What wood is used to make a lacrosse stick?
Traditional stick A wood lacrosse stick is usually crafted from hickory trees. The lacrosse stick is given its shape through steam bending.
How long does it take to make a wooden lacrosse stick?
The entire process takes about ten months to make a quality stick. On a side note, nothing from the tree goes to waste. If pieces are not being used in the stick, they are used for the steaming process (heating up the water to make steam).
Are wooden lacrosse sticks legal?
Yes, wood sticks are legal: Rule 1, Section 7, Article 1: The crosse shall be made of wood, laminated wood or synthetic material, with the head approximately perpendicular to the handle.
What’s illegal in lacrosse?
Any gap between your lacrosse head and the ball makes the pocket illegal. Lacrosse tape touching any part of the lacrosse head is illegal. For faceoffs, you must have tape, or some cover, of a different color than your shaft and gloves on the top six inches of your shaft below the head.
What makes a lacrosse stick illegal?
The exact location of the shooting strings on a lacrosse stick must also be placed within a distinct sector of the lacrosse head. Specifically, the shooting strings must fall within 4 inches from the top of the scoop. Any shooting string that goes beyond this 4 inch threshold makes the entire stick illegal.
Why do lacrosse players drop their sticks?
After a goal, the player who scored may not touch the strings of her crosse and must immediately drop her stick. If the opposing coach requests a stick check after a goal, the official would inspect the pocket of the scoring player’s crosse.