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Long pole shooting

Postby london6 Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:20 pm

Anybody got any tips about how to improve shooting with a pole?
I've only been playing for a season but was hoping to teach myself to shoot this summer, any help much appreciated.
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Postby fozzy13 Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:24 pm

maybe practice your technique with a short stick first. get the technique right then just do it with a long pole. other than that just lots of practice
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Postby Tom_Southampton Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:30 pm

find somewhere with a fence,
otherwise you will loose a lot of balls
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Postby S-t-r-e-t-c-h Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:21 am

practice with the long pole, when it makes a wooom sound as you shoot, you dont need to practice anymore, spot on, then leave the shooting to the attackers.

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Postby Dave254023 Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:04 am

Practice the long pole step, kinda like a cricket bowling action with a javelin crossover for high speed run and gun.

If not find a space big enough to swing your stick, and work on wrist strength and forearms, then go for repitition repetition reptition.......maybe i should have followed that advice.....but i am learning to let shorties score now so no biggy!!!:P
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Postby jpfathead Tue Apr 24, 2007 8:41 am

as long as you can put a shot somewhere near to the crease its all good. make sure you come over your shoulder and don't side arm and practise control
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Postby Mr.Stanford Tue Apr 24, 2007 4:00 pm

fozzy is the half line hero of stockport 8's!
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Postby Hitchin7 Thu Apr 26, 2007 9:20 pm

jpfathead wrote:as long as you can put a shot somewhere near to the crease its all good. make sure you come over your shoulder and don't side arm and practise control


dead right--the shot's got to come from over the shoulder. that maximizes the advantage that a longpole has when shooting; change of plane. If you shoot from above the shoulder and bounce the shot, the goalie will have a really tough time tracking it, so if you're on cage, you will probably score.
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Postby Ian#4 Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:11 pm

Alto shooting sidearm does look fancy (when you pull it off), it really hurts your back.

I've only ever shot from the shoulder in a game. I don't really practice, simply leather the ball somewhere just in front of the keepers feet and pray.
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Postby fresher309 Thu Apr 26, 2007 11:42 pm

Ian#4 wrote:I've only ever shot from the shoulder in a game. I don't really practice, simply leather the ball somewhere just in front of the keepers feet and pray.

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Postby the pom Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:25 pm

dont bother to shoot hard just run to goal and flick it in most defenders will let you passed after waving there stick at you
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Postby young_trig Fri Apr 27, 2007 2:50 pm

This ones a tricky question!

Its all about finding the right balance of power and accuracy.
I always find that bringing the stick back to an angle of 37.5 degrees with the upright is the optimum! A force of about 20 Newtons should be ample to be left with a wicked shot!
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Postby Mr.Stanford Fri Apr 27, 2007 3:05 pm

ah i'm a man of the 38 degree school of thought. But we will put an end to your evil 37.5 degree ways!
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Postby young_trig Fri Apr 27, 2007 3:07 pm

Mr.Stanford wrote:ah i'm a man of the 38 degree school of thought. But we will put an end to your evil 37.5 degree ways!


Fine, if you go up to 38 degrees I strongly recommend that you reduce the force down to about 19 Newtons. I'll give it a go
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Postby Mr.Stanford Fri Apr 27, 2007 3:20 pm

no stay at 20, put in double sidewals with a high pocket, 2 nylons, 2 lace and a load of whip. Hitting about 9 on the whip-o-meter
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Postby tronus Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:42 pm

Mr.Stanford wrote:no stay at 20, put in double sidewals with a high pocket, 2 nylons, 2 lace and a load of whip. Hitting about 9 on the whip-o-meter


amazingly i tried exactly this about 18 years ago to the date, what i found was that all my shots went consistently 20 cm to high and 5cm to the right.

to rectify this i inserted some permanently unset concrete into the bottom of the shaft and found that it produced a 7.5 on the whipometer perfect for me (a stonger player may want more tho!).
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Postby S-t-r-e-t-c-h Mon Apr 30, 2007 1:30 pm

shoot to miss, with an attacker backing up the shot! lets face it your a defender and your scared to get hit..half way line shot is also a good one, no protractor required.
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Postby Dave254023 Mon Apr 30, 2007 1:41 pm

I scored against oxford this weekend, and mine was a 37 degree (contraversial) 24 newton whip-o-matic gun shot top slinger......worked for me!
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Re: Long pole shooting

Postby mad_raccoon_lax Thu Nov 15, 2007 3:12 pm

[quote="london6"]Anybody got any tips about how to improve shooting with a pole?
I've only been playing for a season but was hoping to teach myself to shoot this summer, any help much appreciated.[/quote]cfgfgh
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Postby young_trig Thu Nov 15, 2007 3:15 pm

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