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NYRSinceBirth 03-08-2009 02:56 PM

Making a curve.
I'm currently using an Easton Forsberg and Nike Bauer Malkin/St. Louis blade. I honestly love it, I'm a much better passer than shooter, and this blade is just as easy backhand as forehand. Plus my slappers/one timers are just right with it.

That said, I want to make a curve to just mess around with. I want a nice toe curve. The best idea of what I'm talking about is the one Cole has in his taping video on youtube.

Now, what's the best approach for this? Wood blade, or a carbon fiber blade do? Torch or heat gun? I have the basics down, as my friends dad used to do it all the time, but I'm still looking for some pointers.

This is just to mess around, I don't mind breaking blades or making them brittle, I just like big toe curves but really can't find a manufactured one I like.

ClicheGuevara 03-08-2009 04:46 PM

Wood definitely. I just dont know which one you'd use as a starting point to end up with a curve like Cole's. But if you manage to pull it off, you can send that blade in to have some customs made.

Saved* 03-08-2009 05:00 PM


Originally Posted by ClicheGuevara (Post 18421675)
Wood definitely. I just dont know which one you'd use as a starting point to end up with a curve like Cole's. But if you manage to pull it off, you can send that blade in to have some customs made.

I have an old composite that I'm going to try to make a curve with. I also have a few woodies I'll try.

greech 03-08-2009 05:22 PM

Composite won't work. You might get a little while in with it, but when it goes it's going fast.

cptjeff 03-08-2009 05:43 PM

Curving a composite blade is a very bad idea. You might be able to work it a little if it's a solid blade, but it's very easy to crack and ruin one doing it.

Wood will work a lot better, but if there's a fiberglass wrap it's going to be useless.

You're best off getting one custom made by Christain.

NYRSinceBirth 03-08-2009 06:36 PM

I want to give it a try, see how it is. I'm not looking to go crazy, but if it's at all possible on a composite I want to give it a try. What blade would you suggest?

I have a blade that my firend's dad bent up for me, but if someone had the spec's on Cole's blade I'd just use that. I'll post up pics comparing my current one to my Forsberg/Malkin.


I can't use it anymore, if you look closely it broke right at the toe curve.

Escapades 03-08-2009 09:42 PM

I once tried curving a composite stick blade, it really is a bad idea, the blade becomes very brittle, normally composite sticks are heat treated when they are being made so your really messing up the chemistry when you reheat it. However if your curving a wooden stick blade I'd recommend holding it over a stove top if you don't have a blow torch handy.

cptjeff 03-08-2009 11:17 PM

Use steam to bend wood. Too much straight heat will weaken the blade. They use steam in the factory, it's not hard. Stick a kettle on and use the steam.

greech 03-09-2009 06:53 PM

Another idea is pro-returns on eBay. Stupidly crazy curves and, for the most part, pretty cheap.

cptjeff 03-09-2009 09:43 PM

Or if you're a left shot, hockeymonkey has a ton of pro return blades.

Sony Eriksson* 03-09-2009 09:44 PM

Wood stick
Items needed - Blowtorch & Bedroom door


GuitarAwesome 03-10-2009 09:33 AM


Originally Posted by Knee Seeking Scud (Post 18443397)
Wood stick
Items needed - Blowtorch & Bedroom door



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