Changing from right shot to left shot?
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04-23-2008, 08:02 PM
Join Date: Nov 2003
Originally Posted by
Right handed and I:
I grew up playing baseball and golf, and when I decided as an adult to play hockey I just couldn't imagine not shooting right. I have had little coaching/teaching, but I have always been one of the best stickhandlers on any team I've played on, AND have a good shot.
I don't buy any argument that deals in absolutes when it comes to this.
There are far too many examples of people who go against those rules for them to be so
I also don't buy the broom trick
, as I have never used a broom by holding it like a hockey stick. If I were to do that, I certainly would swap hands and be sweeping "righty".
My wife is right-handed and recently started playing hockey as a leftie. I try to play with her stick all the time and it feel so completely ridiculous I couldn't imagine trying to re-learn after playing for 13 years. Do what's comfortable for you, it should be pretty obvious after trying both sides for a few practices.
Just for fun does
hold a broom like a hockey stick that
hold it the same as they would a hockey stick? (Any "left broom"- right shooters or "right broom"- left shooters? -no thumbs uppers need apply)
I agree with the no absolutes though, some are definite right or left from the get go and some are less certain. I've never forced anyone either way. I just can't recall
that went against the "broom trick", though I may have forgotten someone.
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