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03-28-2014, 04:12 PM
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Holding stick butt-end

This may be a stupid question but do you tape the knob at the butt-end of your stick to fit into your palm or so it stops you from losing your stick? I've seen people place the knob in the middle of their palm as well as others gripping their stick just below the knob. I play defense if that matters at all.


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99.99% of players will add tape to the end of the stick, and a good chunk of them will make a knob at the end to keep the stick from slipping out. Some folks hold the knob in the palm and others hold the stick like a bat with the knob above. All personal preference.

I make a small knob and rest my pinky against it then. I also use the grippy flex tape too.

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I hold it like a bat with my hand resting on the knob. I use a pretty big knob as far as things go.

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Yeah I was curious as to whether or not there was a correct/incorrect way of doing it or whether it was just about personal preference. I tried the pinky resting on knob/knob center of palm but found it really awkward as to holding it like a bat being far more comfortable.

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I hold it like a bat with my pinky right beside the knob and the pinky-side of the hand a bit over the knob. If the knob is in the palm of your hand, you don't get as much leverage handling the stick with one hand.

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I might be a bit weird, but I make my knob just a tiny bit down the shaft so that it fits between my pinky and ring fingers. I have no idea why, I just started doing that for some reason.

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I might be a bit weird, but I make my knob just a tiny bit down the shaft so that it fits between my pinky and ring fingers. I have no idea why, I just started doing that for some reason.
Lol, that definitely is something I've yet to see but interesting nonetheless.

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I make a small knob because I hold it in my palm.

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I don't make a knob, I just spin the tape while it's dangling to make a "string" then wrap it around the shaft, then go back over it taping it like normal.

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I put a knob at the end, hold the butt of the stick in my palm. The knob goes in between my middle and third fingers when I grip it.

It feels most natural for stick handling but I worry about fatigue on my palms from hard shots. Definitely feel some discomfort from holding it that way sometimes.

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I didn't do it for grip at first. When I first started playing I thought the purpose of a knob was to make it easier to pick up your stick if you dropped it.

So now I use a pretty big one because that's what I'm used to.

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I watched a couple YouTube videos before I started playing and some of the guys there said they used it "so they know where the end of the stick is" as in holding it like a bat. However, other guys said you're supposed to hold the end of the stick in your palm, no matter if there's a knob or not. So I tried to do that and it felt super awkward off ice so I'd hold the stick below the knob. However, on ice I naturally put the knob in my palm and my pinky on top. All personal preference I guess.

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I watched a couple YouTube videos before I started playing and some of the guys there said they used it "so they know where the end of the stick is" as in holding it like a bat. However, other guys said you're supposed to hold the end of the stick in your palm, no matter if there's a knob or not. So I tried to do that and it felt super awkward off ice so I'd hold the stick below the knob. However, on ice I naturally put the knob in my palm and my pinky on top. All personal preference I guess.
You need to use the v-grip. The end of the shaft has to come into your palm or the heel of your hand, e.g. between thumb and index. If you hold a hockey stick like a baseball bat, I guarantee, I can steal the puck from you every time.

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You need to use the v-grip. The end of the shaft has to come into your palm or the heel of your hand, e.g. between thumb and index. If you hold a hockey stick like a baseball bat, I guarantee, I can steal the puck from you every time.
That's not at all what I meant. You can still either just hold the knob or hold the stick below the knob, both using the v-grip.

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I felt how I explained my knob was kind of unclear, so here's a picture.



I also cut the tape in half when I make the knob so it isn't too thick.

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I didn't do it for grip at first. When I first started playing I thought the purpose of a knob was to make it easier to pick up your stick if you dropped it.

So now I use a pretty big one because that's what I'm used to.
Yeah...once I figured out it was for grip, I use a much smaller one since my hands aren't huge.

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