Picking up the puck
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04-21-2006, 07:59 AM
Join Date: Jan 2004
Originally Posted by
Press down with the front of the toe on the side of the puck so that it is leaning on your blade... One fast motion and turn your body and youve got it
This isn't the best way to pick it up, not knocking what you said though.
I started trying to pick the puck up after I saw Mike Leggs do the move 8 or 9 years ago...and I kept thinking you had to tip it onto your stick like you said. I wasted a month or so doing that, until my friend showed me the correct way to do it.
All you have to do is lay the middle part of your blade against the puck..then push down, and in one quick motion pull the puck towards you and up.
Tape really doesn't matter..as I have done it without any on my stick. Inertia will keep it on your blade if you learn how to do the motion quickly.
I barely even put my stick on the puck now and can scoop it up without really trying. Once you learn the motion, it is pretty easy.
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