is family owned and operated
Shawn Schimpf, got the Stringers Itch roughly 20 years ago.
Back then, mesh quality and availability were no where near what we have today. After fixing a few sticks for himself and other teammates, He quickly began to realize more and more people need help and advice! Ever since then, we have been going to tournaments after tournaments, educating, helping and showing players, coaches and parents how to properly maintain and string sticks.
In 2019 with Shawn expecting his first child he passed Canlax onto the George family who has been supporting Shawn and lacrosse player Eric George has been stringing for Shawn since 2017.
Our Mission continues to be to help as much as we can to ensure the community of lacrosse grows. We have quickly learned the need for reliable, afforable. strong and durable lacrosse shaft. So many parents and players were spending hundreds of dollars on shafts that can barely handle a stick check.
In the summer of 2015 we started focusing on making the strongest shafts in the market. We determined to keep it affordable and long lasting we had to go back in time and return the hickory to the game. It is 100% Canadian hickory and handmade! We've tested and stand behind our product which is why we the confidence to provide an industry leading 6 month limited warranty! And of course those not ready for the traditional hickory shaft we also have a full line of composite and graphite shafts available.
We also believe in giving back. Therefore, for every 10 hickory shafts sold, we replant a tree! Unfortunately Hickory trees cannot survive here in Alberta, so we replant other varieties of trees.