BOX PRO All Leather Pocket Wood Lacrosse Stick with Rawhide Gutwall - Handmade by Justin Skaggs
COVID-19 and our steps to stay safe.
In these trying times it is important to appreciate the joys in life, which is why I am continuing to make sticks. Although I will still be making sticks, government restrictions may not allow me to consistently distribute them. So, if you order, I ask that you only do so if you are content waiting as the COVID-19 situation continues to unwind.
I always strive to get my sticks out as soon as possible, however the restrictions on non-essential businesses are changing every day. I respect these restrictions. If you purchase a stick, please know that I will still put the love and care into making if for you. Since I am investing my time in completing your order, I cannot accept returns or offer refunds, if shipping errors or delays occur.
My commitment has, and always will be, making quality sticks as efficiently and timely as possible. If government restrictions impede my ability to ship, please know, my first priority upon returning to normalcy, will be to send your stick and bring joy to you and your family. I appreciate you being a participating partner as we all move forward as a community.
This Wooden BOX Lacrosse Stick was handmade by Justin Skaggs. This model features an all leather pocket
All of his sticks are made from Hickory trees I cut in Northern Pennsylvania. Each stick is handcrafted over the course of many months.
Pockets are often overlooked on classic wooden sticks. I've strung pockets for more than 16 years, and I use that stringing experience to mold a hand spun pocket that is broken in and ready to enjoy. I prefer to use a traditional rawhide gutwall, which is sourced from a family farm in central PA. The head is laced with a softly braided bootlace.
Stick length: I try to keep my sticks as long as nature allows. The goal is to let you choose to adjust or cut the shaft down to fit your personal needs. Donít be shy about this. Many antique sticks that I find are cut, and I can help you if you need. Field sticks are legal between 40 and 42 inches, however, many folks want a stick that is longer so it feels more like a stick from years past. Box sticks can be between 40 and 46 inches depending on league rules. It is because of this my sticks (box or field) vary in length between 42 and 48 inches. Usually trending on the longer side. If you have specific needs just email me after your order.
As noted in the name, this model is made for BOX Lacrosse. Box sticks feature a more narrow head which makes for easier cradling and gives similar feel to modern heads.
The box stick, from a stick making perspective, is the only stick you are likely to be judged on. It is the cross that other stick makers would inspect and scrutinize. It isn't that any other frame is less difficult, quite the opposite in fact. The reason that the box lacrosse stick is the standard, is because it is the modern-day wooden stick. It is, quite simply, the only stick that a player is allowed to use in the contemporary version of our game, and therefore, it is the only one that can be tested, tried, and proven.
I had tried various shapes, styles, and designs, and I came to the conclusion that I wanted my sticks to be playable at the highest level. With that in mind, I decided on a slightly thicker wooden sidewall. This will allow it to sustain the abuse. Additionally, I shaped the head in such a way that the thicker sidewall would not affect the balance of the stick, which was tricky. It was the decision to make this stick with the professional player in mind that lead me to name it the Box Pro.
The head shape was my first decision, and it was the only really hard one to make. I always knew how I wanted the rest of my frame to be. I tapered the handle as to allow for proper handling and to increase the player's ability to recognize their hand placement. I also dropped the center of gravity by offsetting the head. This, combined with a well-channeled pocket, makes allows the player to cradle with the same competency that they would enjoy in a modern plastic head. The beauty of all of this is that it is not a flimsy piece of plastic, it is an absolute monster!
Everything here is hand made in my woodshop, so I need a few days to process things.
** Engravings will add additional time. Likely 48 to 72 hours. I encourage you to email me at email@example.com if you have any questions.
I offer expedited shipping options, but please know that these items need to process before they ship. Everything here is hand made in my woodshop. Expedited shipping will not affect the processing time. Feel free to shoot me a call if you have any questions on timing and the like.
I am happy to work things out with you.
The Post Office (flat rate shipping) moves its packages over the weekend and UPS does not. So please keep this in mind as you select your shipping and counting your days. USPS states that their shipping will take 2 to 3 days but it may come a day sooner or a day later. I will ship them on time, but please keep your eye on the tracking information I send you.
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