East Coast Dyes offers a variety of different types of mesh in terms of size of the diamonds, and the color combination. They made a name for themselves with different types of recognizable mesh like Black Performance Mesh, the Striker mesh, and the classic fade mesh. Both signatures of ECD. Whether you purchase a 6 diamond or a 10 diamond East Coast suits every player. Now whether you purchase a plain white or a neon pink, when it comes to colors East Coast Dyes is prepared. You cannot go wrong with an East Coast purchase.
East Coast Hero Mesh Review
ECD Hero Mesh is a new-ish type of mesh. The only reason we say new-ish is because it is almost identical to String King. Hero Mesh is lighter than any other ECD mesh. There are a lot of negative characteristics that cannot be overlooked. This mesh feels very thin. After using it, you notice that it flakes very often. Even after just stringing it. Once it goes through tough weather, we can almost guarantee that you will see flaking. Other than that, Hero Mesh is a very nice piece of mesh to use. It is similar to String King, and about the same price if not more expensive.
East Coast Mesh Performace
The performance of the East Coast Mesh was better, compared to other was mesh we have used in the past. We believe that other wax mesh focuses solely on the entire wax idea, and they leave out some important factors. We think East Coast is semi hard while waxy at the same time. It is more of a hybrid when put next to other mesh. It is consistent when strung well and the semi hard makes it nice for ball control. Most meshes (even regular) starts to fall apart, tear, and fray around the edges as well as in the pocket sometimes, but the ECD mesh stays in pretty good shape throughout the season. The East Coast top string was long lasting throughout our use, and that is always helpful in these stringing situations. The only way we could really clean the mesh was to run it under warm water and rub with a paper towel or the soft side of a sponge. Both of those are extremely risky because we worry about rubbing off the wax.
We prefer the 20mm mesh just because it is original and safe meaning there isn't a huge change. When you use it on the field it gives the player a consistent feel of hard mesh (as mentioned above) but it was easy to move and adjust like soft. That gave it the nice ball control. Now the wax doesn't grip the ball as much as some would expect, but it still grips it well and allows for a great feel for it in the pocket and allows for a nice release. Some really like East Coast because it is durable throughout the four seasons. It kept its consistency through all types of weather. East Coast Mesh Lacrosse does a very good job advertising that. You can check out their videos on ECD youtube channel.
When compared to Throne mesh, we believe that it could go 50/50. Both are spoken of very highly in the lacrosse world, but personal preference has a big role in everything.
Breaking in East Coast Mesh
In any sport there are break in periods for pieces of equipment. Mesh is a serious challenge when it comes to the “break in periods”. For ECD this wasn't a problem. This was a quick and painless break in. It took maybe a day to get the pocket the way we wanted it to be. It was really easy to work with, it wasn't hard to stretch or anything like that. The wax does come off a little bit on your hands while rubbing it or something, but It isn't a huge problem and it is definitely worth it. Depending on how you like your pocket and if you like to fiddle around with it, you don't have to adjust it too often because it is so weather proof.
East Coast Mesh Grip
Like we mentioned before, the grip isn't too “grippy” for lack of a better term. When it comes to the grip, lacrosse players look for something that allows for nice ball control and a good release. East Coast Mesh allows for that without distraction. It is a little bit sticky, but a small price to pay for such a nice product.
Stringing with East Coast Mesh
When stringing with East Coast Mesh, players will find it very simple. Because the wax mesh is semi hard it makes it easy to maneuver the mesh. It has a soft, flexible feeling to it. No matter how many diamonds it has, it shouldn't be difficult to string. As mentioned before, the mesh doesn't fray so you don't have to replace it as often as other mesh. This mesh allows for a variety of different pockets.
East Coast Mesh Durability
We have been mentioning the durability here and there throughout the review. This is a long lasting, tough, and consistent piece of mesh. As said right above, you dont have to replace it often. The mesh is wax, so it doesn't fray like a regular piece of mesh. East Coast Mesh is well known for the “weather proof” factor that goes with the mesh. They say that throughout all types of weather, the mesh should remain in tact and consistent and so far from what we have seen, the mesh has lived up to its potential. Rain or shine, this mesh is the mesh for all types of players.