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Martin Jones is 6-foot-4 and, in his own words “has big hands” so over his 10-year NHL career the new Toronto Maple Leafs has come up with a way to improve his stick grip.

Jones shared how and why he creates his custom “grip knob” on the handle of his stick with InGoal towards the end of this summer’s week-long NET360 Goalie Camp in Kelowna:

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“I just have big hands and I like a little thicker grip so I can feel it in my palm a little bit better,” Jones explained, adding he relies on feel to get the thickness right. “I usually do a couple wraps of white tape and then I use a roll of the grip tape. I like to feel it in the palm a little more. I still have my fingers on the paddle, but I can feel the knob in my palm a little bit.”

There you go, a simple but effective way for goalies with big hands to improve stick feel.


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