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11-04-2010, 09:11 AM
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Good Ball-Hockey Curve

Hi there,

first of I'm new to the forums, so I hope I'm posting on the right board...

My problem: I play Ice-Hockey and Ball-Hockey and I always used the same stick and curve for both. My sticks have a Sherwood Lidstrom and a Bauer P02 curve. In ice hockey I play forward and absolutly love the open curve but in Ball-hockey I have some problems keeping the ball low. With Slap- and Snapshots its not so bad but my wrist shots go way to high. So I'm looking for a pattern similar to the Lidstrom/P02 but with a less open face. I also love square toes... I don't know why but I just prefer them to round ones.
Or do you think it's possible to heat up a blade and modify it?

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With a wooden stick you can heat it up and modify it. You *can* do that with a composite too, but you are seriously jeopardizing the integrity of the blade. It will become fragile, and will be more prone to breaking.

Your problem in ball hockey probably has more to do with your shot than the blade. You *can* get a hard, low shot as long as you keep the follow through on your shot low.

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Actually, having a closed faced curve is much more easier than modifying your technique. Try Bauer's PM9, or Easton's Zetterberg/Forsberg

And unless you want a broken stick, DO NOT attempt to curve composite blades

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As noobman said, keep your follow through low, and also really roll your wrists over as you shoot, combined this will keep your shots lower. But regardless, I do like a closed face for ball hockey, but one with a large curve (so much better for stickhandling/controlling the ball), the Sherwood Coffee curve works well for me for ball hockey.

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I like the Recchi curve, its pretty moderate in all aspects.

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Hi there,

first of I'm new to the forums, so I hope I'm posting on the right board...

My problem: I play Ice-Hockey and Ball-Hockey and I always used the same stick and curve for both. My sticks have a Sherwood Lidstrom and a Bauer P02 curve. In ice hockey I play forward and absolutly love the open curve but in Ball-hockey I have some problems keeping the ball low. With Slap- and Snapshots its not so bad but my wrist shots go way to high. So I'm looking for a pattern similar to the Lidstrom/P02 but with a less open face. I also love square toes... I don't know why but I just prefer them to round ones.
Or do you think it's possible to heat up a blade and modify it?

greetings from Germany
-Torque
Just like someone else said... just get a closed curve and you'll be fine. The ball lifts so easy on it's own that the only reason to have anything open curved is if you like playing about 2-3 feet in front of the goalie like I do lol

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No I'm playing Defense with the ocasional break out

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Actually, having a closed faced curve is much more easier than modifying your technique. Try Bauer's PM9, or Easton's Zetterberg/Forsberg

And unless you want a broken stick, DO NOT attempt to curve composite blades
I've found after playing ice hockey and going to ball hockey, if I use an open face I can't keep it below 6 feet from the ground...haha. I recommend a closed face for ball hockey.

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I like the Recchi curve, its pretty moderate in all aspects.
This is what I use and love it. I have a Recchi curve on my CCM vector and a Recchi blade on my Z-Bubble shaft and both work great.

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I've found after playing ice hockey and going to ball hockey, if I use an open face I can't keep it below 6 feet from the ground...haha. I recommend a closed face for ball hockey.
actually, I use a Zetterberg now for ball hockey, but I still cant keep it consistently low haha. Now if there was only a...negative wedge?

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