Easton Blade Names

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  1. gar013

    gar013 Registered User

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    I just bought an EQ30 (which i must say is pretty good) and its a p4 Hall pattern. Hall has replaced Sakic in the Easton blade lines, but what happens if Hall is a bust like greg oden? I think they shouldve kept Sakic's name on there for a bit longer (unless it had something to do with rights and the NHLPA)
     
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    kr580 Who knows.

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    Hall is an exciting up and comer. If it doesn't work out they can just sign a deal with someone for the next line of product.

    Names don't matter at all anyhow.
     
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    They've had Drury's name on blades up until last month, not like he's been tearing up the league the last 4-5 years :p
     
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    I'd rather they just had pattern names like Combat does (HCR = heel curve round, MC = mid curve, etc). Or codes like Bauer (PM9, P91A, etc). They're always going to change the names around and it gets confusing when they do it every year.
     
  5. Rush22*

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    Just ignore the name on the stick and read the information Easton prints on each stick stating Lie, Depth, Cruve, Ect....
     
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    Darrelle Lundqvist Swagelin

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    I've used an Parise (Drury) easton Eq50 this whole season, and i must say that the feel on the stick is great for catching passes and has a quick release, However the weights at the bottom of the stick can crack and fall out, hasbt happend to me yet though
     
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    It's a year to year contract for the most part. The Modano curve was a staple for Easton for years, then post-lockout he signed with Reebok who didn't keep him as a sponsor for too long. The Modano became the Forsberg which is now the Zetterberg.

    Realistically it's mostly marketing. Each of the equipment companies seemingly go out of their way to sign the next big thing to endorse their stuff.

    And yes, there have been some questionable blade sponsors in the past. My buddy still jokes about his Alyn McCauley Mission stick.
     
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    A huge portion of stick sales comes from parents buying sticks for their kids. Sakic isn't gonna mean a whole lot to young uns, but Hall is an exciting up and comer, it's just smart marketing. If Hall busts, they'll just name the pattern something else.

    I agree with Jarick though, I do like the way Bauer does it. A name that doesn't change (i.e. PM9) as well as a name used for marketing that does change (the PM9 has been the Hossa, St. Louis, Malkin, Stamkos, etc.). They can get their marketing in, but it's always easy to know what your curve is.
     
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    Even better, if I were running a hockey company, I'd make sure I have a few distinct lines, give them unique names (like Warrior does), not change the models every year, and make all the names and patterns four or more letters/characters long. Pet peeve that you can't use forum searches half the time for models like ST or PM9 or whatever.
     

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