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IPv6Freely last won the day on January 19

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    Passau Axiom 60°
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    Bauer NME8
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    Bauer Supreme
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  1. It's already been discussed quite a bit in the gear sightings thread.
  2. I'm not sure, I thought they were dead. Who knows. I wasn't a fan of their mask kits though (aside from the chin sling - I love those).
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    New Bauer 2XRs?

    Image doesn’t work. What site did you attempt to host it from?
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    BHL CUP?!

    I tend to avoid KVG, personally.
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    Sparx Skate Sharpener - At home sharpener

    Okay, thanks. Was gonna say... heh. It’s not enough of a difference to matter. One or two passes a week vs sharpening six passes once a month. Especially when you take into account the consistency aspect. But like I’ve said before, I didn’t buy it to save money. Consistency was for sure the number one reason I bought it.
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    BHL CUP?!

    Never heard of it, but nope.
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    Sparx Skate Sharpener - At home sharpener

    Okay, fill me in guys... what's wrong with doing that? I do two passes before every game (so, once a week, which is usually one game and one pickup per week). I like that I never have my skates feel different. Consistency is the primary driver for doing it that way.
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    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    I didn’t realize the grey and tan were different. Mine are tan. I guess that explains why I said it’s grippy and somebody else said slippery.
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    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    I just can’t fathom the moisture wicking liner being very durable. I like the way the clarino really seems to grip as it gets wet. All that being said, I think it’s time for new skates. My VH don’t feel like they used to. Likely a combination of the foams compressing from age and my foot shape changing since I ordered them. A rebake may fix it, but I want a cowlingless skate anyway.
  10. Yea bauer is kind of reversed. My first goal skates were Reactor. As for chest - I'll give you the same quote the guy at the store said to me when I started. "All of these are protective enough for your level, so its a matter of whats comfortable". Mostly true, though the bottom of the line is still not fun if you play pickups with higher skilled guys. I'd go AT LEAST one step up from the bottom, at first. I ended up going with Passau because its a fantastic chest, super light weight, very protective, and was cheaper than retail top of the line models, by a lot. That's one of the best decisions I ever made as far as goalie gear. Oh, and get a neck guard. Whether you are going to wear a dangler or not, get one. Most of them are useless. I use Maltese but they're dead now so the best option out there is either ecoprofoam or roughneck, which are pretty much the same thing, in general. Of course you'll need a jock (preference) and knee pads (Again, I went Passau because I hated everything retail I tried).
  11. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy the Gnetik8.0, if I was starting out again. My first pads were Brian’s S-Series which was their low end product at the time. The glove was a bit thin but the leg pads were great. I have zero interest in Graf skates, personally. I have VH (now True) but only because I have a hard time with retail skates. But I would always encourage somebody go retail if they’re able to. Try to get something cowlingless, as just like leather straps you might as well get used to the style of the future and not the past!
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    New skates suggestions(about $221.69)

    The ones that fit your feet when you get fitted at the store.
  13. For cleaning, soak in a bathtub with oxyclean. Agitate, soak, drain, repeat. Not sure on sizing. I haven’t had to look at that since I started. As for pads, most Sr level stuff is going to be just fine. I will take a new lower level leg pad over a used set any day. You want to avoid anything with leather straps too. Lots of guys still use them but the future is elastic strapping so you might as well get used to it from the beginning so you don’t have to switch later. As for quality, if you’re going lower level Brian’s is going to be the best build quality, but I’d use just about anything. Just don’t skimp on your glove.
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    Sparx Skate Sharpener - At home sharpener

    Okay guys just leave it alone. Don’t feed trolls. We don’t need to waste another four pages on this. At this point it doesn’t benefit anyone to reply to ridiculous statements.