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11-06-2006, 09:31 AM
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those orange pucks sure do make a difference. When you go from shooting one of those around back to the tennis ball...look out! lol Just dont be shooting the orange ice puck at anyone full speed. They are not intended for it and you can seriously hurt even a well protected ice goalie.

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Keep shooting I pracited lots of hours and I've got a good wrist shot

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those orange pucks sure do make a difference. When you go from shooting one of those around back to the tennis ball...look out! lol Just dont be shooting the orange ice puck at anyone full speed. They are not intended for it and you can seriously hurt even a well protected ice goalie.
Was going to say the same thing. Buy some weighted orange pucks and go to town. You'll really feel the difference afterwards. I've had Goalies break their wrists trying to catch one at full speed.

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take a free weight plate and tie a 4 foot 1/4" or less Diameter rope through its middle at one end. You choose the plate weight that suits you best. For the other end you will need something like an old large mop or broom handle. Cut a length about 18" long. Drill a small hole through its center and tie the rope through. You can get fancy making two discs to guide the rope as it coils but not needed. Using just the wrists, wind up to about a foot from your hands and then controled unwind send the weight back down to the floor. You will improve wrist power very quickly. remember to work both over hand and underhand..
This really works

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11-09-2006, 09:19 AM
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by the way...why play with a tennis ball? Why not the mylec or franklin street hockey balls? The tennis ball is probably half the reason for your being unhappy with your shot speed. Please dont say its cause of the goalie....the street balls dont hurt any more than a tennis ball! lol


also, if you want to increase the wrist weight exercises quoted above to include shoulders, core and much of the rest of the upper body isometrically, begin extending the hands forward away from the body as you gain strength. Remember to breath evenly, not holding your breath. For any work outs EXHALE when you EXERT. For example on a bench press you would inhale on the drop and exhale through the push back to the top. Which ever part of a movement you find the hardest is when you exhale...helps simplify the breathing part of work outs.


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by the way...why play with a tennis ball? Why not the mylec or franklin street hockey balls? The tennis ball is probably half the reason for your being unhappy with your shot speed. Please dont say its cause of the goalie....the street balls dont hurt any more than a tennis ball! lol


also, if you want to increase the wrist weight exercises quoted above to include shoulders, core and much of the rest of the upper body isometrically, begin extending the hands forward away from the body as you gain strength. Remember to breath evenly, not holding your breath. For any work outs EXHALE when you EXERT. For example on a bench press you would inhale on the drop and exhale through the push back to the top. Which ever part of a movement you find the hardest is when you exhale...helps simplify the breathing part of work outs.
A roller hockey ball hurts a LOT more than a tennis ball when shot hard. I've left large welts on friends shins while playing street hockey with a ball.

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yeah. a tennis ball is a lot better for the goalie especialy if hes wearing the basic street hockey equip. tennis balls can hurt but those orange ones can get hard, especialy in the winter up here in in canada.

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sit in a chair and shoot the puck, this forces you to use your wrists without weight transfer. Once you add the weight tranfer you will have a stronger shot.

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yeah. a tennis ball is a lot better for the goalie especialy if hes wearing the basic street hockey equip. tennis balls can hurt but those orange ones can get hard, especialy in the winter up here in in canada.
Some of those street hockey balls have fluid in them so they bounce less. Just make sure the ones you get can't freeze in the middle.

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if you want to specifically targeting wrists muscles, here's what you can do without using weights:

Tape a towel (well maybe not a towel, but a piece of cloth) to add 2-5 inches in circumference around the stick.

By doing this, when you'll grab the stick, it will allow you to develop a better/stronger grip along with more powerful muscles.

Wrist rolling with weights isnt entirely necessary but it surely is not something that will hurt in the long run.

As for someone else mentioning developing a stronger core: there is absolutely no doubt that a stronger core will allow you to exert more power.

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I doubt this is your problem, but just incase where is the ball on your stick when you release? heel? middle? toe?

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yeah. a tennis ball is a lot better for the goalie especialy if hes wearing the basic street hockey equip. tennis balls can hurt but those orange ones can get hard, especialy in the winter up here in in canada.
Thats why they make the red cold weather balls. The orange is the warm weather ball and break in the cold below about 20 degrees F. When play is with a street ball the only protective gear I wear is a jock. Dont even wear a mask for ball play. Goalies of today have gone way soft....

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take a free weight plate and tie a 4 foot 1/4" or less Diameter rope through its middle at one end. You choose the plate weight that suits you best. For the other end you will need something like an old large mop or broom handle. Cut a length about 18" long. Drill a small hole through its center and tie the rope through. You can get fancy making two discs to guide the rope as it coils but not needed. Using just the wrists, wind up to about a foot from your hands and then controled unwind send the weight back down to the floor. You will improve wrist power very quickly. remember to work both over hand and underhand..


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