Sticks: Long or Short, Curved blade or Flat(ter)?
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12-09-2004, 11:26 PM
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: South Florida
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As for the curve, I just want a better wrist shot. I've heard the more curved a stick is, the better the wrist shots are, is this true? What is the downside of having an excessively curved blade, other than the backhand problem?
Deep curves will make it easier to handle the puck and will give you better wrist shots, however your slap shots will be incredibly wild and highly inaccurate.
If you strictly take only wrist shots and want the best stick handling possible, a deep toe curve is for you. Toe curves are great if you're constantly carrying the puck seeing as though it is very easy to do a toe drag with them.
If you're a defensemen constantly taking slappers from the point, a mild depth heel curve will allow you to consistently take hard, low accurate slap shots, however it will be a lot tougher to handle the puck and wrist shots are a lot tougher.
Mid curves are by far the best all around curves, a good balace of stick handling and you'll have the best of both worlds as far as shooting goes.
The length of a stick is entirely personal preference and depends on your position and playing style.
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