Box ball was born out of working late nights at the Stylin Strings Studio. Dustin (founder) & Zach (apparel director) would grab two stress balls that we pack in the pockets when they ship and a random Red Bull or USPS box laying around. We would set the box on a desk, table or countertop, preferably against a wall and play a game of PIG, which eventually became a game of BOX.
HOW IT STARTED
In January of 2017 we started designing our own custom box that we could ship lacrosse heads with. We then started using our prototype box to play games of BOX ball. Quickly we realized the stress relief and competitive nature of it as we started doing trick shots, and running bets on games that we would talk about the next day in the office. After 6 months of testing we decided to beef up the corrugate to give it more strength during shipping as well as giving the box more rigidity during use. We also grabbed mini sticks and realized we could play in doors with the miniature lacrosse sticks we sell.
The final box ended up with some flaps to give us back boards and a tab to help prevent the ball from popping out as much and lock it. Tag @stylin_strings and hashtag #boxball & #boxballtrickshots with your best shots as we will award random prizes for cool stuff we see. Keep the box and the ball.