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05-20-2012, 03:17 PM
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Video: How to Install a Wood End Plug

Related to the hockey blade installation, but I had to put a new plug in a stick so thought I'd shoot the video.


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Nice video, Jarick! I didn't know you could install plugs without glue.

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^ I agree. Keep up the vids for noobs like me!

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Any requests? I'll do anything except skate

I'll try and do a hockey blade next. They'll be sporadic. I don't think I have any other information to share past that...

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What's the point of using an end plug? Obviously, if you want to lengthen a stick, but are you cutting the stick down further and then building it back up with the wood end plug? I"m wondering because as a newb, I've only ever just gotten my OPS, hacked a couple inches off, then stuck the little plastic nub of a cap back on and taped it up.

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I did it because I got used to the feel/balance of an end plug on another stick.

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one comment, if you have glue in the shaft your using too much.

i put a little glue on the insertable part of the extension and when you put it in, the excess gets caught up at the top

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@Jarick: Thanks for posting the video; definitely cool to see how to properly install a wood plug. How the heck you got the okay from the wife to do perform stick work in the kitchen is beyond me

@dwreckm: Some people like installing a wood plug for a couple of reasons. First, it can help counter balance the stick (if your stick feels too blade heavy; adding a wood plug can help lighten the feel due to the weight of the plug which will counter balance the blade weight). Secondly, you can even customize the shape of the wood plug to fit your top hand (if so desired).

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Any requests? I'll do anything except skate

I'll try and do a hockey blade next. They'll be sporadic. I don't think I have any other information to share past that...
Can you make one like your last wristshot video but do it on the ice instead/actually shooting?

I didn't have any problems switching to that new shooting style when in stride but I feel like i generate way less velocity than it's supposed to when i'm not moving.

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It might have to wait until winter. I could make another video showing the technique on dryland shooting range, but don't have access to a rink until (I suppose IF considering the stupid weather last year) we have outdoor ice.

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uhm.. when is winter?

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one comment, if you have glue in the shaft your using too much.

i put a little glue on the insertable part of the extension and when you put it in, the excess gets caught up at the top
Is that really an issue? If any comes off the shaft, I just cut it off with a razor blade. I have used an end plug before that didn't have too much glue and it pulled off in the middle of a wrist shot.

Ever since I just leave whatever is on it when I buy a new end plug.

Regarding the video, I only get intermediate sticks now (I like the 65 flex since I'm weak ) and still get the senior end plugs. I don't have any issues putting it in. I didn't watch the whole thing, kind of skimmed through it, but I didn't see you mention it where I think you would. I suggest adding that when you get the end plug on there, bring it outside and just bang the end plug on the concrete to make sure to hammer it all the way into the shaft. It can be tough to get it in all the way but that's a great way to hammer the end plug in without risking breaking something else.

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Oh yeah after I put the plug in, I shoved it into the ground. It was in all the way.

We didn't get winter last year (in MINNESOTA!) so hopefully early December!

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Bump

but Jarick... Just curious how you found the puck feel with a wood end plug compared to a regular OPS stick..?

Better feel, take away from the feel since it does dampen vibration? Stikc feel stiffer> Do you still use this method?

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Puck feel isn't much different to me. Maybe a bit less vibration, but if puck feel sucks, adding a wood plug won't help. A wood blade on the other hand...

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How does this affect the flex of the stick?

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How does this affect the flex of the stick?
The longer the extension, the whippier the stick is going to feel. If the extension is huge, the stick can possibly feel like it's flexing in a weird way

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Came away wanting mountain dew...

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