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03-12-2011, 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by BlackNYellow View Post
Hey guys, so I am new here along with also being new to Ice Hockey, Hockey in general really. I am 22 (a little late to just be starting, I know :p) and I have been working a lot on my skating which has improved drastically. I got all of my gear a few weeks back (the rest of what was left to get, been getting things one or two pieces at a time). I also just started going to sticktime and pick-up games (as the pick-up games here in Arizona on the weekdays have a grand total of maybe 7 people total on a good day) and have been working on puck handling for the most part, and as of late have been taking my wimpy piss poor shots at the empty nets. Well long story short, I cannot get lift on my wrist shots which I am trying to learn, mind you it has only been a few weeks with a stick/puck combo for me so I realize I need to practice. But I just can't seem to grasp the concept of the lift.

I know to go from heel to toe (creating spin), shift the weight from my back to front or leading leg, snap the wrist (that is where I get lost, when people say 'snap the wrist' what exactly am I flicking or what does that motion entail?), finally the last part of following through and turning the blade 'over' in the follow through, how can one turn it 'over' when essentially you are trying to 'scoop' the puck to get the lift, unless of course I am completely wrong and there is no scoop?

Please if anyone has some pointers or tips I am open to all and any suggestions. I think I have watched and possibly read every article and used every google search term for a hockey wrist shot, just looking to maybe hear what has helped some of you guys out..

Thanks in advance!
While technique is going to play a big part in getting shots off the ice, what curve are you using?

I played years with a PM9/Forsberg/Zetterberg curve on ice, and when I started playing some outdoor roller I bought a Jagr/C21 and couldn't stop shooting the puck over the net on wrist shots. Point is, a flatter/closed blade like the PM9 is going to make getting shots off the ground harder.

I wouldn't be able to give you any advice on your shot since I can't actually see your technique, but where is the puck in relation to your body on your shot? I have some team mates new to hockey and they try to shoot way too far in front of their bodies.

Take a look at:

I feel like I am loading a sling shot when I am really trying to put some power behind it.

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