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WASHING YOUR STICK

Postby lacrosse-43 Sat Jan 07, 2006 7:06 pm

:D :D :D :D :D Hello again everyone, first id like to wish you all a happy new year lol! 8) .My next toipic is about washing your stick, a friend at lax sed if your unstring your head you can wash it and it looks clean.... BUT! i was thinking would it weaken your head or enything you know with the washing up liquid??? please help ! :D :D :D :D :D
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Postby Ash Sat Jan 07, 2006 7:50 pm

there would be no major harm in washing it in warm water, though i'm not sure if there is much point in doing so as unstringing it will just change your pocket and the way you through. As long as you don't do it to regularly there isn't much harm in washing your stick a bit. If your worried about your pocket just use a sponge or brillo pad and and old tooth/nail brush to clean it up a bit.
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Postby lacrosse-43 Sat Jan 07, 2006 8:05 pm

:P Thanks alot mate, but do you meen it will be alright in the washing machine? or onnly the water
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Postby snooplax Sat Jan 07, 2006 10:11 pm

WASHING MACHINE???? :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Postby J-Lo Sun Jan 08, 2006 12:35 am

i have put my fully strung head in teh wassing machine no end of times.

the head turned out fine. My mess is a bit crap super stiff, but i think thats just cos its old.
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Postby cjlax Sun Jan 08, 2006 1:22 am

If you want a used head to look new again, just stick it in a sink with the washing up liquid, it's fine (without the mesh!) Then if you add a small amount of bleach it brings it up very white (not too much though)!
A toothbrush is good for getting in the small bits!
And if you want to box the head a little, tie the head up with string to the desired pinch and add two kettle fulls of boiling water and leave in the sink over night!
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Postby Wolfey1313 Sun Jan 08, 2006 2:20 am

What about washing your mesh? our club stick doctor (who im learning the trade) says to wash my stick with conditioner. Its a new stick and hard mesh and after a few games with it its already stinky dirty so..... how do u get your mesh clean?
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Postby Ash Sun Jan 08, 2006 4:39 am

just use relatively warm water and shampoo or fabric softner. Onlu use warm water not hot, other wise you WILL melt the glue on your ball stop and muck it up. Water is all you really need but if you want to breajk the mkesh in quicker shampoo can help.
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Postby cjlax Sun Jan 08, 2006 12:01 pm

Be careful though, because too much shampoo will make you're mesh into soft mesh and sometimes this can be a very bad thing! It could affect your play if you're a beginner and it also rots the stringing in tight areas such as near the base of the stick where it is tight to the head.
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Postby Ash Sun Jan 08, 2006 12:55 pm

yeah as i said, so long as you only do it once or twice its not really an issue.
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Postby Bubblegoose Sun Jan 08, 2006 1:11 pm

Putting your head in a washing machine is pretty dangerous as you might drown!

If you wash your stick in a washing machine you are bound to weaken the head thus becoming bendy, not a good thing as the weaker points on the head will eventually fracture.

I have not washed my stick for about 2 years, i find playing with it actually softens it and once the mud has dried, padding the ball into the mesh will get rid of a lot of the mud.

So, let it dry, padd it in and play with it!
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Postby lacrosse-43 Sun Jan 08, 2006 10:27 pm

:D Thanks alot everyone your all amazing im shocked how many people replyed in 2 days! :shock: but you have all helped and i have sucessfully cleaned my stick lol!!!
thanks alot!!!! :)
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Postby WelshPikey Mon Jan 09, 2006 1:53 am

My tip to all of you is to avoid cleaning your mesh unless it becomes muddy.

If your at training or at a game and it does get muddy, just do what i do....

...take it in your post lacrosse shower!! Give the strings a bit of a rub so you get as much excess mud off as possible, and then dry it thoroughly. Make sure the shower isn't too hot.

If your mesh gets too stiff for your liking then you can use some conditioner, the same way you would on your hair, but ensure this isn't too often.

Don't worry about the rest of your stick, the alloys used to make lacrosse sticks (in my experience!) are treated to be water resistant, and we all know that plastic is too.

Then, all thats left to do is to take a clean ball and place it in the pocket, with a pen to hold it in place if you wish.

Your done.

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P.S. Mud is water based and WILL rot your strings, so cleaning it can be helpfull, but be sure to dry the mesh/strings as much as possible before leaving it to dry out completely.
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Postby lacrosse-43 Tue Jan 10, 2006 10:24 pm

Will do captian, good info. A great help :D :)
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Postby Defenseman42 Wed Jan 11, 2006 2:03 pm

You people clean your kit? wow..... :?

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