Easton E28 (and Bauer P14) Curve Discussion
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01-11-2013, 01:34 PM
Join Date: Jan 2012
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My progression was something like:
2006: Bauer PM9, everyone said it's a good beginner's curve. My shot sucked here and I was using 87 flex sticks that I couldn't bend.
2007: Bauer P88, tried it and liked it, felt more curve gave more spin and harder shots. Also dropped down to 75 flex sticks. My shot improved and my accuracy was okay. Sometimes I'd snipe and more often I'd miss.
2009: Reebok P30 (deeper closed mid), deeper curve as an extension of above. Had harder shots but my accuracy was all over the place.
In 2010, I started to change my shot and instead of a big sweeping wrist shot (roll the puck from heel to toe) which was very heavy but inaccurate and slow release, I started moving towards a snap shot (cup the puck and fire) with a more compact release. This necessitated a more open curve.
2010: P91A, really improved my release and accuracy, started scoring a lot more goals, but my passes were going too high.
2011: P92, traded some velocity and height on the shots to keep the puck lower and also improved my ability to dangle/control the puck.
Been there pretty much ever since, and have been playing with different kick points and flexes to fine tune. Have dabbled back with the Drury sometimes as I miss the insane velocity of that curve but I like the mid vs heel. Also my accuracy has been slipping.
So now I'm try P14 to try and improve the accuracy and maybe the height, but I may end up trying a P08 if I can. I like the Sakic overall, just want a bit more loft.
Yea I just bought some entry price point sticks to try different curves. the p14 i got for free, and then i bought my first two piece with the 106.
I have been using the forearm rule as a good baseline, the vapor x:60 has a nice sweet spot on the uncut shaft right below the R. keep in mind this is for snappers.
the mid toe (i think?)curve on the p14 isnt really how my body wants to shoot. i get a lot more success from the heel curves.
on my easton 65S i have a hall curve, which is mid. the p88 is mid, and the p106 is heel, and i get much better puck contact/control on those shots...so at least i have a general direction and preference to start with.
the 6 lie tends to be good for me...although im not sure how that is affected after cutting the stick down?
obviously everyone is different...im not of the belief one way of shooting is better than another...just which stil is easiest for your body to manipulate, my snap isnt fast enough to really get enough out of a toe curve, so instead i opt for a heel which gives me speed and puck contact.
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