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10-30-2013, 12:57 AM
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Proper bottom hand

I've been playing a while and it never occurred to me, but I want to see if my bottom hand is gripping the stick wrong. I made an album here to show how I currently grip and how I think might be better.

http://imgur.com/a/TKZPz#0

The left picture is how I believe might be proper, and the right is how I currently do it. The main issue is that it rubs against the outside knuckle (can kind of see it in the pic on the right) and I don't think I'm getting the wrist shot power that I could.

I searched but couldn't find info.

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I've been playing a while and it never occurred to me, but I want to see if my bottom hand is gripping the stick wrong. I made an album here to show how I currently grip and how I think might be better.

http://imgur.com/a/TKZPz#0

The left picture is how I believe might be proper, and the right is how I currently do it. The main issue is that it rubs against the outside knuckle (can kind of see it in the pic on the right) and I don't think I'm getting the wrist shot power that I could.

I searched but couldn't find info.

Thanks!
Neither. Try the thumb down the side, narrow side of the shaft as a guide.

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Neither. Try the thumb down the side, narrow side of the shaft as a guide.
Ok, I think that's close to the picture I labeled as "proper" but just with the thumb up. Have you seen any examples anywhere? I searched but only found top hand positioning.

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Ok, I think that's close to the picture I labeled as "proper" but just with the thumb up. Have you seen any examples anywhere? I searched but only found top hand positioning.
See the golf grip illustration, thumb down not wrapped around.
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I was shocked to find out I too was holding the stick wrong

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See the golf grip illustration, thumb down not wrapped around.
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When you hold it right, you'll be able to get more flex on your stick. There are two points at which you should develop callouses if you're holding it the right way. One near your index finger and one near your ring finger. They should develop exactly where your knuckles are but on the reverse side of your hand.

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I bet holding it right, will reduce my wrist pain as well! My accuracy has already gone up!

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Neither. Try the thumb down the side, narrow side of the shaft as a guide.
Logged on to say you're dead wrong!! Went and grabbed my hockey stick put everything in its normal place and..well nvm. Guess I just never paid attention to how I held it, at least I was doing it the right way. haha

I thought I always wrapped my thumb around which I don't, I'd lose too much range of motion doing that.

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To add some empirical evidence to this discussion: I went and held the stick the right way as I shot nearly 200 pucks at lunch time. Almost 0 wrist pain, and the follow through was easier!

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Yep, I try and grip my stick like in golf, with the shaft resting at the base of the fingers (not in the palm), thumbs pointing down the shaft. Things that helped this were cutting the stick a bit shorter (so my top wrist wasn't bent) and going a little more whipping in the stick (so you don't feel like you have to He-Man every shot).

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