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XweekendwarriorX 10-02-2007 12:42 PM

Stick lie
 
What does the lie on the stick have to do with anything? i havent payed to much attention to but im just curious to what it is and does for the stick.

OilerNut* 10-02-2007 12:48 PM

It's the angle of the blade to the shaft. Most are around 5.5.

http://www.prolearning.com/hockey/questions004.htm

Crosbyfan 10-02-2007 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by XweekendwarriorX (Post 10612237)
What does the lie on the stick have to do with anything? i havent payed to much attention to but im just curious to what it is and does for the stick.

Angle. With the stick of equal lengths and blade on the ice a 6 is more upright than a 5, the two most common lies IIRC.

OilerNut* 10-02-2007 01:30 PM

Not meaning to hijack the thread, but does anyone know of a site that shows all the curves/lies? I remember coming across this one interactive site that allowed you to pick a lie, type of curve and it would show you the different sticks.

Hugh Madbrough 10-02-2007 01:40 PM

www.modsquadhockey.com

XweekendwarriorX 10-02-2007 03:52 PM

http://www.sheskateshard.com/misc/bladepatterns.html

try that

Nosebleed Section 10-02-2007 05:29 PM

I don't think lie comes into play very much anymore on players sticks. I think with goalie sticks it's still a pretty big thing.

Sm0otHocKeySPeeD 10-02-2007 09:39 PM

I think it plays a big part in whether you're going to handle the puck well or not...especially if your lie is off when you bend at the knees. The puck has the ability to slide under your blade if the lie is off causing mishandles.

Best way to choose a stick...walk into a store with your skates on and crouch into your normal hockey position lol. Stickhandle a little and keep an eye on the bottom of your blade to ensure it is flat and flush to the floor for the most part.

I need a new stick as my Graf composite's lie is way off.

sc37 10-02-2007 09:41 PM

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I don't think lie comes into play very much anymore on players sticks. I think with goalie sticks it's still a pretty big thing.

I dont think so.....might not affect passes and as much but shooting and making moves yes. If it's too high then your not gonna be taking advtange of the full surface of your blade and the puck is just gonna slip under when you shoot. Deking too, too low of a lie, and you try a drag, it'll be tougher to pull off.

Nosebleed Section 10-02-2007 10:39 PM

I'm not saying it's not useful just that most companies dont seem to mark it on there sticks or anything, and like an above poster said its usually around the same lie all the time. Only sticks I've seen it marked on is Eastons.

OilerNut* 10-02-2007 11:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr Mojorisin (Post 10618919)
I'm not saying it's not useful just that most companies dont seem to mark it on there sticks or anything, and like an above poster said its usually around the same lie all the time. Only sticks I've seen it marked on is Eastons.

Sherwood marks theirs. At least the wood ones.

TBLfan 10-03-2007 01:38 AM

most companies mark their lie, but not all are based on the same measurement. BTW that sheskatehard site is inaccurate.

Lie is as important and possibly more important than stick flex, which is probably more important than actual curve. If you have the wrong lie you will most likely flutter pucks, miss a lot of passes and have a lot of pucks roll off your blade. Quick test is to check your tape for wear patterns.

stick9 10-03-2007 09:41 AM

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Originally Posted by TBLfan (Post 10620118)
most companies mark their lie, but not all are based on the same measurement. BTW that sheskatehard site is inaccurate.

Lie is as important and possibly more important than stick flex, which is probably more important than actual curve. If you have the wrong lie you will most likely flutter pucks, miss a lot of passes and have a lot of pucks roll off your blade. Quick test is to check your tape for wear patterns.

Agree, I can get used to a different curve and deal with a stiffer flex. The one thing I have a very hard time with is the wrong lie. For example, if your lie is wrong and the toe of your blade is off the ice. You've in essence shortened the length of your blade. Not a good thing if you're someone who takes a lot of wrist shots.


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