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Long pole shooting

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:20 pm
by 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.

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:24 pm
by fozzy13
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

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:30 pm
by Tom_Southampton
find somewhere with a fence,
otherwise you will loose a lot of balls

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:21 am
by S-t-r-e-t-c-h
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.

oh and listen to fozzy.

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:04 am
by Dave254023
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

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 8:41 am
by jpfathead
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

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 4:00 pm
by Mr.Stanford
fozzy is the half line hero of stockport 8's!

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 9:20 pm
by Hitchin7
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.

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:11 pm
by Ian#4
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.

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 11:42 pm
by fresher309
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.

AMEN!

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:25 pm
by the pom
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

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 2:50 pm
by young_trig
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!

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 3:05 pm
by Mr.Stanford
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!

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 3:07 pm
by young_trig
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

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 3:20 pm
by Mr.Stanford
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

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:42 pm
by tronus
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!).

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 1:30 pm
by S-t-r-e-t-c-h
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.

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 1:41 pm
by Dave254023
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!

Re: Long pole shooting

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 3:12 pm
by mad_raccoon_lax
[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

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 3:15 pm
by young_trig
what a post to make your debut with!