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stringing your TMT is easy! Follow along with these pictures for a perfect pocket every time!
Knot and Loop
Take your top string from the Shooter Bundle and tie a knot leaving an inch or so on the end. Loop the string through the top sidewall hole once. Then loop through the first top string hole as shown!
Through the Leather
Next guide the long tip of the string through the hole in the top of the leather. It should go through the same hole as the cross lace does. Slide the leather up close to your first loop.
Lastly loop through the same hole as before but in reverse. Make sure this knot is as tight as possible make it to ensure peak preformance. Repeat these steps 3 more times and tie off your top string!
Find the Knots
After the finishing the top string, find all of the places where the crosslace is tied to a sidewall string. They will always be located in the top or bottom of the crosslace. Depending on number of colors there may ber up to 4 of these knots!
Untie and Retie
One by one, untie the crosslace from around the sidewall. There should be 2 knots to undo. Then thread the crosslace through through either the top or bottom sidewall hole, which ever its closest too. Lastly, secure the string by tying a knot snug to the plastic.
From the Inside
This is the bottom holes from the inside of the lacrosse head. If you've done the previous steps properly you will see the leathers draped over the back of the throat. Should resemble the above picture.
Thread them Through
Thread the end of each leather through the corresponding hole. Pull all the leathers so the pocket is less then ball depth.In the above picture the leathers have been removed in the back to show detail.
Pull out Sidewall
Take one end of the sidewall and gently start pulling on it. It should slip out from the crosslace loops easily. If it catches, spin the string in your fingers and continue to pull until the entire string is removed.
Interlocks and Loops
Tie a knot in the end of the sidewall and thread it through the most top hole it will fit in. Thread the sidewall string through the first empty crosslace loop making sure it stays looped. Then loop the sidewall string through next sidewall hole and interlock as shown in the image above, Continue making sure you thread through every single crosslace loop. Keep them evenly spaced keeping the diamond shapes in the lace.
TIe off LEathers
Wrap around Plastic
If you properly secured your leathers it should be straight forward to loop themback up through the gaps between them like the picture above. Then wrap the leathers around the plastic based on your head.
Tie some Knots
The aim of wrapping the leathers around the plastic is so that ideally you can double themback and tie knots on the back of the throat. Tie the outer 2 leathers together in a Box Knot. Repeat with inners.
There is no "Right" way to weave a shooting string but here is an example of what we suggest for ideal preformance. What makes this style so effective is that it is woven strictly around the leathers and behind the crosslace. Repeat this technique with cotton and cords for desired release!