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BenBreeg

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  1. The material may have been invented and not applied in this context. You could have stick blanks and then pattern templates like you have radius templates. Select template, insert blank, close machine and done.
  2. For your own personal use as pointed out in their terms of service, I am sure posting it on message boards wasn’t what they had in mind.
  3. That isn’t what he said.
  4. You are publishing someone's content in violation of their business model....
  5. When I was a kid the rinks were about 25-35 minutes away. Those were the two closest to me. Now with the post-Mario hockey boom there are a lot of rinks. One is 10 mins away but is old and the org is small so we don't do anything except camps there and four others are about 20 minutes away.
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    The Venting Spot

    We have a work from home arrangement, nice to not have to use PTO when you are sick. Plus it does keep things from spreading. Of course with my wife working in a school and two kids in school that is cancelled out by all the plagues they bring home...
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    Knee pop injury

    Mri’s are expensive and docs have been moving away from just ordering tests in every situation. If it persists go see an orthopod.
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    The Venting Spot

    Good luck! We just got one three months ago. He whimpered in the crate the first night but after that nights have been good. Jumping and being mouthy, not so much....
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    Best skate sock?

    I have been trying the Pearsox Ultralite and Thinees. The Thinees are soft like cotton but still synthetic. The do pill a bit but doesn’t affect performance The Pearsox are standard nylon like cheap dress socks. They can feel a little rough but seem to be softening a bit. Their sizing is out of whack though. I am 6’3” with an 11 1/2 foot. The adult size comes halfway up my thigh. I can wear the intermediate but the youth also fits fine. The mite is too big for my son, too much material in the foot for his size 2 1/2 foot so he wears the Thinees.
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    2019-2020 Gear Sightings

    Oh, so pros can get an older style constructed boot made to look like a modern model?
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    2019-2020 Gear Sightings

    Dumb question but what is a tech mesh skate?
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    Lower Profile Shinguard

    STX Surgeon line is worth a look as well.
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    Stiffness of skates

    In that pic in caveman’s post his 70ks have 11.
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    Stiffness of skates

    Another point is that your skating biomechanics encompass your whole body. The alignment of everything from your head to your shoulders, hips and knees plays a huge part in how force is transmitted through the foot into the skate and then the blade to the ice. So the foot is kind of the last part of this chain. With a stiff skate, given perfect biomechanics up to that point allows efficient and controlled energy transfer to the ice, but it doesn’t fix flaws. The thing the no lace skating gives you in addition to the strengthening already discussed is feedback, magnified responses to adjustments you make as you do drills. Move your knee a little bit, change how you rotate your shoulders, etc. Here is a related article that references how Miro Heiskanen ties his skates. https://www.dallasnews.com/sports/stars/2019/08/20/finland-loose-laces-and-dull-blades-how-stars-defenseman-miro-heiskanen-developed-into-an-elite-skater/ Again, once you have all those components, a stiffer boot can ensure nothing is being lost because of the boot, but it is not the cure. Here is an Athletic article talking mainly about forward flex but also about potential energy leak from lateral sloppiness, although there aren’t any real citations for the work they did, maybe I will Google and see if those are publicly available. https://theathletic.com/696003/2018/12/07/the-nhls-best-young-skaters-all-have-something-in-common-how-they-tie-their-skates/
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    Stiffness of skates

    Certainly could be, I just thought it interesting that she brought it up almost 20 years ago.


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