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 1Knee1T 01-15-2010 12:37 AM

Who can help explain blades to me?

I've been trying to compare blades from company to company (Sherwood to Bauer, etc ) but I have no idea what most of the terms mean.

Curve type, curve depth, curve size, face angle, and lie are what get me.

 cptjeff 01-15-2010 03:27 AM

Type- where it bends. Near the shaft (heel), in the middle, (mid), or at the end (toe).

Depth- How far it bends. Shallow won't be bent much, deep will be bent a lot. In numerical terms, the smaller the number the shallower the curve. NHL limit is 3/4", that's a very deep curve. It used to be 1/2", so that's still plenty deep.

Curve size- the numerical expression of depth.

Face angle- How open the blade is. Think the face angle on golf clubs, for example a 5 iron versus a wedge. The more open it is, the more it's going to be angled up like a wedge.

Lie is the angle the blade makes with the shaft. The higher the number, the closer to 90°. 5.5 is average. 5 is a low lie, 6 is a high one.

 thedoc1019 01-15-2010 10:38 AM

this is what helped me: http://wildabouthockey.blogspot.com/...e-and-lie.html

 Jarick 01-15-2010 01:05 PM

Nice, my work is starting to pay off :)

 NigelSPNKr 01-15-2010 01:29 PM

Quote:
 Originally Posted by cptjeff (Post 23209541) Type- where it bends. Near the shaft (heel), in the middle, (mid), or at the end (toe). Depth- How far it bends. Shallow won't be bent much, deep will be bent a lot. In numerical terms, the smaller the number the shallower the curve. NHL limit is 3/4", that's a very deep curve. It used to be 1/2", so that's still plenty deep. Curve size- the numerical expression of depth. Face angle- How open the blade is. Think the face angle on golf clubs, for example a 5 iron versus a wedge. The more open it is, the more it's going to be angled up like a wedge. Lie is the angle the blade makes with the shaft. The higher the number, the closer to 90°. 5.5 is average. 5 is a low lie, 6 is a high one.
That sums it up.

 1Knee1T 01-15-2010 05:25 PM

Nice, thanks guys.

 NYRSinceBirth 01-15-2010 07:51 PM

Quote:
 Originally Posted by cptjeff (Post 23209541) Type- where it bends. Near the shaft (heel), in the middle, (mid), or at the end (toe). Depth- How far it bends. Shallow won't be bent much, deep will be bent a lot. In numerical terms, the smaller the number the shallower the curve. NHL limit is 3/4", that's a very deep curve. It used to be 1/2", so that's still plenty deep. Curve size- the numerical expression of depth. Face angle- How open the blade is. Think the face angle on golf clubs, for example a 5 iron versus a wedge. The more open it is, the more it's going to be angled up like a wedge. Lie is the angle the blade makes with the shaft. The higher the number, the closer to 90°. 5.5 is average. 5 is a low lie, 6 is a high one.
I always thought of depth of how concentrated the curve is. The Easton Shanahan is 3/4" (12/16") while the Warrior Smyth is 9/16" but the Smyth is Deep and the Shanny is Moderate. The Smyth looks deeper side by side too. I think the verbal description gives you an idea of a hook v. gentle curve and helps more accurately describe the blade then simply a number.

One thing that still gets me is face angle: Neutral v. Closed. What's the difference cpt?

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