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(Ars Technica)   The hockey stick blade is getting longer   (arstechnica.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Climate, Climate change, Global warming, Climate model, Interglacial, Global climate model, Holocene, Earth  
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2021-11-10 12:53:40 PM  
It's looking rather turgid now.

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2021-11-10 12:58:45 PM  
And Leon's getting laaaarger
 
2021-11-10 1:12:11 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: And Leon's getting laaaarger


Dammit.

/Shakes Zdeno Chara sized fist.
 
2021-11-10 1:25:06 PM  
Not to bring sports into this, but I wonder if a longer blade would be an advantage in hockey, especially for defensemen. I know a lot of guys liked using longer sticks (Willie Mitchell comes to mind), like the big sticks in field lacrosse, but what about longer blades? like 6 inches longer (the way your mom likes it)? Less control when puck handling, but greater defending.
 
2021-11-10 1:26:05 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: And Leon's getting laaaarger


You're not helping Leon.  Why is that?
 
2021-11-10 1:51:54 PM  
but what about the curve?


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2021-11-10 2:40:59 PM  
Still not up to Gretzky' signature.  We've got time yet, as long as we keep the stick on the ice.

/I'm pulling for ya.  We're all in this together.
 
2021-11-10 2:48:25 PM  

EnzoTheCoder: Still not up to Gretzky' signature.  We've got time yet, as long as we keep the stick on the ice.

/I'm pulling for ya.  We're all in this together.


The solution to global warming involves duct tape, somehow
 
2021-11-10 3:35:59 PM  
Hmmm this is interesting

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2021-11-10 4:01:15 PM  
But what about solar activity?

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2021-11-10 4:04:25 PM  
Nothing changes until ALL fossil profits have been wrung out of the Earth.

Nothing.

A desert world, with occasional swathes of bleached skulls, sometimes with small piles of gold scattered among them.
 
2021-11-10 4:06:07 PM  

make me some tea: Hmmm this is interesting

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He then happily bounded into his private jet.
 
2021-11-10 4:21:59 PM  
Actually, that would not be the "blade" of the stick.  The blade is the part that's on the ice, that you smack the puck around with.  That would be the shaft.  And we all know the shaft is one bad mother...
 
2021-11-10 4:52:10 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: make me some tea: Hmmm this is interesting

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He then happily bounded into his private jet.


Not helping.
 
2021-11-10 5:17:04 PM  

Ishkur: Not to bring sports into this, but I wonder if a longer blade would be an advantage in hockey, especially for defensemen. I know a lot of guys liked using longer sticks (Willie Mitchell comes to mind), like the big sticks in field lacrosse, but what about longer blades? like 6 inches longer (the way your mom likes it)? Less control when puck handling, but greater defending.


Back in the day, Adam Oates, a center, used to cut his blade short and shape it. He was a center and was very good on faceoffs (and assists). And while a longer stick, and blade, may have some advantages, it really depends on who's using it and for what purpose. I usually play D these days and I use an unbelievably short stick. But it works for me. The reason I use such a short stick is I used to be a center and I was really good at winning faceoffs; mostly because the short stick gave me better leverage in close quarters (like you would expect during a faceoff). But, again, that's just me.

/Pardon the further derailment
//I played hockey for roughly 35 years and only recently stopped playing regularly
 
2021-11-10 5:29:24 PM  

make me some tea: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: make me some tea: Hmmm this is interesting

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He then happily bounded into his private jet.

Not helping.


Me or him?
 
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