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05-06-2010, 12:50 AM
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Originally Posted by beavboyz View Post
I agree with most of this, power comes from arms, legs, shoulders,core and stick. So take a shot, then ask yourself "Am I using my shoulders enough?" take another shot and ask if you are getting enough power from your legs (push off with your back leg to help transfer energy) Do this for each power source to ensure you are getting power from each source.

Number two is the only one I would have to disagree with. You are still going to want to hit the ground an inch or two behind the puck, this is the only way you will load the stick, which is half of what the slapshot is all about. I started hitting the ground a few inches behind, now I hit it about 10 inches behind because if I don't the stick will not be fully loaded.

Number one piece of advice, keep on shooting!
We'll agree to disagree there because it is a fact that beginners should not be worrying about stick flexing in their shot until after they have their mechanics sorted out.

Mechanics is the priority always.

yes without a doubt stick flex is where some power comes from but teaching that to someone who cannot shoot to begin with in my opinion is completely useless until they resemble someone who can shoot to actually utilize that.

hey maybe I'm wrong, I'm no expert and certainly am not a coach. Feel free someone to correct me on this if you are a coach or something and work with beginners seriously either with hockey clinics or otherwise.

I am not too old to learn new tricks .... some dogs can listen

POST EDIT: Yeah an inch or two behind is definitely good there. I agree with that for sure by the way.

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