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03-09-2014, 01:48 PM
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Hockey shots/characteristics

Just want to know the facts, and not opinions.

If we look at Wrist shots and snap shots:

Which one has a higher speed?

Which one has a quicker release?

Which one has a longer windup?

Which one is more popular/most used?

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03-09-2014, 05:00 PM
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Just want to know the facts, and not opinions.

If we look at Wrist shots and snap shots:

Which one has a higher speed?

Which one has a quicker release?

Which one has a longer windup?

Which one is more popular/most used?

Thank you
Higher speed : wrist shot
Quicker release : snap shot
Longer windup : wrist shot
Most used : wrist shot at lower levels, snap shots at higher levels and in the NHL

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There's a variation of the snap shot where you get a good 2-3" between your blade and the puck and strike the ice. That creates a harder shot than a wrister, but otherwise, very good post above me.

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There's a variation of the snap shot where you get a good 2-3" between your blade and the puck and strike the ice. That creates a harder shot than a wrister, but otherwise, very good post above me.
Yes, I sometimes use a technique that I call the "half slap shot". You have to place your hands the same way you would do for a normal slap shot, but you don't raise the stick more than a foot off the ice (slightly below the knee). You can get up to 80% of your slap shot's power, and the release is much quicker. If you're at the top of the circle or closer, you can catch a few goalies off guard with that one.

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Actually, I was just referring to a more regular snap shot. No wind up, just like a normal one but let the puck move a little bit further. Strike down through the ice 1-2" behind the puck. Requires very strong hands and is hard to control in terms of accuracy but is nasty on the release. You've seen some NHL players use it, for sure

Check the vid below, I do mine slightly differently. I drag it in on a diagonal (left to right) plane, not purely in front.



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There's a phil vessel animated gif floating around the web that perfectly illustrates the modern-day snap-shot in a game situation.. I'm not talking about the off-ice one with him in Boston uniform. This one is from a game and he's playing for the Leafs. I saw it the other day somewhere.. but you can clearly see his technique and it's amazing how much flex and power he gets.

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There's a phil vessel animated gif floating around the web that perfectly illustrates the modern-day snap-shot in a game situation.. I'm not talking about the off-ice one with him in Boston uniform. This one is from a game and he's playing for the Leafs. I saw it the other day somewhere.. but you can clearly see his technique and it's amazing how much flex and power he gets.


Is this the one you were thinking of?

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That's an awesome .gif. I like that you can clearly see him change his hand position prior to taking the shot as well as that tiny little separation of puck from stick. Notice that not once does he look down at the puck, eyes on the net the entire time.

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Awesome GIF. Note the amount of flex he gets on that shot and how he's not having to dig way into the ice to do it. The advantage of proper flex for your shot.

Also, note how he turns his wrists over during the shooting motion to keep the puck flying flat.

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Awesome GIF. Note the amount of flex he gets on that shot and how he's not having to dig way into the ice to do it. The advantage of proper flex for your shot.

Also, note how he turns his wrists over during the shooting motion to keep the puck flying flat.
I fear using ridiculously whippy sticks like him, because I think it would hurt my stickhandling, passing (both giving and receiving) and shooting. But that snap shot though

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Awesome GIF. Note the amount of flex he gets on that shot and how he's not having to dig way into the ice to do it. The advantage of proper flex for your shot.

Also, note how he turns his wrists over during the shooting motion to keep the puck flying flat.
Well you shouldn't have to dig it deep in. Just strike the ice an inch before the puck on that shot and it'll load plenty.

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Is this the one you were thinking of?
Props to you. That's the one, bud!

That is the type of shot I use the most when playing. Mine isn't nearly as smooth as his (as far as weight transfer/shooting in stride) but it's the same idea.

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The only time I use wrist shots is when I'm at the blueline or if the goalie is already on to me and I'm trying to create a rebound off his pads.

Snap shots are released much faster and release is more concealed; thus harder to read for goalies.

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