I am not sure if I need a longer stick or I need to bend down more.
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05-17-2010, 03:01 PM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: St Paul, MN
It's a combination of stick length and lie that you need to find. Typically it's a bit of trial and error.
The goal is to get the bottom of the blade as flat on the ice as possible while you're playing. A great skater is going to keep his upper body level to the ice at all times while the lower body does it's thing...but most of us pop up and down every now and again.
If you skate hunched over and/or with knees bent, you'll either want a very short stick or a very low lie. If you're skating tall and upright, you'll either want a very long stick or a very high lie.
If the puck is going under the heel of the stick right now, you want either a higher lie or shorter stick or a combination of both. If it's going under the toe, you want a lower lie or longer stick or combination of both.
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