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  1. puckpilot

    Difference between Supreme 180 and S29 skates

    The broad stokes should be similar, but smaller things do make a difference. When I tried on the MX3 skates they didn't work for me. Pressure points etc. But when I tried on a pair of S190s they were perfect. I believe there was a change in the toe cap. Regardless of what changes they made, the small difference can matter for some and not matter at all for others.
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    Stick Length for 5'9" son?

    To add to Vet88's point. Here's a video of a product designer from True hockey explaining the relationship between flex and length.
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    1/2" hockey tape?

    Not exactly what you're looking for, but closest I've ever found. 3cm Lacrosse tape that's pre-cut so it tears of in 1 and 2 cm strips. https://m.dickssportinggoods.com/p/stringking-lacrosse-tape-2-pack-16sgkusklcrsstp2plxa/16sgkusklcrsstp2plxa https://www.lacrossemonkey.com/catalog/product/view/id/292133?gclid=CjwKCAjw4ZTqBRBZEiwAHHxpfrxLiErWUeLUkLvr0CC-FG0cny7My7RfhND3mfjqQm7c8vBTycAxNBoCe_sQAvD_BwE
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    Lacebite From Powerskating

    Thanks to you both. Much appreciated.
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    Lacebite From Powerskating

    Where did you get the eyelets/grommet for these, and what type are they? Finding the equipment to punch the holes and set the eyelets seems to be simple enough, but finding eyelets that don't look like they'll rip apart after one stride seems to be more of a challenge for my googling skills.
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    Lacebite From Powerskating

    You can use one of these. They're replacements for the old CCM lace lock system, but I put them on the third eyelet down, and it raises the laces just like those eyelet extenders do. https://www.ebay.ca/itm/CCM-Helmet-Hockey-Skate-Lock-Replacement-Eyelet-Repair-Fix-Hardware-Inline-Ice/262744209403?hash=item3d2cc677fb:g:FREAAOSwxp9W8ya6 https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Reebok-Hockey-Skate-Lock-Replacement-Eyelet-Repair-Fix-Hardware-Inline-Ice/262975040573?hash=item3d3a88ac3d:g:Fp8AAOSwONBZESg1
  7. In regards to Superfeet, a couple of things to consider. First, Superfeet will take up more volume than the stock beds. That could be a plus or a minus. Second, Superfeet lift the heels up, pitching the skater forward. For me, they made a neutral pitched skate feel like one that had at least a +1 pitch to it. I didn't realize it at the time, but that had a factor in putting me on my toes a little too much. I actually had to try a negative pitch before I figured out what was happening. Third, Superfeet are comfortable but becasue they're thicker, they mute the feel for the skate/edges. Again, I didn't realize this at first, but when I put my stock beds back in, it was like going from wearing mittens when typing to bare fingers. IMHO, if your kid doesn't need the arch support, the stock beds are probably better for skate feel.
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    Lacebite From Powerskating

    They feel similar to rollerblade straps. I've actually ordered some rollerblade ratchet straps to see how they work. The velcro straps, though effective, are starting to stretch after about 8 months. They look like they'll hold for a good while longer, but they'll need to be replaced eventually. As for chirping. I've never had anyone on another team say one thing to me. I've had teammates ask about them with curiosity. I've only had one ever make a snide remark, but he's the type that has that "Real Men Don't" attitude. I simply told him it helps my lace bite and acted like I didn't give a shit, because I didn't, and he STFU, because with his stride, he's the last person who should comment on another person's skates and/or skating. For me, I'm at that age now, that if it saves me discomfort and pain and as a consequence, lets me skate better, I'll wear high heels, a too-too, and carry around a fairy wand if I have to.
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    Lacebite From Powerskating

    I had/have similar issues, but for me it only shows up when I'm spending a prolonged period doing drills that put pressure on that area. Durning games, it rarely pops up unless I'm playing 2-3 games in a night. I found changing to Option B skate straps helped. Another option I've used in the past was to add the old CCM/Reebok lace locks on the eyelets around that area. It elevated the laces in that area and releaved the pressure. They're a little tricky to find now that skates don't use them any more, but you can pick them up on eBay.
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    Blade pitch question - SB XS from LS Edge w/ Step

    If your old steel has never been profiled, it's likely that as it aged, its radius has gotten smaller and you've gotten used to skating on a profile radius that's less, maybe even significantly less, than what the stock profile was. If this is the case, I'd hold off on changing anything until you've had a chance to feel things out more. It could be that after a few skates, you won't even notice anymore.
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    Tendinitis help?

    It sucks that you're not seeing much results with the stretching. For me, I could feel things getting better fairly quickly. Personally, I use a rather large step knob made from tape. When I look at it from the top, the long side measures 1.75 inches. I make the knob by wrapping 1.5 inch wide tape around the butt end ten times. Then I wrap 1 inch wide tape around the butt around 20 times, and finally, I split the 1 inch wide tape in half and go around the butt approx 30 times until the knob is 1.75 inches wide. It looks like a step pyramid. I grip the stick with my my first three fingers and my pinky hanging over the top. I find the knob gives my tiny hands more leverage when I shoot, so I can give a harder tug on the stick with my top hand.
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    Tendinitis help?

    I've had bouts with tendinitis in my top hand over the years. It first started with too much mouse usage from gaming and work. And later it would show up after long shooting sessions. One time it was bugging me for around six months, where I could barely grip my hockey stick. For me, I got under control by doing some simple stretching and strengthening exercises for my wrist. I'm not a doctor, but when my forearm muscles get tight from prolonged usage, I'm guessing it pulls the wrist tendon taught and they begin rubbing against something like the wrist bones when I move. That irritates the tendons and makes them inflamed. If I don't loosen the muscles, the tendons keep rubbing. By stretching, it loosens the muscles up and stops the the rubbing. No rubbing, the inflammation goes away. Since I started doing the stretches and exercises, I haven't had a bout of tendinitis, and I haven't changed any of my mouse and/or shooting habits. There were times were I could feel it coming on, like after a couple hours of shooting, but like I said, some stretching and exercise and I was good. I'm about the same vintage as you, and over the years, as I've gotten older, I've learned that I need to be stretching and doing maintenance work all the time, on my shoulder, on my hips, and my wrists. Etc. It's not the case where I do stretches, the tendinitis goes away, and never have to worry about it again. I have to keep doing the stretches and exercises on a regular basis, usually after exercise, to stop it from coming back. Maybe that's something for you to consider. Here's a video of some of the wrist stretches and exercises i do. Hope it helps.
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    Alternative to True skates?

    Sure, but the money has been spent. There's nothing to lose by pursuing this before spending more money on another pair from a different company. But thinking the thousand dollars or so isn't worth a few stern emails and/or some conversations with a retailer, well, IMHO, that's not the stance most people would take and just shrug and walk away from, especially when there's more that can be done.
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    Warrior Sticks

    From my experience, the lie for curves is not consistent from brand to brand. For example, a Warrior W03 does not have the same lie as a Bauer p92. The Bauer is a 6 lie. The Warrior is something lower, a 5 or 5.5.
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    Alternative to True skates?

    If you have a problem with the skates, don't just walk away quietly. Put on your a-hole hat and demand what was promised to you, properly sized custom skates, not sort of close enough skates. Be clear, concise, and firm as to what you want and what you won't accept. You have nothing to lose by pressing the matter, because if you're not satisfied and don't plan on going back to them if they don't make things right, there's no risk of burning bridges.