November 2nd, 2008, 11:18 PM #1
King's Blade curves
Is there any means of getting detailed info on players blade curves and whatnot? Kopitar in particular-- i know he rocks a warrior stick but does he have a custom bend or does he use the same old crap us amatuers use (and if so, which one)
I'd also be curious to see what other big pros are using.
November 2nd, 2008, 11:37 PM #2
Look at the game used sticks at Toyota or Staples.
I haven't seen any Kopitar sticks, but they do have others.
Frolov has his own curve with TPS.
December 1st, 2008, 11:50 PM #3
I've noticed Fro using a warrior stick lately. Wonder what's up with that.
December 2nd, 2008, 04:12 PM #4
i love warrior. i'm sure frolov is just trying something new and since he's been scoring, he'll stick with it for a while.
i'm pretty sure kopitar is using a custom curve. most pros will have a curve they like and make little changes here and there to it. i had a brown dolomite OPS (before he went back to bauer) and although i forgot what it looked like, i remember i was able to switch between my retail sakic/draper curve and that one w/o having too many issues. i remember looking at armstrong's "curve" and did not like how straight it was. it was pretty much just an angle. if you can look at the game used sticks like someone else said, you could probably find kopitar's stick. i didn't look at his since i shoot right and he shoots left.
December 2nd, 2008, 11:04 PM #5
Based off some rough observations it looks pretty close to the Kovalchuk/Robataille curve im using now: round tip, mid curve, closed face. Interesting, id like to actually see one in person sometime though.