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06-04-2012, 03:51 PM
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Whos your curve and why?

I just discovered the Reebok Datsyuk. Curve is filthy. Slightly open, mid curve with an almost hybrid square-circle toe. Best part is the height at the toe. Before this, I was mostly Iginla. Seems a lot easier to lift the puck now.

Who's your curve and why?

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06-04-2012, 03:59 PM
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I currently use the closest Salming equivalent to the Warrior Draper/Kopitar that I used to use. I've not much experience with other curves but I've found it easier lifting the puck and stick handling with it than the others I have tried, my backhand sucks ass though.

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Lidstrom/Getzlaf (or similar like Drury and some other randoms I've found here and there). I love that toe flare. I don't mind a different lie or anything but the curve itself it what I'm so familiar with. I'm primarily a shooter and I rely heavily on my wrist and snapshots. I've got deadly accuracy w/this curve and they come off like a bomb. Slapshots aren't bad at all either, and despite having a good one I've never been big into using them except on a one-timer.

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P92 because I like some curve, a rockered heel, and some loft. Want to try a P106 again because I'd like a bit more open curve.

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P92 is a nice one; I've been using that for a while.

I just discovered something from Warrior which was a limited edition in honor of Ovechkin.
It has a massive open curve and is called "the most extreme Russian" (hahaha) on their website.
They call the curve The Kremlin.

Backhand sucks but toedrags and top shelf are easy.

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I have a P106 on my One95 and a Vanek on my custom Widow. I'm very comfortable switching between the two even though the P106 has a bit more curve starting at the mid/mid toe area than the Vanek and the Vanek is a lower lie and more closed. Ideally, I'd have a P106 in a Bauer lie 5.

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Kreps. Best curve ever.

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06-04-2012, 05:15 PM
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P92 and Hall as a backup..
I had to tweak my shooting a bit though when using the Hall

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Sakic, its just a nice curve not to big not to small I can put the puck where I want to with it, I have a fairly good back hand with it, all around its just a good curve.

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I've got a Gionta curve on my Warrior Vandal. It's okay but tough to dig pucks out of the corner than with a flatter curve. My Easton's Cammalieri curve was better for it, and the CCM U+ I got has close to a Lecavalier curve. That's pretty close to the Cammalieri.

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I'm using the P92 Backstrom. I was using the Kane P88 but I really like the open face and tallish toe of the P92.

I just feel like its a good all-round stick. I don't feel like I'm ever fighting the stick no matter what I am working on - until my brief experiment with the Ovechkin.

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Sakic, helps keep my shots down. Easily, the most control I have with a blade as far as height goes.

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Sakic/hall/draper/p92 ftw

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06-05-2012, 01:33 AM
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for playing D, i'm using frolov and zetterberg. But, i prefer zetty for passing and low-hard slapper. For playing winger, kovalev/drury. Really deadly in front of the net

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I'm a forward and I use Cammy/Zetterberg. Used to use Sakic and I'm ok with that too. Haven't tried any heel curves or super open faces yet, might give that a try one day.

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Sakic/hall/draper/p92

Same here. I started out with it as most of the sticks at my LHS had this curve, so if I wanted to buy a stick I really liked, then I had to go with it. Also had some problems lifting the puck when I started out, so the loft helped. Just yesterday I roofed one from like 4 feet on a B league goalie (I'm D/C), so yeah, I am happy with it.

Backhand is more difficult, but I am gaining on it, practicing most Sundays from my shooting pad.

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Reebok P34 Hamrlik (Close to Bauer P88.) Closed face and moderate mid curve. Simple and easy to use. Good all around curve.

I tried all sorts of curves and just couldn't get use to heel/toe curves. I don't have any problems lifting the puck and those wedges just throw me off.

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P106 on my main stick (Total One)
P92 on my backup (Vapor X60)

I like the P106 best as it is not as extreme as the P92, but both are good for me. I do struggle for a bit when I switch back and forth. Actually P88 is my favorite but it is almost never in stock on sale items b/c of the love for Kane in the area.

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Sakic/Hall curve. Why? I can take accurate shots with it. Not sure what else I'd put here, I just like it!

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It's funny how a lot of us are saying the same thing about the P92/Sakic. When I was first starting out I thought it was way too open and all my shots were way over the net, but after many years of playing and improving my technique, it gives the most control over the shot.

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Sakic/hall/draper/p92 ftw
This.

I've been using the Sakic/Hall for a few years, switched to the Warrior line about 6months ago and won't look back. I did try the Getzlaf pattern for a few games and absolutely hated it.

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Zetterberg. It was the cheapest option a couple years ago and I grew to love it. I'm not a big fan of hard curves and this one fits the bill in my opinion.

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I use a Sakic/Hall curve. My wrist shot with it is so accurate/powerful. I love it. You can go top shelf in a second or backhand if needed.

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P106 on my main stick (Total One)
P92 on my backup (Vapor X60)

I like the P106 best as it is not as extreme as the P92, but both are good for me. I do struggle for a bit when I switch back and forth. Actually P88 is my favorite but it is almost never in stock on sale items b/c of the love for Kane in the area.
Really eh? That's pretty cool, though LHS' should take note of that and stock more of those curves...and P14 Toews too from Bauer.

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Zetterberg. I pass more than I shoot, and when I do shoot I prefer to take backhanders. It seems like a good fit.

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