Stick Length

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  1. gillyguzzler

    gillyguzzler Registered User

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    Without skates, how long do you like your stick? I've always cut about up to my nose but lately I've taken a good 8 inches off. My stick handling is much better and, although it took some adjustments, my shot is about as good as with the longer length.
     
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    Gallagbi Formerly Eazy_B97

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    Mine is a little below my adams apple.
     
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    Chin length
     
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    All preference really......
     
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    I like mine short - allows you to stickhandle better.
     
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    I need a long reach for D so i go up to my nose
     
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    See im forward and i prefer a longer reach, helps me sheild the puck better.
     
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    I'd say medium. Not too long, not too short. A bit under my chin on skates.
     
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    I like the top of my stick to touch the bottom of my nose. Have always stuck with that measurement, even in ball hockey. My puck handling is actually better with a stick of this length than when I've experimented using something smaller. I'm only 5'8 so maybe that factors in.
     
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    To my upper lip on skates. Not sure how that works off of skates. Used to play with a much shorter stick, below my chin off of skates but I was bending too much at the waist and it hurt my form, so I switched to the longer stick and my skating is better and my back doesn't hurt as much as it used to.
     
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    That's without skates I'm assuming? :) Just making sure... I'm too fighting with what's the right length for myself, trying to get ideas. I'm 6'3... forward...
     
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    im a foward and i prefer a longer stick...to my upper lip on skates.
     
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    I like to have mine about nose length on skates. Which makes it taller than most players considering I am 6'4".
     
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    You should all consider trying the shorter stick for a couple of games or so. The stickhandling is so much easier with your top hand closer to the front of your gut than on the side. It takes a little getting use to but it works.
     
  15. Crosby87.*

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    When I'm on skates I have it just under my chin.
     
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    My stick is probobly way too short, but it makes it much easier to handle the puck. I cut about 7 inches off my sticks, but am trying to work my way back up a bit. Right now, they come up to the middle of my shoulders.
     
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    To my chin cause I like to play a two way game. But i have to agree that stick handling with a shorter stick feels easier. And it comes in closer to your body so its easier to protect.

    It's all preference. Just keep in mind that once you cut it, you're adding onto the flex of the stick with every little bit you cut off. I forgot the ratio but its alot stiffer per inch.
     
  18. Burnaby_Joe*

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    My sticks are short, around chest height on skates.
     
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    The extra length is really imprtant to me for getting my stick on the puck carriers stick to knock it loose and for poke checks.
     
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    Mine too -- I'm only 5'5" and like the extra reach. In bare feet my stick is up to the bridge of my nose.
     

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