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  • 11th Annual MSH SummerJam

    Happy to announce that we will be hosting the 11th Annual MSH SummerJam in Chicago, IL on Saturday July 27th! We will be skating on the Blackhawks' practice ice at MB Ice Arena. Since it's a new city for us, we decided to start really early on it.  If interested in the event, please post here to express your interest.

    JR Boucicaut
    JR Boucicaut
    News 37

    MSH 15th Anniversary

    As we are in our 15th year of existence (3/20 being the official date), we will be using this logo to commemorate it: It will also be featured on SummerJam and Winterfest jerseys on a patch, and we'll also have a t-shirt. Absolutely crazy that we've been around so long.  Thanks goes to everyone who has helped us out along the way.

    JR Boucicaut
    JR Boucicaut
    News 4

    MSH SummerJam registration now open!

    If you are wanting to attend SummerJam, please request access to the area: You will pay the entry fee upon approval.  Do note that we expect a lot of requests.  

    JR Boucicaut
    JR Boucicaut
    News

    Save the date

    July 27.  New city.

    JR Boucicaut
    JR Boucicaut
    News 8

    MSH Merchandise

    MSH has created a SquadLocker store in which we can offer merchandise.  It's good stuff and makes it easier on us to not have to hold stock on these items, as they directly ship to the person who orders it. The link is here: https://teamlocker.squadlocker.com/#/lockers/modsquadhockey If there is a particular item that you are interested in and is not listed, let us know and we can certainly add it. 100% of the money raised goes to site maintenance and upkeep, so we totally appreciate it when you buy something. Thanks for supporting MSH!  

    JR Boucicaut
    JR Boucicaut
    News 18
  • First skates since '02...help with fit.

    Hey all.  New to this place...hope I'm doing this correctly!   Okay,  background...playing for 45 years...college...adult leagues elite-level, coaching...the works.  All of that led to my hips degenerating and the loss of...well...everything (other than 24/7 pain). One miracle later...two new hips as of last June, and I can do everything again...including returning to the game I love! It's unreal...I wake up every and I'm thankful.   Onward...enough sappy stuff.  I have been away for 10 years, and the technology is now another universe to me.  Yesterday,  I went to the only place in the region that has pro-level gear. The Bauer computer says I'm in a Vapor, the S2Pro felt much better out of the box. The CCM computer says Jetspeed, but the SuperTacks AS1 felt better out of the box. They also said that the Ribcor would be closest in feel to my last skates...Supreme 5000's (yeah...that long ago). Here's my question...Should those Vapor and Jetspeeds feel uncomfortably snug in the instep and forefoot UNTIL they are baked, at which time they will feel good. Conversely,  will those Supremes and AS1's that feel good be too loose after baking? Thanks for bearing with the long post and my newly acquired ignorance! Oh and...glad I went in to try them on, I measured my feet and followed all online recommendations...they put me in 8.5's.  Well...in a "pro fit" w/o socks (my style), I'm actually a 7 left, and 8 right.  Will go with 7.5's unless I find my mirror image out there who wants to swap one skate!

    Jbear
    Jbear
    Ice Hockey Equipment 16

    The "people you may have heard about but probably didn't" death thread.

    Just saw this on TMZ...any details? http://www.tmz.com/2009/06/28/billy-mays-is-dead/

    EBondo
    EBondo
    Miscellaneous Discussions 985

    Vintage skates pro stock

    Hi everybody,  Have one question, what's the value of vintage skates ( 1995-1999)? Just find one on my attic.  Hope is in the good section!  Thanks 

    Nastys
    Nastys
    Ice Hockey Equipment 13

    Is this a real CCM PMT trigger 2

    I tried to Google the codes but I the numbers don't say what model it is (from what I've searched). Unless I'm just a total noon. Does CCM dress sticks or are their pro stocks what you see is what you get?   I know it's a ribcor bc of the ribs but not sure if it's the exact model as the skin.  http://imgur.com/gallery/Ntb7SPR

    Sniper9
    Sniper9
    Ice Hockey Equipment 3

    New Bauer 2XRs?

