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07-04-2013, 06:06 PM
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Hockey stick curve question

Hey I currently use a P92 on bauer and ccm. But since the warrior stick I want only has the gionta curve, How are the P92 and Gionta retail curve similar if I were to switch?

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Different shooting motion, especially when you snap your wrists on the end of the follow through.

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I usually shoot off one foot with the p92. Will I adapt quick coming from a p92?

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just keep the curve your comfortable with

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Different shooting motion, especially when you snap your wrists on the end of the follow through.
This.. P92 is more a mid curve. It's a big difference in the way the puck will leave your stick depending on what part of the blade you shoot off of. I have used both curves, I shoot off of the toe of my stick. I prefer more of a toe curve. Gionta would be an adjustment for sure.

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I also shoot off my toe, which I believe I will be able to get use to fast. But my only worry is how straight the heel and middle of the blade is, will it affect the way i handle the puck? Thanks guys

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The face is closed on the Gionta curve. What Warrior stick do you want that isn't available in the Kopitar curve?

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I was going to buy a 2 pack of the Warrior Dynasty's since i had one earlier in the Kopitar curve

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P92 is open mid, Gionta is closed toe. The Gionta would work better if you shoot from the toe and want to shoot a little lower.

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I use the P92 also, but when i first used it i shot high left all the time. I have got used to it but now im looking at a new stick just wondering if i should try out a new blade that might be more natural and what that might be

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I use the P92 also, but when i first used it i shot high left all the time. I have got used to it but now im looking at a new stick just wondering if i should try out a new blade that might be more natural and what that might be
What do you mean? What aspect of a curve are you looking for?

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Like maybe i shoot high because the face is too open and left because the curve is too deep, i dunno, im no expert and am new to hockey. Also what is your favourite curve

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and when i say natural i mean more natural to me, like for my shooting style

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Are you lefty or righty?

I'll say that I moved from a P92 to a P88 and I was prone to missing high and wide before, now I'm not missing the net nearly as much but I do tend to shoot lower than I want.

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I have no idea what would feel natural to you. The thing about curves is that they are completely personal. You'll probably have to keep trying different ones to find one you like.

If you find that you are shooting too high, then the best way to correct it is not with a new curve, but to practice your technique. Don't use your curve as a crutch. Try choking up on your follow through and wrist movement.

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The biggest difference for me in the p92 vs the gionta is actually the lie. Gionta is an easton 5, and the p92 is a 5.5-6. It's a huge difference if you've never lowered your lie before. Your top hand elbow drops significantly which changes your mechanics for shooting/puck handling and the puck sits further away for your feet.

The other difference is the "pocket" of the curve. Being a mostly straight curve the gionta tends to stay more directly in front of you whereas the p92 tends to sit deeper on your forehand side. How you carry the puck up the ice can be affected. Pulling the puck from in front of you into a shooting position is where you'll probably notice it the most, it's a shorter distance with the p92. Lower lie can give you better poke checking ability if you don't cut it too short trying to compensate for how much further the puck sits away from you.

If your doing this all just for a warrior stick, and you like the p92 I would just get the warrior equivalent. It's one if the two most popular patterns in the planet.

I'm a p88 guy now, after using bigger curves for a long time. I got used to it and it does everything well, I just had to find the right length as its a goofy lie for me. There's a rumor that easton is changing the iginla into something maybe more p88 ish. Can anyone confirm that?

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^ great post

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