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IPv6Freely

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  1. IPv6Freely

    Sparx Skate Sharpener - At home sharpener

    Basically where I was at too. 40 mins each way to get a 50/50 chance at decent edges. Showed up during hours posted. “It was slow so he went home.”
  2. IPv6Freely

    Sparx Skate Sharpener - At home sharpener

    What I personally wouldn’t do is try to do the math to figure out the break-even. Maybe if money was the #1 reason why I wanted a Sparx, but honestly that was so far down the list of reasons that it was kind of irrelevant. I also feel like my time is worth something, not to mention the time wasted skating on a bad sharpening. The convenience is worth far more than any kind of perceived or real monetary savings, to me at least.
  3. IPv6Freely

    Sparx Skate Sharpener - At home sharpener

    You sound like a good candidate for one. If you can afford the expense, then do it
  4. IPv6Freely

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    Yours may not even have it.
  5. IPv6Freely

    MSH 15th Anniversary

    Happy birthday MSH!
  6. IPv6Freely

    Sparx Skate Sharpener - At home sharpener

    And in many places even if you ask for something different you’re likely just going to get 1/2” anyway.
  7. IPv6Freely

    Sparx Skate Sharpener - At home sharpener

    Yeah 1/2 is definitely the most common.
  8. IPv6Freely

    2017 Bauer Hockey Catalogue

    What does this have to do with the thread you posted in?
  9. IPv6Freely

    Vaughn GX-2 Skate Fit?

    I wouldn’t go anywhere near them, personally.
  10. IPv6Freely

    2018-2019 Gear Sightings

    They might, just not in a gear sightings thread.
  11. IPv6Freely

    2018-2019 Gear Sightings

    Retail photos / catalog images / product leaks. This is meant for images of guys in new gear, or occasionally stuff that is interesting/strange/special.
  12. IPv6Freely

    The Softball Thread

    Haha nice.
  13. IPv6Freely

    The Softball Thread

    Played softball for the first time in 15+ years last night. I played fast pitch as a teen (I was a catcher) and one season of slow pitch after I aged out of the fast pitch league at age 19. Of course I had to rep MSH (this league mostly doesn’t have uniforms of any sort): It was a bit nerve-wracking because it’s been so long and I USED to be good at it. I had no idea if I’d still be any good or if I’d be terrible. I got into the game quickly in the top of the first with a long fly ball to my spot in center-right field (four outfielders in this league??) Thank god I made that catch. Went 2-for-2 on a fielders choice and a single. These games have a 1 hour time limit and we started late because we hadn’t players showing up late so I think we only played like 5 innings. I quickly decided a) my cleats were way too big. I bought them back when I was fat(ter) and I’ve shrunk a shoe size since then. So I bought some new ones after the game: In addition, I’d been using a $30 glove I bought just for playing catch with my wife. It broke in really easily because it’s all synthetic, but it’s also very clearly poor quality and the inside I found really slick because it doesn’t absorb any sweat like leather would. So I hit Amazon and picked up an older model (therefore cheaper) Nokona. Always wanted one but they were always way out of my price range. I decided to make an investment. LOL. This thing is going to be brutal to break in, but ill still have my crappy glove until then. I was also looking at bats since apparently softball bats aren’t made of aluminum anymore! But man, the types and selection and options and certifications are all pretty confusing. I’ll just use other people’s bats until I figure out what I like and what works for me. All in all it was a fun time and I can’t wait for next week. Oh, by the way, we got wrecked... but apparently they merged two divisions this season and this was one of the former upper division teams so it’s not surprising. You could tell they weren’t even trying. All good!
  14. IPv6Freely

    Sparx Skate Sharpener - At home sharpener

    Hollow is a preference thing.
  15. IPv6Freely

    The Sweet Spot

    Our league is actually doing something about the lack of parity. Shocking.
  16. IPv6Freely

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    They are really hard to put on. I spot heated the top of mine to open it up, but still use a long shoe horn to slide my feet in. I get some weird looks still when I do it but whatever.
  17. IPv6Freely

    Sparx Skate Sharpener - At home sharpener

    Keep in mind I’m in goalie skates. My player skates are 5/8.
  18. IPv6Freely

    Sparx Skate Sharpener - At home sharpener

    It was noticeable but in a good way so it wasn't a big deal. If it was a problem I could have just got a 7/16 ring and tried that instead.
  19. IPv6Freely

    Sparx Skate Sharpener - At home sharpener

    I don’t think it has anything to do with the Sparx but I did change from a 1/2 to a 3/8 ring a few months ago.
  20. IPv6Freely

    MN state tourney

    Pretty sure life continues in Canada just fine.
  21. IPv6Freely

    MN state tourney

    Let’s be honest, nobody cares about this tournament at all except to see the hockey hair.
  22. Interesting article popped up on Sportsnet about Patrick Marleau being at the end of his stockpile of Reebok 9K pumps and having to switch to Ribcor 70K. https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/maple-leafs-patrick-marleau-preparing-biggest-change-season/ He probably should do this BEFORE playoffs start!
  23. Thankfully that disaster is going to be forgotten thanks to the new Ghostbusters movie coming out.
  24. IPv6Freely

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    Huh I’m surprised I never replied in that thread. Basically, the massive step up in comfort from normal skates to Mako was about equally matched by going from Mako to VH. That said if the Mako still existed I’d gladly go that route to save $500.
  25. IPv6Freely

    Choosing new number

    I might as well chime in. 11 as a skater because that's what my dad wore. 29 as a goalie because of Felix Potvin. That said, I was 13 for all of my baseball playing days and the first 3 years or so playing hockey (started at age 28). People always said 13 was unlucky, so I wore it to basically give the finger to that idea. #2edgy4me


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