To break in this pocket, I've mainly doing a lot of wallball. I've done at least 101 passes each hand everyday and I have also been shooting. I have run the pocket under hot water after each session and put either a tennis ball and chopstick in it or my pocket stretcher. I also put some baby oil on the leathers to waterproof them a little. I have done a lot of tension work and worked on the diamond spacing also. The pocket is right at legal after adjusting the leathers. The hold has increased a lot and is getting to where I want it to be. I am really liking this stick and can't wait until its fully broken in.