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05-20-2012, 12:29 AM
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I'd say shorter stick would help stick handling the most. But before you chop down your S19, maybe get a cheap woodie with a similar curve & lie and try that at a shorter length, I did before chopping up my usual composite. I found going from chin to collarbone (in skates) made a big difference for me.

If you shorten the stick's shaft, then the toe will come down to the ground so be less on the heel. Possibly more centered on the blade. Keep in mind, shortening also means the stick gets stiffer.

Try moving your top hand down the shaft a few inches until the blade is more balanced on the ice and try stick handling there. If you find it's better with your top hand lower down teh shaft, then you can use your hand position as a reference of where to think about cutting.

5.5 is a pretty normal/average lie, unless you had a 4 or 7 before that.

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