Hockey stick length
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12-11-2013, 09:01 AM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: St Paul, MN
Tape may or may not be a good measure:
Back in the day, folks used to use sticks with very little rocker on the blade, as in the bottom of the blade was pretty flat and the heel and toe would touch the ice at the same time. Now, most curves have some rocker to them, so if you set the blade with the middle touching the ice, the heel and/or toe might be slightly off.
We spend more time playing hockey without the puck than with it, so it makes sense that the mid-heel portion of the blade would wear down quicker as you're skating with one hand on the stick and your heel dragging on the ice or getting the stick into passing lanes, etc.
I'd be more interested in if your passes are off target, or if a lot of blade is off the ice when you think it should be flat, or having trouble catching passes, or your shots are way off target.
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