View Full Version : how do i make my own curve?
maybe this is silly, but i have always thought that one could make their own curve by heating the blade of the stick and bending accordingly....i tried this and lit my stick on fire.....whats the correct way to curve my stick to fit my liking
12-17-2000, 05:51 PM
It's not silly, lots of players do it. I believe Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita of the Chicago Blackhawks were the first players to curve their sticks... after one of them shot with a slightly broken (and curved) stick, and liked what happened with the puck :)
I'm sure some of IHC's readers will tell you the proper way to curve your blade... I buy mine pre-curved.
Inline Hockey Central
12-17-2000, 09:43 PM
What you need to do is get the blade in some boiling water or heated up aluminum foil and slowly bend it into shape. It takes some time, but it will work. Or call Easton and have them make you your own curve. Good luck
On this subject... I bought the mission red PRT blade (which I totally love) and put on shaft..last night. someone looked at it and said that I had an "illegal" curve... now.. I didn't do a thing to the blade at all...So?? I also thought that there isn't any curve that is "illegal" in roller hockey...they came to the conclusion that it was illegal because they could roll a dime under it without touching..hmmm.. comments? laters, j-bo
12-18-2000, 09:22 PM
The rule is a quarter. As a ref, if i can slide a quarter(face up) between the board and the curve of your stick without it touching anything, then it is illegal. No one ever measures though.
12-19-2000, 01:05 PM
Who has a rule for stick curves? NARCh?
I was unaware that there was a rule.
What I did was bend a curve to my liking, and then I had Bending Branches make me a dozen of them. It's nice because they keep your pattern on file, so you can order more whenever you like.
12-19-2000, 02:47 PM
Thats how you are supose to measure it if you dont have that tool you see the nhl refs use. I have not heard of NARCH measuring sticks. I know in ice hockey it is more common. Of all the games I have ref'ed I have not measured once.
12-19-2000, 04:48 PM
The NARCh rule book allows a maiximum 1" curve. I think a quarter is just a hair smaller than an inch, however, it is close enough for testing your curve.
12-19-2000, 05:32 PM
There is no such thing as an illegal curve in roller hockey.
I guess I shoulda went here 1st.. Funny how everyone has an "opinion" on rules and such... but.. this is from the usa inline rulebook online.....
b) No stick shall exceed 60 inches in length from the heel to the end of the shaft, nor more than 12-1/2 inches from the heel to the end of the blade. The blade of the stick shall not be less than 2 inches nor more than 3 inches in width at any point. The curvature of the blade of the stick shall not be restricted. It is recommended, however, that the curvature of the blade of the stick not exceed 1/2 inch.
so... that answers my question.. no rule on curvature..laters, j-bo
12-20-2000, 11:33 AM
RULE 301 - STICKS
(b) No stick shall exceed 63 inches in length from the heel to the end of the shaft nor more than 12 1/2 inches from the heel to the end of the blade. The curvature of the blade of the stick shall restricted to a maximum of 1?. The blade of the floor players' stick must be a minimum of 2 inches and may not exceed 3 inches in width at any point
12-20-2000, 01:21 PM
As you can see by these last two posts, there is a need throughout roller hockey to establish one rulebook used by everyone.
12-27-2000, 01:04 PM
Epuck.com sells a device that is a bit more precise than the old door method...it has preset stops you screw in, and it applies pressure the the stick, and holds it in place when it cools down. Think its around $50 or so.
-Jon "ChloroFiend" Gucinski
-Iowa State Roller Hockey
12-31-2000, 02:06 PM
Jsut to chime in
Yes there are rules governing curves in blades and it is in the USA Inline Hockey rule book. Sorry couldn't quote it. Mine is not handy
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