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gillyguzzler 02-25-2007 11:27 AM

Stick Length
 
Without skates, how long do you like your stick? I've always cut about up to my nose but lately I've taken a good 8 inches off. My stick handling is much better and, although it took some adjustments, my shot is about as good as with the longer length.

Gallagbi 02-25-2007 01:20 PM

Mine is a little below my adams apple.

The Sharpshooter 02-25-2007 04:19 PM

Chin length

McNasty 02-25-2007 05:26 PM

All preference really......

Meichel Kane 02-25-2007 06:21 PM

I like mine short - allows you to stickhandle better.

Gapper 02-25-2007 07:04 PM

I need a long reach for D so i go up to my nose

McNasty 02-25-2007 07:07 PM

See im forward and i prefer a longer reach, helps me sheild the puck better.

Jacob 02-25-2007 07:13 PM

I'd say medium. Not too long, not too short. A bit under my chin on skates.

Twist and Shout 02-25-2007 08:40 PM

I like the top of my stick to touch the bottom of my nose. Have always stuck with that measurement, even in ball hockey. My puck handling is actually better with a stick of this length than when I've experimented using something smaller. I'm only 5'8 so maybe that factors in.

Happy Pony 02-25-2007 09:46 PM

To my upper lip on skates. Not sure how that works off of skates. Used to play with a much shorter stick, below my chin off of skates but I was bending too much at the waist and it hurt my form, so I switched to the longer stick and my skating is better and my back doesn't hurt as much as it used to.

Seldanne 02-25-2007 09:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Holy Kaberle (Post 8253516)
I like the top of my stick to touch the bottom of my nose. Have always stuck with that measurement, even in ball hockey. My puck handling is actually better with a stick of this length than when I've experimented using something smaller. I'm only 5'8 so maybe that factors in.

That's without skates I'm assuming? :) Just making sure... I'm too fighting with what's the right length for myself, trying to get ideas. I'm 6'3... forward...

abe jr 02-26-2007 08:11 AM

im a foward and i prefer a longer stick...to my upper lip on skates.

OILADDICT 02-28-2007 11:13 AM

I like to have mine about nose length on skates. Which makes it taller than most players considering I am 6'4".

gillyguzzler 02-28-2007 02:57 PM

You should all consider trying the shorter stick for a couple of games or so. The stickhandling is so much easier with your top hand closer to the front of your gut than on the side. It takes a little getting use to but it works.

Crosby87.* 02-28-2007 08:00 PM

When I'm on skates I have it just under my chin.

jiggs 10 03-06-2007 11:02 PM

My stick is probobly way too short, but it makes it much easier to handle the puck. I cut about 7 inches off my sticks, but am trying to work my way back up a bit. Right now, they come up to the middle of my shoulders.

lotus 03-07-2007 12:14 AM

To my chin cause I like to play a two way game. But i have to agree that stick handling with a shorter stick feels easier. And it comes in closer to your body so its easier to protect.

It's all preference. Just keep in mind that once you cut it, you're adding onto the flex of the stick with every little bit you cut off. I forgot the ratio but its alot stiffer per inch.

Burnaby_Joe* 03-16-2007 02:35 AM

My sticks are short, around chest height on skates.

Grave77digger 03-16-2007 07:34 AM

The extra length is really imprtant to me for getting my stick on the puck carriers stick to knock it loose and for poke checks.

EmptyNetter 03-16-2007 12:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grave77digger (Post 8524458)
The extra length is really imprtant to me for getting my stick on the puck carriers stick to knock it loose and for poke checks.

Mine too -- I'm only 5'5" and like the extra reach. In bare feet my stick is up to the bridge of my nose.


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