Punisher Goalie Posted September 19, 2017 Share Posted September 19, 2017 Just curious if anyone else has experimented with different blade/holder heights and can give some insight. Since I started buying good gear for myself, I have operated on the assumption that I want the tallest blade/holder height for two reasons: 1. Because I'm only 5'8" and I want to give myself some extra height, and 2. More importantly, to give me as much attack angle help as possible for butterfly slides. I'm currently in CCM Tacks with Step Steel Extreme. I certainly feel like the help with the attack angle makes me quicker with my sliding, but as my technique is getting better, I am starting to question reason #1. First, I'm worried that the extra 1/2" or so is making me feel unstable on T-pushes, etc. I was a pretty strong skater as a player (new to goalie now), but I'm having a very difficult time adjusting to where I can get the "crisp" movements while standing up. I also feel like I need to get extremely low in my stance in order to feel "set" with the tall blades and wondering if normal size blades would help me feel closer to the ice. Anyone have any experience switching? I still have the never-sharped black steel that came with my Tacks so I'm thinking maybe I will take those out for a try soon. Thanks in advance! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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