Easton Synergy one piece - grip or no grip?
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12-28-2005, 07:01 PM
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: New Jersey
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But it probably provides less gripe, wouldn't you say?
Gripe? I'll assume this was a typo and you meant grip.
Honestly, I'm not sure why you would want a grippier shaft? Perhaps to most efficiantly transfer power when you shoot? I imagine more grip would allow for less stregnth "squeezing" the shaft on a shot since the stick would in theory be easier to hold through the use of less force. This would allow for more force to be put on a shot. Further, there would be less "slippage" on a shot which one would normally have to compensate for even if only fractions of milimeters. This could effect velocity, accuracy, ect.
While that may be the scientific explanation, I'm not entirely sure it's not just a matter of personal prefrence. The grippiest shaft I ever owned was the Louisville Rubber. I'm sure it helped my shot but I didn't like how much friction was involved in handling the puck. I want to be able to slide my hands easially up and down which the shaft definatly hindered.
A long answer, but that's probably the best one I can think of.
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