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gosinger last won the day on August 19 2018

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  • Skates
    Ice: Vapor 1x 2015, Inline: Mako 2 w/ Marsblade
  • Stick
    Warrior QRL Pro 75 Flex W28
  • Gloves
    Warrior Franchise MEGA, Warrior Luxe
  • Helmet
    Bauer 5100 w/ aviator cut visor
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    Reebok 9k girdle
  • Shoulder Pads
    Easton EQ Pro
  • Elbow Pads
    CCM Ultra Tacks
  • Shin Pads
    Easton EQ Pro
  • Hockey Bag
    Sherwood N8, Alkali CA9 Bagpack

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  1. gosinger

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    I'm still planning the opposite direction - got a pair of goalie skates for cheap, removed the loop, made my own tendon guard, mounted via T-Nut. Still have to mount some holders.
  2. Interesting, thanks for showing! How did you stitch the foam and the D3O onto the pad? As it is stretched on the inside of the outer shell, I doubt there is much room without having to remove the shell, stitching in the pads and re-stitching the shell?
  3. gosinger

    Bauer vs Step lawsuit

    I switched on my LS2 holders to LS3 before step became widely available in Europe, and the LHS commented upon initial sharpening like "wow, thats some quality iron you got there" - LS3 had always matching profiles on both blades, the steel always felt pretty neat. The LS2/LS-Fusion/etc was always sold/given away instantly Just checked my stock, Tuuk LS3 steel for the LS2 holder states "TUUK LS3 STEEL PKG (2) Canada" and "Printed in Canada", same as a Tuuk LS2 steel for the LS Edge holder, so at least no difference on the packaging - don't have any LS2 steel for LS2 holder to compare to.
  4. gosinger

    Bauer vs Step lawsuit

    Not trying to derail anything, but: Is this better steel composition for LS3-Edge only or also for the "old" LS3 steel for the LS2 holder? (Which would also mean that Bauer had recognized this earlier than I thought)
  5. gosinger

    adding grip to superfeet?

    This might sound like a stupid question, but are we talking about grip between insole and foot (so coating the top of the insole to prevent the foot from sliding) or between insole and skate (coating the bottom of the insole to prevent the insole from moving)?
  6. gosinger

    2019-2020 Gear Sightings

    The old XXXX, x:60, x7.0 style boot is a "regular" pro-stock option, in the past few years it was called the Nexus V-Cut (a Nexus styled skate with a Vapor Cut and essentially identical to those older models). So they didn't have to be one-off models made upon request, but also came as team-stock, essentially "retail for teams only". Of course the regular custom options (different tongue, different skate lengths, holders, etc) were still available to the teams. Very few players actually get additional effort to make their older model dressed up like a newer model, only signature players like Connor McDavid. So consider this the one "readily available" re-dressed skate family, everything else is very uncommon, even if pro players request them (which is why many skated on older Rbk models even when Rbk got merged into CCM).
  7. gosinger

    Bauer Vapor 2x skates

    Lets get a few answers to the common questions: Did you bake the skates? Did you stand up baking the skates? Did you add any customization steps like different insole, shims etc? Are those "regular" skates or some pro-stock / pro-return / custom skates? Can you provide a picture of the holder alignment? (A picture of the skate "from the bottom" where we can see if the holder is mounted more towards the inside side) Do you usually supinate or pronate (description)?
  8. gosinger

    New Chassis? True? revision?

    The upper part looks like a Marsblade chassis upper part, maybe a prototype / DIY construction?
  9. gosinger

    Help with vision in a cage.

    Better make sure you know what you are doing, you don't want to blast paint chips into your eyes upon impact. So make sure you are using a suitable paint and not just the first white spray you see on the counter.
  10. gosinger

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    Still on VH skates, but I had both my copper rivets on the tendon guards fail and replaced them with t-nuts. Never pushed on the tendon guard and keep them at the rink rather than tossing them in a bag or something.
  11. Just to make sure, you are talking about something like Epoxy putty, right?
  12. gosinger

    Gear & Pickup hockey in Pittsburgh

    Thanks for the follow-up, I'll definitely check out Ko, Pure if there is time. Both will be amazing compared to any LHS here, but of course pro-stock would be a plus. I'll be staying in Downtown, 3 blocks from PPG Paint Arena. Over here some rinks offer rental equipment (from single player who drop-in to whole locker rooms for company events), so as long as you bring your own skates you should be fine to pop in for a quick shinny - naively I was assuming this was a standard offering everywhere
  13. Hi, I've got a business trip to Pittsburgh (PA) Mid-August, and decided to add a week of vacation in Downtown. Since it is early pre-season prep-time currently, I'd love the opportunity to get a few ice-times (3-4) in and maybe get some nice pro-stock gear while I'm there. So I am looking for: Rinks with Pickup hockey / Stick & Puck and Gear rental (traveling from Europe, can't bring full gear bag on company flight) Shops with a decent selection of gear (preferably pro-stock stuff hard to get in Europe) Maybe someone is familiar with the area and can help me out? Any hints are greatly appreciated.
  14. gosinger

    Warrior Alpha DX Stick

    So the chip looks to be from a skate blade, if someone steps on a stick with a bit of force it will always leave a mark. Will be interesting to see what Pure says.
  15. gosinger

    Diet plan suggestions?

    Hello and welcome! On keto since about 15 months, first 9 months very strict wrt carbs. I felt an increase in speed due to the loss of weight (95kg (210lbs) -> 72kg (160lbs)), but a definite loss in explosiveness / power. I could still do 2x 90 min practices back to back and my performance was OK, but I am aware a "regular" diet with more high-quality carbs would most likely be beneficial, and it would allow me to use my beloved Creatine & Maltodextrose booster again. Then I decided that hockey can't be that strong a deciding factor on my spare time, and relaxed my keto by still eating clean, but drinking the 1-2 beers after evening practices (4-5x / week). Simply this introduction of "bad" carbs essentially kicked me out of keto after practice, and my weight went up slightly again (72kg (160lbs) -> 80kg (180lbs)). However, the weight has made me "stronger" on ice, I don't get knocked off the puck or tumble when receiving a check. This has also been noticed by teammates, so it is a perceivable difference. So I will continue to do High-Fat-Low-Carb / Keto, but not renounce the pleasures of a beer after practice, maybe just not after each session. While not the best for my hockey performance, I still feel a lot better and perform a lot better on the ice than when I was eating pre-processed food and didn't follow a specific regiment. So unless you are "in the show", don't shy away from diets restricting carbs just because "hockey players need carbs for explosiveness after the ATP buffer runs out".