In the game of women’s lacrosse, stringing always has been an evolving piece of the players’ equipment. In the beginning, all women’s pockets basically were the same and strung flat with cross-lace and leather. It was a traditional stick similar to what the men’s game used at the time but without a deepened pocket. The flat profile in heads, matched with the women’s rules not allowing the ball to peak over the top side rail, made it difficult for new players to catch with a tennis-racketstyle pocket.
The progression of women’s stringing was slow and developed mainly due to the demand from the players as well as consistent rule changes. The industry changed when Paul Gait engineered the NV3 head, which would come with a "factory strung" Trakker pocket, which is regarded as the original "center channel."