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Are certain curves made with certain lies only?

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05-11-2009, 05:13 PM
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Are certain curves made with certain lies only?

I have just now discovered the importance of blade lie. I have been using a Sakic curve for awhile now, and the lie is 5.5. I looked around for another Sakic stick / blade, and haven't been able to find one...so I picked up a Zetterberg blade, with a lie of 5. I don't know if it's just me, or the type of curve, but I noticed a huge difference in my passing and shooting, with the entire blade being on the ice with the 5 lie blade, and not having just the heel on the ice and toe in the air with the 5.5 blade.

My question is...is it possible to find a certain curve with different lies? I would really like to find another Sakic with a 5 lie. When I look online, I only see options of Sakic - left of right.

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No, curves have a set lie. You could try looking at Bauer's ID program which lets you make a custom stick with a wade variety of blade patterns, but the Sakic only exists as a 5.5 lie.

Try looking at other company's patterns though, they may have something similar in a 5.

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Try Afinogenov by TPS or Leclair by SWD. You will like either. However, if you use to top-of-the-line stiff composite blades from Easton, you may be disappointed with the quality. But blades curves would still be to your liking.

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Unfortunately, retail curves do have set lies. You might need to settle for a 5 lie curve that's similar to the Sakic. Congratulations on getting it though. Everyone pays too much attention to their curve and not enough to the lie.

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Yeah, I "got it" alright last week...as soon a I noticed a difference, I said "ooooooooooh ok!" in my head. I probably could have been playing so much better all this time had I paid more attention to how much of my blade was on the ice. Thanks for the help!

My local pro shop doesn't have a huge selection of blades right now, and I can't seem to find any online...I am trying to find a tapered blade for my SE16 shaft...can anyone recommend something similar to a Sakic or even Iginla that's tapered?

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If you wait a bit, Bauer will soon have their Naslund pattern available in two different lies...

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