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04-10-2009, 08:14 PM
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It also messes with your flex thats why cutting sticks isnt an option for alot of people (6'2+). Hence where the lie comes in.

Even if you cut the stick the angle on the blade on the ice is the same. Unless you feel like playing heel up and having pucks go through.

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Cutting the stick can compensate for a lie that is too high.

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Cutting the stick can compensate for a lie that is too high.

Yes it would, but wouldnt it be easier to get the right lie to start off with?

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Yes it would, but wouldnt it be easier to get the right lie to start off with?
No. These days it's virtually impossible to get sticks in some lies, and even harder to get blades for different lies in a two piece setup, especially if you prefer a certain curve.

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Exactly, there are multiple factors involved. Crosby uses a blade that is about a lie of 4, find a true 4 in retail... go ahead and look, I'll wait.

Oh Warrior? Nice try, their 4 lie is about a 5. Thanks, try again.

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I would love a lie 4-4.5 retail.

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I have been playing with mid-curve sticks for years; Yzerman, Shannahan, Lindros & most recent Iginla. I got a sweet deal on a couple of Easton Forsberg Sc6's & although it is not an extreme curve it is a heel curve. I am getting used to it but here is the question.
Why would someone choose a heel curve?
The mid/toe curve seems more functional to me.

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Blade curves are purely a matter of personal taste. I play the opposite wing often so i use a mid 1/2 inch curve so I can make cross ice backhand passes easier while still having a good shooting curve.

I am using an Easton Synergy composite blade with a Heatley curve right now.

I bought a PM9 and didn't like it .... it shoots great but the blade angles forward too much because of the mid-heel curve.

Good for shooting and backhanders though.

Find a curve through experimentation ... I have actually bought cheaper versions of blades just to try out the pattern so if I hate it it isn't as much of a $$$ loss. try out a wood replacement blade of a pattern you think you might like, sometimes you can find clearanced wood blades for $12 or something. a pattern is a pattern though obviously the performance of a composite won't be achieved with a wood blade but it will let you know if the pattern sucks for you or not.

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