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CigarScott last won the day on February 5

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  • Skates
    Bauer Nexus N7000
  • Stick
    various pro stocks
  • Gloves
    Bauer Supreme S150
  • Helmet
    Reebok 11K VN pro stock
  • Pants
    Tackla Pro 9000
  • Shoulder Pads
    Reebok Jofa 7K pro stock
  • Elbow Pads
    CCM Tacks 7092
  • Shin Pads
    Reebok 20K pro stock
  • Hockey Bag
    Grit Airbox

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    Born in Michigan, live in Alabama
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  1. CigarScott

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    That's a good question. I didn't get the shot blockers in mine and they didn't ask for what stiffness level that you want. They did ask for my weight so perhaps they adjust the stiffness to your weight, ex: someone weighing 275 lbs gets a much stiffer skate than someone that weighs 175 lbs?
  2. CigarScott

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    I just got word that my skates showed up in Dallas today so based on me ordering them on Saturday, July 14, they're right at four weeks, when you factor in shipping from Winnipeg to Texas.
  3. CigarScott

    Stick lie & length

    I looked at their site and they seemed to have the most options by far out of all of the custom stick manufacturers and I may give them a try sometime, if they ever have a sale. The only thing holding me back is the sticker shock. I've never spent more than $100 for a stick in my life so spending $230 plus whatever it costs to ship a stick to the Southern US from Canada is a bit rich for me as I'm not 100% sure as to what I want in regards to length, lie, flex, and blade pattern. Once I know for a fact that I want x length, y lie, z flex, and which specific pattern I want, I may take the plunge. Thanks for the information.
  4. CigarScott

    Stick lie & length

    Here are the sticks that I've been using. I've been primarilly using the Warrior stick lately due to it's low flex. They all have 6-7 lie and are 64-66". I forgot to mention that I also have really wide shoulders so I hold my sticks farther apart than a lot of people so that's why I like the added length as well as playing defense and goalie in lacrosse so I'm used to longer sticks.
  5. CigarScott

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    Yes, True. I don't have them yet as I just put the order in on July 14 and True stated to me the other day that turn around right now is four weeks. I hope they show up there sometime next week and they install my holders on them and have them in my hands in the next two weeks.
  6. CigarScott

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    Cool, that's where I got my feet scanned. He was good and super helpful. If he wasn't college or high school age then that's who did it; everyone else that I saw working there was rather young.
  7. CigarScott

    Atlanta Hockey

    Become friends with Alex at North Georgia Hockey. He'll have the skinny on all the leagues, rinks, bars, etc. plus it's the only stand-along LHS in the region so you'll be spending time there for gear and sharpenings, etc; I get my skates sharpened there every time I'm in town.
  8. CigarScott

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    Did you go see Chase at Pure Hockey?
  9. CigarScott

    Getting up after falling on ice

    I was finally able to do it a couple times at this past week's learn to play and skate classes. I guess I had to build up more strength in my legs and I figured out that I needed to really tighten up my skates around the ankles for additional support and that seems to help with that along with minimizing my pronation in my right foot. It still takes a few seconds for me to get up but it's better than where I was at a couple months ago.
  10. CigarScott

    Not bulky elbow pad

    That's not good. I don't see how that will be a good thing for them long term.
  11. CigarScott

    Stick lie & length

    I've been toying with the idea of getting a very low-lie stick after trying out ones that were 5.5-7 lies and having too much heel on the ice and missing passes since they go under my my blade if they're towards the toe. I'm 6'5" but have rather short legs and really long, neanderthal arms so I've been looking at going for a sub-5 lie twig so my right arm isn't bunched up and that I can hold my stick under my gut. I was looking at something like this: https://www.prostockhockey.com/hockey-sticks/player-sticks/left-scott-harrington-alpha-qx-95-flex-stick/ I came across these sites and it looks like good info to me but what do I know? I still got the "the stick should go to your nose without skates on" from LHS. http://www.cuthockeysticks.com/ http://www.goldyshockey.com/general-info-tips/hockey-stick-length-lie/
  12. CigarScott

    Not bulky elbow pad

    I have the 7092's and really like them. Not too bulky but good protection and are the descendents of the Jofa elbow pads that everyone seems to drool over.
  13. CigarScott

    The Athletic -- Worth it?

    I subscribe to it and got some kind of silly deal for like $30 a year or something like that. I still haven't dug deep into it yet as I only have the attention span to read so much sports news before I start looking at something else. To me, it's worth it just so I can read articles without popups, auto-play videos, and other clickbait. I can't attest to its value yet just for hockey news but as a whole, if you follow other sports then it definitely is worth it. I can get in-depth general hockey news along with Blackhawks, Bears, and Cubs coverage at one site without the BS so to me, it's worth it for my needs.
  14. CigarScott

    Oval Laces

    Looks like you can still order them from our friends to the north: https://www.prohockeylife.com/products/elite-oval-moulded-tip-skate-laces?variant=39945462468
  15. CigarScott

    Graf Skates

    Ah, haha. I keep forgetting about PIAS. I enjoyed going to all three Pure Hockey's in St. Louis. I got really good service from the Kirkwood store. I would shoot them an email. The email address from each store is on their site and seem to only be checked by the store manager so you don't have to worry about reaching some high school kid who won't do crap for you.