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04-01-2010, 11:49 PM
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Originally Posted by swede84 View Post
I would suggest using a weighted puck to practice with. It will ultimately help your shot overall. Also, you can weight your stick by taping pucks to it and adding a weight plate to the shaft. Just be sure to use lots of tape so the weight doesn't slide. Once you have the weight in place, practice rolling your wrists by stickhandling with very pronounced movement in your wrists. You can use a ball if it is easier for the surface you have since your main goal is to strengthen your wrists. I noticed that both using a weighted stick and a weighted puck made it much easier to get off a nice shot during games.
It might be best to get a good grasp of the right technique before using weights, I don't know for sure but I have a sneaky suspicion it may mess your technique up a bit, but I could be wrong.

I definitely did notice a big improvement in my shot after using a weighted puck and also making my own weighted stick

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