What is the reason behind curved hockey sticks?
I would like to know about it's history, reason of curve, benefits and science.
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The sticks are curved to better adapt to the type of shot before and during the hit.
The curvature in fact depends on the type of handle and the single-player (the bat is considered an extension of the arm).
You can find those kind of curve:
• Heel Open, Small • Mid Round, Small • Mid Round, Big • Mid Round, Open • Heel Open, Big
Furthermore to reduce the impact on the surface (specially on ice).
Historically there were an high evolution on material: from wood, aluminum, glass fiber, up to more recent materials: kevlar, graphite, titanium