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218hockey

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218hockey last won the day on October 14

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  1. 218hockey

    Sparx Skate Sharpener - At home sharpener

    Right, I said that. Thanks.
  2. 218hockey

    Sparx Skate Sharpener - At home sharpener

    If you don't want to ever be misinformed I suggest you stay away from the internet.
  3. 218hockey

    Sparx Skate Sharpener - At home sharpener

    Read that multiple times over the years in this thread. Does it matter? I read it here I take it as gospel! Maybe it was the Fire vs FBV chart? Idk.
  4. 218hockey

    Sparx Skate Sharpener - At home sharpener

    I dont know where you got that from. I said where I got that from. ???
  5. 218hockey

    Sparx Skate Sharpener - At home sharpener

    Good information, but it's been said here many times that other things being equal, the Sparx wheels are just a bit shallower than advertised. So just trying to add that bit of info to my thought process anyway.
  6. I don't care how tall they are. How do they tie their skates???
  7. I went to the stock insoles, which I'd never used in these skates and noticed an immediate change for the better. Not only did the superfeet pitch me forward, which wasn't right for me, it also deadened the feel for my edges. Using superfeet for me was like putting mittens on and trying to type." Is that a thing? People don't like Superfeet because they lose feel?
  8. 218hockey

    Big/Wide Head Helmet help!!

    Yes, the IMS 7 was wide/round, like the original REAKT for sure. I would assume the the new REAKT 150 would be even better.
  9. 218hockey

    skate weight

    Ha! Actually that's surprising and says something about the old design. But certainly a few grams won't make any difference. Either you're a good skater or you ain't.
  10. 218hockey

    Sparx Skate Sharpener - At home sharpener

    Sure, I don't actually have a SPARX now and I haven't even looked at the way it's designed. But I do know that preload will not change a springs rate, only a stiffer spring will. I wish there was a way to do the toe evenly on a new, tall, blade. Some of these runners have quite an angle at the ends. Not a deal breaker though, and after using one for a couple of months I will probably purchase soon. Just waiting for the next $75 or $100 code!
  11. 218hockey

    Sparx Skate Sharpener - At home sharpener

    I've used the machine, I know how it works. If it's a single rate spring it doesn't matter where the spring is in it's travel, the rate (and pressure) will be constant. What you're experiencing at the beginning of the cycle is higher pressure caused by the angle of the wheel. If you start too high you can drive the wheel directly into the toe and that's when you get the chatter and even possibly a brief stop to the wheels rotation. Do you agree?
  12. 218hockey

    Sparx Skate Sharpener - At home sharpener

    I didn't know you could adjust pressure. I thought there was only a height adjustment and that wouldn't change the actual pressure.
  13. 218hockey

    Sparx Skate Sharpener - At home sharpener

    I have really good luck with Massive.
  14. 218hockey

    Bauer Re-Akt 150 - First Look

    Gold or Maroon. My lhs has a nos Gold REAKT helmet they are holding for me now but it 's always nice to look at the newer helmets if possible.
  15. 218hockey

    Bauer Re-Akt 150 - First Look

    Looks great. I'm going to need a helmet to replace the original REAKT at some point. It looks like this could do just that. Except, it doesn't come in the color I need. So if the color I need is not shown I'm just out of luck?


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