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AIREAYE

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AIREAYE last won the day on May 7 2015

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  • Skates
    CCM RBZ
  • Stick
    Bauer Vapor 1X, Bauer Supreme MX3, TRUE A6.0
  • Gloves
    Winnwell PS, CCM U+ CL Pro, Bauer X:60 Pro
  • Helmet
    Bauer 5100
  • Pants
    Bauer Supreme One.Matrix
  • Shoulder Pads
    CCM U+ Pro
  • Elbow Pads
    Easton Synergy 700
  • Shin Pads
    CCM U+ CL
  • Hockey Bag
    Warrior Pro Carry

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  1. AIREAYE

    What would you like to see on MSH?

    Completely agree with althoma1. It would be cool to get even more technical with visuals on the latest gear and older gear. A real repository of info without having to use the search function. Would there be a way to embed the openly accessible customizers on the site? I'm saying MyBauer, Warrior etc. This is a site where people can play around on those as well. A dedicated hockey gear/jerseys/tickets/memorbilia deal thread/section! Like RedFlagDeals in Canada (I think Slickdeals in the US is similar). A place for people to share great deals either in-store or online.
  2. AIREAYE

    2017-2018 Gear Sightings

    I couldn't find a frame showing his skates. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9BwWKXjVaI
  3. AIREAYE

    What would you like to see on MSH?

    Completely agree with althoma1. It would be cool to get even more technical with visuals on the latest gear and older gear. A real repository of info without having to use the search function. Would there be a way to embed the openly accessible customizers on the site? I'm saying MyBauer, Warrior etc. This is a site where people can play around on those as well. A dedicated hockey gear/jerseys/tickets/memorbilia deal thread/section! Like RedFlagDeals in Canada (I think Slickdeals in the US is similar). A place for people to share great deals either in-store or online.
  4. I completely agree with this. I think you'll find that you very likely will not notice the extra flex once putting in a 1" or 1.5" extension. Try it first! Easier and cheaper than finding and buying a specific stick
  5. AIREAYE

    2017-2018 Gear Sightings

    Huh, looks like a knockoff Nexus 8000
  6. AIREAYE

    Warrior Covert QRL

    Stick History (no order): Bauer MX3, Bauer 1X (2015), True A6.0, True XC9, Warrior AK27 SL, Warrior Widow, Bauer Supreme One95, Easton SE16, CCM RBZ Stick Info: INT 70 Flex, W03, +1" Skater: 5'9", 140lbs, winger, rec-level hockey Blade (8/10): I'm not a particularly skilled puckhandler, so the quality of a stick blade, particularly its composition in allowing it to provide responsive puck feel while being able to cushion/cradle the puck is vital to me. From my experience as per Stick History above, I hold the latter day Bauer blades (MX3, 1X) as the benchmark in excelling at those qualities. The blade on the Warrior QRL doesn't reach that benchmark, but it comes respectably close. Puck feel is still responsive in stickhandling and the puck cushioning is satisfactory on tougher passes. The blade is stiff enough and loads enough energy as expected from a top end model. Solid. Shaft/Flex: I'm not the biggest or strongest at 145lbs, so over the years, I've taken to moving from 75/77 flex seniors and into intermediates recently. The 70 flex is ideal for me, but the only personal thing I would've preferred would be slightly larger shaft dimensions. No issues either way. No rating provided given that this is purely personal preference. Stickhandling/receiving passes (8/10): Please see 'Blade' above. Shooting (9.5/10): This the QRL's shining quality and, in my opinion, it is the best low-kick/quick shooting stick on the market by far. Shot loading is effortless, the puck flies off the blade with precision and the shooting qualities are very easy to dial in, especially given my recent stick history in using a mix of different kick points. It's not a perfect 10/10 simply because it doesn't provide the same response on slapshots, which is, of course, completely expected from a pure low-kick stick. Weight/Balance (10/10): Top-notch balance and lightness without it being so blade-light that you forget it's there. Ideal. Durability: No issues, minor paint chips. I don't play hard enough and I'm not tough on my sticks, so I'll omit a rating here. Intangibles: Looks fine, I still prefer the limited edition MacDaddy/Super Dolomite and other retro graphics though! Perhaps in the next Covert iteration? Bring back the Kronik? Chrome Dolomite Spyne? Conclusion: 9/10 A crowning achievement for Warrior. I've tried many of their sticks over the years and I really do think this is their best product by far and one of the best sticks I've ever used. This is my everyday go-to now. Shooting is pure joy. I haven't used this stick for that long but I love it enough to have bought a second in the Super Dolomite colorway.
  7. AIREAYE

    Skates for narrow ankle

    I didn't say they were a closer fit for a narrow ankle. I said they were a 'close' anatomical fit, and that they fit very well for MY narrow/bony ankles. Former is more fact; Bauer's design. Latter is opinion. I've fit more than enough skates in my 'career' professionally to be able to differentiate the two...
  8. AIREAYE

    Skates for narrow ankle

    They are for me. Whether they will be for you, I don't know, as everyone's feet are different. My brother also has narrow ankles (and a narrow overall foot in general) but he finds the placement/shape of the anatomical pads in the Supreme line uncomfortable and so he prefers Vapors. Definitely worth a try, however! Supremes are a 'closer' fit to the ankles with a rounder heel and closer wrap than Vapor. Vapor features more of a V-shaped heel and upper ankle than Supreme.
  9. AIREAYE

    Skates for narrow ankle

    I've found Supremes work very well for my narrow/bony ankles.
  10. AIREAYE

    Warrior Holiday 2017

    Hockey Supremacy told me they're waiting on Warrior's shipment that they anticipate to arrive "any day now".
  11. AIREAYE

    Warrior Holiday 2017

    miseaujeu, any insight into my second question? Called one of the listed Canadian online dealers today. They are hoping the new sticks become available tomorrow on the 28th.
  12. AIREAYE

    Warrior Holiday 2017

    https://warriorhockey.com/2017/10/25/warrior-hockey-2017-holiday-catalog/ At the bottom
  13. AIREAYE

    Warrior Holiday 2017

    Keith, count me in for the AK27SL! Value prop. is perfect for that pricepoint, especially with the SL package and graphics. 2 questions: 1) Are CAN launch dates the same (this Friday) as US? 2) My QRL Intermediate could only take a Junior sized wooden extension as the tenon for the SR was too large. Will this be the case as well for the Alpha series intermediates? I'd like to know so I can prepare the extension ahead of time.
  14. AIREAYE

    2017 Stick Advice

    Thanks for the links @puckpilot on the SportChek QRL! I managed to take advantage of their 'Buy $200+ and save $40' promotion, as well as Canadian Tire's promotion (same parent company) of 15% off all SportChek giftcards. All-in, spent $196CAD post-tax on what would've been $271.
  15. AIREAYE

    2017 Stick Advice

    Yeah I've been eyeing the QRL Pro for a while now. Very tempted but have been holding out on the hope on the QRL haha, perhaps a little irrationally. Saw the QR1, unfortunately I need an intermediate. Quick question for you; about to pull the trigger on an Xcore9 from HS for $140. Is the TC2.5 the lie 5 version of the TC2/P92/E3? I'm 95% sure it is.


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