Maverick hockey players talk about the specifications of their stick blades
Published: Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 09:01
Baseball players use different types of bats, but the specifications are not nearly as complex as you’ll find in the curve of a hockey blade. In no other sport are players as particular about equipment specifications.
But don’t mistake particulars on blade curvature for a security blanket. A few flexes here or there, as the measurements are called, can make all the difference.
“Every guy has their own curve and their own flex that they kind of have to use,” Raubenheimer said. “It’s surprising, the longer you use a stick the more you can notice a difference in flex by 10 or 15 flexes.”