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11-20-2009, 05:12 PM
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Hockey Stick Length

How long is too long?

or How short is to short?

Mine goes up to my eyebrows..
I can tell my stickhandling isn't the best..

but my shot.. jeez, lol

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generally, with regular shoes on, a stick should be up to your nose and up to your chin if on skates. However it's moslty personal preference, as some forwards want a shorter stick for stickhandling while defensemen want a longer stick for pokechecking etc.

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Up to your eyebrows? Damn.

I think it's supposed to be up to your chin when on skates as a general rule. I believe the best way to tell is by looking at how unevenly the tape wears on your blade. If it wears quicker on the heel, then you need to shorten the stick. I actually recently just shaved off an eight of an inch and noticed my stick handling got much better and passes were much crisper. Shots are a bit off but I'll get used to that as I practice a bit more.

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my god, up to your eyebrows?

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These length guidelines are a GENERAL guide and not set in stone so if you like your stick up to your eyebrows who cares.

I have mine while on skates touches just under my chin.

It works for me best.

I see some guys who are very good have their sticks incredibly way too short but they like it for stickhandling.

It is YOUR choice.

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These length guidelines are a GENERAL guide and not set in stone so if you like your stick up to your eyebrows who cares.

I have mine while on skates touches just under my chin.

It works for me best.

I see some guys who are very good have their sticks incredibly way too short but they like it for stickhandling.

It is YOUR choice.
Did anyone say its not?

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at first i read elbows lol, i dunno if that's worse than eyebrows

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While it is your choice, unless you have experimented with sticks significantly and determined that that's the best for you, you need to shorten that sucker. Chin on skates is a starting point. In truth, you'll still probably do best with a shorter stick.

Personally, mine comes to a little above my chin off of skates, middle of the neck on skates. Lie 5.5 and a lower skating stance.

Your stick is almost certainly way too long.

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Cal Clutterbuck uses a stick up to his eyebrows in skates...he says it helps with his snap shot.

I was just above my in bare feet this summer, went back to the nose in bare feet and feel better all around. I'd like to try something a couple inches longer still. I found when I cut the stick shorter my stickhandling improved but my shot got worse. Then going back longer, my stickhandling is just as good but my shot is better and I'm able to poke/corral/chip pucks further away (I play defense).

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i go up to the bridge of my nose on skates.

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While it is your choice, unless you have experimented with sticks significantly and determined that that's the best for you, you need to shorten that sucker. Chin on skates is a starting point. In truth, you'll still probably do best with a shorter stick.

Personally, mine comes to a little above my chin off of skates, middle of the neck on skates. Lie 5.5 and a lower skating stance.

Your stick is almost certainly way too long.
Your stick is still long enough to keep a good flex for shooting which is good

I've tried a shorter stick as an experiment and noticed a big negative change in ease of shooting a wristshot as it felt the stick wasn't loading properly and releasing that energy on the followthrough.

Of course changing to a lesser flex rating may help that so i guess there are alternatives.

I'm happy with what I have going now being a defensive type forward sometimes playing defense and needing the extra length.

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