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#2eddieshore 10-01-2006 08:07 PM

Hitting?
 
Hi,

I am looking for sites on how to hit. I quit hockey before hitting was introduced but now have started playing again and need some tips on how to do it.

Am i right in thinking you should not really be using your arms that much? :dunno:

Any info appeciated.

Ed

Pat 10-01-2006 08:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by #2eddieshore (Post 6630016)
Hi,

I am looking for sites on how to hit. I quit hockey before hitting was introduced but now have started playing again and need some tips on how to do it.

Am i right in thinking you should not really be using your arms that much? :dunno:

Any info appeciated.

Ed

you quit hockey before hitting was introduced??? as far as I know, there's always been hitting in hockey. I guess you must be really old then. ;)

2x4* 10-01-2006 11:36 PM

Yea dont use your stick, keep your stick on the ice. If you are trying to really get some one, get low, and about 2 feet away from them (this is assuming you are on the boards) and jump into them (keeping your outside foot on the ice). If you get your shoulder on their chest, it should atleast appear painful. Thats not always going to be the case. Usually to hit you just want to take them out of the play, or pin them on the boards. You dont need to kill some one then, as long as the hits get them out of the play.

#2eddieshore 10-02-2006 07:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pat (Post 6630054)
you quit hockey before hitting was introduced???

Hitting in England is introduced at age 13.

Pat 10-02-2006 10:04 AM

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Originally Posted by #2eddieshore (Post 6632772)
Hitting in England is introduced at age 13.

I was kidding around ;)

mac-sniper 10-02-2006 10:59 AM

plant your feet hard and you can hit anyone. this seriously works. dont keepo your legs moving when you hit someone.

Fenix 10-02-2006 02:03 PM

use your shoulder or hip instead of just relying on your arm strength when hitting

sc37 10-02-2006 02:44 PM

All about using your legs...want to use your legs to drive into them with with a hip or shoulder check.

Toonces 10-02-2006 04:36 PM

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Originally Posted by sc37 (Post 6636092)
All about using your legs...want to use your legs to drive into them with with a hip or shoulder check.

Yes, hitting is mostly balance coupled with your core muscles (abs). Don't lead with your arms, it's poor technique and will end up with you in the box.

You need to get under people when you hit. Get low and thrust into them upward with your shoulder. Do this regardless of their size. Alot of tall people who are unfamiliar with hitting mistakenly beleive they can hit by bowling them over. Watch any of the best hitters, they get under the guy.

Lastly, a successful check does not nessessatate killing the guy, just removing them from the puck and taking them out of the play.

Doctor Hook 10-02-2006 04:57 PM

Man I miss killing somebody with the puck legally.

nyrhockey00 10-03-2006 01:04 AM

just try to kill somebody with your stick low, and ur elbows down and ull be good to go

Ola 10-03-2006 06:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Daniel48Briere (Post 6631707)
Yea dont use your stick, keep your stick on the ice. If you are trying to really get some one, get low, and about 2 feet away from them (this is assuming you are on the boards) and jump into them (keeping your outside foot on the ice). If you get your shoulder on their chest, it should atleast appear painful. Thats not always going to be the case. Usually to hit you just want to take them out of the play, or pin them on the boards. You dont need to kill some one then, as long as the hits get them out of the play.

Good tip.

Don't aim at the player, aim "behind" him. Its a boxing tip, don't try to hit someones head, try to hit behind it, so you follow through the entire motion.

Its allot of mental aspects when hitting. If you don't follow through with your legs, the hit often becomes really soft.

Do like Daniel explained, but remember to not try to jump in next to him, try to jump through him!

You will be suprised at how much techniq hitting and balance are. Some tiny guys are just rock solid on their feets, some huge players don't have any balance at all.

Whats important too is to try to take everyhit with your side, and hit people at their front side.

MikeD 10-03-2006 09:48 PM

just dont leave your skates before you make contact. Leaving the skates leading into a check is also bad form/dirty and can get you beaten down post game.

mac-sniper 10-04-2006 01:41 AM

get your stick up under his chin or in his eyes around the nose as high as u can and push your hands forward...you get a sweet vacation from hockey if you do it right.


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