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12-16-2009, 09:37 PM
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Should i cut my stick?

Hey, i need an opinion on whether i should keep my stick as is or cut it down. I'm finding it hard to get any power in my wrist shots (go figure) but i feel comfortable with a longer stick than a shorter one. Oh side note the stick is actually shorter than it is but i just added an extension.

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Try borrowing someone else's stick at that length or buy a cheap woodie and see if you like it or not.

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When you are in skates, where does the end of the stick come up to (i.e. nose, lip, chin)? Find a length you like, but if a stick is too long or too short, you might have issues (I use the word might). I was watching the Brett Hull dvd the other day, and he had his stick up to his chin in in bare feet (so in his skates, his stick would be under his chin).

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It comes up to my eyes. About 5 1/2 iinches from my chin.

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In bare feet or skates?

The "average" stick comes up between the mouth and nose in bare feet. That's just a guideline though.

With your wrist shots, do you load up the stick at all? Are you using a lot of stick flex or more of a wrist/forearm snap?

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It comes up to my eyes. About 5 1/2 iinches from my chin.
With your skates on? Cut that stick.

Are you only having problems with power recently or has this always been a problem? Are you just getting started?

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12-17-2009, 04:22 PM
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That is with my skates on. I just decided to cut about half an half an inch off and see how it goes. I think i always had this problem but i use to play defense all the time (maybe thats why i liked the longer stick) until maybe 4 months ago when i switched to forward full time, so i didn't really utilize my wrist/snap shots before. I do try and lean in on my shots but i think the stick is too long for me, so i am just going to cut maybe half an inch and try it and just keep doing that until i find the right length for me.

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