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02-25-2009, 11:56 PM
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hey ive never been able to get the puck when i shoot it to go flat. Its always rolling in the air and its been bugging me since i noticed it.

any help is appreciated thanks

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Turn your hands over as you shoot to spin the puck, which is what keeps it flat and stable.

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I was always taught to roll your wrists forward as your shoot, ending up with the toe of your stick pointing towards where your shooting the puck. A good way I've found to practice your shot off ice without ruining your sticks is to get a net (or something to shoot at) and get one of those clear plastic covers that are used on poster picture frames (sorry its hard to explain) take it off and use it as a platform.

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hey ive never been able to get the puck when i shoot it to go flat. Its always rolling in the air and its been bugging me since i noticed it.

any help is appreciated thanks
Yep, here you go.

One: Make sure that you cup the puck.
Two: Make sure you start with the puck towards the heel of the blade.
Three: As you start that wrist shot, allow the puck to move towards the center of the blade, heading towards the toe of the blade.
Four: Just before the puck gets to the toe, release the shot and roll your wrist.
Five: Rolling your wrist will help make the shot accurate.

Now, starting with the puck at the heel, will allow the puck to spin as it moves towards the toe. Here comes the science! Once in motion, always in motion!

As the puck starts to spin from heel to toe, it adds a little centrifugal force to the puck and it acts like a spinning tire. This will allow it to fly flat and straight, right to where ever you pointed the tip of your blade during the wrist roll.

Hope this helps!

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In addition to what everyone said, I found I had a lot less fluttering pucks off my wrist shots after I got a new stick with a different curve.

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02-26-2009, 12:36 PM
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yea sometimes its just good to change sticks...get a different curve

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yea sometimes its just good to change sticks...get a different curve
No, WORK on your technique. That lazy halfass shortcut of getting a bigger curve will kill you in the long term.

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No, WORK on your technique. That lazy halfass shortcut of getting a bigger curve will kill you in the long term.

agreed.

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if it spins in the air, you're obviously shooting the puck wrong

you seem to be scooping/shooting while lifting your stick upwards... while you should be making more of a side to side motion... well... puck beside you then puck in front of you motion... kinda like a slash

and obviously for you to shoot the puck properly you'll want to "spin"/roll it off your stick/wrists.... and not scoop/shove

check out youtube tutorials

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Here's the wrist shot in a few sentences. The blade pattern is closed-open-closed, you start with the blade cupped over the puck, then open it a little as you release, then close it right after. The bottom wrist must snap down and forward, you need to feel it in the outer wrist muscle, the extensor. The lower hand pushes, the top hand pulls in. Practice!

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Here's the wrist shot in a few sentences. The blade pattern is closed-open-closed, you start with the blade cupped over the puck, then open it a little as you release, then close it right after. The bottom wrist must snap down and forward, you need to feel it in the outer wrist muscle, the extensor. The lower hand pushes, the top hand pulls in. Practice!
good tip. i guess thats what you would call that little sentence.


like someone above me said, watch youtube tutorials. sometimes they can help ALOT

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ok thanks guys i have a practice and about an hour so ill try out all your tips then

thanks again i really appreciate it

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