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smu last won the day on November 23

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About smu

  • Birthday 03/25/1949


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    Bauer Supreme s180
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    Warrior Junior QRL
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    Bauer 9500
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    Bedford (Halifax HRM), Nova Scotia, Canada
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  1. smu

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    Maybe I am off the mark, but True will build in that arch support if they are given the proper information and negative space will be gone. I hope I a on topic as I have not followed in the last few days. If not, ignore the post!
  2. smu

    Stick lie & length

    Sorry for jumping in here, but I am 5'5" and I always had problems getting a flex to suit my shortness and 130 pounds. I once cut a top of the line, 55 flex Itermediat Bauer Supreme and it left me with an unusable 75 lb flex. After this I then tried junior sticks they were good with flex and lightness, but because of their poor quality any hard pass would seem to go right through the blade no fault of mine, although it looked like I just missed the pass again! I did find a junior stick that could take a hard pass, but you had to go to the top of the line. A Warrior, Covert QRL, the same as the pros use, they do have great material in the blades as the pros do and now I could get those tough passes. This stick is in two flexes the 40 and 50. I have both, but not much difference, but I can really flex them while shooting on ice. Do not trust one brand's flex over another as their is no real standards. If you can bend it on the LHS floor don't just assume it will work for you that way on the ice, you better make sure it bends easy almost too easy to get the proper flex. The other thing about junior sticks is that they have limited blade patterns and the lie that they offer I am not sure if it is even marked. I would prefer to have a high lie closer to a 7, but there is no such thing anymore. With a high lie you can stick handle a puck when it is in close to your feet. What seems to be offered is a just a 5 or 6 variety and then you are not so sure. And of course the blade pattern stinks. Yes you do have to get over the smaller shaft size, but it come quick and the blade is an inch smaller as well but at least now, with my size, I really love my stick. The other QRL I have is a little shorter and I pick it up a couple of times every game and notice that I do have more control, but then slip back iti my regular one just to gain a little reach. Good luck with your quest!
  3. smu

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    JR I was not biting your head ofnow a member lashed out about multi posting. f at all I said I was confused along with other things, I have never had any other confrontation with anybody on the forum before and was never told about the multi posting. I am very sorry if you felt that I was calling you out, but frustration does get in the way at times and things are said that should not be especially when another member lashes out about me multi posting. and says something like “please , please will someone stop this (person)now”. It makes me feel petty sh...y and embarrassed. I did thank you for pointing the method out once again near the end of my post though. It’s got to be just sheer frustration with everything that has happened here. You will note that I wanted to shut this whole thing down last week, but it was hard to when I kept getting guestioned. My apologizes if I said anything to offend you, you are moderator and don’t need that for sure. Thanks for your understanding. :)
  4. smu

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    Sniper9, Would not it had been better if you could have simply told me what I was doing wrong instead of embarrassing me and the have the moderator do your work for you!
  5. smu

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    I was not insinuating anything, I was stating a fact. You misinterpreted my post or did not understand it. Again, what the heck did I do wrong by posting? I just hit the "QUOTE" button. It does not make sense unless you are told much earlier than this that it is wrong? I then entered my answers or thoughts. I did not mean to multi-quote people, I had no intention of doing that, I guess I never knew that I was multi quoting just by "Quoting"! Have I got that straight yet! I am not sure if I should post again because of hurting peoples feelings and may do it wrong. It is funny I see nobody dared hit the button to like, facepalm, sad, confused, laughing or thanking this time maybe they were confused by all of this or just did not dare! That's a nice way to be! Next time I post I will try and be more careful, but I am not clear on the procedure for sure now. But multiquote is for "when you want to quote multiple people so you have one post" and just quoting means that many people get notified. A little backward if you ask me, but I will do that. This time I did hit the + first I hope that was correct.
  6. smu

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    I am confused, but if I hit "Quote" only the above post is shown so am I supposed to hit + first? Before I get more of member's anger? If I do hit + only the above is quoted, what makes the difference. This has to be the most negative thread I have ever been on, as of late anyway! I try to help, somebody and too much I agree, but I like to help. Now and get slammed again with a smart remark from the same member not the remark you see now, but posted and removed. He does seem popular, I guess I need to be popular and not help, that's what to do! It's suggested I get as "much as I can $$" out of this fiasco and many jumped on the bus "saying lets go", unfortunately, it was late at night or early morning and I was on a second beer! That can explain why I was active. Yes I could do a lot, I know the law and know what I can and cannot do, but I would just like to have the cost I was first invoiced for. a junior size at $799. I gave my opinion that my LHS contact is the greatest and not to blame here, True, unequivocally said it was their fault! Why can't we just this go with that! Also, the issue of a measly liner for the skate, I sure wish I had not mentioned that little error! It is just that a liner nothing else regardless of what a case some are trying to make out of this and no matter what, don't blame me. Who gets the "brownie points" on this one? Let's see! JR, please indicate do I go + first or usually or what? Thanks
  7. smu

    How do I achieve Members+?

    OK JR, I am not trying to collect points but would like to know for sure what I can do to make it more comfortable when I am on the MSH forum. I have seemed to have made an enemy out of one member and I can see why, but now what the heck do I exactly do with the + and the quote, so I feel confident that I am doing it right? I am afraid to post! I have just hit quote with this reply or post as I have with all the others, what is wrong with that, I don't understand! Give me some help please. Alan - SMU
  8. smu

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    My misunderstanding? I must have missed a previous post. The post I replied to did not have this information.
  9. smu

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    I am very sorry, but what am I doing wrong?
  10. smu

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    Thanks very much guys for your going to bat for me or against the LHS, but my LHS did what they could, a perfect scan and a problem at True's end picked up by Rob. The LHS did try and resolve the issue and was going to call again for me, but instead I suggested let me call as I have spoken to Rob in the past. I get my best service from my LHS and they should not wear any of this, leave it at that, please! I have told everyone what Rob said.
  11. smu

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    Good to hear, and you are right, Rob was the man if you need a contact! Mine may have left Friday, hopefully by priority!
  12. smu

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    Good to hear, I play this Tuesday morning and I only hope my skates arrive Monday. I am sick of my old skates. I pronate and since the heel pocket is wide my ankle rolls in them. I have been using one of our member's (Vet88) suggestions - heating the medial ankle and heel area then put that skate on and lay on the floor with that ankle area pointing up and then have someone stand on the that side of the skate boot. This will fattening that side against my ankle / heel area, making the skates narrower and tighter fit for my foot. It will also making my foot stand up straighter in the boot because of the new remolding. This, along with my heel wedges, have made my games somewhat playable. So glad to hear your experience! Best of luck!
  13. smu

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    Adam, Why then did it take a week to get this resolved? You must have been speaking with the wrong person.
  14. smu

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    That's great to hear! can't beat that.
  15. smu

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    I agree!