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Which curve do you hate the most?

View Poll Results: Which curve do you most hate?
Sakic/Rafalski 7 20.00%
PM9 (more open and mid-heel than Forsberg) 3 8.57%
Forsberg/Modano 6 17.14%
Lidstrom/Ovechkin type curves 14 40.00%
Thornton/Afinogenov 3 8.57%
Heatley/Iginla 2 5.71%
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04-17-2009, 08:36 PM
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Which curve do you hate the most?

Which curve do you guys hate to use the most? I personally hate open curves, like the Sakic/Rafalski and huge curves like Lidstrom, p106, etc. I like the pm9 and Forsberg, things like that... So here's your chance to vote!

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I haven't tried all the blades listed, but, I have not really found a blade I did not like. I do prefer heel to mid blades over toe blades though, for slap shots.

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04-17-2009, 09:32 PM
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the Coffey curve is so ridiculous, would never be able to play with that

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I prefer the sakic curve over every other one, and it's a 5.5(or 5?) lie, which is what I need. can't stand the forsberg curve, can't get any elevation at all with it.

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mid to mid-heel
slightyly-open to open
1/2 inch
medium-long blade
5.5 lie
round toe

draper/sakic

or

weight

i actually have been using a samsanov curve, which i kind of like

its a heel, open, 6 lie, squar 1/2inch long blade

edit:
i meant these are the blades i like

i dont like toe curves or anything 9/16 or over


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the iginla blade is horribly inadequate especially for a D-man. the blade is way too short

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None of the above. Straight wedges are dumb as hell IMO. A mostly straight heel with just a twist has got to be about the dumbest configuration known to man.

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the Lindros
How could you hate such a simple curve?!

For me, I hate the Lidstrom/Ovechkin type curves. Too much curve sucks for my shots, even with small curves I tend to send shots sailing over the net or wide, but it's 10x worse with huge curves.


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the iginla blade is horribly inadequate especially for a D-man. the blade is way too short
get a lidstrom

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Which curve do you guys hate to use the most? I personally hate open curves, like the Sakic/Rafalski and huge curves like Lidstrom, p106, etc. I like the pm9 and Forsberg, things like that... So here's your chance to vote!
Do you prefer the PM9 or Forsberg?

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ah let's see...everyone except the one i have used for 20 years.

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The LeClair pro.

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I don't have a specific curve I hate....

...I just don't like uneven curvatures (I use a very flat blade), sharp bends, or flips in the blade.

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IDK if iv used them
but, i know i hate most curves like crosby's?
the straight ones ?

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I think the p10 is the nasty toe curve, I didn't like that one.

I hate when my defense has the Lidstrom curve, shots go way too high. It's not that the curve is too big because it's only a 1/2 inch curve, it's that the face is so open.

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I've looked at the Lidstrom type curves on the rack before and just couldn't believe anyone would use that.

I've never tried one but I know I would not like it.

I recently bought a bauer One90 blade with a PM9 and didn't like it so I bought an Easton Synergy heatley pattern and loved it tremendously. I went back and bought three others they had left.

My favorite this year was an RBK Pro-Stock IG-17 pattern which I assume to be Iginla though they (I had 2) were not the same as the other Iginla patterns on the shelves there.

I think the Heatley is the same as the CCM Recchi I used to buy when I used an aluminum shaft and wood blade before switching to composites in December.

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The curve I hate second most is the Lidstrom. It's disgusting

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I can't stand the square toed Thornton curve. The Crosby curve on the RBK 4K sucks too, probably because it's too pronounced at the toe.

PM9 is FTW.

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the Coffey curve is so ridiculous, would never be able to play with that
Aww I love that curve

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I play with an Afinogenov curve.
I absolutely hate the Heatley curve. I've never been a fan.

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Crosby has the worst curve.

Recchi has the best.

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I've looked at the Lidstrom type curves on the rack before and just couldn't believe anyone would use that.

I've never tried one but I know I would not like it.
I was deadly with slap shots between the circles with the Lidstrom but anywhere else I couldn't do anything because the puck was constantly flying over the net.

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Crosby has the worst curve.

Recchi has the best.
Those aren't anywhere close to the curves they actually use BTW. They just have the names. Crosby uses a near straight blade, bent very slightly at the heel, and Recchi uses a very straight blade as well, that is bent ever so slightly halfway down the blade. Neither of them have any loft whatsoever.

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I can't stand any curve that is "very open" or wedge-like. I prefer closed curves. The depth of the curve doesn't matter, but when its open, I always shoot knuckle pucks.

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