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What is Crosby curve?

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Asked by: Jill Busch

Crosby Curve (P29) Sidney Crosby uses a CCM P29 curve. This Hockey Stick Blade is one of the most popular in the game today and features a deep mid-curve allowing for great stickhandling and puck control.

What is the P92 curve?

P92 – Another mid-curve blade, opens up mid way, great for shooting high and builds confidence for beginners who struggle to lift pucks with P88. More difficult to execute backhands due to the more open curve (more closed for backhands).

What NHL players use P88 curve?

Generating table…

PLAYER HAND CURVE
Connor McDavid L P90
Cale Makar R P88
KEVIN FIALA L P92 (SAKIC)
Victor Hedman L P92 (SAKIC)

What is the most popular hockey stick curve?

Your Guide to the Most Popular Hockey Stick Curves

  • Bauer P92 (Ovechkin), CCM P29 (Crosby), Warrior W03 (Backstrom), TRUE TC2, STX X92.
  • Bauer P88 (Kane), CCM P40 (MacKinnon), Warrior W88 (Zetterberg), TRUE MC, STX X88.
  • Bauer P28 (Eichel), CCM P28 (McDavid), Warrior W28 (Gallagher), TRUE TC4, STX X28.


What curve is best for wrist shots?

Curve Type



Heel Curve – Increase in wrist shot power at the cost of accuracy. Puck cradles at the heel of the blade. Mid Curve – Balanced curve for slap, snap, and wrist shots.

Are P92 and P28 the same?

Overall, the P92 has very few flaws but lacks specific traits to make it shine and doesn’t force the user to learn about where the puck is on the blade. P28: Shooting is entirely dependent on where the puck starts on the blade. If it starts on the heel, it’s going low even with a ton of wrist snap.

What curve does Patrick Kane?

PRO1088 (ST: Patrick Kane Pro Stock Curve) – 3D Visualizer – Pro Stock Hockey Sticks.

Is P88 the best curve?

The Ovechkin Curve (formerly Bauer’s popular P92 curve) is now a P88 curve. This classic mid-curve blade is a great all-around blade, excelling in puck control, stick handling, hard wrist shots, and quick releases!

What Flex does Crosby use?

100 flex stick

Sidney Crosby uses a 100 flex stick, higher than you may imagine for a skilled player. In his case this may have some advantages as a stiffer stick can be better in face-offs, and flex really doesn’t factor heavily into backhand shooting.

Who uses P28 curve?

Over the past few years you’ve no doubt taken notice of NHL players using what appears to be a massive hook! Most noticeably stars like Ovechkin, Doughty or Getzlaf are using what has become known as the Open Toe (P28 in most brands) pattern.

How do I choose the right curve?


So starting with the hill curves we're going to see the concentration of the curve here deep in the heel. Now this gives players a really nice large sweet spot.

Is P28 a good curve?

Pros: The P28 is one of the more widely used patterns in the NHL. This is perfect for players who love to use the toe of their blades. It is great for toe drags and shooting off the toe. The P28 is widely gaining popularity because of its stick-handling control and ease of going top shelf.

What curve is p90?

CCM’s response to the max blade height is the new curve called the Tavares P90TM, which is a fusion between the toe on the P28 and the rest of the blade of the P29 while flattening the bottom and changing the lie. While it isn’t a max height, it is taller than any other CCM blade offering.

What is Auston Matthews curve?

Matthews revealed in an interview with Bauer that he likes an especially whippy stick, using an 80 flex stiffness along with a Joe Sakic curve. Most people are familiar with the P92 Sakic curve that comes stock with most brands, but the 80 flex is interesting.

What Warrior curve is similar to P28?

HSM Blade Chart

Blade Pattern Equivalent Curve Type
Bauer – P28 – Eichel CCM – P28 – McDavid Warrior – W28 – Gallagher True – TC4 STX – X28 – Miller Sher-Wood – PP28 Pro Blackout – P28 Toe
Blade 7
Bauer – P02 – Kronwall CCM – P20 Warrior – W02 – Lidstrom True – HCS Sher-Wood – PP05 Easton – E5 Pro Blackout – P5 Heel
Blade 8

What stick does McDavid use?

Using the new JetSpeed FT2 stick, Connor McDavid can shoot…and score from everywhere.

What stick does Ovechkin use 2021?

Alex Ovechkin switched hockey stick models ahead of Thursday’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes. Ovechkin scored his 763rd career goal using a JetSpeed FT4 stick made by CCM. The change was spotted by several hockey gear accounts including Geer Geek and Everything Pro Stock.

Who uses the lowest flex in the NHL?

Speaking of Whippy Shafts



But here are a few NHL players whose stick flex is somewhere between “pool noodle” and “CB antenna”: Johnny Gaudreau (55 flex): At 5-foot-9, 157 pounds, it’s not a shock he has the lowest flex stick in the league.

What Flex does MacKinnon use?

95-flex CCM

What really sets MacKinnon apart, though, occurs before the puck ever zooms off his 95-flex CCM blade. Aside from perhaps Connor McDavid, no one hypnotizes opponents with such rapid-fire stickhandling, while still skating at top speed.