53 thoughts on “2016-17 Curve and Flex Charts

    1. Warrior should come out with more than one Lie option for certain patterns. The Zetterburg is a great pattern but I have seen several kids change to Easton because they need a Lie 5. Lie 4 is often too low for Intermediate age kids.

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  1. You should come out with a line of sticks featuring a variable kick point like Bauer’s Nexus line or CCM’s RBZ line. I like sticks with this kind of kick point because i feel they suit me well, and I have been wanting to try Warrior for a while, but all of the low kickpoint quick-release sticks I’ve had have snapped. I feel that if Warrior came out with a line like this, it would most likely be the best one, or very close to it.

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    1. Both of those sticks are basically mid-kick sticks. Our Dynasty HD line that was released last year is the same type of stick but with a larger, hyper-flexing zone in the middle of the shaft that kicks where you need it to kick. By flexing more, the HD maximizes your power transference to the puck.

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  2. You wont have a problem with the Lie 4 on the w28. It’s Warriors “Lie 4” not the industries. If you are worried about a kids ability to get loft on the puck the toe is very open so you should have no problems there. Hope this helps.

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    1. A couple of things to keep in mind when it comes to lie on sticks. First, ours don’t correspond to our competitors. Ours are measured differently and the numbers are different from other sticks on the rack. Second, we want you to pick up the stick and feel for yourself what it feels like in your hands. We don’t want you to look at the lie and instantly dismiss a stick. Third, most people don’t know what lie they need/want in a stick. With that in mind…if you look at the full curve chart on this page to where it says “Warrior Code.” The last digit in the number is the lie of the stick. But, again, it doesn’t correspond to our competitors.
      Warrior 3 = Other brands 4
      Warrior 4 = Other brands 5
      Warrior 5 = Other brands 6

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  3. I was wondering how the W71 compared to the p46 CCM curve? Looking for something similar to that curve in a Warrior stick?

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    1. W71 is most comparable to a Sherwood P77 (Coffey). Judging by the info, it looks like our W03 (Backstrom) or W16 (Karlsson) would be the closest to the pattern you’re looking for, but we don’t offer a 1/1 clone anymore.

      If you can find an older stick, QR1 or HD1, our W14 (Chara) was the 1/1 of the P46 but it has since been relegated to a custom option only.

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  4. Am a left handed defenceman who often has to play the right side. Need a fairly straight stick as am often having to use backhand to keep puck in offensive zone.

    Warrior used to produce a “Burrows” model that was fairly straight, that stick is now discontinued; any plans to introduce another minimal curve model?

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  5. How do you know what stick to get your child ? Your charts don’t have suggestions for age, weight or height. Also is see your junior sticks some are 85 flex isn’t that to much for junior ?

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  6. Ok so this is everything that on the stick. It’s yellow silver and black in colour and says warrior w88 Zetterberg 50 clear Dynasty HD5C can you tell me if its junior or senior and what the flex is incase Canadian Tire put the wrong info on it. Thanks

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  7. Is there anyway to get the specs for the other blade patterns you offer in the Warrior stick customizer? Pro curves or otherwise. Thanks!

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    1. The customizer will be updated with the pattern specs at some point. Unfortunately, I don’t have the specs for the curves nor a timeline on when the customizer will be updated.

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      1. Thanks for the info. Hopefully it’s updated sooner than later!

        One other question: Is there any possible way to use the customizer to order sticks with pro patterns other than the ones currently listed? For example, if I have a Warrior pro stock stick and can provide the pattern codes, can that stick be made with the blade mold you guys keep on file?

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  8. Is flex measured the same way between Intermediate and Senior sticks? I.e. if I’m comparing a senior qr1 at 75 flex and an intermediate qr1 at 70 flex, with the senior stick cut down to the same length as the intermediate… Is the flex still just 5 lbs higher?

    My understanding is that you measure flex with a U shaped device, so perhaps another way of asking this question is if the width between the legs of the U is the same for Senior and Intermediate.

    Thanks!

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    1. Flex is measured based on the designed flex point of the stick and the model. So, the device has to be calibrated for senior, intermediate and so on. In terms of trimming a stick, for every inch you cut off a stick the flex increases about 3-4 points. Thus, if you cut a senior stick to intermediate length you increase the flex on the senior by roughly 10 points.

