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Hockey Slap Shot By Brandon Starkey and Tyler Kohmetscher
Equipment The hockey stick is usually between five and six feet long. Made of wood, aluminum, fiber glass, carbon fiber, kevlar, and titanium. They weigh between a pound and a pound and a half depending on material.
Phases of the Shot Preparation Windup Downswing Loading the stick Impact The follow through
Preparation Phase Line front foot up with puck This location optimizes energy to transferred to puck Lead shoulder pointed to the target
Wind Up Phase Draw stick back Further back=more velocity, but also means more time
Downswing Rotate hips, trunk, and shoulders Contact anywhere from 4-12 inches behind the puck Contacting behind the puck is essential for bend of the stick
Loading the Stick Apply pressure to the Stick by putting downward pressure on the stick with the lower hand The height of the lower hand on the shaft is critical. too high=not enough bend in stick too low=not as much energy will be transferred to the puck
Impact Point when the blade catches the puck Strike the heel of the blade (sweet spot) Further out= more torque, not as accurate
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