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.
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.
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.
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?