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ccarrigan 10-30-2013 01:57 AM

Proper bottom hand
 
I've been playing a while and it never occurred to me, but I want to see if my bottom hand is gripping the stick wrong. I made an album here to show how I currently grip and how I think might be better.

http://imgur.com/a/TKZPz#0

The left picture is how I believe might be proper, and the right is how I currently do it. The main issue is that it rubs against the outside knuckle (can kind of see it in the pic on the right) and I don't think I'm getting the wrist shot power that I could.

I searched but couldn't find info.

Thanks!

Canadiens1958 10-30-2013 06:43 AM

Thumb
 
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Originally Posted by ccarrigan (Post 73500587)
I've been playing a while and it never occurred to me, but I want to see if my bottom hand is gripping the stick wrong. I made an album here to show how I currently grip and how I think might be better.

http://imgur.com/a/TKZPz#0

The left picture is how I believe might be proper, and the right is how I currently do it. The main issue is that it rubs against the outside knuckle (can kind of see it in the pic on the right) and I don't think I'm getting the wrist shot power that I could.

I searched but couldn't find info.

Thanks!

Neither. Try the thumb down the side, narrow side of the shaft as a guide.

ccarrigan 10-30-2013 12:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Canadiens1958 (Post 73503965)
Neither. Try the thumb down the side, narrow side of the shaft as a guide.

Ok, I think that's close to the picture I labeled as "proper" but just with the thumb up. Have you seen any examples anywhere? I searched but only found top hand positioning.

Canadiens1958 10-30-2013 01:20 PM

Golf
 
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Originally Posted by ccarrigan (Post 73511969)
Ok, I think that's close to the picture I labeled as "proper" but just with the thumb up. Have you seen any examples anywhere? I searched but only found top hand positioning.

See the golf grip illustration, thumb down not wrapped around.

jazzykat 10-30-2013 01:33 PM

I was shocked to find out I too was holding the stick wrong :amazed:

ccarrigan 10-30-2013 06:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Canadiens1958 (Post 73515237)
See the golf grip illustration, thumb down not wrapped around.

Thanks!

CarpeNoctem 10-30-2013 07:27 PM

When you hold it right, you'll be able to get more flex on your stick. There are two points at which you should develop callouses if you're holding it the right way. One near your index finger and one near your ring finger. They should develop exactly where your knuckles are but on the reverse side of your hand.

jazzykat 10-30-2013 07:37 PM

I bet holding it right, will reduce my wrist pain as well! My accuracy has already gone up!

Kyndig86 10-31-2013 08:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Canadiens1958 (Post 73503965)
Neither. Try the thumb down the side, narrow side of the shaft as a guide.

Logged on to say you're dead wrong!! Went and grabbed my hockey stick put everything in its normal place and..well nvm. Guess I just never paid attention to how I held it, at least I was doing it the right way. haha

I thought I always wrapped my thumb around which I don't, I'd lose too much range of motion doing that.

jazzykat 10-31-2013 09:43 AM

To add some empirical evidence to this discussion: I went and held the stick the right way as I shot nearly 200 pucks at lunch time. Almost 0 wrist pain, and the follow through was easier!

Jarick 10-31-2013 09:59 AM

Yep, I try and grip my stick like in golf, with the shaft resting at the base of the fingers (not in the palm), thumbs pointing down the shaft. Things that helped this were cutting the stick a bit shorter (so my top wrist wasn't bent) and going a little more whipping in the stick (so you don't feel like you have to He-Man every shot).


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