Apparently I Use A Really Long Stick
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10-29-2010, 02:51 PM
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Thunder Bay, ON
Up until a couple years ago played beer league; now just scrub.
Like 'blueberrydanish' mentioned most beer leaguers on the teams I played on didn't want to play exclusively defence, but there were a few guys that included myself that wanted to.
My stick tape wears out by the heel. The league I used to play in only allowed waist high windups (and follow throughs??) for slapshots, and the scrub groups only allow any slapshots when you have a clear shot at the goal. Wearing bare feet my stick is up to my eyebrows and I usually try to get a stick with not a lot of curve and a "normal" (mid??) curve - one of my sticks is a Thornton curve. Stick is probably a bit too long for me, but I like it that way.
Trying a shorter stick didn't help my minimal shooting skills anyway and I didn't notice any real difference with passing. I like the longer stick for poke checking and any other stick checking/clearing. I think the only help a longer stick would have for receiving passes would be for the passes that are way in front of you.
If I was to play mostly forward I might consider trying a shorter stick.
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