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iginla curve...reebok datsyuk?hedman?duchene?

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12-20-2011, 01:03 PM
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iginla curve...reebok datsyuk?hedman?duchene?

Which reebok curve is closest to the easton iginla? I know there won't be an exact match,but for those familiar with both which seems closest? I can't make up my mind...thanks!

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or is it the crosby?

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The Datsyuk is somewhat close, but it's a lower lie (the Datsyuk is listed as a 6 lie, the Iginla as a 5.5, but in reality these companies just measure lie differently, the Datsyuk curve actually has a lower lie). The Crosby is a Sakic clone, it's pretty different. Not sure about the Hedman or Duchene.

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Surely don't want a sakic. So is Datsyuk what everyone else thinks as well?

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The Datsyuk is a Reebok-exclusive, so it's close but not exact. The CCM Lecavalier would be what you're looking for.

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I use Iginla on Easton and Datsyuk on Rbk. They are quite close.

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or is it the crosby?
I made the switch last summer from the iginla to the rbk crosby curve. Depending on which version you get of the crosby blade the height of the blade will be similar to the iginla model. It will take a game or two to adjust to the curve because on the iginla model the curve is very subtle in comparison to the crosby.

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Ok..is the hedman and datsyuk close to each other?

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I keep looking a photos of the three curves online (datsyuk,hedman and the iginla) and I can't tell which one looks the closest. I appreciate the input

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I'd go Datsyuk. The rocker is a little flatter and it's a pretty mild curve.

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Thanks. That helps.

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Just took a look at the 2012 Reebok catalog, and they're currently offering 6 curves (on their new sticks):

Ones you definitely don't want:
- P87A Crosby: it's basically the Easton Sakic/Hall, a big open mid curve
- P36A Phaneuf: it's basically the Easton Drury/Parise, a heel wedge
- P44 Bergeron: it's apparently similar to the Sherwood Coffey, a massive/banana mid curve

Ones you might like:
- P38 Datsyuk: a not too open mid curve with a pretty square toe, similar to the Iginla but a bit lower lie, with a bit of a flatter rocker
- P40 Hedman: haven't used it, but they describe it as being similar to the Bauer P88/Kane. The P88, compared to the Iginla, has a rounder toe, a bit more rocker, is a touch more open (only just, and still not very open), has a slightly longer blade, and the curve starts a bit more towards the heel, though it's still a mid curve IMO. If it's actually a P88 clone, the P88 is a really nice, really versatile curve, if you're a fan of not-to-open mid curves
- P42 Duchene: they describe it as a clone of the Easton Modano/Forsberg/Zetterberg/Cammalleri. Definitely not the same as an Iginla, but not TOO far off. It's more similar to the P88, but a bit less deep, a bit more of a heel curve (like a mid-heel), a bit lower lie, a bit more open, and a bit of a flatter rocker than the P88. A very popular/versatile curve as well.



If you're set on a Reebok stick, I'd personally go with whichever of the P38, P40 or P42 has the lie/rocker that best suits your needs, as in terms of curve shape they won't play THAT different (all mid to mid-heel curves, all not too open, all of moderate to light depth).

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yeah, i keep going back and forth between the hedman and datsyuk..i don't want anything open. Although when I look at the hedman compared to the datsyuk I'm struggliing finding a difference. This helps a bit thanks for digging that up.

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They're not much different really. You'd adjust in about two minutes of warmups.

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Then my question turns to lie as mentioned they seem to be different from company to company. How can I tell which one has the closest lie to the iginla? Iginla listed as 5.5 and the datsyuk a six and the hedman a five. But the datsyuk has a lower lie? I'd like to stay with as close to the iginla as possible. The lie has me thrown off with that. Thanks for all the responses. I know it can be a pain,but I really want to make sure I'm making the right decsion.

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Then my question turns to lie as mentioned they seem to be different from company to company. How can I tell which one has the closest lie to the iginla? Iginla listed as 5.5 and the datsyuk a six and the hedman a five. But the datsyuk has a lower lie? I'd like to stay with as close to the iginla as possible. The lie has me thrown off with that. Thanks for all the responses. I know it can be a pain,but I really want to make sure I'm making the right decsion.
Compare them side by side in a shop. Hold them with the shafts perfectly in line, and look at how the angle the blades are at differs, as well as how the rockers differ. If you've used the Iginla a lot, you should have a good idea of where you put the most pressure along the bottom of the blade, and should be able to get a good idea of whether you'd be pressuring a similar spot with these curves.

Also, if the Iginla curve is perfect for you, why not just get an Easton stick?

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