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  2. Taskmaster99

    New Tour Skates

    The new Tour skates are at In-line Warehouse.
  3. Is the inside sole (when you remove the footbeds) not flat? As in bumpy around certain areas especially where the rivets are (indented). When I run my hand on the bottom into the forefoot, it isn't flat and feels "lumpy". Not sure if it's from the heat moulding or if it's just like this but I vaguely remember it was possibly like this out of the box.. I've attached pics but it's a bit hard to see.. it's more apparent on the right skate. I don't notice it when the footbeds are in. Just wanted to know if I messed it up during the heat moulding. I'm not talking about the texture of the actual material, but actual indents where the rivets are and throughout the sole that feels almost like domes.
  4. IPv6Freely

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    Hey if a retail skate fits you, then have at it.
  5. Today
  6. I'll have to try your suggestions. I did try to "roll" the tongue - maybe I'll try the heat gun a bit. Nevertheless, thank you for sharing your experience. I like to see the "tinkering" stories and skate modifications!
  7. CigarScott

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    I'm not complaining about True or their customer service; they go way above and beyond than any hockey equipment manufacturer that I've ever dealt with. I came to their defense regarding this. I ordered my first pair in July, got them remade in September, sent them back for adjustments in October and they're paying to ship them back next month for them to move one of my holders medially. I doubt anyone else would do that after all these months.
  8. Sniper9

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    And this is the reason I went on and tried the as1 skates and I'm getting rid of my trues. The as1s fit me better than the trues after a bit fine tuning certain areas with the heat gun. And cost me a fraction of the price. Ultimately, the trues are still a very solid skate and they will probably out last the ccms... But I'm not going to risk getting a poorly fitting pair of custom skates when I know now that retails fit me fine if not the same or better than my trues.
  9. Shenanigans

    2018-2019 Gear Sightings

    FT1 vs FT2 Video.
  10. Giltis

    CCM D30 in skates?

    On the Outside? I don't see how it could be more beneficial for protection to be flexible in this area. On the Inside? It might be interesting to have the skate feel differently in response to how hard you push on the skate. But I imagine more would opt for predictable response. But it could be quite cool to have your skate moulded to your feet every time you skate somehow. D3O is quite a wonderful product, I hope to see it used more even outside the world of Hockey and Motorbikes.
  11. nutters

    CCM D30 in skates?

    IIrc they have some in the tongues of their goalie skates. On the original tacks at least.
  12. Nicholas G

    CCM D30 in skates?

    Anyone know why CCM doesn't use D30 in any of their skates?
  13. IPv6Freely

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    I think we're referring to different people.
  14. marka

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    Howdy, Let's review. * A customer gets his skates. The skate for _his shorter foot_ isn't long enough. * Skates are sent back to be remade. * True contacts customer to say "Hey, we're going to have to increase the holder length". * Customer (understandably) responds with "what? how come?", because nothing he's asked for would seem to indicate that the holder size would need to be increased. None of that is "expects long detailed messages". At this point what I know about custom True skates is that of the two local guys I know that have bought them, one seems in love and the other is on his 3rd go-around of shipping them back to be fixed. In terms of online experiences, the issues people are raising don't seem to be in the category of "fine tune the fit, like you'd expect" and are more in the category of "The skate was so jacked up that it needed to be completely remade". If I were True, I would be concerned with my image. There is absolutely no question that I would explore options other than True at this point, whereas a year or so ago that wasn't the case. YMMV. Mark
  15. IPv6Freely

    Unknown jaw protector / combo shield

    On another note, I actually like the one Vladdy is sporting. Lets you use any shield you want or are used to, and you just add the chicklets protector in addition. It's ugly AF but may be a better option than a combo for the guys who are used to wearing just a visor.
  16. IPv6Freely

    Unknown jaw protector / combo shield

    Interesting they don't do the full poly mask for adults anymore. Their original mask was GREAT. Their second version fogged up like crazy. And now they only have the combos. Nice to see they're increasing the shield size on the Zero Plus though. The current version is tiny. Still think I'll stick with a cage though.
  17. IPv6Freely

    Sparx Skate Sharpener - At home sharpener

    The alignment tool comes with it. The edge checker doesn't.
  18. Howdy, FWIW, I think an edge checker is perhaps not _required_ but for sure an "If you're serious, you'll want one" purchase for one of these. If I had to pick between the two, I wouldn't spend money on the optical alignment tool, I'd just get it somewhere near and then dial in with the edge checker (since, in my experience, you have to do that anyway). Mark
  19. shoot_the_goalie

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    But isn't this an example of positive customer service from True? They could just respond, "Sorry, but talk to your LHS where you were fitted. Not our fault you live XXX hours away from them." But they don't do that, and will still talk directly to the customer in many instances to help. I know some other major hockey manufacturers who have told me "Sorry. Can't help you on that. You need to talk to where you bought it from."
  20. Does the consumer grade machine come with the optical alignment tool, or do you need to buy that as well? Aha, just checked the manual, and it does.
  21. IPv6Freely

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    And that's totally fine. Rob went out of his way for me when I first got my VH back in the day, too (granted there was no LHS middle-man at that point). But expecting long detailed messages from their customer service is probably a bit of a stretch. Just use a bit of common sense, like it appears you are in your case. Some others aren't so much.
  22. Nicholas G

    Jet Speed FT1 8.0EE

    Sold.
  23. Dave P

    Unknown jaw protector / combo shield

    Thread drift..... How many layers of shirts is Putin wearing, kinda looks like 4? Does he get cold easily.... Dave
  24. Nicholas G

    Hands on with Marsblade Ice Holder...

    Interesting. That explains why so many people are asking me to profile them.
  25. Nicholas G

    Skate liner replacement?

    Thanks, I will send him an email.
  26. CigarScott

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    I agree that the shop should be doing this for the customer but sometimes this is not practical. I, along with a lot of people, who live in hockey deserts have to travel far to get fitted for True (or other companies) custom skates. The closet fitter to me is about a seven hour drive and I ended up getting mine fitted at a shop that is about a 10 hour drive from me. A lot of people plan on getting fitted when on work trips or vacations to hockey areas so I, along with a lot of people can't just drive down the street to where they got fitted to show the issues to shop and have them work on their behalf. In my case, I would just email them info and pics and they just forward them up to Winnipeg since they can't add any additional info as they can't see me with the skates on in person. For myself, it's a lot easier for me just to email Rob than email the shop or True's customer service, who do give short, sometimes unhelpful responses.
  27. CigarScott

    Skate liner replacement?

    Looks like he does according to his site: New Linings (includes new eyelets) $135.00/pair
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