How long is your stick (on skates)?
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02-08-2010, 01:46 AM
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Everyone is different but I prefer a smaller stick. I used to have it at my mouth and found my shot and stick handling was poor because I tended to carry the puck too far from my body. When I switched to a stick that was under my chin, I found that I kept the puck much tighter to my body and it felt much more natural. Everyone is different so give a small stick a try before you make your mind up.
Also, I guess it's a mental thing for me. With my large stick, I held it like a golf club but as soon as I switched, I naturally slid my hand further down.
JA brings a very good point, using a shorter stick makes it easier to slide your hand down and arguably get more power on your shot as a result. In my experience, a longer stick benefits my stick handling at the cost of shooting in motion. You can learn to modify your shooting technique with a longer stick though.
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