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01-11-2013, 11:42 AM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: St Paul, MN
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Looks like I have to get myself a golf ball.
One thing I like about the Green Biscuit is if I haven't done it in a while (or done mostly Smart Ball), I find I flip it over a lot. So I have to adjust to keep it flat and I assume that is beneficial to stickhandling on the ice.
Hmm...is your dominant hand on the bottom of the stick by any chance?
I've had pretty dang smooth hands since about a few months of playing. I don't think I've ever flipped a puck except on purpose.
I also got coached somewhere along the way to not excessively stickhandle, only do it to keep the puck on the blade when changing directions or to fake defenders. I did a bunch of drills where we synced up our hands and legs so we switched front to back or vice versa each time we pushed off with a different leg. If that makes sense?
Anyways, my old roommate and I would go to the garage and stickhandle with golf balls while having conversations and not looking at the puck. I think that helped. Sucked though tracking down golf balls every 30 seconds when they jumped off the blade and rolled in the corner
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