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#1 tonguesOUT4life

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 07:25 AM

I've been watching highlights and studying his snipes. He keeps the puck in front of him and steps into his shots.. I know he's been using Easton but is it a true s19 or is it something else dressed up? For that kind of technique is he using a low kick point or mid kick point ? I've noticed he's one of the few in the league who let off their shots like that . Is it a snap shot or wrist ? I can't decide ugh!

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 11:32 AM

I can't really answer your equipment question, but you may be interested in watching this:



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Posted 19 August 2012 - 12:22 PM

I've been watching highlights and studying his snipes. He keeps the puck in front of him and steps into his shots.. I know he's been using Easton but is it a true s19 or is it something else dressed up? For that kind of technique is he using a low kick point or mid kick point ? I've noticed he's one of the few in the league who let off their shots like that . Is it a snap shot or wrist ? I can't decide ugh!


PSHG grabbed a bunch of stuff from the Leafs sale, including Kessel's sticks, and list them as true s19s.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 02:25 PM

PSHG grabbed a bunch of stuff from the Leafs sale, including Kessel's sticks, and list them as true s19s.


yep, true s19 this season. i asked them if he was using a real s19 or a repaint

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 04:08 PM

I picked one up off PSHG and it is indeed a true S19. It appears as though he bumped up his flex from ~75 to 85 though. Unless they sent him the wrong flex and that's why there are so many for sale... Haha

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 06:38 PM

I picked one up off PSHG and it is indeed a true S19. It appears as though he bumped up his flex from ~75 to 85 though. Unless they sent him the wrong flex and that's why there are so many for sale... Haha


I wonder why pshg lists them as p92, when it not even close to a p92. I had one of his one95 and it looks just like the pic on pshg. Can you confirm that?
Unless he changed his curve. I might pick one up too but i dont really trust their descriptions.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 08:10 PM

I wonder why pshg lists them as p92, when it not even close to a p92. I had one of his one95 and it looks just like the pic on pshg. Can you confirm that?
Unless he changed his curve. I might pick one up too but i dont really trust their descriptions.


I think their goal is to list a curve that it's closest to. Looking at their picture it looks like his usual curve. Somewhere between a p106 and p92.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 08:36 PM

I understand your point. I have had both a Kessel stick and a p92 stick, both curves play very differently and and 'listing closest to' just does not cut it. Unless he changed for a p92 ofcourse.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 08:51 PM

What is he suppose to put then?

#10 steelnation248

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 09:00 PM

It's similar to a P92. The curve is more at the mid toe though. I'll snap a pic when I get home from my game tonight.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 09:05 PM

^the one that ive had were heel curves all of them, 75 flex, nowhere similar to a p92, he must've changed. Very close to a p72

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 10:25 PM

Here it is. I guess it is pretty much a mid curve but it opens up more at the toe than my Sakic which opens around the mid.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 12:22 AM

I bought a few from PSHG. True S19's. A totalone of his I recieved from them has a custom "Tape" spiral on it, its just the grip but made to represent tape, pretty cool.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 12:44 PM

ya i though it had to be a true s19 since its already an outdated stick, no longer in production so no point in advertising it. nevertheless, one of the greatest sticks ever made

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 03:21 PM

I bought a few from PSHG. True S19's. A totalone of his I recieved from them has a custom "Tape" spiral on it, its just the grip but made to represent tape, pretty cool.


that tape/grip is cool, i've been doing something similar with shin pad tape. I like and doesn't have too much grip or kill my palms like regular tape would. What's the sticker code on the back say on those S19s?

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 03:35 PM

Kessel and James Neal have similar shooting styles and are both true S19 users. Definitely a rad stick but I really wish they'd made the intermediate S19 in a 60 flex.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 03:18 PM

As for the non technical part of this discussion, is that considered a wrist or snap shot? Just curious since I'm new at this.

#18 steelnation248

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 04:16 PM

I would consider that more of a snap shot than the wrist shot that the video is listing it as.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 04:18 PM

Snap. Not enough sweeping to merit a wrist shot. Take a peek at Sakic highlights to digest the differences. IMO, wrist shots are phasing out of the NHL, there's so little time available.
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 04:29 PM

Definitely snap, but a damn cool video nevertheless.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 06:19 PM

Kessel often doesn't drag the puck at all, but will just snap it off, makes for a very quick/fast release. It's a pretty pure snap shot IMO, definitely a different style than guy like Ovechkin or Semin, who tend to really drag the puck in and forward before snapping it. I'd say most guys do use at least a short drag, but Kessel is far from the only one who likes to snap it off with no drag at all (off the top of my head, Ryder and Gaborik shoot like this a lot too).