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03-21-2012, 01:24 PM
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Valid. There's never been an official decree on what is and isn't a snap or wrist shot.

Personally I think that skills such as weight transfer, stick loading, and wrist snapping (aka push-pull) are more important to teach/learn rather than terminology. How you choose to put them together is up to you.

For me the bringing the stick back thing is only necessary from a standstill, when you have no forward momentum. Otherwise you only need as much to do a proper push-pull, which isn't more than a foot or so. When you're skating at speed, 20 mph or whatever, then you just have the puck slightly behind you and transfer your weight (through your stride), lean into the stick, and push-pull and you should have a hard shot.

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