Jump to content
Slate Blackcurrant Watermelon Strawberry Orange Banana Apple Emerald Chocolate Marble
Slate Blackcurrant Watermelon Strawberry Orange Banana Apple Emerald Chocolate Marble

skates89

Members+
  • Content Count

    57
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Feedback

    0%

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

Equipment

  • Skates
    MLX Bauer X60
  • Stick
    Stealth RS
  • Helmet
    CCM

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Long Island New York
  • Spambot control
    837465392

Contact Methods

  • AIM
    mikeli89@aol.com
  1. Im not to sure what you are saying chad but not getting enough knee bend is what I see a lot of and the herman munster boots. I suppose it is all about working out the radius and pitch etc. I find that if I am to pitched forward I do not have the same stride and I tire faster. When im on more of a nuetral pitch I can glide around and wait to jump on my toes or if Im cutting I can cut very sharp and deep off my heels. I have complete control of the skate. Whereas with a pitch I cannot jump to my heels or at least it doesnt feel that way as easily. My skates are set up with a ten foot radius on tuuk custom pluses with bauer x60s. I find this is the best set up for me as I can get on my teos and get much more blade into the ice. Im sure it is all relative but there is no way I can skate as well when im using the front part of my leg upper mucles ( Pitched ) verses my but thighs and calves. I can definitely feel a significant difference. I guess we all have to play with the mechanics but I tended to agree with the guys anaology above that more power is generated from these parts of the legs and it made perfect sense that if your pitched to far forward its almost like your replying on the outer top of your legs muscles verses the entire buttucks and calves and hamstrings. From a nuetral position for me. I tire much less and I can control my skates in thier entirety be it pivoting turning sliding and getting better glide to shift etc I also use a 3/4 ROH especially in the summer Thats just me though. It is a tremendous difference in control and energy used when your set up just right
  2. Your probably not as articulate a skater as myself lol
  3. I agree with this statement fully and I have been skating for sometime now also. I was wondering what my issue was and it appears to me that the biggest thing that affects my skating is the pitch. I cannot have any pitch ( None) The minute I have any pitch say I put those superfeet in my skates, I lose all my power. Now granted this may be due to several factors..One I have always skated on tuuk custom plus holders which are known to be nuetral. I also have flat narrow feet. There is no doubt in my mind that I have much better control and power when skating from this nuetral stance. I am also much better able to roll off my heels as well as jump to my toes. I have complete and better control of the entire skate and edges. Once I put any lift in me it just a few millimeters I am completely off and this affects everything including power and even puck control. It is amazing how long I have been skating and how little I have known. This comment now makes more sense to me as rings such truth. Why would anyone want to put pitch that would have them getting thier pwoer from thier knees verses the buttucks thighs and hamstrings and calf muscles..Thanks for this very educational post. I wont be using any superfeet anylonger..Im much better off nuetral
  4. skates89

    How To Make your Old Graf 705s Lighter

    Well they say the players of today are bigger and faster than the players of the past. Nevertheless a case can be made for bure gartner shit maybe even orr ( that man had some long powerfull stride boy ) He ate up a lot of Ice with it, very deceptive and the think he did it on steel runners and flimsy leather
  5. skates89

    How To Make your Old Graf 705s Lighter

    That man was some skater boy and a great player. He got some serious deep knee bends going there in his stride. Perfect stride. Id say if anyone was similar in skatingt style today it would be Gaborik. Gabby reminds me of gartner and that is the one brand of skate I never got my feet into to often. Id probably have liked them more than the baurs I used for so many years the 3000 4000 and then the 7000 which killed my ankles with pain
  6. skates89

    How To Make your Old Graf 705s Lighter

    Well its is good I got this out of my head and thanks for all the replies. Im hapy with them now and the placebo affect is working wonders. Ill just keep working out and skating strong. Thanks so much for all the input..I learned a lot here. PS the guy in the picture to my left is my buddy who plays in the KHL with spartek and played a few games lastyear for the bruins. We work out together in the summers and he is always looking to shave weight. Been playing a long long time..Weight definitely matters and gartner would have probably done better times in a pair of apx2s..He was just amazingly fast
  7. skates89