    Does anybody know when/if Bauer is going to release the 2XR inline skates?

    teamblades44
    teamblades44
    Roller Hockey Equipment 1

    Best “non-compression” skating socks

    Looking for recommendations for skating socks that don’t fit super tight and compress the crap out of my toes and high instep. See below, I have a few of these and a similar CCM model and hate them: https://www.hockeymonkey.com/catalog/product/view/id/338462 I’m basically looking for something that feels like a thin dress sock and allows my toes to wiggle, while providing a bit more tech on the moisture wicking front.  Thanks guys. 

    Cavs019
    Cavs019
    Ice Hockey Equipment 15
  • Quad 0 - gevorkya - Part 2

    Profile 5...but really Profile 3 with different hollow... Steel - StepSteel Black 272 Hollow - 5/8" About Me - I started skating when I was about 18.  Skating turned into pick up hockey then on to beer league and has been that for over 20 years.  Started out on cheap skates, no profiling, just was glad they were mine and not rentals.  Went thru 2-3 upgrades still without knowing what profiling even meant.  Skating was improving, as one would hope.  Finally got a set of higher end skates that felt most comfortable so far, still with out of box steel and normal sharpening.  Shortly after happen to stumble into a skate shop that had a pro who kinda explained profiling and possibly gave me his sales pitch.  Decided to go ahead and give profiling a shot, he took down my height, weight, etc. and profiled my couple of month old skates.  The difference was super noticeable, I felt completely different on the ice and couldn't believe the difference or how and why it took for me so long to figure out profiling existed and what it could do for one.  About a year after that I came across t-blades, the reviews and opinions seemed positive, so I had the same pro switch me over to t-blades, which apparently had a very similar profile already on them out of the box with the option of the blade I was picking out.  Well all that was another phase of my skating life and learning about skates/steel.  December of 2014 I went back to normal holders/steel when I got new skates yet again.  Had the same guy profile them, still not knowing exactly what kind of profile he was 'putting' on them.  I also started coaching and started to focus and learn extra about all facets of hockey including skate sharpening and what profiling exactly is.  About a year ago I bought my current pair of skates and this time asked what profile is being put on it, which, from what I was told is single 9' radius and what is now my control set.  An engineer in me usually analyses everything that I do, so it's same with skating, I always try to understand how exactly the steel makes contact with the ice, how the depth of the edge cuts into the ice and all the other aspects that contribute to someone staying upright or actually being on the ice.  Although I can't consistently put all of it together and be perfect, I consider myself a pretty good skater that can tell the difference between having an edge or not and beyond.  When I found out about all the different profiles and started researching what they are all about, I reached out ProSharp and was referred to JR, which thankfully brings me here to this project.  Can not wait to try out all the different profiles! Review - Numerically, this is my fourth profile done by JR - going from Single 9' radius to Zuperior S to Quad 0 to Quad 1 and now back to Quad 0. 
    Was torn between Q0 and Q1, so asked JR to throw Q0 back on, but with 5/8" hollow.  THIS IS IT!  The speed that was 'missing' the first time around(with 1/2" hollow) was now regained/present!  Felt like I had speed of Quad 1, which was probably the factor that kept me thinking about which profile is better...no more.  Acceleration was there as previously tested with Q0 1/2", now Speed was also there, honestly as much of it as I felt with Q1, so that's 2 favorable factors.  Thinking 5/8" hollow would do something to Stability was proven wrong, which is one of the million things going in your brain while you're really trying to think and decide what feels how and at what moment.  So 3 factor, check!  Mobility, turned on the dime and picked it up!  Sorry, lame joke 🙂 Overall - We have a WINNER!    Acceleration - 4 Mobility - 3 - I'm not entirely sure how to judge this category, so it might be a 4 also...for a 40+ year old, I was pretty 'mobile'  Stability - 4 - not going down unless i catch some type of rut on the ice or have a skating brain fart Speed - 4 - the critical area that was not as good on first trial of Q0 Want to Thank JR for everything that he has done for me with this project!  I greatly appreciate all the answers, advice, time and everything else that you have done! I found my magic combination - Quad 0 5/8" hollow - and now will enjoy skating every time I hit the ice! THANK YOU!

