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07-10-2008, 03:20 PM
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Like Blueline said, practicing is the most important thing for you to do, ideally with the same stick.

It is a technique problem that you're having, and frequently switching stick length will only prolong the problem. Usually when people switch to a longer stick, they tend to hit a bit too much ice behind the puck until they adjust to the length. Lower hand adjustments are also needed when switching stick length.

Find a comfortable stick length (you seemed to figure out that a stick over your chin is too long, as is for most people. I would keep it below the chin) and get lots of practice. In regard to lower hand positioning, you generally want to position the hand in a spot that will allow you to get most flex in the shaft while still having precise control over the blade. This tends to be around 2/3's down the shaft.

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