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12-16-2005, 07:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Pat
like some of you guys suggested playing with a shorter stick helps, I`m just wondering is there a rule of thumb for a stick height? or is more a matter of going with what feels more comfortable? I have a one piece Bauer Vapor XX stick and I haven`t cut it yet (not sure I should or want to cut it), but it`s definitely a little too long. I`m 5'8 and when I put the stick in front of me, it comes in height to my forehead. just wondering what height is reccomended?
like I said, I play defence...so a longer stick helps when I want to poke check.

thanx
If you're playing D then you'd want longer stick. But up to your forehead is excessive. I play forward and I like to dangle so I cut my stick to about the middle of my neck, sometimes shorter.
But for D I would say to cut it around your eyes or even chin. But the higher you go, you'll probably lose puckhandling ability.

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