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05-23-2009, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by gc View Post
Is this actually true? When I think about it, I'm pretty sure my bottom hand is doing most of the moving when I stick handle. Is this maybe why my dangling is so bad after playing hockey my whole life?

How do you correct this? You guys are actually using your bottom hand like a fulcrum while your top hand moves the puck hand around? Wouldn't that require ALOT more top hand strength? I do the opposite.
It takes practice, but you'll notice a drastic improvement if you're doing it right. A good drill that will teach you the correct technique is to take a toilet paper roll and put it around your stick, and use that as the grip for your bottom hand. Cradle it, if you crush the roll you're doing it wrong. Using that to stickhandle will force you to do it right.

And it does require more work with your top hand, but that's why a lot of the better stickhandlers have dominant hand on top.

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