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06-16-2009, 11:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Kovalchkin71 View Post
I'm definitely comfortable; like I said I'm not likely to change it (I played 4 years of high school and 4 years of college this way; it just never bothered me). I was just wondering if it's potentially impacting something I'm not aware of or if it's more likely that I've just entirely adapted to it and enjoy the long reach.
I switched to a longer stick this year and like it, I was using a stick too short for me on purpose before and liked that for years.

I say go with what you are comfy with even if it is technically wrong. Dave reid had a very successful NHL career using a longer than normal stick. he stole pucks and killed penalties with it and loved the reach advantage which to me it sounds like you do as well.

By the way I switched to a longer stick out of slowing down a bit as I am getting older. I play a more defensive forward type now and like to kill penalties. I feel that the reach I get from a longer stick works very well for me.

To each his own man.

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