By MLL Communications | 2/10/14 1:00 PM
BOSTON (Feb. 10, 2014)- Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced today that it has partnered with some of the industry’s hottest mesh providers as well as a leader in pocket stringing and head dying.
The new partnerships with Jimalax, StringKing Lacrosse, East Coast Dyes and Stylin’ Strings gives MLL players access to some of the highest-grade and most creative mesh and string kits on the market. All companies offer a variety of meshes and strings in a variety of colors and materials, including waxed and rubberized. Stylin’ Strings provides expert stringing service and will also launch a full line of licensed MLL branded custom stick heads featuring MLL and MLL team dye designs.
“We are pleased to partner with such committed organizations,” said MLL Commissioner David Gross. “These partnerships will ensure that our players will be able to choose the best equipment and accessories available to them.”
Jimalax, a premier supplier of lacrosse mesh and stringing accessories, helps players customize and optimize the look of their pocket in a variety of colors for both mesh and strings, no matter what position they play.
"Jimalax is very excited to partner with the MLL," said Jimalax president Alex Van Loon. "We feel our mesh is the best, and our new partnership with the MLL allows us to get our mesh into the hands of some of the best players in the game today. We can't wait to see how our mesh enhances the pro game, and are excited to incorporate pro-level feedback into our future design processes."
East Coast Dyes, especially known for their high-quality waterproof mesh, will provide players who prefer a hard mesh an exceptionally functional, tough, element-proof pocket.
“We are very excited to partner with the MLL for the 2014 season,” said East Coast Dyes Founder and CEO Greg Kenneally. “It is a great opportunity for us to get our product into the hands of the most elite lacrosse players in the world. The MLL is a terrific organization with a great reputation and we are proud to be a partner.”
Looking for ultimate consistency in your pocket? StringKing developed a non-nylon, non-waxed treated performance mesh that will never change how it feels or performs. Every piece of mesh strings exactly the same and performance pockets can be easily replicated through uSTRING on their website.
“The team at StringKing is thrilled to officially partner with Major League Lacrosse,” said Jake McCampbell of String King Lacrosse. “It’s an incredible opportunity for our brand and we’re excited to see our sponsored pros showcase the best pockets in lacrosse.”
Stylin’ Strings allows players to customize their pockets and head dye jobs. Their Pocket & Dye Builder allows customers to see a personalized head before even placing their order. Most known for their contract with UVA, Stylin’ Strings provides anything a player could possibly need for their head including stringing with all the mesh partners’ products.
“We are very excited to be partnering with the MLL as “Official Stringers & Dye Artists" of Major League Lacrosse,” said Dustin Dohm, Stylin’ Strings Owner and Creative Director. “In our 13th year in the industry it is nice to see how a once underground niche of the sport can now come to the surface. This will help push the game socially in a form of self-expressed art similar to skateboarding. Now players & consumers will be able to rep their team designed heads & personally developed pockets. Awesome”
Jimalax was founded in 2000 by brothers Jim and Al with the intent to produce some of the highest quality meshes and strings in the lacrosse world. Jim and Al’s efforts have thrived as they continued to grow and expand their product line to include such staples as laces, tipped strings and stringing spools, and leathers. They launched a new website in 2004 and moved their business from New York to Arizona in 2007 with continued growth and product line expansion. Visit www.jimalax.comfor more information
About East Coast Dyes
East Coast Dyes is located in Baltimore, Md., and was founded in 2011. It is a leading manufacturer of high performance wax mesh. Their goal is to push the boundaries of high performance lacrosse mesh and change how people thing about their pockets. Be sure to check out our website at http://eastcoastdyes.com/
StringKing was founded to solve a simple problem - lacrosse mesh and pockets perform inconsistently. Through industry leading manufacturing, advanced NEVER-BAG™ fibers, and our patent-pending TRUE-DIAMOND™ technology, we've engineered the most consistent, highest performing mesh available. In addition to manufacturing our own mesh, we’ve created an online stringing tutorial platform called uSTRING. It provides simple, easy-to-follow instructions so that anyone, regardless of stringing experience can replicate the most consistent, highest performing pockets available. Through our Performance Mesh and uSTRING, we aim to conveniently place the perfect pocket into the hands of every lacrosse player.
About Stylin Strings
Stylin’ Strings was conceptually founded in 1999 in a college apartment in Baltimore, Md. We made our debut at the 2001 lacrosse convention with five custom strung traditional pockets. After incorporating, we traveled the East Coast for the first five years setting up booths at camps and tournaments. We relocated to our hometown of York, Pa. in 2004 and started building out our retail space, which we are still in today. In 2006, we opened a full retail lacrosse store and production facility. We remained relatively small, surviving the pivotal growth years of the industry while we were creating a bigger niche for custom lacrosse sticks. In 2010, we decided to exit soft goods (pads, gloves, etc.) to focus on nothing but stringing mesh, traditional and hybrid pockets, as well as servicing the growing demand for our custom dyed heads and apparel. Today we have become a prominent name in the industry for manufacturing custom lacrosse pockets, dyes, stringing kits, mini sticks, apparel, and media services. We have maintained our mom-n-pop shop feel and service while growing to eight employees. Our website tops 150,000 unique visitors a year or more. Our YouTube page has over 9,500 subscribers and is a top ten in the industry as a whole. Our Instagram page has also topped 10,000. We continue to service the University of Virginia, Steele Stanwick, Max Seibald, and many more professional, college, high school, and youth players. We are committed to our customers, including players and parents.