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01-06-2011, 08:56 AM
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Jarick
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That's just a term for a huge curve. When Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita were first curving sticks, they would put a massive curve on the blade and that would make shots harder and more unpredictable. The NHL limited the amount of curve because of injury concerns (and I guess a massive curve could cup the puck and create an unfair advantage).

A big curve can make it easier to lift the puck and get more spin for more power, as well as make stickhandling and toe drags easier for some. I used to use one but found I prefer the big open heel wedge with a straight blade instead...just as easy to lift the puck and powerful shots, but better accuracy.

BTW, love the avatar, Hull is my all-time favorite player.

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