Hey guys, I’m Tomas Tatar,
and this is my stick. So, what’s probably a little different than what other guys have is… cutting the stick a little shorter, and adding a wood plug, which, you can’t really see it, I mean…
I think it changes the kick point of the stick. Maybe it doesn’t even do anything, it’s just in my head, and… I’m just… keep doing it for some reason. The curve, it was a funny story too. I used to have a heel, it was, I think, Drury’s curve from Bauer I believe. And one day I just pretty much decided to heat up the toe and just bend it. So I was kind of looking at it, ‘how does it look?’ and I tried to grab it on the ice and it felt pretty good, so I cut it, and had it made for me, and… this is the curve I came up with. I’m using 75 flex, which is really whippy. It’s probably less than, for example, Webby’s, who has 120. You know what? I was just testing a few stuff down in the minors, and… I found some perks, the whippier the stick was, and you know the problem at the start was with the aim, and then maybe I figured out how to help myself. And I think just to have this kind of whip on the stick, I think it’s quicker release, and stronger release for me.
At least it’s fitting me, so… Yeah, it’s going to snap. Maybe this is a little thing that not everybody does. I’m marking the stick, as you can see. The dates, where the stick was made, so I know how old is the stick. So for example, this one was 19 January ’19. And then I have a little ‘J’ here, as I’m honoring my dad, you know, so he’s all the time with me. So it’s for him, and… Yeah, that’s pretty much it.