Help me learn how to load a stick.
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10-28-2011, 01:40 AM
Join Date: Jul 2007
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I've played with many low-kick sticks, but the same issue remains. Either way, I just need to learn how to load the stick in stride. I keep bringing it up, but there's a noticeable "pop" when a skilled shooter takes a snapshot. I'm lacking that.
For me practicing without the puck was huge, just getting the feel of loading and unloading. Make sure you're getting some decent weight down into your bottom hand through the shooting part of the motion (not really through the pull-in, but throughout the forward shot, starting right at the end of the pull-in). Using a whippy stick really helps too. Mostly it's just tonnes and tonnes of repetition until the proper weight transfer becomes natural.
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