    How To Make your Old Graf 705s Lighter

    No trust me there is no energy transfer loss..That steel blade across that runner holds it well and I like a litle flex. Thats why I only drilled a little inside the tuuk boot acros the bridge of the boot but Id have to say you might be right withthe pacebo affect ah hahahah to funny I could not get them to post in new window dont know why but here are the results 75 grams each skate. Thats a quarter pound lol http://www.flickr.com/photos/50102614@N05/12058136393/# http://www.flickr.com/photos/50102614@N05/12057822725/# I love these skates also buddy. I cannot give them up for the life of me. You can get a nice set on ebay. I got a brand new in the box set for a 120 in the box never used. I guard them like a jewel lol The one on the scale with cobra runner is the new pair You make great sense and Im not pavel bure ah hahahahaha but again you make great sense. if i was squating 400 pounds im sure i could wear anything..but when you play recreationally once a week then youll feel it trust me
  8. skates89

    How To Make your Old Graf 705s Lighter

    I really appreciate that. I need to be able to remove these without hacking them up..Thanks so much that is next
  9. skates89

    How To Make your Old Graf 705s Lighter

    Thanks so much Im definitely gonna treat the bolts with that and get a few of those Ti fasteners. Is that the name for the them T i ? Oh my lord you guys know your stuff lol Holy Im lost lol You know a quick way to polish my aluminum wheels on my truck without breaking out the buffer lol
  10. skates89

    How To Make your Old Graf 705s Lighter

    There is a reason why everything is so light today. Including sticks goaly pads etc. Reaction times and speed and less fatigue are highly achieved as a result of these differences. I dont care what age you are. You put a pair of these grafs on your feet playthe entire game and by the times the thrid comes and they start to get water logged there is no doubt in my mind you will not be nearly as quick and light footed as you are in a new apx2 skate. It is a scientific fact. You ever compare a new set of goaly pads to these old leather pads. OMG what a difference and when those old pads water logged forget it you could not move. No mystery why todays players are faster. nevertheless Ilove the low cut boot and the feel of the leather on my ankles. I am definitely much more crafty in these that any of these rock solid high cut boots and I dont have the money to buy a custom pair with flex points and a tpu outsole as id like installed on them..So the next step is to reduce weight so I can stay in these and so far so good. Im liking them a lot..Next as suggested Im gonna scallop a little more weight off the blades and they should be really good to go. They are now almost as light as my G7s
  11. skates89

    How To Make your Old Graf 705s Lighter

    Hi thanks again what does the anti galling paste do..? Im getting a weight scale today lol Somewhere for sure
  12. skates89

    How To Make your Old Graf 705s Lighter

    Hi thanks for the suggestion are they like the brass rivits ?
  13. skates89

    How To Make your Old Graf 705s Lighter

    I know but they really have shaved of some weight with all other things I mentioned I have done. Water proofing change off the runner and shorter steel. I have not had one of these aluminum posts break off yet and I am gonna actually add two more to the back and front and the boots did not collect much water if any last night. I ran like two coats of the water repellant heavy on them. It all adds up because in the past late in the third id start to feel a little fatigue from the original skates and last night I didnt feel any and the skates felt the same weight as when I began the game..A definite imporvment and I will have extra anchors and bolts in the event one snaps, a quick thing to fix if needed.
  14. skates89

    How To Make your Old Graf 705s Lighter

    ah ok let me set them to public thanks
  15. skates89

    How To Make your Old Graf 705s Lighter

    This was the best I could do. I didnt know how to upload pictures on here it was asking for a url. If you look at the steel bolts alone trust me thats a lot of grams compared to the aluminum which is weightless practically. Look at that mirroed finish of the blade hollow. Trust me that equals glide. The anchors I have pictured also and the holes I cut out of the tpu to shave weight. The integrety of the skate is in no way affected. I felt no loss of any kind and the boot flexed the same..Only lighter now. Next Ill get true weight difference. Im estimating at least 40 grams of weight taken off between changing the holder the less radiused steel as compared to the full steel height that comes with the cobra runner..The original steel bolts and anchors and those two big screws ont he back of the runner.All Needless weight that can be shaved off. PS and as mentioned I skated on these last night totally differant experience and not one of those anchors shered off. Also withthose anchors I can change all my runners now on most any skate and no need to go to the skate shop and I can interchange and experiemnt with other runners if I like..No brainer for me..Im always saving money now to boot. I hope this information in some wayhelps others..Theres no need to pay others to change runners when you can do it yourself <iframe src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/50102614@N05/12037740204/player/070f73c4b8" height="1024" width="349" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe> <iframe src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/50102614@N05/12037836574/player/f10a966988" height="1024" width="684" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe> <iframe src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/50102614@N05/12037708413/player/e67fb8bd03" height="405" width="1024" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe> <iframe src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/50102614@N05/12037924234/player/01306af35c" height="768" width="1024" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe>


×