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Postby UKLaxfan Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:17 pm

From http://www.hickorylax.com/detail.cfm?pid=5

Playing defense is a lot easier if you have a head on your stick, catching & throwing is much harder without. :?

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Postby kjk20 Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:30 pm

It's intended to reinforce good footwork. Yorkie trains with one and he's a good dman, so I'm not going to fault it.
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Postby Mort rotu Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:16 pm

same effect is gained by using a short/broken n taped up stick minus the head... or left over bits of attackers, whichever is handy. :lol:
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Postby UKLaxfan Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:30 pm

Mort rotu wrote:same effect is gained by using a short/broken n taped up stick minus the head... or left over bits of attackers, whichever is handy. :lol:


:shock: :shock: :shock: Shouldn't that read "bits of attacker's sticks" :D

The game is obviously a bit more violent down South
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Postby kjk20 Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:16 pm

You guys don't play 5th quarter chainsaw multiball round?
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Postby tcjfewson Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:33 pm

I got mine involuntarily when joey snapped my short stick with the first check of a game. I just filled it with gravel (to weight it the same as a regular long pole) and put it to good use. I recommend any cut down stick for a long pole wanting to work on footwork. Just find the quickest guy on you team and get him to run at you for a couple of hours a week and just body him away from goal.

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Postby ibop Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:39 pm

Stubbies are awesome for teaching lumberjacks how to play
The only time he takes his foot out of his mouth, is to put the other one in!

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Postby TW77 Tue Sep 02, 2008 5:29 pm

I'm a big believer in teaching defense with no stick or a stubby. Helps the players learn proper footwork, positioning, etc. before they try and do stupid stick checks.
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Postby jivingjohn Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:46 pm

Doesn't stop me trying to Ice-Pick attackers if they get past me!! Then again, I am used to having a stubby one. :shock:
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Postby cavebehr Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:30 am

our coach used it to teach us to body up and body check people

but we used spoons

same idea i guess
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