Best Field Hockey Stick For Drag Flicking
At ONE Sports Warehouse we will always give you honest advice for choosing a stick. A lot of the information that brands provide can be complicated, confusing, and not very personal, which is why we wanted to give you a bit of advice below about the best drag flicking sticks.
Is the bow everything when it comes to a drag flicking stick?
It’s not everything! Drag flicking is a really closed skill where the ball is dragged along the floor and then slingshotted off the end of the stick. In short, if you can’t drag flick you can’t just pick up a drag flicking stick and suddenly score goals like this. Will it help? Yes, but you must have the basic fundamentals as part of your hockey skill set first.
Let’s get down to the best bows for drag flicking!
The general rule is that the later the bow on the stick the easier it is to get height on your flicks as you release the ball. This means you want to be looking at low and extra low bow hockey sticks.
Concave bows are specialised hockey sticks for drag flicking. The concave face allows the ball to say central along the shaft of the stick for as long as possible and provides that slingshot action as you release the ball.
You can read more about hockey stick bows here
Top coaching tips for drag flicking:
- Stay low
- Take a large step past the ball
- Drag the ball in a straight line towards the goal
- Tuck your left hand into your right forearm
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We hope this gives you a little insight into the best drag flicking sticks. If you still need help deciding on the right stick for you, read this blog. If you're ready to shop sticks, you can view the full range here.
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