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  • 15th Annual MSH Winterfest

    Happy to announce that the 15th Annual MSH Winterfest will be held in metro Detroit on Saturday December 7th! Registration is now open - request to join here: http://modsquadhockey.com/forums/clubs/5-15th-annual-msh-winterfest/    

    JR Boucicaut
    JR Boucicaut
    News 1

    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 57

    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
  • Thickest laces

    Does anyone know what the thickest laces are that I can buy? I hate the Elite laces because their thick ones thin out as you pull them tighter. Last topic I could find was from five years ago, but back then it seems the Bauer Supreme laces and Howie’s laces are the thickest ones you can get?    

    fliteskates
    fliteskates
    Ice Hockey Equipment 9

    Sparx Skate Sharpener - At home sharpener

    An interesting kickstarter for an at home skate sharpener. What do you guys think? https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1223281555/sparx-skate-sharpener-pro-skate-sharpening-at-home?ref=video

    tamtamg
    tamtamg
    Ice Hockey Equipment 1446

    The Venting Spot

    Went to clear a post with personal insults and waxed the whole topic. Yep, I screwed the pooch on that one. I can't think of a better way to start the topic over again.

    Chadd
    Chadd
    Miscellaneous Discussions 6368

    p28 vs p92

    hey guys, just wondering on the differences on these curves as bauer lists them both as mid-toe open which would you guys say is the most open of the two?  love the openness of the p08/ovi curves looking for something similar with those real load up wrist shots and one time capabilities

    Langkow22
    Langkow22
    Ice Hockey Equipment 3

    Graf G755 Pro review?

    Does anybody out there own these skates? Haven’t found much of any reviews on them. I know Graf Is currently trying to make a comeback and was wondering if anybody has logged some quality ice time in these?  How’s the flex and performance? 
      Thanks!

    nicemuck
    nicemuck
    Ice Hockey Equipment

    Easton Mako Skate Questions

    After many many pairs of skates, I had finally found some that fit my feet properly: Easton Mako 9.5 EE. Even some custom VH skates weren't as good of a fit for my wide foot. And since they were being bought and discontinued, I was able to snag 2 pairs. My only issue is that the heel lock isn't great but the forefoot and arch is perfect. My dilema: the holder on one broke. I'm in the process of baking my other pair and will start breaking those in. What I'd like to know is: Is there a way to best get heel lock when baking? If I replace the holder, is there a set with similar pitch? My current pair is pretty worn down regardless. Is there anything out there with a similar fit? I need a pretty wide forefoot but have a regular to small heel. Thanks!

    ccarrigan
    ccarrigan
    Ice Hockey Equipment 6
  • ProSharp Goalie Profiles

    Is anyone testing these, and if not, will they be? If so, will you be letting people sign up to test? I'm currently a user of the Quad XS profile, but I play both positions and liked it so much I thought getting my goalie skates done, as well.   

    pgeorgan
    pgeorgan
    Technical Info and General Questions 1

    Moving between ProSharp Profiles

    Hello, I’ve been relatively happy with my Quad 0.5 profile on my True skates, but I’m always game to experiment with a different profile on my 2nd set of runners.  I was near a well known shop in Surrey, BC that has a prosharp, and I knew they perform the profile while you wait.  I decided I’d like to try the Zuperior M based on the positive feedback on this forum. I spoke to the person at the profile station, and he had concerns that pitch adjustments from my existing profile would impact the new profile in an additive way.  That didn’t make sense to me since I assumed the shape of the runner would always match the template bar, but he was adamant that the machine would over pitch the runner unless he added some negative pitch.  He decided he wasn’t comfortable with the service, and he opted not to do my runners. On this forum, people bounce from profile to profile all the time, and I’ve never heard of anything like this.  @JR Boucicaut, @jimmy, @SkateWorksPNW, have you ever heard of such a thing?  Is this just an inexperienced tech or were his concerns valid? thanks!  

    jasongos
    jasongos
    Technical Info and General Questions 7

    Quad 0 - static86

    Profile - Quad 0 Steel – Step 272 Hollow – 3/4" Skates - CCM Super Tacks size 8 with Superfeet Carbon pro hockey inserts. About Me –  I've been skating regularly for 10 years, started in my early 20's and have been working on my skating ever since. I've done several power skating classes to help improve along with plenty of extra ice time to put it all together and practice. I am usually on the ice 3-4 times a week between beer league and sticks and pucks. I had my skates profiled for the first time about 3 years ago to a 10' and it was an immediate improvement to the stock CCM steel which did not seem very consistent. I've been curious about trying some other profiles and came across the Prosharp Project and it seemed like a great way to find out what works best for me. Review -  Vs the single 10', this profile feels better in acceleration and mobility, a little better in stability and speed. I have 5 hours on this profile so far which includes 3 games. Improved mobility and acceleration are the biggest things I noticed so far with this profile. Making quick cuts, turns, and transitions all felt very easy to do. Forward and backwards skating felt good, I was able to accelerate quickly in both of those directions and I felt good in net front and board battles. I am missing the higher stability and top end speed of the 10'-20' profile though. I'm going to call this one a tie with the 10'-20' as my favorite so far. If I can get the stability and top end speed of the 10'-20' with the acceleration and mobility of this Quad 0 then I will be very happy, maybe the Quad 1 is what I need. Acceleration - 4.5 Mobility - 4.5 Stability – 3.5 Speed – 3.5 Profiles I've tried rated best to worst: 1. 10'-20' tied with Quad 0 2. 10' (control) 3. Zuperior M

