Flexing the hockey stick to get more power

Most hockey players know that it’s important to flex the stick during the slapshot in order to load the stick and get more power into the shot, however the same effect takes place with the wrist shot and snapshot. In this video and article I will explain how to flex the stick in every type of shot to help you get more power.

How Flexing the stick works

hockey stick flex shot

Why am I looking at a man in a skin tight banana hammock? Well you see, that diving board is a lot like the stick Stamkos has in his hands. In order for that diving board to propel you into the air, you first must push down on it. Just like Stamkos has to push into the middle of the stick, before he can get full advantage of the potential energy that gets stored into the stick.

By flexing the stick before the puck is released potential energy is stored in the stick
The stick flexes, and then recoils, launching the puck at the net

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