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04-30-2009, 11:36 PM
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The craziest thing about all those aches and pains we're talking about? This is non contact hockey we're talking about.

Playing full contact back in my heyday, I remember how I used to feel after weekends where we had two games, I could barely walk come Monday morning.

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The craziest thing about all those aches and pains we're talking about? This is non contact hockey we're talking about.

Playing full contact back in my heyday, I remember how I used to feel after weekends where we had two games, I could barely walk come Monday morning.
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Maybe YOU should be wearing one of these:

Hah!

By the time they were wearing those unis, I was already a fat shadow of my former self.

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Gonna play some roller pick up today. Need some conditioning.

So on a further not, I have always had a good wrist shot and a good snap shot. My backhand is good too but I have never been able to slap shot. To the point where I really never even tried. But I think that I figured out my problem yesterday. I never had the face open, I always had the puck far back in my stance and came down almost on top of it. I started doing some snap shots with a little more of a wind up and then fixed it from there.

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I never had the face open, I always had the puck far back in my stance and came down almost on top of it.
What do you mean by "open."

And you want the puck someone around your front foot.

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What do you mean by "open."

And you want the puck someone around your front foot.
yeah I'm not sure what he means by that too.

If you lift your stick, say parallel to the ice, the blade should be parallel as well.

I just recently got my slap shot pretty much down, and it can be pretty nasty. I think I can aim better than Erhoff...but then again who can't?

On another note, I played pickup this morning and realized that my outside left edge is dull. I nearly injured my groin. Lesson learned, don't even attempt to play with a dull edge.

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I'm starting to get sore in my calfs and hamstrings. Haven't played in a couple of weeks.... I really need to hit the ice more often. 1 game a week doesn't cut it.

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What do you mean by "open."

And you want the puck someone around your front foot.
I mean I basically always had my wrists rolled in a way. I would come down on top of the puck so the face would be closed and I would basically just try and power the **** out of the shot. I never actually rolled my wrist during the shot. I figured that out by being bored and shooting a puck towards the boards

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I mean I basically always had my wrists rolled in a way. I would come down on top of the puck so the face would be closed and I would basically just try and power the **** out of the shot. I never actually rolled my wrist during the shot. I figured that out by being bored and shooting a puck towards the boards
Well when you make contact, you do want the blade cupped over the puck.

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Well when you make contact, you do want the blade cupped over the puck.
well, then maybe it was the fact I had it far back in my stance that made it never goes above 2 inches off the ground. But I am noticing the difference with rolling the wrists is that I was able to lift the puck up a lot more

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My slap shot SUCKS ASS!!!! Never had one - hopefully someday one of the nice folks here on HFboard will teach me A lot of it for me is weight transfer. I shoot from my back foot and don't really shift my weight.

Wrist shot is OK but I have a hard time lifting the puck. I don't use my wrist at all, really need to learn how to do that.

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My slap shot SUCKS ASS!!!! Never had one - hopefully someday one of the nice folks here on HFboard will teach me A lot of it for me is weight transfer. I shoot from my back foot and don't really shift my weight.

Wrist shot is OK but I have a hard time lifting the puck. I don't use my wrist at all, really need to learn how to do that.
yeah, I am not one to teach about slapshots. But my wrist shot is good. Although I just got a new stick to try out and it might have too much curve. It is the Frolov blade and it looks crazy. Totally open blade, lifts the puck like crazy.

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yeah, I am not one to teach about slapshots. But my wrist shot is good. Although I just got a new stick to try out and it might have too much curve. It is the Frolov blade and it looks crazy. Totally open blade, lifts the puck like crazy.
I use either the Lidstrom or Thornton Blade. They are both pretty similar. More of a passing blade, not much curve, square end, open and long. I need to start to try other patterns. I use to use Yzerman which had a wucked cureve and I had no control what so ever. Granted, I don't have the best hands anyways - hahaha

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I use either the Lidstrom or Thornton Blade. They are both pretty similar. More of a passing blade, not much curve, square end, open and long. I need to start to try other patterns. I use to use Yzerman which had a wucked cureve and I had no control what so ever. Granted, I don't have the best hands anyways - hahaha
Yeah, I used to use an Yzerman and still haven't found a blade that I love. The Sakic is close from easton. I have 3 different sticks.

Reebok 7K Sickick (got it for $60 from RollinIce, they were having a sale). Modano curve 85 flex



Tps R4 with a Frolov blade, whip flex. I am not hard on sticks and wanted to try a whip flex.



My classic CCM shaft with Sakic blade. This one is a 110 flex.



clearly I haven't fallen in love with a stick lately. I will find one but hopefully I will find it soon

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I still use a wooden stick. Can get some nice slappers with that. But I've never played a game in my life, there's just no "pickup" or beer league kind of hockey in Sweden. I've just skated for myself on the outdoor rinks once in a while.

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I still use a wooden stick. Can get some nice slappers with that. But I've never played a game in my life, there's just no "pickup" or beer league kind of hockey in Sweden. I've just skated for myself on the outdoor rinks once in a while.
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My slap shot SUCKS ASS!!!! Never had one - hopefully someday one of the nice folks here on HFboard will teach me A lot of it for me is weight transfer. I shoot from my back foot and don't really shift my weight.

Wrist shot is OK but I have a hard time lifting the puck. I don't use my wrist at all, really need to learn how to do that.
Weight transfer is key for all shots. Without that you get no flex on the stick and thus no power.

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The trick to a good slapshot is getting the stick loaded (flexed) before it hits the puck. By loading, I mean flexing it against the ice a few inches before you contact the puck which stores energy that gets released when the stick launches the puck. Also, good back-to-front weight shift is important.




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That last Al picture is a great one.

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The trick to a good slapshot is getting the stick loaded (flexed) before it hits the puck. By loading, I mean flexing it against the ice a few inches before you contact the puck which stores energy that gets released when the stick launches the puck. Also, good back-to-front weight shift is important.



The Kane slapshot actually didn't look like he got a lot on it. Its definitely sailing low.

however, its so weird how he lifts the puck. He barely gives it a touch and it tips over. I gotta work on that when giving the refs the pucks for brownie points

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however, its so weird how he lifts the puck. He barely gives it a touch and it tips over. I gotta work on that when giving the refs the pucks for brownie points
It's all momentum.

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The Kane slapshot actually didn't look like he got a lot on it. Its definitely sailing low.

however, its so weird how he lifts the puck. He barely gives it a touch and it tips over. I gotta work on that when giving the refs the pucks for brownie points
I don't try to give the refs the puck like that, I would just hurt them

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Flipping the puck, or picking it up on your stick (ala the michigan) are very very easy to do once you get the feel for it. I can pick the puck up on my blade one handed on my backhand. It's all about applying the right pressure in the right spot.

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Flipping the puck, or picking it up on your stick (ala the michigan) are very very easy to do once you get the feel for it. I can pick the puck up on my blade one handed on my backhand. It's all about applying the right pressure in the right spot.
I'm sure it is, I just haven't found that sweet spot yet

I figured out the G spot a while ago though, and the ladies love me for it.

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I'm sure it is, I just haven't found that sweet spot yet

I figured out the G spot a while ago though, and the ladies love me for it.
Clearly being able to do the Michigan move is more important. Get your priorities straight.

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