Curve Pros/Cons Compilation
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06-20-2011, 09:38 AM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: St Paul, MN
These are all my opinion based on my game and shooting style. I'm primarily a shooter, I'm shorter and play lower to the ice, and my shooting style is a snap shot where I cup the puck and really flex the stick to get power.
I've used a lot of other curves but here are the main ones IMO. I haven't used a Lidstrom/P02.
Pros: best curve for passing on forehand and backhand, very consistent and easy to play with, great backhanded shots
Cons: lack of curve hurts puck protection and reduces velocity of wristers, lack of loft reduces velocity on snap shots greatly
Pros: good overall curve for shooting and stickhandling
Cons: not quite enough curve for wristers and not open enough for snappers, shooting and passing on the backhand can be a little tricky
Pros: bigger curve and open face make for incredibly quick snap and wrist shots, great puck protection, longer blade for more reach
Cons: very unpredictable for beginners in terms of shooting and passing, backhanded passing and shooting is very tricky, not recommended for beginners
Pros: very open face is excellent for snap and slap shots if the technique is there, mostly flat blade allows for great passing and backhanders, longer blade for reach
Cons: huge open heel requires very good technique, not a curve for beginners, must be conscious of open face at all times, pucks tend to go high frequently
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