stick length - yes its been discussed
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10-11-2011, 06:56 PM
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Drexel Hill PA
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Yep and even 1/2" makes a difference. It's interesting. This summer I chopped another 1-1.5" off my sticks and when stickhandling now my hands are almost touching.
Granted it's only C level so I'm not amazing but I can dangle pretty much anyone right now north-south. 4-5 years ago when my stick was almost up to my nose I was playing D level and getting stripped of the puck a lot. It made a big positive difference for me.
I will say I had a harder shot with a longer stick, because I could use a stiffer stick and get more leverage and flex.
Where does the stick come to on you in bare feet? Mine are about at my chin in bare feet and well below that on skates.
It is a trade off. Better shot and better defensively with the longer stick. Much better stick handler with the shorter stick. I haven't decided which one makes me a better player.
I'm 6'2" and I cut about 1-2" off my sticks.
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