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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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04-20-2009, 11:49 PM
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Crosby has the worst curve.

Recchi has the best.
I've used the Recchi a lot over the years and the Heatley is the same one. They even have the same square type toe end.

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04-21-2009, 10:28 AM
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I can't play with a Drury at all. My shots are all 10-20 feet over the net and all over the place. Slap shots are incredibly hard, but just terrible accuracy. The Lidstrom looks like it would be just as bad. And the Sakic is also tricky for me to keep shots down.

My favorite curves are Lindros types, with Forsberg/PM9 also usable. I need a mid curve with a neutral face and some length to the blade.

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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.
You may be right about Recchi but the Crosby curve I was referencing was his actually curve, not the stick.


I have a CCM Vector composite with a Recchi blade and I love it. My backup stick is a Z-Bubble shaft with a Recchi blade and it's also very good. However, I don't use these often anymore, just for pick up as I am now a goalie.

As for goalie curves, I saw a Fleury stick the other day and the curve was but ugly and I don't think I could stick handle with that thing. I currently use a Thibault and love it.

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All except the one I play (Drury-Ovechkin-Kovalev). I can stickhandle and pass with any and I can get used to any to wrist shoot. It is a slap shot that I need my curve for.

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All except the one I play (Drury-Ovechkin-Kovalev). I can stickhandle and pass with any and I can get used to any to wrist shoot. It is a slap shot that I need my curve for.
Slap shot is usually the easiest thing to control the height of for me. I noticed as my shot technique got better, I could control the height of my shots better, even with extreme curves. I think you might find the same

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I have no real big problems with any retail pattern but toe drags on long, flat heel curves or really square-toed blades are a lot tougher for me. It changes the hand position(that I'm used to) of the toe drag completely. Oddly enough my best, most accurate backhand is with a drury or lidstrom pattern.

I never have the need for a slapshot so that doesn't really play a factor for me. I'd rather shoot a one-time snap shot over a slap shot, it's much more accurate for me.

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The Thornton blade is not really the same as the Afino. Sure they are both mid, but the Thornton is closed and about 1/4" less curve. Throw in the square toe as well.

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I used someone's Ovechkin U+ the other day, didn't seem easy to keep it down. It's basically the same thing as Lidstrom, isn't it?

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I used someone's Ovechkin U+ the other day, didn't seem easy to keep it down. It's basically the same thing as Lidstrom, isn't it?
pretty similar, lidstom has a square toe and ovechkin round

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the Coffey curve is so ridiculous, would never be able to play with that
That curve looks like something I'd use in road hockey.

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I disliked using the Spezza curve. I found the blade far too short.

I used the Drury curve for a bit, but like others have mentioned, it was hard to keep anything on the ice.

The curve I had the most success with was the Bondra. It's kinda like the Coffey curve, only bigger. Sherwood also made a Straka curve that was similar.

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