    gevorkya
    gevorkya
    Quadruple Radius

    Quad 1 - stick9

    Steel: Tydan Edge 246mm Hollow: ¾ ROH About me:  Skating in general has never really been an issue. I’ve always been able to get to where I need to be. I started skating a young and grew up on a lake, so plenty of ice time in the winter. There are some aspects of my skating that could be better. I have had issues with decreased agility and lack of overall stability in the past. Normally I rotate two sets of steel. The first set is stock Bauer LS4 profiled to a Quad 0 by Shayne from Pro Sharp, the second is stock STEP Edge. When I started this program I purchased a set of Tydan from the pro shop here at MSH. The stock STEP profile is my control set. Review: I spent roughly 4+ hours on this profile. All of which was either mens league or pickup, no public skating this time around. Transitioning from my control steel to the quad 1 was fairly easy, no real adjustment period needed. My initial reaction was “this seems long” but it really didn’t play that way. I was able to get in and out of my turns with ease. Getting off the line and moving around in tight spaces was very fluid. The only time they actually felt longer was when I transitioned from forward to backwards. The larger (or longer) heel was somewhat noticable. Overall the added stability and top end speed was a nice add. Especially since I didn't have to sacrifice in other areas to get it. In comparison to the quad 0 I’ve been using. The quad 1 played a lot like the quad 0, just longer on the back side and the numbers bear that out. Quad 0 = 6’, 9’. 11’, 13’. The Quad 1 = 6’, 9’. 12’, 15’. Mobility: 4 Stability: 4 Speed: 4 Acceleration: 4 Other profiles on deck: 9 | 50mm | 10.5 Quad 0 I reserve the right to change/alter/modify my scores based on further testing

    stick9
    stick9
    Quadruple Radius

    Quad 1 - Aggie

    Profile 4 – Quad 0 Steel – Step Steel 272 Hollow – 100/50 FBV About Me – I started skating and playing roller hockey back in college around 1998.  After graduating, I played roller hockey leagues for a few years before most of our team converted to ice in 2005.  I am currently playing ice hockey at a Silver B level (rink has multiple Gold, Silver, and Bronze levels).  Review – I’ve been going back and forth with the Zuperior M, Quad 0, and Quad 1 profiles the past few months, as initially it was difficult to tell the differences.  Going back and forth a bit helped me differentiate between these three profiles.  Compared to the Quad 0, the Quad 1 profile had a little bit more speed and stability.  This is my favorite out of all the profiles I tried, but I would be happy with either the Zuperior M, Quad 0, or Quad 1.  I can't go back to a single radius again!  Huge shout out and thanks to JR, MSH, and Prosharp for this! Acceleration - 3.5 Mobility - 3.5 Stability – 4.0 Speed – 4.0

    Aggie
    Aggie
    Quadruple Radius

    Quad 0 - Aggie

    Profile 4 – Quad 0 Steel – Step Steel Velocity 272 Hollow – 100/50 FBV About Me – I started skating and playing roller hockey back in college around 1998.  After graduating, I played roller hockey leagues for a few years before most of our team converted to ice in 2005.  I am currently playing ice hockey at a Silver B level (rink has multiple Gold, Silver, and Bronze levels).  Review – I’ve been going back and forth with the Zuperior M, Quad 0, and Quad 1 profiles the past few months, as initially it was difficult to tell the differences.  Going back and forth a bit helped me differentiate between these three profiles.  Compared to the Zuperior M, the Quad zero profile had a little bit more mobility with less stability.  I felt that the speed and acceleration were similar.  Acceleration - 3.5 Mobility - 3.5 Stability – 3.5 Speed – 3.5

    Aggie
    Aggie
    Quadruple Radius

    Zuperior M - Aggie

    Profile 3 – Zuperior M Steel – Step Steel 272 Hollow – 100/50 FBV About Me – I started skating and playing roller hockey back in college around 1998.  After graduating, I played roller hockey leagues for a few years before most of our team converted to ice in 2005.  I am currently playing ice hockey at a Silver B level (rink has multiple Gold, Silver, and Bronze levels).  Review – I’ve been going back and forth with the Zuperior M, Quad 0, and Quad 1 profiles the past few months, as initially it was difficult to tell the differences.  Going back and forth a bit helped me differentiate between these three profiles.  The Zuperior M profile felt the most stable to me out of all the profiles I’ve tried.  When I switched back to the 10’ single radius profile, this was really noticeable on transitions during games.  I fell down a few times on the single radius in quick transition skating, but with the Zuperior M, there were a few times I may have wobbled, but never fell.  Compared to the 10’ single radius, all categories improved. Acceleration - 3.5 Mobility - 3.0 Stability – 4.5 Speed – 3.5

