Below is a picture of an illegal stick, the throw strings are strung further than 4 inches from the top of the stick:
Below is a picture of a legal stick
This rule will be strictly enforced at the start of the season, no exceptions! Sling it! lacrosse has agreed to adjust throw strings. Walk into any location and they will be able to do it while you wait. The adjustment is relatively minor and most cases will not cost any money. Please spread the word!