Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is the head included in the cost of stringing or do I have to send one in?
A: The head is not included in the cost of the stringing. Customers are responsible for sending a head in with some form of identification. Return address is usually enough as long as it matches with the name provided on the order.
Q: What is the right goalie mesh for me?
A: This can seem like a complicated question but the reality is that it's up to you. Each individual player has his or her own preferences as far as mesh. Each type of mesh be that 12D, 20D , ECM, or ECMBlack, has different properties that each player values differently. To make this as simple as possible we are going to break down first 12D and 20D.
First and foremost, the difference between 12D and 20D are the diamond sizes. These names refer to the amount of diamonds that are counted horizontally across a piece of mesh. In 12D, there are 12 diamonds to a row, and for 20D, there are 20, simple right? 12D is by far the most common mesh out there right now. It's a good medium range mesh that offers superior hold and control of the ball. The larger diamonds allow the ball to sink into the diamonds more when cradling the ball. Some think that this also transfers into added whip when throwing but I would disagree. It may affect the amount of whip to some degree but not enough to have a very noticeable difference. 20D has smaller 15mm diamonds, the same as 15mm 10D field mesh. This pocket will offer a smoother release because there is less space between diamonds. This doesn't really effect performance, it simply means that the ball comes out smoother. This doesn't mean that 12D doesn't have a nice release, it's just that 20D is nicer. One thing I like to point out to customers is that I don't string 20D channels as tight as I string my 12D channels. This is because 20D has more points of contact with the ball, thus creating more drag on the ball, and a greater overall coefficient of friction. They are both great options but when it comes down to it, you need to decide what is more important, more ball control, or a smoother release.