    Aggie
    Aggie
    Triple Radius

    Zuperior medium vs Quad zero

    My son is 14 about 150lbs.plays forward. Hes always been on a contour with an ex equipment manager for hockey Canada , skate is marked 3.5 , 1.0. He recently went to the pro shop to try a quad zero and the guy really recommended the zuperior m saying it was the most popular. So hes trying the zuperior now, he likes it says he feels more blade on the ice but I'd like him to try the quad zero as well. What are the benefits to a quad zero compared to Zuperior? And has anyone compared the two? Hes a really good skater, the zup seems to have lengthen his stride alot. Thanks for any insight!

    Gorm88
    Gorm88
    Technical Info and General Questions 5
  • YouTube / ModSquadHockey

  • CCM Jetspeed

    These are 2015 CCM Jetspeeds in size junior 5.5 EE (whose current equivalent are size senior 6.0 EE JetSpeed FT1). My previous skates were Bauer Supreme 6000 in 6.0 D that I bought back in 2010. Before that, I had Micron Mega 10/90 in 6.0 D that I bought back in 1992...  Ray Bourque was the face of Micron skates in ads back then.   Fit --- 10/10 --- I baked these at home once and it took awhile for them to break in. I played in a league where we had one game a week so it took about three months before they felt good. The right foot felt fine but the left foot didn't feel good until three months later. I guess my left foot is a bit wider. Compared to the Bauer's, these felt great, especially when skating backwards; they didn't hurt my heel. They came with the CCM custom insoles which I put in. Now, I can wear these for a long time without any pain.
    Blade/Holder --- 10/10 --- The came with the polished SpeedBlades on 4.0 holders. I got the custom sharpened with 8' radius and 1/2" ROH at noicingsports. I came from using Step steel blades on my Bauer's. These had less steel at the toe and heel out of the box compared to the Bauer blades. I don't get any issues while skating in these. I used blue Loctite threadlocker on the nuts after I put the blades back on.
      Weight/Protection --- 10/10 --- These skates are the lightest I have ever skated in. Compared to the Bauer's, these are exponentially lighter. The old Bauer's had leather in the inside ankle area. These skates have all man-made materials, no real leather anywhere.   Durability --- 9.5/10 --- I have only worn these through one whole (beer league) season as I have been sidelined with injuries. 
    Intangibles  As short as I've skated in these skates, one of the skate laces have been wearing down but I don't see any sharp edges near the eyelet that it goes through on the left skate, but the right skate lace is not worn down at all. Maybe there's something I don't see. The ankle padding is great and tongue padding is great. No pain with the laces tightened down. I like the top edge padding on the boot. I don't have to wear long socks anymore. With the Bauer's that had a leather top edge, it would wear into my skin. These are so light, I have no idea how the can make a more lighter skate boot unless they make the toe box out of carbon fiber.
    Conclusion 49.5/50 Not sure if I'll ever switch back to Bauer skates.  

    caveman27
    caveman27
    Ice Hockey Skates/Holders

    Warrior Covert QREdge - bwhockey17

    Hey guys, Figured it's been a while (almost a year!) and that would be enough time for me to close out this review.  First off I want to to extend a sincere thank you to JR and MSH for giving me the opportunity to participate in this! It was an awesome experience and I'm definitely hoping to participate again next time out. Throughout this entire process, the MSH community, JR, and Warrior have been excellent to work with, and I can't put into words how awesome the entire experience was.  Onto the main part of this - the stick. It's still going strong after 11 months. The paint is chipped in a few areas, but cosmetically, it's definitely held up a lot better than previous sticks I had owned. Performance wise, it still has a ton of whip and pop. Warrior really has an excellent twig on their hands with the QR Edge. I highly recommend picking this up if you have the budget for it, and even better if you can get it on sale. The kickpoint, balance, feel, durability, and sleek exterior have all combined to make this my go-to stick whenever I play.  Final Overall Grade: 10/10

