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10-12-2011, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Jarick View Post
You could try it, but it's not a hard and fast rule. A lot of blades have a rockered heel and toe so they won't ever lie flat until you close them (Sakic for example). That lets you stickhandle with an effective 5 lie and shoot in tight with an effective 6 lie for example.

I'd love to talk to a pro gear rep to see what they think about it. Do most pros use flat or rockered blades? Do they follow that blade flat on the ice rule to chop the sticks? What about the guys who use long sticks? Where do they like to shoot and how flat is the blade on the ice? Etc.
This is very true, however isn't still somewhat the fact still at the least the middle or the flattest part of the blade should remain falt on the ice as well?

I've seen alot of players in the W play with rather long sticks, specifically D men... however the lie seems to be flat enough to be consive to the play... they still
stickhandle in the right position

so it still comes down to the stick blade/lie preference and then cutting it to be appropate for your height.

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