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02-06-2014, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by ponder View Post
Another slapper tip - if you're having trouble with shanking shots, or getting off wobbly shots with little power, try closing your blade before impact (instead of trying to strike the ice with your blade perpendicular to the ice, or with it acting like a sand wedge, strike the ice as if you're cupping the puck). Can really help with getting some good power and flex out of the shot.
This is a great tip. I also found out that the puck was too close to me on slapshots. This caused the tip of the blade instead of the mid section of the blade to contact the ice and resulted in a wobbly or shanked shot.

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