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What is your blade angle? (Feather offset)
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Re: What is your blade angle? (Feather offset) 18 May 2011 08:51 #13

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Brand: Steamlyte
Model: Kinetic
Make: Carbon/Kevlar (HPS shaft)
Hand: Right
Grip: Yes
Length: 200 cm
Angle: 80 degrees
Country: Ireland
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Re: What is your blade angle? (Feather offset) 21 May 2011 12:09 #14

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Brand: Steamlyte
Model: Kinetic
Make: Carbon/Kevlar
Hand: Right
Grip: Yes
Length: 205 cm
Angle: 50 degrees
Country: Ireland
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Re: What is your blade angle? (Feather offset) 23 May 2011 01:10 #15

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Scanno wrote:
Brand: Steamlyte
Model: Kinetic
Make: Carbon/Kevlar
Hand: Right
Grip: Yes
Length: 205 cm
Angle: 50 degrees
Country: Ireland


Hey Scanno,

Do you have problems blocking shots if you hold your paddle in the "keeper position"?

Re: What is your blade angle? (Feather offset) 27 May 2011 08:00 #16

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I think just like any other paddle angle you adapt and get used to it. You just hold the paddle at a slightly different angle than if it was an 85-90degree paddle angle.

I'd like to blame the paddles for my goalkeeping ability but doubt I'd be believed:D
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Re: What is your blade angle? (Feather offset) 28 May 2011 09:52 #17

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Haha nice if only there is a like button. I'd click on it =D

Re: What is your blade angle? (Feather offset) 28 May 2011 15:46 #18

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Brand: Streamlyte
Model: Can't remember - quite old :P
Make: Not sure, before prepreg
Hand: Right
Grip: Yes
Length: 200 cm
Angle: 80 degrees
Country: England

Just as a note, I've gone from using an 80 degree feather on my streamlytes, to 45 degree club polo paddles. Once I got used to them, I don't feel blocking or goalkeeping ability was really reduced at all, I just got used to holding them at a different angle. Maybe at international level where you're stopping very powerful shots it might make a difference, but at club level it's not a massive issue in my opinion .
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