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05-15-2010, 12:44 AM
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Ok I have tried playing lefty today on ice and (drumroll) SUCKED!!!

I practiced in my basement with my new lefty stick (put a lefty blade in) and shooting standing still seemed ok. I went to play on ice and I felt like a penguin in the Sahara. Couldn't shoot, stickhandle, or do anything once I was moving. I am promptly switching back to righty which is how I played since playing street hockey many years ago (13 lol)

HOWEVER, in defense of playing lefty, i did have more control when playing the puck with one hand and my stickhandling was better at slow speeds. So if I had to go back in time to learn or teach my kid, I would tell them to definitely put their dominant hand on top. But if you are like me and played righty or lefty for a majority of time, stay with it. I am going to work our my left hand, forearm, and arm more to gain the advantage in stickhandling and control I had when playing lefty.

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