    bwhockey17
    bwhockey17
    MSH Long-Term Reviews

    CCM Jetspeed FT1

    Back after another full season in the FT1 skates. In a nutshell, these things have been warriors! Other than the cosmetic damage I reported previously, the skate integrity has been nothing short of stellar; believe it or not I am still on the original laces (which I also love by the way). I am extremely impressed with this skate and I don't regret transitioning from the Vapor series. If you are a Bauer Vapor player and are looking for a bit more of a heel lock and less volume in the toe, I highly suggest you trying out the FT1. The performance and durability have been exceptional and other than a few gripes about aesthetics, weight, and the lacking quick change holder, this skate has been a huge win! My overall score of an 8.5 still holds true! Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the fit, performance, transition, etc. Hope this helps!

    Dangles83
    Dangles83
    MSH Long-Term Reviews

    Reebok 11KP Pro Stock

    Background: Been playing ice hockey for over a year 6+ times a week. Playing in equivalent of C League with some high level pickup games thrown in. I'm a size 15in gloves, weigh 205lbs at 6ft tall. I play center so I take a lot of hacks on my gloves so gloves are an important part of my game. This is also my first review on any equipment that is hockey related, but I've used a lot in my short time playing. This will be a 6 month review. Fit:  I'm a tapered/anatomical fit guy and these are the best fitting gloves I own. The minute I slid my hand in I knew they were going to be my favorite gloves and they've proven time and time again to exactly that. The pro palm material is a step up in feel from retail options that I have used and I never want to go back. The flex cuff is far and away the best feature of this glove as it's very comfortable and allows for great mobility when stickhandling. Everything feels very snug and comfortable. If there is any knock at all, it's that there is no flexthumb but as this is a somewhat recent addition to most gloves, I won't deduct anything from my rating for it and I haven't noticed a difference in my game using gloves that have it vs those that don't. 10/10 Protection:  Protection is stellar. Pro Stock padding allows me to have confidence in faceoffs knowing that when someone inevitably hacks my hand I'm gonna be ok. I've batted down shots with these and haven't felt a thing. The flex cuff does wonders to protect your wrists from slashing and provides ample coverage to that area. I've beaten these gloves to death over the last 6 months and they refuse to let me down. 10/10 Weight:  They're light by my standard, but certainly not the lightest on the market or the lightest that I've used. The palm material is a bit on the heavier side, but allows for great feel at the expense of more moisture and heat. However, I can't say I notice it that much so it doesn't bother me in particular. If you're looking for a light glove, newer options will provide that a lot better than this. 7/10 Durability:  These things are a beast for durability considering the propalm. I use lizardskins and grip tape on my sticks. I'm slowly changing out to all grip tape over trainer's tape on all my sticks as lizardskins wear off. No major issues with durability on these gloves. The exterior looks fantastic, and pretty standard wear on the the palm, but still a long way to go before I get any holes showing. 10/10 Intangibles: You don't notice they're there. They mold to the hand and feel apart of you. They give me the confidence to play my best game without needing to readjust. 10/10 Conclusion:  The overall fit of these is FANTASTIC. My favorite gloves by far and I wish they still made the exact glove with a flex thumb. I also own Warrior QRLs and I still find these to be the superior glove. The flex cuff feels a lot better. I'll continue using these and will probably try to grab the CCM equivalent when I see another sale drop for them. I highly recommend these to anyone who enjoy a contoured fit. 47/50

