Here to Stay: FireMesh
Firethreads made a name for themselves by being the first stringing manufacturer to incorporate silicone beads (GripPrint) on the materials themselves for improved hold. Their original shooter pack (which contains 4 shooter laces, 2 shooter cords, 4 sidewalls, and one bottom lace) was an instant hit and really gave the emerging company a boost in popularity. Since then they haven't looked back, as a matter of fact, they continue to change the game and innovate.
That being said, the lacrosse community caught its first glimpse of Firethreads' new product a couple of weeks ago at the 2017 edition of LaxCon. Introducing Firemesh; the first performance mesh to incorporate the GripPrint technology directly on it. It is available in a semi-soft option in three different colors.
Having a chance to actually throw with a stick strung up with Firemesh I can confidently say, this is NOT a cheap gimmick. This stuff is the real deal! First seeing the product I thought "oh man that's going to change the release so much!" ..... WRONG! Throws just as fine as any other mesh, so that's a big plus. But here's where the GripPrint on the Firemesh comes into play; it reduces ball spin when trying to catch, helps keep the ball in the sweet spot of the pocket, and it generates more hold with no additional whip!