I figured out approximately the difference using some math (based on angles from this

http://hockeystickexpert.com/hockey-...-puck-control/). If you don't like math, basically it could be over a 2 inch difference between lie 4 vs lie 5.5/6.

A lie 4 stick is suppose to be 137 degrees; lie 5.5 133 degree. Based on a 55 inch shaft (139.7 cm), which is a full Easton Mako shaft... the horizontal difference would be about 2 inches (102.17 cm vs 97.04 cm).

A lie 6 (at 133 degrees) it would be 2.7 inches (or around 6.9 cm).

Math could be wrong, but it is simple trigonometry. The difference doesn't include the length of the blade hosel.

I don't know about you guys, but if I cut half an inch off my stick I notice.