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hunterphfr

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About hunterphfr

  • Birthday 07/31/1968

Equipment

  • Skates
    Bauer TotalOne Custom
  • Stick
    Easton Synergy Stealth
  • Gloves
    CCM CL
  • Helmet
    Bauer 9900 with an old HM40 cateye cage
  • Pants
    Bauer TotalOne Girdle
  • Shoulder Pads
    Bauer Pro
  • Elbow Pads
    Bauer Vapor XXXX
  • Shin Pads
    Easton
  • Hockey Bag
    Shock Dr.

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Tampa Florida

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  1. I would say the Narrow bars like on the Re-Akt etc. are best. I think white is only available on the traditional round bars. Can't beat the weight of the Re-Akt.
  2. I did the same thing. That's how I remember it.
  3. My son has 3 and I have 1. He wears the Re-Akt cage with his. The E700 is absolutely insanely light, nothing else comes close. There's only so much comfort padding, it doesn't absorb much and dries quickly. Even if I held the helmet in a tub full of water, it would still be one of the lightest helmets on the market. Sweat is much less of a problem than your typical gel pad helmet that absorbs nothing at all.
  4. I've only ever had one goalie that paid, he was a highly paid surgeon.
  5. Equipment Teardown

    My son has 3 E700s and traded a 4th for a pair of gloves. I have one myself. All were purchased used off eBay at a very generous discount, we weren't in a hurry. He has a black one for travel hockey, a blue one for high school (both with Bauer Re-Akt cages) and his original matte black without a cage he now uses for power skating. The last one I bought came with a half dozen sets or so of inner pads. As insanely light as the helmet is they have held up very well over several years. He skates 4-5 days a week and both leagues are very physical. The matte black, has some minor flaking of the plastic at the cage mounting point. I think this is our oldest one, the plastic was very thin there and seems thicker in the newer ones. Structurally it still seemed fine, he wanted to switch back to gloss black. There is the odd nick, mark or discoloration on each of them.The liner has peeled off the odd pad, but they are easily replaced. Unlike the traditional gel pads which I've been thoroughly frustrated by. His friend he traded with got mugged by 3 guys in front of the net on the weekend and had a J-clip ripped apart. His E700 held up just fine. I haven't really worn mine much. I mostly use an old HM40 cats eye lacrosse cage on my 9900. I haven't gotten around to switching helmets yet. Not sure how the lightness of the helmet and fit will be affected by the weight of the cage. I really am over my 9900 and just haven't gotten around to switching. So far the E700s have proven to be more tham durable and have held up better than his 9900 and my 9000 & 9900. In fact I still search eBay every now and then to see if there's any good deals.
  6. Southwest's magic numbers are 62 & 50 for all luggage including hockey or lacrosse bags or extra charges can be tacked on. It's a pretty common industry standard. L+W+H=62 inches and 50lbs maximum. A hockey or lacrosse bag with 2 sticks if they're taped together or in a stick bag makes up one checked bag. I'd recommend a low frills pro style bag. They fit the airline's measurements. They're also light, compact, durable, travel well and fit nicely in a crowded trunk. There's also less zippers, pouches, handles, wheels and other stuff to add weight, get snagged, torn, broken etc. They're bags that have been designed specifically to carry hockey equipment as efficiently as possible for long distance travel, by truck, bus, car, train or plane. We've travelled a lot with my son over the years. The fancier, higher priced and more feature filled bags don't last nearly as long if you travel a lot. On airlines that charge extra for checked bags when trying to cut down on a suitcase, we've found larger Ziploc bags and plastic grocery bags convenient for storing street clothes like underwear, socks, shirts, pants and shorts in the hockey bag. They keep the smell out and can be tucked into various corners and voids in the gear and bag. We've never had anybody go through his bag looking for extra clothing, never really thought about it. But if they ever do, I'm pretty confident they wouldn't dig very far. As was mentioned above find the hockey bag policy for whatever airline you're going to be flying. A quick google search will usually get you there. Print it out and keep it with your tickets. Especially if you're in an area that is not a hockey hotbed.
  7. eBay. Lots of older gear on there, just going to take time.
  8. Different rocker?
  9. Wear from grit isn't that big an issue for me. I usually sharpen my skates due to dings and burrs on the edges. Damage that results from metal on metal. Contact inside the bag, metal supports underneath the bench, posts, screws holding down rubber mats(shitty ass rink repairs), other players skates etc.
  10. My son who is insanely picky about the small details in equipment, skates, steel and sticks has used the Warrior Zetterburg and Bauer Kane off and on for almost 5 years. Hold one next to the other and they are basically absolutely identical, curve, lie and rocker. I just went through this at Christmas as he wanted to go back to the Kane after a lengthy period of using exclusively Zetterbergs. Not wanting to dump cash on the wrong lie (got burned once) I carefully examined them in the pro shop. They're identical.
  11. My sons numbers are 0504 21 15. I believe the last number is a 5. It could be a 2, a B or several other numbers or letters. The 0504 numbers appear to have been printed during the manufacturing/molding process. The 21 15 appear to have been printed during the actual skate building process. Unfortunately I have absolutely no idea what the numbers mean or relate to.
  12. I'd recommend the Easton EQ5 BNQ model. I'm on my iPad so I can't link easily. My son loved his, hated the bulky, padded, stiff models offered by other manufacturers. It is thin and flexible without the bulky padding, so it offers the neck comfort of a shirt model. It is by far the most comfortable and least noticeable model, yet it has Kevlar for maximum cut protection. I wouldn't consider a bib design unless you have a goalie. It would be overkill, bulky and decrease mobility and comfort. Shirt designs have several drawbacks. Price being an obvious one. Tournament weekends being another. You are left with the choice of putting on the same wet base layer all weekend or purchasing several expensive shirts. Kids grow pretty quickly. The Velcro neck guards offer more flexibility in sizing than the shirt models and are cheaper to replace as the child grows.
  13. My son has a pair. When I get a chance I'll see what his are for comparison.
  14. I was surprised CCM stuck with those eyelets in the RBZ. They seem to be some type of lightweight aluminum alloy. My son's last two pairs of skates were U+12s and CLs which had a similar eyelet, from when he was 10 to 14. We live in Florida so it's hot and humid and my son skates 5+/- times a week. With the sweat, heat and humidity those eyelets would simply disintegrate/turn into white dust. We replaced around half of them over time. Not a huge deal, pro shop treats us right and most were replaced free of charge. The higher up in the boot, the more likely destruction. He's now in pro stock RBZs which have a more traditional steel eyelet and we've had no problems. But the stock RBZ eyelets just don't belong in a high end skate.
  15. We shoot for 9-10 skaters per game on both our Sunday and Tuesday team. We carry 11 paid players and a goalie. Currently one paid slot is 2 half season players. I have a handful of players that bitch to no end if we're over 10 skaters. I've had guys walk in, take a head count and turn around and walk out. I send out a group text with game info and ask who's in and who's out. We make adjustments from there.