Blade patterns play a central role in modern hockey. They are one of the few pieces of equipment that can be fully customized around an athlete’s unique skill set. Traditionally named after sponsored athletes, common patterns have as many aliases as a super spy and pop up in every level of competition.
With the growing popularity of carbon fiber sticks, custom blade patterns have been relegated to the few, old school wood players. Nowadays, hockey sticks come in a handful of industry standard patterns, such as the Sakic or Modano. While these general blade variations get the job done, athletes are less likely to reap the full suite of benefits a custom blade offers.
Anyone familiar with Eleven knows how passionate we are about our custom blade options. We believe you deserve a blade specially designed to keep up with your specific style of play. But regardless of whether you are creating a custom blade pattern or choosing one from the shelf, the all-important question is how do you figure out which set of features are best suited for you? In short, it comes down to understanding the benefits of each custom option and constructing a pattern tailor made for your specific needs.