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Holmes_D_83 last won the day on November 25 2016

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About Holmes_D_83

  • Birthday 12/05/1983


  • Skates
  • Stick
    Sherwood T120
  • Gloves
    Reebok 4 roll pro stock with shot blocker, Warrior Franchise Pro Stocks
  • Helmet
    Jofa 690, Reebok 11k VN
  • Pants
    Reebok MHP1053, Reebok MHP7000
  • Shoulder Pads
    Reebok 6k pro
  • Elbow Pads
    Reebok 20k pro long
  • Shin Pads
    Reebok 19k pro
  • Hockey Bag

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    Mile 40, Saskatchewan (via Northern Ireland)
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  1. Holmes_D_83

    The Venting Spot

    I got a job via an agency, told to turn up 0700 Monday morning. I turn up 0635, no-one there knew I was coming. I get sent to the canteen, I sat until 0800, no one came to see me. So I got up and left. The agency calls me, I tell them what happened, get told to go back. So, I go back out, around 0930. Yet again I'm left standing like a spare prick. Eventually around 1100 the boss comes to see me and shows me to my machine. I work the whole day until 1900, get told to come back on Tuesday. Show up on Tuesday, all is ok. This morning, the agency calls, how did i get on etc. "So you're in again on nightshift tonight". Er, no, no one told me. I haven't gotten a chance to get rest. Told them I couldn't do it, I needed more notice than a few hours. Am I being unreasonable?
  2. Holmes_D_83

    Turf Toe

    Are you unconsciously curling your toes inside the skate? I had a terrible habit of doing it and found Powerfeet inserts and Superfeet yellow really helped.
  3. Holmes_D_83

    Jofa/rebranded CCM 1899 shoulder pads

    Perfect, the other half lives in Van!
  4. Holmes_D_83

    CCM HP30 vs vs CCM HP45 CCM HP70 Pants?

    Are the 70 cut similar to the MHP7000? I really like the Euro cut
  5. Holmes_D_83

    Jersey Arms (Fitting)

    I have a 58 goalie cut Reebok Edge i picked up from the CT Whale sale, might be an option for you if like me you find player jersey sleeves a bit tight.
  6. Holmes_D_83

    The Sweet Spot

    Yup, though i can't complain
  7. Holmes_D_83

    The Sweet Spot

    That's great to hear! Now if they could cure mine I'd be forever grateful
  8. Holmes_D_83

    Jofa/rebranded CCM 1899 shoulder pads

    Will do. I've absolutely no need for them, but I'm like a magpie when it comes to Jofa stuff
  9. Hi, In the gear sighting thread there was mention of a Jofa branded CCM1899 pad on sale at ProHockeyLife. Does anyone know if they still have them on sale? I couldn't find them on the site and a search on here only gave the gear sighting thread. Many thanks, Aaron
  10. Holmes_D_83

    2018 Olympic Pro Stock Gear

    Hockey Monkey has the CCM HT12V pro stock helmet, rebranded Reebok 11k. I know what you mean about sizing, the 11k VN is the only helmet I found to fit my massive brick like dome without pinching.
  11. Holmes_D_83

    2016-2017 Gear Sightings

    Can confirm, I've a pair of 20k long, pro stock with the extra plastic shell
  12. Holmes_D_83

    The Sweet Spot

    I'm in Northern Ireland, we use a different scale to the USA. Those results are in mmol/mol. Our normal blood glucose tests are done in mmol/litre, and those numbers would translate to 20.6 and 6.2 roughly. I believe you multiply by 18 to get it in US units. I'm a type 1 on insulin.
  13. Holmes_D_83

    The Sweet Spot

    Had my endocrinologist appointment today. My HbA1C has gone from 137 last August, to 37 today! So happy!
  14. Holmes_D_83

    The Venting Spot

    My parents have totally knifed me in the back. Thank F**k I'm leaving this country.
  15. I have all three. There isn't much between them but the 8k fits a little closer than the 10k or CCM Pro due to the way it's strapped. To be honest the difference is so minimal I'd go with the CCM and save the money people on eBay are wanting (I picked up my 8k a couple years ago for £18. I see them regularly fetching £60 and over)