    static86
    static86
    Quadruple Radius

    Quad 1 - jpeaslee

    Steel - Step Blacksteel 288 SB4.0 Hollow - 7/8" Profile - Quad 1 About Me -   Played inline in South Georgia a little bit growing up and club inline in college.  Took about a 10 year break and started playing Ice a year and a half ago after turning 30 and moving to a place that has legit hockey (yes it's "Alabama", but it's different than you'd think).  I play 3 nights a week.  Low D2 player, but skating is probably my biggest strength.  I messed around with profiles a bit when I first started ice and wound up skating on 8'/13' w/ a minor forward pitch and that completely changed the way I was able to skate.  FWIW, I'm a big guy, 6'2" 265, usually play forward. Review - I’ve been skating on these for a couple weeks now, coming from a Zuperior M.  I definitely felt a little more mobile on these compared the Zup.  At first I thought they felt a little more stable on my heels, but it really might just been that I was more comfortable.  Generally speaking I felt a little bit quicker and more agile compared to the Zup, though it remains my second favorite, with the Quad I being the number 1.  The only place that I felt the Zup really was a little bit better was stability at speed and they were just a bit faster on the top end (unsure if they’re just faster or if I was faster due to the stability).  After trying the Quad I, I’m really the most interested in a quad 0.5, or possibly a Quad II, though I’m curious if they’d really improve a whole lot.   As I get further into these tests, I may change things up a little bit on some of the older reviews if I feel things aren't staying to scale.  Acceleration: 4.0
    Mobility: 4.5
    Stability: 4.0
    Speed: 4.0 Other Profiles Tested: 11', 9/10’, Zuperior M 8'/13' (not prosharp)
    Next Profile: Quad I 

    jpeaslee
    jpeaslee
    Quadruple Radius

    Zuperior M - KRP2115

    Hollow: 90/75 Skates: Easton Mako II with Edge Holders and Step Black Steel Runners I’ve been skating since I was about 4 or 5 and I started playing hockey when I was 7. I began to play competitively at 12 and did a lot of traveling for AAA. I recently got double hip surgery and was finally cleared to skate again last month. Before surgery I wasn’t a very powerful skater in my strides or pushes but I was fast when I had the opportunity to gain speed. My quick starts were, well, not quick at all and I lacked agility. Mobility- 4 Stability- 4 Speed- 5 Acceleration- 5 After skating on the triple radius profile, I felt that mobility was much better than the dual radius. I could access all my edges very well and could perform difficult drills easily. I would rate mobility on this profile as a 4/5. Stability was the most improved from the dual radius. On the triple radius, I felt comfortable getting deep into a good skating position to access my edges. When doing drills such as, inside edge elbow down in the ice, the blade carved into the ice allowing me to stay on my feet instead of falling. It never gave out during any other movement drills like the dual radius did.  I would rate stability a 4/5 on the triple radius profile. Speed on the triple radius was faster than ever before. Getting across the length of the ice at an increased speed took less strides than usual so I kept more energy. I would rate speed on the triple radius as a 5/5. Lastly acceleration was very good. Each push from every stride I could hear my blade carve into the ice with power. I would rate acceleration as a 5/5. 

    krp2115
    krp2115
    Triple Radius

    Superior M jpeaslee

    Steel - Step Blacksteel 288 SB4.0 Hollow - 7/8" Profile - Zuperior M About Me -   Played inline in South Georgia a little bit growing up and club inline in college.  Took about a 10 year break and started playing Ice a year and a half ago after turning 30 and moving to a place that has legit hockey (yes it's "Alabama", but it's different than you'd think).  I play 3 nights a week.  Low D2 player, but skating is probably my biggest strength.  I messed around with profiles a bit when I first started ice and wound up skating on 8'/13' w/ a minor forward pitch and that completely changed the way I was able to skate.  FWIW, I'm a big guy, 6'2" 265, usually play forward. Review -  I got these installed about 2 games before taking a spill head first into the boards resulting in a moderate AC Sprain and 2 broken ribs.  Got to take a nice 6 weeks off before getting back to skating.  Subsequently, I’ve spent about 3 months on this profile skating about 3 hours a week.  I immediately felt more comfortable on these than I did on the 9/10’.  Got some of the agility back and they had a little more forward pitch (which i definitely like).  They do feel a little more stable in a straight line, but lean forward a little bit and you get some maneuverability back.  Backwards crossovers were a little easier, might be slightly less stable, but cutting was a little tighter and smoother.  If I was stuck with these, I could definitely make them work, but a little more agility would still be nice.   As I get further into these tests, I may change things up a little bit on some of the older reviews if I feel things aren't staying to scale.  Acceleration: 3.5
    Mobility: 3.5
    Stability: 4.25
    Speed: 4.5 Other Profiles Tested: 11', 9/10’ 8'/13' (not prosharp)
    Next Profile: Quad I 

    jpeaslee
    jpeaslee
    Triple Radius
  • 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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