting a women’s lacrosse shaft, measuring is the most important thing. The ref will measure your whole lacrosse stick from the top of the head to the bottom of the shaft; so be sure to measure out the 35 1/2 in. with the lacrosse head on the lacrosse shaft.
Making A Lacrosse Pocket Pounder
Pounding your lacrosse pocket does a lot to help your lacrosse mesh break-in. The best lacrosse stringers break in the pockets they string with pocket pounders that allow them to really stretch out the mesh. f you have a lacrosse stick you aren’t using, you can cut it into a lacrosse pocket pounder and improve your pockets. A handheld lacrosse pocket pounder that roughly a foot, 12 in., long is perfect for on-the-go lacrosse stringing. Once you have about 12 inches of lacrosse shaft, you can attach a lacrosse ball to the open end or cover it with a massive tape ball to create the perfect homemade lacrosse pocket pounder.
Cutting A Lacrosse Long Pole In Half
Little known fact, all lacrosse long poles are exactly twice the length of lacrosse attack shafts. Other little known fact, some lacrosse long poles are thicker than lacrosse attack shafts. Final little known fact, almost no lacrosse long poles are twice the price of lacrosse attack shafts. Cutting a lacrosse long pole in half then gives you two 30 inch lacrosse shafts. The most crucial part of cutting a lacrosse long pole in half is to measure and cut it perfectly in half to get two exactly 30 inch lacrosse shafts.
Cutting A Broken Lacrosse Long Pole
If you break your lacrosse long pole, you can still get a 30 inch lacrosse attack shaft by cutting it. You just need to measure carefully to get exactly 30 inches for an exact lacrosse attack shaft. Once you’ve measured precisely 30 inches, find the perfect tool for cutting your lacrosse shaft.
How to Cut A Lacrosse Shaft
Total Time: 2 minutes
Gather your materials
Gather the materials outlined above: a mitre box, tape measure, hack saw, and your lacrosse shaft. Then head to a flat area with plenty of room.
Measure and Mark your Lacrosse Shaft
Measure the desired length you want your lacrosse shaft to be and mark it with a sharpie. You can also use tape to mark the area. Once you have measured out precisely the length of lacrosse shaft you want to keep, mark that length on the lacrosse shaft.
Measure Twice, Cut Once
Take a second to measure your lacrosse shaft again, after making the mark, so you can be sure its the correct length.
Grab your Hack Saw
After your lacrosse shaft is aligned with the slit on your mitre box, grab your hack saw with the metal blade. For safety and an accurate cut, secure your lacrosse shaft with a vise or some weight that can hold it in place. This will help you cut your lacrosse shaft without having the lacrosse shaft wiggle or move while you cut. Keeping your lacrosse shaft secure when you cut it will prevent an uneven or lopsided cut.
Start Cutting Your Lacrosse Shaft
Proceed to secure your lacrosse shaft with your non dominate hand or a vise when starting to saw with your dominate hand. You might need to rotate your lacrosse shaft a bit, once you’re more than halfway through to ensure a smooth cut.
File or Sand down any rough edges
After you have successfully cut your lacrosse shaft in half, grab some fine grit sandpaper or a metal file and smooth down any rough areas.
Choosing the Right Tool for Cutting A Lacrosse Shaft
I recommend using either a hack saw or a miter box (shown in the video) for cutting lacrosse shafts effectively.
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