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Puckstop40 12-28-2012 04:23 PM

Easton E28 (and Bauer P14) Curve Discussion
 
Just watched on their youtube channel that they have a new pattern called the E28 coming out on the new Mako. Very interested to see how this new pattern works.


Puckstop40 12-28-2012 04:36 PM

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...95998652_n.jpg

Jarick 12-28-2012 04:37 PM

I saw that yesterday. It basically looks like a Sakic with a bit more rocker at the toe.

x94Galchenyuk94x* 12-28-2012 06:01 PM

It's the 'Kreps' curve that everyone always talks about.

Chanbing96 12-29-2012 06:35 PM

Just my opinion but I want less rocker at my toe I think I would fumble it alot with this curve

Fanned On It 12-30-2012 12:45 AM

I'm definitely going to try it if it comes in replacement blade form... not going to buy a Mako one-piece for it, though. Looks sweet and I think I would like it since I've been shooting off my toe a ton.

r3cc0s 12-30-2012 08:04 AM

;)I think this is a common pro-stock type curve...

we used to say that pro-stock blades look like spears as the curve is so rounded as there is a constant rocker

its must like what they say, you can flex the stick/blade better by shooting off the toe, but I think more importantly that you can fire the puck closer to the body, not requiring one to drop the puck back to fire it...

I think with the way snappers/wristers are taken these days, more of a hard push, and again fired so often off the same foot shot, these prostyle blades accomodate best

only thing I would have issues with are reaching for the puck and having it just slide under the toe...
I assume taking clappers still is off the heal and the curve accomodates the puck to roll up the toe?

thedonger 12-30-2012 10:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Fanned On It (Post 56913613)
I'm definitely going to try it if it comes in replacement blade form... not going to buy a Mako one-piece for it, though. Looks sweet and I think I would like it since I've been shooting off my toe a ton.

e28 blade pattern is not listed as an available pattern for replacement blades in the new catalog...standard or tapered.

I Am Score* 12-30-2012 11:08 AM

I hate shooting off the toe, so not sure what this pattern would do for me. I shoot off the middle or the heel, but according to Easton that "doesn't work". Worked fine for me up until now haha.

michaelshu 12-31-2012 04:35 AM

Cmiiw but doesn't it play a bit similar like Bauer's P92?

SCBruCrew4 01-04-2013 10:16 AM

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Originally Posted by michaelshu (Post 56951173)
Cmiiw but doesn't it play a bit similar like Bauer's P92?

I was just about to say this is almost exactly like the Backstrom curve...

AIREAYE 01-04-2013 11:36 AM

It's not like the Backstrom, there's more toe to it.

ponder 01-04-2013 05:50 PM

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Originally Posted by AIREAYE (Post 57097417)
It's not like the Backstrom, there's more toe to it.

Indeed, I believe the lie is lower too, and AFAIK the toe is more rockered as well.

FWIW, I took some screen caps of the curve from a different video, you can get a sense of what the curve looks like from these. Very nice looking curve IMO, this may be my next stick purchase.

http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/1480/e28curve.jpg

Aucoin11* 01-05-2013 12:52 PM

If you buy a mako 2 and don't get E28 you're doing it wrong.

Greasy Sliders 01-05-2013 01:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Aucoin11 (Post 57137623)
If you buy a mako 2 and don't get E28 you're doing it wrong.

Exactly. Why I'm waiting till my store gets it in.

AIREAYE 01-05-2013 05:55 PM

You guys are suckers for marketing lol.

Aucoin11* 01-05-2013 07:22 PM

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Originally Posted by AIREAYE (Post 57148947)
You guys are suckers for marketing lol.

Have you seen that beauty in person yet?

PS: that said you may have a point haha.

AIREAYE 01-05-2013 07:30 PM

Nope, they haven't arrived in my area yet and my store isn't getting them haha. I've seen the curve online and scoff at all of Easton's marketing videos about this supposedly 'better' way of shooting that only a small fraction of the hockey population can pull off.

Greasy Sliders 01-05-2013 07:46 PM

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Originally Posted by AIREAYE (Post 57152893)
Nope, they haven't arrived in my area yet and my store isn't getting them haha. I've seen the curve online and scoff at all of Easton's marketing videos about this supposedly 'better' way of shooting that only a small fraction of the hockey population can pull off.

I'm assuming your saying you can't do it ?

AIREAYE 01-05-2013 08:34 PM

Well I can't say anything because I haven't seen/tried it now have I?

But probably not, no, I can't shoot like that Edina HS kid nor can I shoot like Bjugstad.

