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07-17-2007, 11:04 AM
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Stick Height

I have a question, How tall do you like your sticks, i like mine up to my nose, but a lot of people like there's under there chin.

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I used to like them up to my nose, but now i like them at my chin. but no lower than that.

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It's personal preference. Mine is up to my shoulder.

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The thing is i'm a center/RW, but i like tall sticks when most the time D-man have the tall sticks.

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The thing is i'm a center/RW, but i like tall sticks when most the time D-man have the tall sticks.
Yup. When I play D I use a stick that goes up to my mouth.
If I play forward I like my stick below the chin. I used to have one that went up to my collar bone. It was awesome for stickhandling but not much else.

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Is this all on your skates or shoes? In skates it goes up to my Adam's apple for wherever I play.

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Is this all on your skates or shoes? In skates it goes up to my Adam's apple for wherever I play.
Good question. I always measure mine while on the tip of my toes (to mimic being on skates).

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Mine is up to my nose when i'm on my skates, and up to the top of my head on feet. I just have allways used a tall stick, when i use one that is at my chin it hurts my back.

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Mine is up to my nose when i'm on my skates, and up to the top of my head on feet.
That's what I do. I'm a short guy anyway, so anything shorter than that and my reach would really suffer.

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Two or three inches below my chin on skates. It's great for stickhandling in tight spaces, and I haven't really noticed a change for the worse in my reach or shot after I began to use a short stick, so it's the perfect fit for me.

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Just underneath my nose, whether it's ice or ball hockey, and I play wing. I've experimented with shorter sticks on several occasions, but it just didn't feel right.

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just a tad under my chin.

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on skates its a little past my nose but im a d man, and its all personall preference.

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on skates i like it just under my chin

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If you are taller than 6 feet it is damn near impossible to find a stick that goes to your mouth in California. Mine goes to my chin with skates on.

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I like mine to go to the tip of my nose, when I'm in shoes. It does to about my chin when on skates. I've tried to use the smaller and longer sticks, but it just didn't feel right.

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Up to my nose on skates. I like my long sticks. Great reach, fine slapshots.

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About an inch under my chin when on skates. I play forward. I know my reach might suffer, but using a longer stick makes me want to straighten up, which hurts skating power and balance.

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on skates- bout an inch below collar bone

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as i d-man i love a long reach but a long stick affects my shot so i give up reach to have a better shot but i find ways to make up for the lack of reach and i keep it around my lips on feet and just below my chin.

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It's personal preference. Mine is up to my shoulder.
Agreed. In fact, higher stick will generate better slap shot.

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