Help needed to improve my slap-shots
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10-19-2005, 11:07 AM
Blades of Steel
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Sunny Arizona
Originally Posted by
Slapshots are all about the hips and shoulders.
I'll agree with that to an extent, but there is also a lot to be said to adding a snap to the wrists when doing a slapshot. I find I can pick spots a lot better and get a more "rising" kind of shot with a slap/snap shot.
Hips and sholders not only provide torque and the power for the shot but you need to remember that your hip and shoulder position will also aim shots too.
My advice is - Work on snapshots and after a while you should find that the rolling over motion of the wrists and forearms will kind of blend into the slapshot. It's hard to explain on a board without a visual but for me it's all about the wrists really, especially the top hand on the stick.
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