What is Lax Wax?
Lax Wax is a wax-based solution that players manually apply in the pocket of their lacrosse stick. Lax Wax works in traditional, hard or soft mesh to help protect the pocket, sidewalls and shooters from getting saturated with the elements, like water & mud, while providing tack for ball control. When Lax Wax is used with a hard mesh, it makes it feel like a soft mesh as the wax gives the player the feeling of more ball control because the wax hugs the ball in the pocket. If the player plays with a soft mesh, the wax helps the ball release like a hard mesh and promotes an increased release velocity.
In the illustration above, the left image is a cross-section of a woven strand of your mesh, sidewall or shooter (represented in WHITE). The RED represents
Lax Wax and how it surrounds the strands of woven fibers as shown in the right image
How It Works: Lax Wax penetrates the strings of the pocket as well as the sidewalls and shooting strings to cover the entire pocket. The user controls the amount and can reapply at any time in seconds.
Why Lax Wax: With Lax Wax you can take a stick off the rack or your existing stick, no matter the pocket, apply and in seconds it is ready. If used on an existing stick, there is no break in time necessary and the player already knows how the stick will throw.
For The Elements: You don't have to use Lax Wax just for the rain or snow. Even in the brutal dry climates like Texas & Arizona, your pockets need to be conditioned. If untreated they become brittle & dry and you will blow out a sidewall. By applying Lax Wax, you are conditioning your strings prolonging the life of your pocket (Element-proofing).