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OBO Straight As Shootout

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1.60 LBS
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Product Description

Introducing the world's first specialty stick for Goalies!!!!  Designed specifically for shoot outs (a.k.a. Strokes) by being straight like a field players stick, perfectly balanced and 41.5" long for maximum grip and reach.  Why a specialty stick for strokes and Shoot Outs?  Because your choice of tools determines your success!  You wouldn't use a hammer to drive a nail into a piece of wood - and many offensive players have the skill to place their stroke shot in the goal with great precision.  So why not use a stick that maximizes your ability to reach that ball?  This stick is for the elite, not the average.......

FOR REGULAR GAME PLAY, we still recommend the Straight As, OBO Fatboy or the OBO Skinny Thing.

The Straight As Shootout is not meant for game play.  The extra length makes the handle get closer to the rib cage which beginning goalies will find problematic.  And while lighter weight will increase your speed to the ball and reach, it also reduces the power of hits.  The simple fact that the stick is different than the average goalie stick, a goalie using the Straight As Shootout must be willing to train with both sticks to the point they are equally comfortable using either stick.  Just like a lead guitarist player can not pick up a 12 string guitar and make it sound right without practice, it will be challenging to go from your normal goalie stick to the Straight As Shootout without equal dedication.


USA Women's National Team Goalkeeper Lauren Blazing Review of the Straight As Shootout:

The description above is 100% accurate... if you're willing to work with this stick and take the time to learn how to use it effectively in a shootout it is awesome! If, on the other hand, you don't want to spend the time adjusting to a different stick, this is not for you. The first time I used it, it was awkward to figure out how far to extend the stick. It's really long! But after taking a number of shootouts and playing with the stick for a while, I started making tackles on balls that I otherwise would not have been able to reach. 

In a shootout, field players often try to make a big pull before they're inside the reach of the goalkeeper. With this stick, my reach is so long that I am able to catch them off guard and make a tackle on a pull that would otherwise be too far away. The stick length makes it easier to keep a field player to one side of the circle, making your job- staying between the ball and the goal- just a little easier.

The stick makes sense for a player who is looking to play at a high level and anticipates playing in a lot of shootout situations, or in shootout situations where the stakes are high. You won't use it in game play, just for shootouts, and it will take work, but it can help you gain an advantage that pushes your game one step further.

Happy Hockey!

Lauren Blazing

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