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09-30-2010, 10:07 PM
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ponder
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You're gonna want a skill pad, you can buy them at lots of places including here:

http://www.hockeyshot.com/Hockey_Sho..._Mats_s/70.htm

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:

HOWHCKY001

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:

http://www.hockeyshot.com/Hockey_Pucks_Balls_s/25.htm

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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uAjmpC5Mks

Learning to toe drag is also great, one of the more useful one on one moves you can learn, here's a good tutorial:

http://howtohockey.com/how-to-toe-drag-off-ice-lesson

And from the same site, here's some general stickhandling tips:

http://howtohockey.com/how-to-stickhandle

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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