Handedness of the stick
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05-17-2010, 11:24 PM
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Originally Posted by
If you shoot right currently, then stay with a righthanded stick. Don't let others tell you what to do. It
used to be
a lesser known rule of thumb that your dominant hand went on top of the stick; however, this old "practice" has gone out the window. You shoot however you're comfortable. When first starting to play, some people find that they're as comfortable either way and can simply choose. Others, such as it sounds like you and many others are, feel a little better one way or the other despite never playing before. So that's the way you go with. Having your dominant hand on the top holds no benefit and it will be just fine the other way as you're just getting into and learning everything fresh.
I have to take issue with this, this just isn't good advice. Adult beginners benefit a lot from putting their strong hand on top. And this guy is admittedly using his bottom hand as dominant when stick handling. This is a BIG NO-NO. He needs to at the very least consider going lefty. I agree that his being comfortable is very important,
but people can be comfortable doing the wrong thing
a lot in this world. If he makes a practice of using his bottom hand to stick handle, he's not going to be good at it.
He really needs to try going lefty or be prepared to do a LOT more work on his stick handling. I'm not going to try and make up this guy's mind, but he needs to know the reality of the situation.
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