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The making of Ol’ Skool.

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(Vinnie Ricasio, The Art of Lax™ 1996. The South Kent School, CT)
DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN…


Remember when the helmets had tie-offs at the back to properly fit and the helmet panels/sticker were almost the size of playing cards?

Remember when you added that “extra” foam chin pad for intimidation purposes, but had no idea why anybody would do such a thing – especially goalies?

Remember when equipment padding was vinyl coated and barely thick enough to protect you?

Remember when the leather palms of your L33/L35 gloves got so dry from sweat, that you splashed water on them during warm-ups just minutes before the opening whistle on game day?

Remember when the compression shorts/spandex were longer than your actual game shorts?

Remember when a simple, cotton t-shirt was all you wore underneath your equipment pads?

Remember when stringing a stick took numerous times, hours and even days? We’re talking TRADITIONAL stringing – MESH isn’t considered stringing!

Remember when the choices for a shaft were only; wood or aluminum? Plus those “dowel-shafts”?

Remember when the heads had no “pinch” and no “off-set” design?

Remember when people called the lacrosse company “STX” not by saying “S-T-X”, but by it’s real pronunciation “STICKS?”.

Remember when you played ONLY ON A GRASS FIELD?!!

If you remember when… you are a member of the Ol’ Skool!

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July 1, 2011 at 2:22 pm

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