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07-15-2009, 12:03 PM
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Usually you want to scoop the puck and flick it up with the toe of the blade. A little toe drag or cupping beforehand helps. Then it's just forearm strength as you reverse your wrists to send it up.

Best way to practice is just to line a bunch of pucks up at the edge of the blue paint around the goal and shelf them all. Focus on getting under the puck rather than pushing it. Sometimes it helps to do a little snap shot and dig the toe of the blade into the ice slightly right before scooping it up.

For me the more curve a blade has at the toe, the easier it is to send it up in the air. But that's not really a priority for me as I like a standard mid curve to keep my shots on target.

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