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  2. the iceman

    Warrior Covert RS Pro Hockey Helmet

    I tried it on and found it to be a lot deeper than the Alpha Pro.
  3. marka

    Odd skate sharpening question

    Howdy, Are you using the same edge checker, in the same manner (i.e. which way the edge checker is facing)? I would think that if an edge got beat up enough to go from being even to being way off level, then the damage would be both visible and not uniform. But an edge checker that wasn't actually indicating level correctly could perhaps explain what you're seeing... Mark
  4. Today
  5. six501

    Odd skate sharpening question

    This steel had a 10-foot radius put on it then was sharpened on a regular machine, not a Sparx. We then checked the edges in the shop after doing them and they were dead on. It hasn't touched the Sparx after it was hand sharpened.
  6. Sniper9

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    No one can really answer this because your arch pain can be caused by various things. I saw the new tongue in person today for the first time and it's actually quite beefy. I expected it to bee really thin but it's not.
  7. stick9

    Odd skate sharpening question

    Same edge relative to the position in the Sparx? Your ring alignment could be off.
  8. flip12

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    Wouldn't a thinner tongue be more conducive to lace bite?
  9. SirJW

    2018 Third Jerseys

    Then I bet you are still looking. Kings have leaked. https://mayorsmanor.com/2019/11/update-la-kings-2020-outdoor-jersey-leak/ http://news.sportslogos.net/2019/11/22/leaked-2020-la-kings-stadium-series-jersey/
  10. I had just a 10' radius put on my Tydan steel recently and sharpened to a 9/16 like I always do. Typically I use a Sparx machine but I have my buddy sharpen them manually too. He did them, we checked the edges, and they were even on both skates. My second time skating on them, I felt like I had to put more effort into each stride and like I was skating on sandpaper. I checked the edges today with a clean Sparx edge checker and both are uneven/off by a lot. I haven't thrown my skates around, or my bag. Hoping someone has some kind of idea because it doesn't make sense to me.
  11. Hills

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    I was expecting thinner like the old Bauer tongues. These still feel a bit thick for my liking as if I crank the laces I start to get lace bite near my instep. I enjoy the tongue more than the stock one though just for the lower profile.
  12. dasuchin

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    I haven't tried any custom skates yet, that's why I'm here trying to figure out if they'd help with arch pain at all or not.
  13. strosedefence34

    Which edge checker ?

    Bumping an old thread here I am not sure which edge checker the shop has (pretty sure it's a blademaster) but is there really a difference between these two magnetic replacement angles aside from $5? or should I try and match these to the edge checker? http://blademaster.com/web/usa/en/blademaster/251-br1001.html http://blademaster.com/web/usa/en/blademaster/255-br201.html
  14. Sniper9

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    This. It has nothing to do with time frame but total hours. I am on the ice 1-2 times a week and about 1.5-2 hrs a session and my skates show no real issues after a year. Just surface scratches and scuffs and just some minor surface rust on some of the rivet prongs. Not even all just the ones more prone to exposure to sweat and water. You should rebake them after the foam compacted. I've rebaked my skates three times in the first four mths. The first bake was meh. The last bake really dialed them in bc it took into account the foam being a bit more compact etc. You shouldn't have to crank on the laces with these skates at all.
  15. Stewie

    Warrior Covert RS Pro Hockey Helmet

    saying they "dropped the ball" based on comfort and poor fit seems a bit harsh, considering it might fit others just fine. if i judged all helmets based on how they fit my head, 90% of them are shit.
  16. SkateWorksPNW

    My Bauer sticks

    Between the Kuch and Pasta, I prefer the Pasta personally. But it has to be the real deal.
  17. Has anyone tried this helmet on? I was seriously disappointed with the lack of comfort and poor fit of this helmet. Warrior really dropped the ball on this one.
  18. Giltis

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    If I was skating 10 hours a day, I would get 2~3 pairs at a time, and rotate them every 5 hours. Regular shoes work the same way, two shoes bought one after another wear out much faster than two shoes bought at the same time and swapped every day.
  19. flip12

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    Did you rebake the skates after the foam compressed?
  20. JR Boucicaut

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    There's only a 226-page thread on TRUE skates...believe your post would best be served there.
  21. Catalyst

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    That’s the one yes. The NON felt back. https://www.true-hockey.com/true-products/custom-skates/
  22. jared9356

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    As of now it’s my career so I’m on the ice weekly. It’s weekends like last one that hurt (30+ hours on ice between AAA/Junior). But the thing is, I take great care of them. Insoles come out immediately after use and they’re drying directly in front of a fan no later than an hours after each use. Rusting out. Since the foam has compacted within the last 4/5 months, I’ve had to crank the laces around the instep which has resulted in some of them pulling out.
  23. jared9356

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    For the first 6 months I absolutely loved them. If I weren’t doing beer league/youth and only working higher levels I probably wouldn’t have the issues just based on mileage. They fit well and are much easier on the feet for a 4 game set than retail. Other complaint is that they retain water like crazy and depending on how much you sweat, you could be standing in a puddle after a game or two.
  24. Sniper9

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    This is also an excellent time for ppl to get trues. Free upgrades for personalization including blacksteel. And 7 day rush turnaround. Even makes me want to get a second pair
  25. Sniper9

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    How many times a week are you on the ice? Did ur previous skates last much longer with the same amount of use? By eyelets coming loose do you mean them rusting over and need replacing or literally breaking off?
  26. Sniper9

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    If u get arch pain even in custom skates or speed plates then you need to look further into why you are having arch pain as it's probably biomechanical. You may have to start doing some exercises and fascial release of the arch muscles, and even work hour way up to the calves and shins etc.
  27. 215BroadStBullies610

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    Appreciate the feedback. As a fellow official myself, I've been eyeing up VH/Trues for about 2-3 years now. Another officiating buddy of mine also complained about the durability of the True skates (his pair is the 1st Gen). I've been pushing off the purchase because I don't want "eat" $1K in vain. The incentives are there though (e.g. custom fit, tax write-off). Interested to hear from other officials and their respective experiences.
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