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CigarScott last won the day on August 31

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About CigarScott

  • Birthday March 5


  • Skates
    True Customs
  • Stick
    Warrior Alpha QX pro stock
  • 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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    Alabama via Michigan
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  1. CigarScott

    Facebook Mako skates for sale?

  2. CigarScott

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    As Nicholas said, looks like he butchered his baking and cranked on the laces. I don't even think that is possible with the cheapest beginner skates that Bauer or CCM makes unless you cranked on the laces.
  3. CigarScott

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    The beginning of training camp/season rush is over. They're probably twiddling their thumbs right now after that rush is now over.
  4. CigarScott

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    I noticed the same thing in my right skate in my Bauers due to my pronation. I also really noticed it in my right shin pad. I tuck my tongue so my shins are over my skates and the pressure from the pronation was forcing my skate to dig into the interior padding on my shin pad; nothing some Gorilla Tape couldn't fix...
  5. CigarScott

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    Have you looked at having your holders moved in? True moved the holders inwards on my second pair and that was a world of difference for my pronation.
  6. Yeah, there seems to be some wide variances in the LS Edge holders. It was impossible for me to get my Step Steel (or my old Bauer steel) in my new holders that I had put on my new skates. I had to heat the holders with a heat gun to expand the plastic and use a dead blow hammer to get the runners in to place the first time. Now I swap my Step steel regularly without issue.
  7. CigarScott

    Flat feet

    I had to get customs since my feet are way too big to get into a Vapor, which is for low arches.
  8. Once you break in the holder, Step is no harder to get in and out as stock steel. You may need to invest in a $12 heat gun to warm up the holders and dead blow hammer to get the steel in the first time but once you take them out and put them in a couple times, I don't notice a difference.
  9. CigarScott

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    Prior to taking up skating, I was a bad supinator (opposite of pronating) in my right foot so I had the local podiatrist make me some skate orthotics for supinating which hurt like hell wearing since it exacerbated the pronation. I offered to make molds of my feet using this kit (https://accu-cast.us/lifecasting-kits/foot-casting/) and ship them to Winnipeg but I was told that I couldn't do that. The point of this is that if they made skates based on regular molds and what info I provided that they may have moved the holders outward for my supination would would have been terrible for me. I have no idea how they decide how far to move the holders in. It looks to my untrained eye that they moved them in as far they could while there being room in the footbed for the rivets to bite properly.
  10. CigarScott

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    I would shoot him an email (you can PM me for his address if you don't have it any longer). My second pair had its holders moved in medially (learned a new word today) which I doubt would have been done if I didn't email back and forth with Rob. It seems that the lingering theme is that people have their LHS employee enter notes into their scan file but True either ignores them or underestimates how much adjusting that they have to do to built the skate. If you watch this video, you can see some of the lasts that SVH has made: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBUfeofOa90. I'm sure that they're refined the process since 2014 but I doubt that they're 3D printing like Bauer is and are still using these lasts as template then tweak things to represent a particular customer's foot.
  11. CigarScott

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    I got 3D scanned for mine and my first pair was way too small and nothing being done for my pronation after expressing countless times that I had bad pronation along with really bad hot spots in my bunions and corner of my big toes. The second pair was bigger and the holders were moved inwards so the pronation issues were corrected but I still had issues with the hot spots. Rob offered to provide a shipping label to return the skates to have them worked on or punched out but I didn't want to be without them for two weeks or more when you factor in the shipping time to and from and whatever time it takes for them to getting around to fixing them. So I borrowed a boot punch from a friend at the rink and keep playing Macgyver on them to try to fix my hot spots. @smu - Did you contact Rob Thompson directly at True? I had to do that to cut through the red tape to get mine remade.
  12. CigarScott

    Easton Mako Skates

    Here's a pair of 4's in the US: https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/spo/d/used-easton-mako-m8-size-45d/6709846854.html
  13. CigarScott

    Swapping out True holder for CCM SB 4.0

    A third option on top of boo10's suggestion would be to profile your steel to five you more forward pitch. JR may have a better suggestion or could tell you which option would work best for you.
  14. CigarScott

    Base Hockey curve request

    I would like more lie angle options on more curves. I play a W01 curve twig with a 4.5 lie angle that is a Warrior pro stock, would love to get a 4 lie angle made by someone.