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Nicholas G

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About Nicholas G

  • Birthday April 11


  • Skates
    True + CCM FT1
  • Stick
    Warrior QRE + True A6.0HT + CCm Jet Speed
  • Gloves
    2018 True XC9 + Warrior QRE
  • Helmet
    Easton E700 + Warrior Alpha Pro + CCM Tacks 710
  • Pants
    Bauer Vapor + Warrior QRE Girdle
  • Shoulder Pads
    CCM FT1
  • Elbow Pads
    CCM FT1
  • Shin Pads
    CCM FT1 + Vapor 1x
  • Hockey Bag
    Grit + True

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    Seattle, WA
  • Interests
    Ice Hockey and technology
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  1. Nicholas G

    First skates since '02...help with fit.

    The CCM return/exchange is 90 days satisfaction guaranteed and you can return them for any reason. It's the best in the business. You could use them for 89 days and then say, i dont want them and the store will return them and send them back to CCM.
  2. Nicholas G

    Best “non-compression” skating socks

    I wear these. They are listed as a compression sock but I dont really consider them a compression sock as they are not overly tight. https://zenkaisports.com/products/zenkai-hockey-compression-lace-bite-sock/
  3. Nicholas G

    Vapor 2X Pro Custom is now available

    Typically they use the larger of the two sizes
  4. Nicholas G

    Warrior Covert RS Pro?

    I would say it shares the same DNA as the Alpha but the fit is a lower profile and is not a one-piece shell like the Alpha. If you like the Alpha but felt it was maybe too boxy or sits too high on your head, this would be a good option.
  5. Nicholas G

    Marsblade Ice Holder

    I am meticulous when mounting holders so I can assure you no damage was done when I attached or removed the holders. To me it seems like the holders are too rigid and don't allow any flexibility which puts the holder undr too much tension. This rmght be be by design though since there is the cantilever inside that moves. The reason I removed them is I noticed one of the holders mounting holes was starting to become deformed and I was also noticing the rivet holes in my TRUE skate were stretching a bit.
  6. Nicholas G

    Sparx Skate Sharpener - At home sharpener

    I agree with this 110%
  7. Nicholas G

    Marsblade Ice Holder

    These are my MarsBlade Holders after only 80 hours of ice time. I am quite disappointed in how they are holding up. MarsBlade Holders after 80 hours of ice time https://imgur.com/gallery/cc7kDq5
  8. Nicholas G

    Sparx Skate Sharpener - At home sharpener

    What is the main difference between the standard retail model and the PS100 specifically? I know you can attach a vacuum to the PS100 but is there any other significant differences? Our store is considering doing a loaner/lease program to the hockey association for the 16U and 18U AAA teams where they rent the Sparx units from us for a month payment and are responsible for the costs of the rings which the cost will be shared between the parents. Would the standard retail machines be able to handle this type of work load? I assume they would be sharpening about 20 pairs of skates multiple times a week between the players and coaches.
  9. Got the email this morning that customers can order the new 2X Pro Custom ahead of the retail launch. https://www.bauer.com/en-US/my-bauer-landing-page.html/customize-ice-hockey-skates/mybauer-skates-654081.html?utm_campaign=190515_MyBauer_Skate_Launch_Email_Skates&utm_medium=email&_bta_tid=31004467451401964510468484264612864722502288374797775862347977807868859028825235240321723250549174179765761&family=Vapor2XPro&selected=true%3Futm_source%3Dbronto&utm_content=190515_MyBauer_Skate_Launch_Email_Skates
  10. Nicholas G

    Sparx Skate Sharpener - At home sharpener

    I'm interested in hearing if anyone has had the motor or components in their Sparx fail?
  11. Nicholas G

    Warrior Fantom QRE

    I thought Warrior wanted to start manufacturing everything in Mexico?
  12. Nicholas G

    Quad Zero profile

    Yes. You can.
  13. Nicholas G

    Supreme S29 vs Totalone NXG

    The 2S is more traditional and the 2S Pro is the flexion tendon. The 2S is going to be the more durable of the two but if you believe the marketing from Bauer, the 2S Pro tendon will give you a better range of motion.
  14. Nicholas G

    Supreme S29 vs Totalone NXG

    I would definitely pick the NXG over the S29, regardless of the tendon. It's just a better skate overall.
  15. Nicholas G

    Supreme S29 vs Totalone NXG

    You are absolutely an exception to what I have seen. I have repaired far too many tendons on the NXG, MX3 and 1S. Some of it is caused by the player improperly removing their skates but many times its due to impact from sticks, pucks, skates, or other items. I have even seen some player who have very long skating strides wear them out over time just by the force of flexion.