How to deke
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07-09-2013, 12:39 PM
Join Date: Apr 2007
The whole thing about dekeing is not as much changing what you do with the puck but changing what your body is showing the opponent. The middle of your body is going to go where you are going but the head, upper body and stick can make the opposing player thing you are going elsewhere.
Just the good old fashioned head fake works against a lot of players.
The faster you are going the better your fake will work normally.
One of the best dekes used that applies to basketball, hockey and many other sports is letting the opponent think he can get the puck or ball and then pulling it away from him.
Also, timing of when to use the fake is important. If you are far enough away from the opponent the fake will not work as he will have time to adjust. Wait till you get just within stick range and use your fake move.
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