I have a delima and would greatly appreciate it if someone could help me out. Well I bought my first composite blade, it was a yzerman, a few months ago. I was never really happy with my wrist shot. It wasn't very hard or accurate. After a while I thought that it might be the curve so I switched to a wooden Thorton blade. It was a little worn but damn I could rip the puck!! As it wore down I decided to buy a composite thornton. I got it and I had the same problem as with the composite yzerman. I asked a guy at the rink and he said that wooden blades have a little more give to them where composites are really stiff. Is this true?? Does anyone have any other insights?? Oh yeah, I play roller and because of the "stickyness" of the floor I play without tape on the blade. Is this an issue??
Thanks a million!!
Re: Hockey Blades
Wooden and composite blades definitely have a different feel. Even different composite blades feel different; as an example, a CCM feels different from an Easton which feels different from a Bauer. Also, different models of the same brand feel different; for example, a Bauer Vapor XX feels different than a Bauer Vapor XXX. Finally, some companies such as CCM may have different curves between wood and composite even if it is labeled as the same. Again as an example, I have a wooden Bauer Lindros blade, and it is completely different from my composite Bauer Lindros blade. Hope this clears some things up.