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01-21-2010, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by donGjohnson View Post
Datsyuk, Lemieux, Lecavalier and several other great stickhandlers swear by long sticks. They prevent you from doing extreme pull in moves but you gain in radius of puck control, personally, I dangle best with a stick right above my chin on skates.
That is why I use a long stick playing defense, it keeps the puck way away from people plus I am 6ft 4inches and the reach is just awesome to have.

I use a stick that fits my height. It goes up to my bottom lip on skates.

I use a 5.5 lie and like that lots, I have always used a 6 lie but they are hard to find and the 5.5 is pretty close not to mention I used a shorter stick then for the 6 lie. I still say some companies vary slightly in their lie ratings. I am not sure why but it is irritating to the buyer.

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