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05-23-2010, 01:10 AM
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Wrist/Snap Shot

Ok I have been playing hockey for a year now and I've been trying to improve my snap shot. I feel like I have a better then average wrist shot but I just can't get any power on my snap shot. Any pointers I can take videos on my wrist shot and my snap shot if that helps.

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Yeah I've seen that before didn't really help, I think my wrist shot is gonna be better then a good snap shot

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Never give up on the snap shot, it is the most effective shot in hockey; it is quick and accurate, you will be able to execute it far more times than the wrister because of the time of release. My slapshot still sucks horribly, but I realized the snapshot is more like a slapper technique-wise than a wrister, it is essentially the slapshot without the windup, and it is my alternative to the one timer when around the net because it has the accuracy of the wrist shot. From a standstill, give the puck a little nudge to get it going and try flicking the wrists.

One thing that might help, square your body with the puck, set the blade down about 2 inches behind the puck and shoot it from that position only using forward momentum with your stick. If you aren't flicking your wrists, you aren't going to get much on the shot. The key is to not make contact with the puck before shooting it (for this drill) and keeping your stick moving towards the target. With the puck not being on your stick, you are going to be forced into flexing it on the ice to give it some oomph, it is something I think could help a lot.

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Never give up on the snap shot, it is the most effective shot in hockey; it is quick and accurate, you will be able to execute it far more times than the wrister because of the time of release. My slapshot still sucks horribly, but I realized the snapshot is more like a slapper technique-wise than a wrister, it is essentially the slapshot without the windup, and it is my alternative to the one timer when around the net because it has the accuracy of the wrist shot. From a standstill, give the puck a little nudge to get it going and try flicking the wrists.

One thing that might help, square your body with the puck, set the blade down about 2 inches behind the puck and shoot it from that position only using forward momentum with your stick. If you aren't flicking your wrists, you aren't going to get much on the shot. The key is to not make contact with the puck before shooting it (for this drill) and keeping your stick moving towards the target. With the puck not being on your stick, you are going to be forced into flexing it on the ice to give it some oomph, it is something I think could help a lot.
All very good advice. The video posted above is also great. I can only say this, the more I work on my snapper, the more goals I score. It's really a great shot in motion.

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