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Leif last won the day on November 22 2018

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  1. Leif

    New True Lid

    It looks like a Jewish skull cap on his head. The guy is big.
  2. Thanks all, oh well, I’d better get some ear defenders so I can’t hear the neighbours shouting.
  3. I’ve just got me a full size goal, and this evening I was taking shots with biscuits, using my shooting pad. To be honest snap shots made a hell of a racket when the stick hit the pad, and I’m concerned I’m annoying the neighbours. Anyway, the pad is made from six of these: https://www.skatestation.co.uk/stilmat-inline-hockey-tile/p3041 Are these known to be noisy, or would a one piece plastic board be just as bad?
  4. Leif

    Bauer Re-Akt 150 - First Look

    Interesting comments, summed up I think as “adjustable and fits me well”. But on my ipad the image is tiny, filling about 1/8 of the screen. Do you think this helmet (in S, M and L) can fit almost everyone? As you know, it can be hard to find a lid that fits properly, unless the LHS has a good range.
  5. Leif

    affordable sticks?

    You can get last season’s sticks for half price if you keep your eyes open, but popular curves sell fast.
  6. I could never get the same reading on both sides of my old blades for that reason. Which steels are not punched? I now have Bauer LS5 runners and they have parallel sides. My previous Step steel runners didn’t. Just a sample of one set of each though, so you can’t draw firm conclusions.
  7. Leif

    Skate punching out for width

    If you look at Bauer charts you’ll see that Nexus is exactly what you don’t want. You’re more likely to fit Vapor or maybe Supreme. I have duck feet, Bauer scanner recommends Vapors, but Supremes are comfy too. My feet are widest at the front, but not that wide.
  8. Leif

    Bauer 2X / 2X Pro

    That was released before the MyBauer programme, it’s unclear if the process is the same. Certainly the foot moulds don’t look like 3D printed ones, maybe actual casts.
  9. Leif

    Bauer 2X / 2X Pro

    My understanding is that both Bauer and CCM use a similar process for custom skates, taking essentially stock boot components but adjusted in cut to the individual feet - including different lengths and widths for each foot - and then as you say pressure moulding each to a printed cast of the foot. How much they tailor the quarter package and the in/outsole and tongue to each person is unknown. I’m sure Bauer has a stash of toe caps so they can accommodate most fore feet. But I am very impressed by what Bauer has achieved, and I assume CCM is as good, not that I know.
  10. Leif

    Bauer 2X / 2X Pro

    Bauer alone have thermoformable insoles, injected facing and thermoformable tongues. I was very screptical of these features, but they work extremely well. The high end quarter package is made from carbon curv, basically carbon fibre, not curv which is a cheaper alternative, albeit extremely good. However both companies buy in a lot of tech. CCM buy in d3o. Bauer buy in G-Form, Curv, the wicking fabric, and other technologies. As for the one piece boot, surely the stiffness and the fit are far more important. The 2x Pro looks ugly as hell though. They remind me of silly cars (automobiles) with big exhaust pipes and go faster stripes.
  11. Leif

    Bauer 2X / 2X Pro

    I’m not convinced about that. Bauer custom does not cost much more than stock, and you get a custom skate. I have 2s Pro, and I am impressed, very nice skates, well worth the money albeit expensive. However, I do find the pricing structure odd. The actual cost of each ‘feature’ such as comfort edge and injected facing can’t be much, a few dollars, and yet the 2s Pro costs a fortune compared to a mid range skate. I can only assume I am paying development costs, and higher overheads due to lower unit sales of high end models. My LHS tells me that profit margins on high end skates are low, much lower than for mid range skates. They won’t keep them in stock, as unsold ones will cost them money, and they don’t make enough profit overall if any.
  12. Leif

    Bauer 2X / 2X Pro

    You poor lamb, I’m sure we all feel sorry for you.
  13. One point to note is that the 1s has the original speed plates. They are not as comfy, and not as durable. My last set lasted six months.
  14. If it makes you feel any better, the UK price is £1200, or over $1,500. That includes 20% sales tax. I’d be curious to know how well they sell in Europe.
  15. Leif

    Vapor 2X Pro Custom is now available

    FWIW I have 6.5 and 6.75 and the holders are 263. I was a perfect fit for a Vapor, and a borderline fit for a Supreme, but went for Supreme. The heel and depth are perfect, but the toes are too tight which is nothing to do with the family, since they adjust the width to suit.