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SkateWorksPNW last won the day on December 10

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About SkateWorksPNW

  • Birthday April 11


  • Skates
    True + CCM FT2 + Bauer Vapor 2X Pro
  • Stick
    True A6.0HT + CCB Jet Speed + Bauer Nexus 2N Pro
  • Gloves
    True XC9 + CCM JetSpeed FT1
  • Helmet
    Warrior Alpha Pro + CCM Tacks 710
  • Pants
    Warrior QRE Girdle
  • Shoulder Pads
    STX Surgeon RX3
  • Elbow Pads
    CCM FT1
  • Shin Pads
    Warrior Alpha DX
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    Conway and Banks

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    Seattle, WA + Scottsdale, AZ
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  1. SkateWorksPNW

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    I would bake them again and do the proper method of saran wrap. There is a significant difference in fit between that and the standard "bake and lace" method. In fact, we do the saran wrap method on ALL skates we sell regardless of brand. If you still cannot get the ideal heel lock, look into using ratchet clamps.
  2. SkateWorksPNW

    Elite Blade Performance Technology

    What is your email address if we have questions about pricing and such?
  3. I am not so sure about that, there are already way more players using the new CCM XS holder than I would have imagined.
  4. There are a few issues here: * You are transitioning from an older pair of skates that are much more pliable, which I assume is letting you get better forward flexion as compared to the extremely stiff 2S Pro skates. Are you lacing them all the way up? You might want to drop the top one or two eyelets so you can properly get over the ball of your foot. * Your old steel is likely very worn and likely an 8' or less profile, very shaved on the toe and heel. More on the whichever side is pushed into the wheel first when they get sharpened. * The new steel is a 10' flat profile as compared to what you are using to skating on. Its possible your old skates likely feel like skis and your new skates likely feel like you're riding a snowboard. However, if you adjust the body mechanics you might actually see the benefits of a longer radius. * If you make these changes and still feel like you are "stuck in mud" when skating you may want to consider going with a flatter hollow. If that doesn't make things better you should look into getting your steel professionally profiled. You can either have the profile matched from your old skates or you can select a new profile. I highly recommend a combination radius but if you want a single radius that is fine as well. *Lastly, add pitch, if needed. If you feel too far back on your heels or neutral.
  5. SkateWorksPNW

    Going to a cage, what is good?

    I really wish CCM would bring back their titanium cage... Guess we will have to wait and see if TRUE makes a lightweight option to match the new helmet.
  6. Based on the feedback from equipment managers that have been testing out the new steel they still have a lot of work to do. My understanding is none of the players have been impressed so far. Thankfully, they still have time though to work out the issues before that new steel launches. Personally, I think it would have been better and possibly more lucrative for them to just buy out STEP. Maybe getting the injunction was the first step in that process to hurt them financially and then buy them out for less.
  7. SkateWorksPNW

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    Yes, you need to use a shoe horn because the glues and such become very soft when you heat the skates and you don't want to risk tearing the liner. Is your oven convection?
  8. SkateWorksPNW

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    The grey clarino liner is quite thick, designed this way to repel moisture from being soaked into the skate. Over time it can compress in specific areas, such as the heel and ankle. I always recommend players bake them again after they adjust to the skates and the skates start to break in.
  9. SkateWorksPNW


    Yeah. I messaged them on IG and they flat out told me they aren't doing anything with retail currently. Only professional players. I'll see if I can get some samples through some other contacts.
  10. If you use a ProSharp you can leave the steel in the machine to blend the toe and heel, it doesn't need to be done by hand. It does, however, require the machine operator to know how to do this. Personally, if you have steel that you feel comfortable on you are much better off having someone copy that profile to your new steel. This is also easily accomplished with a ProSharp and a professional.
  11. SkateWorksPNW


    Looks like it:
  12. SkateWorksPNW


    I think its a little more advanced than things like Bladetape and such. Chara seems to be using it too. I dont recall the other companies having any professionals using their stuff ever.
  13. Yeah, all of my TRON socks fell apart really quickly. I do skate a lot though, at least 5-7 times a week.
  14. SkateWorksPNW

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    You can just swap it in and go. If you want to be very thorough you can just bake the tongue in the oven for 4 min, attach it to the skate, and lace the skates up and wait for the tongue to cool down.