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      1. Thanks for the quick reply! Bit of a bummer. 🙂 I was hoping that I’d be able to cut a senior 75 down to the Intermediate length and have it remain with a similar flex, since there are some senior sticks on close out that have the curve I prefer.

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  9. I’ve always used the Dolomite (intermediate 70 1pc comp with grip) with the DRAPER curve. I think the name Draper (or maybe that blade) is discontinued – could you please recommend me the next best thing? I want the exact same feel and style as the dolomite with the Draper curve.

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    1. The Dolomite is quite an old stick, that lived in what is now our Covert line of sticks. Any of those would provide the updated feel you’re looking for. As for curve, W03 is what you want. The names change but the numbers stay the same.

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      1. Old, but great! I stocked up back in 2010, and just went through my last Dolomite now.

        What the difference between the W03 Henrique and the W03 Backstrom?

        Also, is there somewhere I can find a comparison/the differences between the QR Pro (intermediate) and the QR 5 (intermediate)?

        Thanks!

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      2. There is no difference between the Henrique and Backstrom, it is the same curve. Again, always look for the number, W03. Most retail sites allow you to compare the different levels of sticks but the biggest difference is weight. The QR Pro will be about 100 grams lighter than the QR5.

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  10. Your website, and all of the retail websites I’ve found, do not have any description or explanation as to the differences between the two sticks.

    Can you please explain what the differences are? $80 to $300 is quite the jump for only being 100grams lighter?

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    1. 100 grams is quite a lot of weight for a stick. Due to that difference the construction of the sticks are different. The high end sticks contain our lightest weave carbon fiber that is designed to enhance the features of the stick. The lower end sticks contain different levels of that carbon fiber material which accounts for the added weight.

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  11. First off, I just want to say, Warrior has become one of my favourite brands and I never plan on buying another brand of stick ever again. It’s just the coolest brand. A+ there, good job.

    Lately, I’ve been doing a ton of overthinking, though I would love your take on my struggles. I currently have a W28 curve (lie 4) and it’s been ok so far. I also have a CCM P46 (I think lie 5) which is similar and I have a Sherwood PP61 (lie 5.5) which I have cut shorter to keep it flatter on the ice. I’ve had moments with these sticks where I’ve loved them, then hated them… thus you see my struggle in finding what lie or curve is right for me. I was in looking at the W03, and it looks tempting to try as well since I’ve never tried the Warrioe lie 5…it doesn’t seem quite as upright as the Bauer lie 6 (for example the Overckin Curve)… am I wrong on this? Anyhow…I have bashed my head against the wall weighing the pros and cons of a longer stick with a lower lie or a shorter stick with a higher one. I’m a forward, and only 5’6 tall… what style of play would be most ideal for me to adopt and train to play like? I figure if I answer this question, the type of stick lie and curve I should use will become clearer. Any input is appreciated…hopefully this isn’t too much!

    Thanks

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    1. It is impossible to recommend a style of play for you without knowing anything about you, your skating style, skill set, etc. This is something that has to be decided by you and your coach(s). The best way to determine which stick lie is right for you is to put the stick in your hands, in the skating position and see which feels natural. Curve is also a matter of personal preference.

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  12. Where can I find information on your Slovak and kremlin curve that you offer on the custom stick builder?

    It would be able to compare the lie and etc. before ordering.

    Cheers!

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    1. Unfortunately the best way would be to search online (Google/etc) for info. They are heritage patterns that were discontinued from our retail line years ago. We’re working with the web team to get info about them on the customizer.

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  13. First off, I love your stuff. I am a Marine stationed in Germany so accessing hockey gear overseas is a rare experience. While attending a tournament I found a little hockey shop that is a Warrior retailer. I bought a new QRL Pro in 75 flex knowing that I will have to cut it down. I am about 5’9″ and 175lbs and was thinking about trimming it to 60″, like my other twigs. I was hoping that would be adequate but after some reading it looks like I may have been using sticks that were too tall for me this entire time. Going from 63″ to 60″ should make the stick around 84-87 flex which is about what I am using now. I am concerned that if I go any shorter, I am using too stiff of a stick. Did I screw up and buy too long of a stick? I hate to turn around and have to sell it but don’t want to cut it and then realize it is not the right stick for me. Help!

    P.S. my kids LOVE their Warrior gloves and won’t wear any other!

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