Choosing the proper stick size, modern requirements

Choosing the proper stick size, modern requirements
21/07/2004 Juha Halmesvaara
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21.7.2004

This photoset demonstrates how important is is for the modern goalies also consider their position in the butterfly when choosing their stick and not just go by what feels good at the stance – after all, most saves today are made down from the ice.

Tall stick pushes the stance up a bit, but this one is still OK Goalies normal stance Now you really see the difference when goalie goes down to butterfly and too tall paddle pushes the blocker arm up leaving a nasty hole between the body and the blocker arm. Proper size stick works well also when goalie plays down on the ice in butterfly position. See how the goalie can still keep the blade on the ice and keep blocker arm at right position next to his body.