Picking up the puck
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04-21-2006, 10:51 AM
Join Date: Dec 2003
Originally Posted by
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.
Good call. I've never tried tipping it but the "Inertia Pick Up", once you get it down, can be done in motion.
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