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06-29-2007, 09:09 PM
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Stick question

I'm looking to buy a stick online and I don't know what they mean by the "lie" . Can anyone help? Thanks.

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Lie is the angle of the blade in regards to the shaft.

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Which also means you might not wanna get a stick...but a shaft and blade to find the lie you want. Bad lie kinda just screws everything and the stick kinda winds up usless.

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If you can, go to a store and test out stick curves.

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If you can, go to a store and test out stick curves.
I think thats what I'm going to do, its just that hockeygiant is having a huge clearence sale now. Thanks to all of you for the advice.

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I think thats what I'm going to do, its just that hockeygiant is having a huge clearence sale now. Thanks to all of you for the advice.
Don't think anything 'huge' is on right now. Seem to be clearing out the same stuff they have been for a while. The thing with them is you gotta always check back cause they change it often...if your talking about the Nike Apollo or Mission Axis and stuff like that, just buy a wood stick. The low end OPS arn't worth it.

Btw, when trying stuff, remember you are like 3 inches taller than you are in normal shoes so the lie will be affected by that when you test it. So best bet is to get cheap woodies or a shaft and blade so you can swap it out.

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Wow, you are right, they do change it quick. I forget witch stick I was looking at but its gone now. They had put it up a couple of days ago and I think it was a TPS. (not the TPS thats on there now)

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I actually try out sticks when I'm standing straight up. With skates on and my knees bent I'm practically the same height. But then again I can agust to using just about anything.

...Anyway, Try some patterns out and find what works best. If you are getting a lot of blade wear on the heel of your blade you need a lower lie and if you are getting wear on the toe of your blade you need a higher lie. Expect the heel to be worn slightly more than the middle or toe just from regular use but it shouldn't be a huge difference(if that makes sense).

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I'm looking to buy a stick online and I don't know what they mean by the "lie" . Can anyone help? Thanks.
Stick lie is a measurement of the angle between the playing surface and the shaft of your stick when blade is on the ice

What position do you play ?

Hard question to answer over the internet, but i would recommend a 5 or 6 (if your a Dman)

I believe Gretzky used a 4 (that is why he was so bent over)

Typical lies range from 4 to 7.

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If you can, go to a store and test out stick curves.
best advice right there

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Stick lie is a measurement of the angle between the playing surface and the shaft of your stick when blade is on the ice

What position do you play ?

Hard question to answer over the internet, but i would recommend a 5 or 6 (if your a Dman)

I believe Gretzky used a 4 (that is why he was so bent over)

Typical lies range from 4 to 7.
It just depends on how upright you play, how tall you are and how long your stick is, how you hold the stick. There is no right or wrong answer here... BUT most defensemen do use lower lies, because typically they use longer sticks. A lot of forwards, especially puck control forwards use higher lies because with a shorter stick and having the puck closer to your body allows for easier and better control.

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