Stickhandling in the living room
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09-30-2010, 10:07 PM
Join Date: Jul 2007
You're gonna want a skill pad, you can buy them at lots of places including here:
I'd go for the biggest size (the $89.95 "Professional Shooting Pad"), you want lots of space when stickhandling. You can get $10 off orders over $100 by using this code:
Which would bring it down to $79.95, though you'd need to buy >$10 worth of other stuff to make the inital order $100+. The "Green Biscuit" is apparently very nice for stickhandling, and is $10.95, so that works:
As for drills, lay down some pucks as obstacles and try to stick handle around them without hitting the obstacles at all. Basically like this, but without moving obviously:
Learning to toe drag is also great, one of the more useful one on one moves you can learn, here's a good tutorial:
And from the same site, here's some general stickhandling tips:
Finally, if stickhandling in your living room, make sure to put down some clothes/sheet/towels so that if they puck/green biscuit goes flying off the pad it doesn't smack into your walls/moulding!
p.s. I've never actually ordered from that hockeyshot site, I normally buy everything in stores, I just know about it cause it's promoted by the guy who runs howtohockey.com, and that guy posts on these forums.
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