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How to tune my lacrosse shot with a lighter stick?

by Thomas
(Alabama)

I just purchased a new lighter stick. My passing is not effected but it has changed my shooting. Shots are now going too short into the dirt. Do I need to make an adjustment to my shooting strings to compensate for the lighter stick?

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With the Lighter stick it is likely that your stick speed has increased. I wouldn't adjust my strings right away. Two changes at the same time can throw you all out of whack. Your shot memory is probably affecting your shot. You are releasing the ball at the time you think the ball should be released, but because your stick is traveling faster that is now too late causing your shot to go low.

Spend a bunch of time on the wall. Taking hundreds or even thousands of shots. It is likely that as you work your shot you will pull the ball back up where it belongs.

If after a LOT of focused work you cant correct your shooting then you might want to start playing with your strings and pocket. But I wouldn't do this right off the bat. I would do it last, or you might really start fighting your stick.

If you are an experienced player you will know that small changes are best. Radical changes tend to mess with your confidence and consistency.

Maybe someone else has another opinion. Good luck Thomas!

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