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Have you ever wondered how a professional hockey player shoots a puck at over 100 miles per hour I have played hockey for over four years now and I still do not have a 100-mile per hour slap shot but I will share some basic rules to follow that have helped me improve my shot It is important to know that hockey shots are broken down into two basic categories First is the well known slap shot consisting of a long wind-up and an extremely fast shot Next is the wrist shot which is not as fast however it is much more accurate Anyone who has ever shot a puck knows it isnt easy without practice but I have a few tips that will help improve anyones shot and teach him how to choose the correct shot to score the big goal The slap shot is the hardest shot to perfect and takes a lot of practice to get the puck to move as fast as intended An overwhelming amount of professional hockey players say accuracy comes from technique and power comes from transferring the weight of the shooters body during the shot Lets examine technique first the basis of any shot is hand placement For a slap shot the shooter will want his secondary hand at the top of the stick and the primary hand about half way down the stick One of the first things to learn when taking a slap shot is do not make contact with the ice where the puck is lying This will help the shooter use the flex of the stick to his advantage If the ice is hit about six to twelve inches behind the puck it will cause the stick to bow Consequently when the stick does come in contact with the puck it will release the bow creating a sudden snap in the stick and therefore transferring more energy to the puck The second rule
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