Aucoin11* 01-06-2013 02:24 AM

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Originally Posted by AIREAYE (Post 57152893)
Nope, they haven't arrived in my area yet and my store isn't getting them haha. I've seen the curve online and scoff at all of Easton's marketing videos about this supposedly 'better' way of shooting that only a small fraction of the hockey population can pull off.

Everything you've said so far is 100 percent true.

That said, the curve is still gorgeous.

I do kind of wonder how many people will actually use the curve the way easton has supposedly "designed" it. I'm pretty sure most people will pick it up and go "OOO HUGE TOE THIS LOOKS SWEET"

Then again, I'm pretty much doing that right now so who am I to talk.

ponder 01-06-2013 11:23 AM

I will say that I've been trying out this method of shooting (discussed it in detail here), and I honestly love it. I'm a very experienced player, and already had a very good shot shooting from the mid blade, with the puck a bit further away from my body, but now that I'm shooting more from the toe, with the puck closer to my body, my shot is definitely better. Not only a touch harder, but it just feels more natural once you get used to it, you can really feel the whip so well both in terms of flexing your stick, and having a sort of slingshot motion with your blade/wrists. I would occasionally sort of "top" my shots with my old shooting style (golfers will get that reference), but with this new style I'm more consistent even when off balance. I also feel like I can follow through harder than ever, when shooting from the mid/heel I'd only snap my wrists slightly, with this style of shooting I can really snap hard, and get that feeling of just flinging the puck at the net, which is awesome. Also, even on pure snap shots, where I just pounce on the puck and fire (as opposed to pull snap/wrist shots where you pull the puck in, then load up), my shot is a bit better, as I'm naturally loading up with pressure on the toe half of the blade now, which really does just let me load up the stick more easily and completely.

I'm currently using a P14, and I like it a lot, but for this style of shooting I *DO* wish it had more rocker at the toe, and a slightly lower lie, as this would allow me to get even pressure on the front half of the blade more easily. The E28 does seem like it could fit my needs perfectly, if they had it in a replacement blade I'd be all over it, but since it's only available in a top of the line OPS it'll be a tougher decision. I hope it's legitimately a lie 5 (i.e. Modano/PM9 lie), and not just a hair lower than a Sakic type lie.

One last point, I used to have a Hossa pro (BC01), and I didn't like it at all at the time, because I was trying to shoot the same way I did with a mid/heel curve. I had pretty much abandoned toe curves until picking up a P14 on a whim (which is really a mid-toe), and it has only become my favourite curve because I've tweaked my shooting mechanics. If you're not interested in tweaking your mechanics, stay away from toe curves. If I had seen these Easton shooting videos earlier, I might have stuck with the Hossa pro.

AIREAYE 01-06-2013 08:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Aucoin11 (Post 57164743)
Everything you've said so far is 100 percent true.

That said, the curve is still gorgeous.

I do kind of wonder how many people will actually use the curve the way easton has supposedly "designed" it. I'm pretty sure most people will pick it up and go "OOO HUGE TOE THIS LOOKS SWEET"

Then again, I'm pretty much doing that right now so who am I to talk.

Nah dude, a lot of the dads will vomit in their mouths but some of the kids can't wait to try it. That being said, they will try it and most likely imo, not like it.

I think it will sell better than your Ovechkin pro curve (Bauer P08, CCM Crazy, Warrior Kremlin) though. We'll see.

Hey ponder, if you grab it, shoot a video if you can haha

Jarick 01-06-2013 11:54 PM

I would love to try the E28 only because I'd like a flatter rocker on the toe half of the blade for shooting.

I can definitely say I don't shoot like Bjugstad unless I consciously do it, but I carry the puck close to the same way as the setup for that shot. And the flatter rocker would give better puck contact for harder and more accurate shots.

Also I saw a P08 in the store today and it looked sexy as hell. Like a Sakic with a smidge of heel twist, and I mean just a smidge not that godawful CrazyOvi nonsense. Real subtle, but I could use a bit more heel loft on my P92's.

Aucoin11* 01-07-2013 12:33 AM

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Originally Posted by AIREAYE (Post 57218125)
Nah dude, a lot of the dads will vomit in their mouths but some of the kids can't wait to try it. That being said, they will try it and most likely imo, not like it.

I think it will sell better than your Ovechkin pro curve (Bauer P08, CCM Crazy, Warrior Kremlin) though. We'll see.

Hey ponder, if you grab it, shoot a video if you can haha

Do you suspect that is more so due to the curve itself or the fact that it's an Easton stick haha.

Also, I should say most high level players I know, when given time and space, tend to try shooting off the toe with some technique resembling Bjugs. The puck undoubtedly pops off much much harder with this. Also the whole changing the angle with the shot, that this technique allows, in itself makes it an instantly better approach.


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