HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > General Hockey Discussion > The Rink
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
Notices

The Rink For the not so ready for prime-time players, coaches, referees, and the people that have to live with them. Discuss experiences in local leagues, coaching tips, equipment, and training.

pros/cons of using a whippier stick?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
09-28-2012, 07:48 AM
  #26
jorbjorb
hello.
 
jorbjorb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Winnipeg
Country: Canada
Posts: 861
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frankie Spankie View Post
I only feel that's true if you're strong. I'm your average guy that sits at a desk for work and doesn't go to the gym to work out. I use a 65 flex intermediate stick and still put on a wooden end plug. Both my slap shots and wrist shots improved significantly when I tried a whippier flex because you don't have to put much effort into your shot. A whippier flex definitely takes some getting used to and isn't for everybody but I would say trying going with a really whippy stick just once. Give it a few games to get the hang of it because even handling the puck will feel different. You might find it suits you better.
what does the wooden end plug do? St.louis does the same thing

jorbjorb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
09-28-2012, 07:55 AM
  #27
AIREAYE
Moderator
 
AIREAYE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Country: China
Posts: 4,634
vCash: 500
Makes the stick longer but also whippier. Vibrations will be dampened so puck feel will be different.

AIREAYE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
09-28-2012, 12:27 PM
  #28
Jarick
Doing Nothing
 
Jarick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: St Paul, MN
Country: United States
Posts: 25,250
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by jorbjorb View Post
what does the wooden end plug do? St.louis does the same thing
I usually put a 3-5" wood plug in my sticks even when they are cut down. I have found that it:

- raises the balance point of the stick, making it easier to stick handle
- seems to raise the kick point of the stick, possibly by adding mass up top?
- dampens vibrations making it feel nicer when handling the puck

Jarick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-04-2012, 01:10 PM
  #29
jorbjorb
hello.
 
jorbjorb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Winnipeg
Country: Canada
Posts: 861
vCash: 500
where do you get these wood plugs from?

jorbjorb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-04-2012, 01:18 PM
  #30
Jarick
Doing Nothing
 
Jarick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: St Paul, MN
Country: United States
Posts: 25,250
vCash: 500
Literally any hockey store.

Jarick is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:37 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2017 All Rights Reserved.