# How do you tell the lie of a hockey stick?

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The lie of a hockey stick is indicated by a number on the shaft, usually ranging from 4 to 7. The higher the number, the more upright the lie — think puckhandlers, weaving through traffic to snap off wrist shots. The lower the number, the farther the puck is from your body — think slap shot-happy defensemen.

## How can you tell a stick is lying?

The Lie of a Hockey Stick refers to the angle that your stick is at when the bottom of your blade is flat on the ice. If you stand on the ice holding the stick to your side normally, and the blade is more on its heel or toe, then you have the wrong Hockey Stick Lie.

## How do you tell if a hockey stick is the right length?

If the blade of the stick is flat against the ground, the stick is the proper length. If the toe is up, the stick is too long. If the heel is off the ground, the stick is too short.

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## What is hockey stick pattern?

A hockey stick chart is a chart characterized by a sharp increase after a relatively flat and quiet period. It is generally observed in scientific research measuring medical results or environmental studies. In cases of business sales, a hockey stick chart is represented by a sudden and dramatic increase in sales.

## What lie does Patrick Kane?

Patrick Kane uses an unusually stiff stick for his size at 102-105. Defenders almost universally use higher flex sticks. Zdeno Chara, at 6-9 and 256 pounds, uses a 150-160 flex stick regularly, twice as stiff as Ovechkin.

## What does p92 mean on a hockey stick?

The p92 has more rockered bottom, and the blade face is more open, meaning the toe has a slight twist that helps to elevate the puck. The reason the p92 is more popular now, is that it’s better for shooting off the toe, specifically for snapshots.

## What do the numbers on hockey sticks mean?

Hockey stick flex numbers refer to the stiffness of the stick. The number is a measurement of the amount of pressure required to bend the stick 1 inch. The higher the flex number, the stiffer the stick. Retail model sticks generally range from about 30 for young kids up to 110.

## What does P29 mean on a hockey stick?

New CCM Blade Patterns and Curve Numbers

NEW CCM Patterns PRO STOCK # Old Patterns
Retail – P19 (Nugent-Hopkins) P19 CCM P19 (Nugent-Hopkins), H11 *P29 is close!
Retail – P28 (McDavid) P28 H28 (Open Toe – similar to Easton E28)
P88 (Ovechkin) P80 New – Similar to the Bauer P88 Kane
NA P17 H17 (Mid – similar to the Easton Iginla)

## How do you measure a hockey stick without skates?

A good way to measure your stick is to stand, without skates in your stocking feet, on a flat surface. Place the toe of your stick on the ground between your feet. Lean the stick straight up-and-down so the handle of the stick touches the tip of your nose.

## How do you measure a street hockey stick?

Hockey Sticks

When the player is holding the stick, whichever hand is at the bottom of the shaft will determine right or left. To determine the correct stick size, first stand stick on end. The end of the stick should touch the tip of your nose. The stick can be cut to achieve your perfect length.

## How long is Crosby’s stick?

Sidney Crosby uses a very short stick, only 54 inches long. It suits his style. He can bend low to the ice, drop his shoulder to protect the biscuit and he’s able to keep the puck on a leash in tight spaces in the corners, and around the net.

## What are the 5 parts of a hockey stick?

Field Hockey Sticks – all you ever wanted to know!

• Parts of the Stick. There are three key components of the stick: The handle, bow, and head. …
• Toe Types. The toe of the stick has four different options for you to choose: Hook, Maxi, Midi, or Shorti. …
• The Bow. …
• Materials. …
• Stick Sizing.

## What flex should my hockey stick be?

Our answer is that the general rule is to pick a flex that is half your body weight. Therefore, if you weigh 100 pounds a 50 flex stick might be ideal. However, when it comes to sports equipment you must always consider the players ‘personal preference’.

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## What curve should I use on my stick?

If you really like to stick handle a lot or you are a beginner you should try a mid curve or a mid-toe curve. (Like the P88) they give you the most comfort stick handling as well as shooting forehand and back hand. You will also have the most accuracy. If you like to snipe corners you want a mid-toe to toe curve.