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  2. Coldclay

    Let's Talk Elbow Pads

    STX HPR's have meshy sleeves that don't stretch too much which helps preventing slippage... IMO all elbows slip a bit, unless you get something slightly too small and cram your elbow's in them. But the STX definitely hold up decently. Good velcro straps, well made and very protective.
  3. I've found the 85 Flex A5.2 to play and feel very similar to a 75 flex Bauer Nexus or CCM Tacks 2.0. They play very whippy. But it's an awesome stick. I just picked up two more 75 Flex A5.2s for my youngest son on clearance at Sportchek - $129.99 for the first stick, and 50% off ($64.99) for the second. Can't beat that deal! Agreed on the weight too, its a well balanced stick overall. colins
  4. Yesterday
  5. malcb33

    Let's Talk Elbow Pads

    Any experience with the HPR elbows? They look decent, but how deep is the pocket and the lock? I don't think I have weird elbows, but I swear every pad I try slides down by tugging on it, except my ancient Jofa's
  6. bunnyman666

    Modifying A Composite Blade

    Thanks, @flip12 for the mention. I am embarrassed! I replied to @marka when @padobo was the one who asked! What you’re wanting to do is TOTALLY doable; just possibly a bit above your paygrade at the moment. Marka is right: play with broken sticks first! Composite repair is not nearly as daunting as it sounds. Blades are easier than shafts, for certain. Since a blade has a core, it is really a simple fix. You need 80 grit sandpaper, epoxy, and fabric. You can cut fabric to cover 1/2” of either side of the crack, sand the area with 80 grit paper, mix up enough epoxy to equal (or slightly more than) the pieces of fabric, clean area with acetone (modern, commercial grade foam is pretty resistant to cured foam on a blade), thoroughly wet your fabric, squeegee off the excess resin, apply the fabric to the crack, then wrap it with electrical tape. Of course for small cracks along the bottom edge, mixing powdered graphite with two part extra strength household epoxy or JB Weld, then compacting it with electrical tape works very well. This was for a break. You would treat trimming and rounding the blade slightly differently than a crack. Carbon tape would be your best bet. You would wrap the rounded bits with strips of the tape. Repairing a shaft will affect flex and kickpoint properties, which I am not too keen on, though it is not all that hard to do, either. But be warned- repairing a shaft will make the stick not perform as engineered. It is physics, plain and simple. However- you SHOULD try it once! But start with blade repair. My biggest suggestion is to search far and wide for research material. Widen your scope to home built composite bicycles and parts and you will hit the jackpot on how to fix and build composites. I got my start from a simple hole poked in my Zipp disc bicycle wheel. Please @padobo PM me if you have more questions.
  7. Butch

    In need of a new stick

    Saskatchewan
  8. I never take big clappers or extremely powerful shots from far out, above the top of the circles, so I have always focused on sticks with a quick release. Today, for shits and giggles, I decided to test out a True A5.2 SBP stick in a much higher flex than I usually use. To my surprise I was able to shoot more accurately and powerful in longer than I can even recall! I understand the SBP is more of a variable kick point but the power and accuracy of my shots, all shots, compared to my typical A6.0HT and QRE was very noticable. I have to say that sometimes it's good to try something new and different as opposed to what you're used to. You never know what the result might be. I also found the slightly heavier weight of the A5.2 to be very satisfying. Normally, I prefer the lightest sticks on the market, and while it's only about 420 grams, which is still very light, it's slightly heavier than I normally use. I really liked the small amount of added weight though!
  9. Bizz22

    P28M - Max Height Blade?

    Thats the first place i went but i dont see the max blade version of the curve
  10. JR Boucicaut

    P28M - Max Height Blade?

    https://www.warrior.com/customsticks
  11. One was in the left skate the other in the right so I don't think it's a bad holder. One was a passed puck the other he has no idea. The kid's away from home so I need it to be easy to put in.
  12. Bizz22

    P28M - Max Height Blade?

    where did you find this customizer?
  13. gerbe3:16

    In need of a new stick

    Welcome Butch. Where are you from if I may ask?
  14. JR Boucicaut

    LS4 blades keep breaking ... best alternative?

    Have you checked the mount? Like...how did the steel break? There's quite a few factors, but just want to eliminate all of them as much as possible. Step can be tough to put in (so is LS3), Tydan and Byonik are easier in that regard; Byonic is a bit taller than LS2 but not the tall steel you're looking for.
  15. JR Boucicaut

    Our new front-end

    First off, thank you for supporting MSH! We are approaching our 15th year of being the largest resource of hockey equipment discussion on the Web, and we’ve achieved great things as a community. However, one of the biggest things that a community must do is constantly evolve. Nowadays, it is important to be active on social media channels as well as video content; life moves fast and people consume media differently. Not that there isn’t anything wrong with forums per se, but it is time that we evolve into a position that we can offer all of those options. So we’ve designed a new front end that will highlight the content we create, yet provide an easy way to move on to /forums for a deeper dive. Let us know what you think!
  16. I am not. One blade that broke was original to the skates purchased in June 2018 at Pro Hockey Life. The other set where purchased in August 2018 from a shop in New England that is very particular.
  17. MyBoxersSayJoe

    Laura Stamm skating clinic

    Enjoyed Laura Stamm's clinics when I had her as a teenager. As an adult I've been going to Robby Glantz. He does adult sessions, I think I've been to two of them now. Really nice to work on some of the finer details of skating that you don't get to in pickup or men's league games.
  18. JR Boucicaut

    LS4 blades keep breaking ... best alternative?

    That steel never saw the light of day aftermarket-wise.
  19. The blades are always profiled so not an issue.
  20. Should be noted, if you go LS3, you will need to have them profiled. The heels and toes are brutal. I found the LS4 to be much more playable out of the box. Also, are you sure you're getting the updated LS4 and not the old LS4 that had breakage issues?
  21. JR Boucicaut

    The Prosharp Project

    LOL...I’m not much for inside jokes too much, but he’s kidding. This stems from an interaction with a customer back in the day, that Andy knew about.
  22. Butch

    In need of a new stick

    Yeah, feels like the only thing I'm useful for out there is just firing pucks at the net. There's a few Nexus 1N pro stocks around locally so I'm going to check those out. Went to the shooting gallery this morning and tried out 5 sticks: QRL, EK365, True XC9, 1S, and Ribcor ASY. For shooting my favourite was the QRL, the release was absolutely lethal on that thing. Just wish I could take em out on the ice and stickhandle around for a while...
  23. areed89

    The Prosharp Project

    This is an intriguing idea for sure. I've gotta say though, I'm just not sure that a black dude knows enough about equipment to be trusted with my wheels...
  24. Leif

    Foot pain

    Thanks. I’ll use a Silopos gel pad. I’ve decided to get some custom skates, which I hope will be more comfy.
  25. I know you said you had issues with Step being tough to get in, but I can't express how impressed I've been with my Blacksteel (I also use Edge holders). It really is a great product. I'm not against massive or tydan, but you can find Blacksteel for cheaper than both of those if you look around.
  26. Nicholas G

    P28M - Max Height Blade?

    Decided to bite the bullet and order some custom of these. Excited to see how they turn out.
  27. strosedefence34

    LS4 blades keep breaking ... best alternative?

    LS3 and LS4 are the same height.
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