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02-23-2011, 12:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Ducksgo View Post
Well I tested out the forsberg pattern and my slapshot has a good amount of heat on it. But as soon as i switched patterns to Sakic, my slapshot is horrible but my wrister is accurate. So the question is do curve patterns really matter? or is my technique bad? should i adjust something since the Sakic has a deeper curve than the Forsberg? etc?

It's because the Sakic is open-faced. It's more like a wedge. It's like you went golfing and switched from a 3 iron to a 9. You're probably chipping the puck when you used to be putting all wood on it. The curve could have something to do with it, too. Personally I don't like any loft on my blades, my wristers always fly too high.
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