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07-08-2010, 03:47 PM
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I'll admit I have no clue how to use the lower body and core muscles for the slapper, especially standing still in street shoes. I never use it in game because I have no confidence in that shot. I'm pretty good with the wrist/snap shot. My goal this summer was to get a usable slapper but so far haven't come up with much.

I did sit and watch videos of a lot of NHL slappers, including a bunch of Al Macinnis, I still can't see the use of the lower body. I see that he almost seems to use the stick as a tripod, putting the weight into the stick, and he turns his back foot out as he pushes off, but I'm not seeing how he's generating power from the legs...unless we're talking about skating into the shot to generate momentum.

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