    Mister_NoDangles
    Mister_NoDangles
    Gloves

    CCM Super Tacks Elbow Pads

    Height - 6'1" Weight - 200 lbs Elbow Pad Size tested - Large (these were purchased w my own cash, were not provided by CCM or MSH)   Level of play: Rec Hockey Div. "B" and Pick UP (2-3 times a week)   Location: Canada (Sask.)   Fit & Mobility -I have been wearing a set of Warrior AX1 elbows since their debut. They are a fantastic elbow pad, but are on their last legs w multiple repairs to them. I have also tried to replace them soooo many times! Ive tried the Easton Pro 10, RBZ 150, RBZ, QLT's, CCM Ultra Tacks & even a few pairs of some Pro Stock RBK and Jofa's. The fit has always brought me back to the AX1's..... until now. CCM got it right w these. The Ultra tacks elbow donut thingy was a bit deeper and pinched my elbow weird. It's tough to explain. They've shallowed the donut in this version and it doesn't bother me at all. Th length of these are just a few mm shorter than the AX1's but provide adequate protection in my opinion. This is a 2 piece elbow pad and I can still full extend my arm w them on. The straps are the perfect length, and the middle strap provides awesome comfort. For size reference, I wore a Medium in the AX1's, Medium in the Pro Stock RBK and Jofa's, but Large in everything else retail I mentioned above. These are also a Large and fit perfectly.  I honestly have nothing to complain about in this dept. 10/10    Protection - As I eluded to above, these are a perfect length (for me). I wear a size 14" 6052V2 gloves and they just touch the bottom of the elbow pads. I don't like my elbows to go inside the glove a whole bunch, I find it super uncomfortable and theres a huge lack of mobility. The forearm slash guard is hard and they even have some D30 foam tossed in there too. I wish the D30 foam part wasn't exposed as much though, as it seems like the "netting" its in will eventually tear and rip. Time will tell. So far protection has been adequate, so no complaints here. 9/10   Weight - Coming from my old AX1's, these are very light. I should actually weigh them, but I can tell from jus holding and wearing them, they are lighter. The moisture wicking materials will also help them not retain water and will be lighter during game play as well. I probably skate 1mph faster as a result too ;). These are a more bulky pad vs the FT1, so I don't expect them to be feather weight, I wanted protection to the max. 10/10   Durability -I haven't spent enough time to comment on the durability just yet, but the only thing I can see wearing out is the netting around the D30 foam on the forearm slash guard. Stitching seems to be quality, forearm step is nylon not elastic & the bicep guard was lengthened vs the Ultra Tacks, giving you more options for fit. Ill come back and score these after some more use.    Conclusion - As I mentioned above, I have been trying to replace my current set of pads for years. Im happy I found these and CCM got so many things right w them. Small thing is the colours used, Im ready for a new colour scheme away from the white/blk/yellow, but thats a small preference that doesn't really matter, as you don't see them under your jersey anyways. These are getting close to a perfect score from me, but Ill come back to update that after more use and can comment on the durability of them. 

    enis750
    enis750
    Shoulder/Elbow/Shin Pads

    Bauer Re-Akt 200

    About me: Age 55. Experience: One and a half years.  Level: muppet.  I started out with the Bauer 4500 helmet and face cage. It does the job, but you feel every bang on the head due to the firm foams used. I decided to upgrade the helmet after I collided with a huge player going at full speed who wasn’t looking where he was going. I was nowhere near the puck, so there was no excuse, but there was a loud bang as our helmets collided, I went flying, he remained upright, and I had a headache for several days afterwards , which is not good.  The Bauer Reakt 200 is a top end helmet, and well reviewed by Virginia Tech. I know the VT reviews are controversial, but a good review can’t be a bad thing. So I ordered a large to try, and bought it as it fitted well. The first time I wore it on ice I had mild pain either side of my head, which I figured out was due to the cage being too narrow, despite being a large. A few minutes manually widening the cage sorted out the discomfort.  This helmet is much more comfortable than the 4500, and after suffering a collision with the boards and a whack on the head from a stick I can say that it provides noticeably more protection than the 4500. Obviously if my head hits something hard, and decelerates rapidly, the helmet will not protect my brain from the deceleration, but the soft foams do without any doubt dissipate the impact much better, and hence the helmet should reduce brain damage to some degree.  The helmet is expensive compared to others, but given that brain damage is a serious risk, I don’t mind paying more for a better level of protection.  Added 1 January 2019: Last night I took a slap shot to the head while wearing this helmet. The puck hit the plastic shell above the forehead. It wasn't the most powerful of shots, thank goodness, but the helmet did its job: I didn't feel a thing, nothing and I haven't felt anything since either, so hopefully there was no zero injury. When it impacted, I had the feeling that the foams and suspended lining inside the shell were deforming and absorbing the shock of the impact. I'm sure my old 4500 would not have dealt so well with that shot. So, a big thumbs for the new helmet. 

    Leif
    Leif
    Helmets




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