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03-18-2009, 05:43 PM
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Canít elevate my shot?

Iíve been playing for a couple months and still cant elevate me shots. I try to do everything ive been told, I shift my weight from my back leg to my front, I flex the stick on the ice and start the puck behind my back leg. Am I missing something?

Thanks for the help, this forum has been great.

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03-18-2009, 05:45 PM
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It depends if you're talking wrist, forehand, backhand or slap shot.

The wrist and backhand shot share a lot in common. You need to begin cupping the puck with the blade closed, then open it up as you get into the follow through, then closed the blade again toward the end of the follow through. A higher follow through means a higher shot.

A slapper is different but mostly the same idea with the blade, closed-open-closed.

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Im talking about a wrist shot, I start with the puck cupped but when I open it it just stays on the ice. I cant get it off the ground.

Oh and Im using an Easton sc 2 with a sakic 85 curve.

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with a wrist shot you have to snap your wrists. pull the puck back then as you realease you snap your wrist so you go from an open face the roll your wrists to a closed face

also the follow through is very very important. after your follow through your blade should be aiming wear you want the puck to go


the sakic curve should give you no problems lifting it

you dont follow through with the blade open. you snap your wrists as you realease the puck, you pull it back, cup it forward, snap your wrists so it goes from an open face then as youre realeasing to a closed face

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Best I can find on youtube. See if this helps.

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see, this is what i said in my previous post

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I don't know if this is good advice or not, but maybe try using a street or tennis ball? Growing up I had a big basement and we used to shoot balls around, then in college I played a lot of floor hockey, so overall I had a pretty good floor hockey wrist shot. By the time I finally got around to playing ice hockey, the wrist shot came automatically... so I don't know, its obviously easier raising a ball of the ground, but maybe that can help teach proper form?

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Oh, but from your description, it sounds like you're following advice on how to do a technically perfect wrist shot, but the part you actually want, getting it off the ice, is simply all in the wrists. Forget about how your shifting your weight or flexing your stick, getting the puck up is all in the snap of the wrists. The rest is just fine tuning your shot.

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At age 4/5 I basically put my stick under the puck to elevate it. Now I got bar-down snips!

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I start with the puck cupped but when I open it it just stays on the ice. I cant get it off the ground.
you need more flick...

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Wow you guys are great, I wasn’t flicking my wrist up enough when I needed to. I was focusing so much on the other stuff that I forgot the most important step

20 minutes in my garage, just focusing on the wrist snap, and I’ve got it down, hopefully it translates to the ice.

Thanks!

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03-18-2009, 09:23 PM
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Wow you guys are great, I wasnít flicking my wrist up enough when I needed to. I was focusing so much on the other stuff that I forgot the most important step

20 minutes in my garage, just focusing on the wrist snap, and Iíve got it down, hopefully it translates to the ice.

Thanks!
Try working the backhand too. Raising the shot on the backhand is a lot more difficult, especially if you use a deep curve.

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Try working the backhand too. Raising the shot on the backhand is a lot more difficult, especially if you use a deep curve.
VERY good advice. Remember, the bottom wrist pushes and the top wrist PULLS in on the wrist shot. The top hand controls accuracy while the bottom controls power!

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Is it the same general idea of snapping your wrist back as you release?

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Is it the same general idea of snapping your wrist back as you release?
you dont really turn your wrists over though, you ,kind of shovel it. the follow through again is key. practice it

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you dont really turn your wrists over though, you ,kind of shovel it. the follow through again is key. practice it
The bottom hand sort of flips over, but at an angle. If you do it right, the outside wrist muscles will feel it and hurt like hell the first few thousand shots

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I'm not even reading ll the posts but!

Start with a simple wrist shot

Place your top hand on the very top (Knob if you make one) palm in, and your lower hand about 14 in down palm out.

stand facing the puck, place the puck about 4 in behind your back foot (the foot that is away from the direction you want to shoot), then place the heal of the blade on the puck cupping the puck, keeping your hands in place. then to move the puck pull your top hand fast using your lower hand as a pivot and try to rotate your blade forward towards the place you want to shoot.

once you get that wrist shot everything else will start to fall into place. it dose take lots of practice but once you find that wrist shot it starts to come together rather quickly.

Don't worry about flexing the stick at this point, just get the motion and see the puck roll up the blade face.

I am an older guy who has been playing about a year. I know the frustration of trying to get up to speed on the basics as fast as possible.
Luckily I was a decent skater when I started playing hockey.

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Practice, practice, practice.

Dont forget to rotate your wrists and load your twig.

You'll get it. My i suggest grabbing a 30$ net and 50 pucks. For 80$ you can shoot as much as you want. 2 benefits, you will see a great improvement of your shot and it is fun as hell.

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20 minutes in my garage, just focusing on the wrist snap, and Iíve got it down, hopefully it translates to the ice.
Don't get discouraged if you still have trouble. I'm at the same stage and it's a lot easier shooting off concrete or even plastic sheeting than off ice. The lack of friction on ice makes it a bit more challenging. It's why "loading the stick" becomes important. You want the stick blade to be right against the puck up until the moment it leaves the ice. Right now I understand the concept but am having a hard time with the technique.

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Don't get discouraged if you still have trouble. I'm at the same stage and it's a lot easier shooting off concrete or even plastic sheeting than off ice. The lack of friction on ice makes it a bit more challenging. It's why "loading the stick" becomes important. You want the stick blade to be right against the puck up until the moment it leaves the ice. Right now I understand the concept but am having a hard time with the technique.
Try skating around while holding a load. If you can do this it will become second hand to you.

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Try skating around while holding a load. If you can do this it will become second hand to you.
Great idea. Thanks for the tip!

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Like it was pointed out, most of it is in your follow through. It sounds like to me your follow through is to low. Deepen or drop your rear knee a little bit open your hands to your target and bring your follow through higher. Keep your head up on your shot focusing on the target. This helps alot. A blade is a blade some just make it easier than others.

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Try skating around while holding a load. If you can do this it will become second hand to you.
That's hilarious out of context.

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That's hilarious out of context.
especially considering the thread title

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Whoa, I play pick-up with that guy's dad every week. He comes out every now and then as well and completely dominates. I think he's playing college hockey somewhere in Pennsylvania now. Crazy.

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