How do you dragflick?

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Dragflicking is a very precise skill once mastered, and requires many hours of practise and coaching to get right. You may be able to pick up the technique from watching others do it, but describing all of its small variations in style here would take far too long. Basically, you run up from 5 or 6 steps behind the ball to get some momentum, collect it somewhere on the flat of your stick, and drive it forward, flicking when you reach the end of your stride.

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Which travels fastest to the goal on ice a hockey puck or a hockey ball?

The average player can hit a ball to anywhere between 80 and 100 km/h, and flick to between 60 and 80lm/h. Most internationals can hit much faster than that (~110- 120km/h), and some dragflick faster e.g. Taeke Taekema can dragflick at about 120-125km/h on a good day.

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Aggression, strength, instinct, and a fair bit of bravery are the best ways to prevent a player from being able to make a shot at goal. This can be done by charging the player in order to cut down the shooting angle, or slidetackling by taking a ball out before it can be shot. But sometimes patience and calm are the better choice. If a ball is bouncing it is better to wait until it comes to a point where the goalie is ready to clear it in a controlled manner. If a player is dribbling, it is better to wait and see if they will pass or shoot before committing yourself to a save that you cannot recover quickly from. Sometimes there is no choice: for example, a dragflick can be launched at the goal barely a second after the injection is begun at a PC. In this case the goalie must be ready as soon as possible (a dragflick can reach speeds of 120kmh and more) then trust in their coordination, reflexes, training and ability in order to save the shot.

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Sticks were originally made of two parts spliced together (the head and the shaft) - the angle of the splice determined the bow, and was usually around 20mm. When composite sticks were introduced, manufacturers began experimenting with different bow sizes and they soon got out of control. One sideeffect of these extreme bows was an increase in the speed of a dragflick; the movement became more of a slingshot action than a flick. The FIH quickly restricted the bow to 50mm, but even then it was found to be excessive. The regulation was then dropped to 25mm and has remained there since.

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The rulebook explicitly disallow a shot that uses "a 'dragging' action to play the ball"; it also states that the ball must be pushed, flicked or scooped. This means that a dragflick cannot be used. Umpires can distinguish this from a normal flick by the position of the feet: a dragflick requires the feet to be ahead of the ball. The rules include a stipulation that the player taking the stroke must begin behind the ball and this makes it even easier to pick up. This means that for a legal stroke-taking, you have to push, flick or scoop the ball. * A push involves the action of placing the stickhead next to the ball, and as the name inplies, pushing it along the ground. It is the simplest shot to do, and often works extremely well if an accurate push is used (aim for the weak spots; the bottom corners, right next to the posts) * A flick is simply a push that is also raised above the ground. This is accomplished by simply angling the stick back slightly as the push is made. It is somewhat more difficult to aim, as there are now dimensions that the ball is moved through; up-down, left-right. However, it offers far more opportunity to score, if used well. Good points to aim for are the aforementioned corners, but at the height of the backboard's top - this means the goalkeeper cannot simply drop to the barricade position, and allows the ball to go over any that do. You could also try aiming at the top corner; there is a decent square foot of space that the goalkeeper will find it impossible to guard without pre-empting a shot there. Additionally, anywhere just inside the posts will be effective provided the goalkeeper does not react fast enough to see it coming. * A scoop is similar in motion to using a shovel. The head is placed as per a flick, but with the player directly behind the ball instead of beside. It results in similar flight to a flick, but is harder to aim away from the line of the shot (i.e. it will go straight through or not at all). For this reason, plus the facts of its unnaturalness and that it is very slow compared to a flick, it is very rarely used. Practise when you can, with your goalkeeper if possible (it's great practise for them as well, and you can discuss what works better and what doesn't). Remember to keep calm while taking the shot - strokes are supposed to guarantee a goal, so take your time, keep it simple and just sink that ball through the net. Read through the rules concerning the stroke when you are able to - so you know what can and can't be done - and discuss them with an umpire if you aren't sure about any of it.

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