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01-01-2010, 08:57 PM
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Blade Components

Can someone explain to me the components of a blade because I don't fully understand all of them.I understand what the curve type is and the toe shape, but I don't understand what the curve depth is,the face angle, and lie.Someone please explain

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Can someone explain to me the components of a blade because I don't fully understand all of them.I understand what the curve type is and the toe shape, but I don't understand what the curve depth is,the face angle, and lie.Someone please explain
Curve depth just means how much of a curve you're working with, e.g. deep is 3/4, moderate is 1/2, etc. Face angle means the loft of the blade, e.g. wide open, slightly open, neutral or closed, and lie refers to the angle, a lower lie is more of an L shape, for people who carry the puck further in front of them.

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ok I think I understand it now but what do you mean by "loft" of the blade?

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Think of golf clubs. 9 iron is really open compared to a 3 iron that would be closedish. btw not saying 9 iron is the same as an open face, just a super simplified comparison. Open face = easier to get the puck up.

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alright I understand now, thanks

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Once you find the blade pattern you love, you should really write down or memorize the exact stats of the blade.

Knowing the curve depth, curve type, amount of loft, lie angle and length of blade makes it a lot less of a hassel if you have to find a replacement pattern.

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yeah, I've been using the Datsyuk curve, and I am starting to really like it

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Think of golf clubs. 9 iron is really open compared to a 3 iron that would be closedish. btw not saying 9 iron is the same as an open face, just a super simplified comparison. Open face = easier to get the puck up.
"closedish" .... I love it when people make words up like I do sometimes.

You rule it.

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Curve depth just means how much of a curve you're working with, e.g. deep is 3/4, moderate is 1/2, etc. Face angle means the loft of the blade, e.g. wide open, slightly open, neutral or closed, and lie refers to the angle, a lower lie is more of an L shape, for people who carry the puck further in front of them.
A higher lie makes for more of an L shape. You've got it backwards.

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A higher lie makes for more of an L shape. You've got it backwards.
Yeah .... that is correctomundo! I'm tall and have a more upright skating style and prefer a 6 lie. I am using a 5.5 one right now and it is okay too.

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Check this out (too lazy to cut and paste the pictures)

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wow that helped me a lot thanks.

Those pictures helped the most

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They were some pretty sweet drawings!

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