Struggling with Shot on Ice
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10-06-2013, 04:18 PM
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Detroit, MI
I also think it easier to shoot on dry land, especially backhanders. The increased friction (of a practice pad) allows an extra moment to load the stick and get into/under the puck properly.
On ice it is so slick the puck wants to slip away before you can release. Try letting the shot off earlier, meaning your motion will be quicker. Don't let it get too far in front or away from you.
I've been working really hard lately keeping the puck further behind my front foot and closer to my body when shooting. In the past I've been leaning too far over and out, losing my balance on the front foot. When the puck is tighter into my wheelhouse I feel upright and able to get more of a full twist at the hips and follow through.
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