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Choosing the right hockey stick curve

Blade and curve comparisons

Your curve can make or break your game, it can be a continual process to tweak your curve and flex to fit your style, and your style to your flex and curve.

Sometimes, though, your stick breaks and is not made any more.. Or you’ve found a great deal, but it’s made by a different manufacturer. How do you know which curve is similar to the one you’re using?

We’ve put together this table of similar patterns helping you understand the different curves on the market and which curves from different hockey stick manufactures are similar

Pictures Description Brand Specifications
Most popular pattern in the game of hockey.

For puck control, quick release, and firing shots.

Start with this pattern.

Easton: (E3) Hall / Sakic

Bauer: (P92) Ovechkin / Backstrom)

CCM Ribcore and Speedburner: (P87A/P29) Crosby

CCM Tack: (P19) (Nugent-Hopkins)

Curve – Big Mid

Lie – 5.5 – 6

Depth – 12mm 1/2″

Face  – Open

Toe – Round

P88 Curve Prototypical mid-blade pattern.

The second most popular pattern in hockey.

For stick handling, wrist shots, and quick release.

Easton: (E36) Mid Blade / Iginla

Bauer: (P88) Kane/ Lindros

CCM: (P40) Hossa and Perron

Warrior: (W88) Zetterberg

Curve – Mid

Lie – 5.5 – 6

Depth – 9/16th

Face – slightly open

Toe – Round

The most modest amount of curve.

The third most popular.

Allows for more blade on the ice.

For handling the puck, and shooting forehand and back.

Easton: (E4) Cammalleri / Zetterberg

Bauer: (PM9) Stamkos / Malkin

CCM: (P42) Duchene

Warrior: (W01) Burrows / Savard

Curve – Mid-Heel

Lie – 4.5 – 5

Depth – 9mm 3/8 ”

Face – Closed

Toe – Round

Drury Curve Most popular heel curve.

Has a rounded toe and open face.

For shooting off the heel, heavy shots, going top shelf, and for deflections.

Easton: (E6) Parise / Drury

Bauer: (P91A) Stall

CCM: (P36) Phaneuf and (P15) Galchenyuk

Warrior: (W05) Granlund / Kovalev

Curve – Heel

Lie – 5 – 6

Depth – 1/2 ”

Face – Open Wedge

Toe – Round

P12 curve Harder to find pattern.

Similar to blade 1 with a square toe.

For quick release, shooting accuracy, and for digging in corners.

Easton: custom

Bauer: (P12) custom

CCM: (P45) Tavaras and Datsyuk

Warrior: custom

Curve – Mid

Lie – 5 – 6

Depth – 12mm / 1/2″

Face – closed

Toe – Square

P28 toe curve Fastest growing pattern in hockey.

Sometimes considered the elite players curve.

For keeping the puck on the toe, quick release, and extreme precision and accuracy.

Easton: (P28) Open Toe

Bauer: (P14) Toews or (P08)

CCM: (P46) Bergeron and Landeskog

Warrior: (W28) Yakupov

Curve – Toe

Lie – 5 – 6

Depth – 12mm/1/2″

Face – Open

Toe – Round

P02 Kesler Curve A old favorite and very hard to find (Lidstrom).

Built for shooting off the heel, for slapshots, and pinpoint passes.

Easton: (E5) Getzlaf / Lidstrom

Bauer: (P02) Kesler

CCM: custom

Warrior: (W02) Lidstrom / Jovanovski

Curve – Heel

Lie – 5.5 – 6

Depth – 12mm/1/2″

Face – Open

Toe – Square

P106 curve A heel curve with a rounded toe and no wedge.

A starter blade for heel curve, easy transition from mid.

For rising shots and saucer passes.

Easton: custom

Bauer: (P106) Richards / Gagne

CCM: custom

Warrior: custom

Curve – Heel

Lie – 5.5 – 6

Depth – 12mm/1/2″

Face – Open

Toe – Round

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