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  1. Jscott40

    Tydan blades

    I believe there’s actually 2 versions of Tydan for the edge holder. TY280 is shaped similar to regular (non-XL) Step steel I believe, whereas LS280 is shaped more like LS3. If you zoom in on some of Tydan’s Instagram pictures, you can see a difference. Maybe someone else can clarify better.
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    Blackstone Flat-Bottom V Thread

    I’m 230 pounds and using 90/50 or 80/75, 10’ profile. If I were you, I’d try 90/75 and adjust from there.
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    Step blacksteel profile and sharpening

    Thanks for all the feedback. I was thinking that the first sharpening on the blacksteel may have need more parohsses as well. I’ve been skating on FBV for the last year, but probably bouncing around too much between sharpenings. I’ve been between 90/75 and 80/75 more recently, but how it feels really seems to depend on how hard the ice is. I’m 6’1” 235 so a flatter cut shouldn’t be unusual for me, just trying to find the sweet spot and keep it there. Or simplify things and go back to roh.
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    Step blacksteel profile and sharpening

    So far I haven’t found it to have better bite. Theoretically LS4 and step blacksteel both have a 10’ radius, but Step definitely has more material in the heel. The toe is fairly similar between both sets of steel.
  5. I just recently bought Step Blacksteel XL for my Vapors. The feel is obviously quite a bit different than the LS4 I’m accustomed to. As long and flat as these blades are, I feel like I want to have some of the heel shaved off, but I’m not sure if this is the right approach. I had these skates sharpened at 80/75 like I’ve been doing on my LS4 and honestly it feels like I’m slipping a bit more. My questions are: Does everybody use the same sharpening on Step blacksteel as LS4? Is it just me, or does FBV feel more variable based on hard or soft ice than ROH? Any suggestions on profiling/heel shaving to make the STEP more comfortable to skate in like LS4, or do I just need to get used to Step? Thanks in advance for any feedback!
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    Supreme Skate moving to Vapor Skate

    This probably sounds dumb, but try skipping the top eyelet. I'm in a similar situation and find that I like skipping the top eyelet better than using it.
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    2N Pro Stick Stiffness

    I'd say it plays true to other Bauer sticks. I've been playing with a pro stock 1N 82 flex for a while, and the 2N pro I now have in 87 is slightly stiffer. I also tried the 2N Pro in 77, and it was noticeably more whippy in 77 to the point I didn't care for stickhandling with it.
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    17 1X Lace bite ?

    I’d say mine has stayed pretty much the same, isn’t really changing after around 10 skates. I personally think it’s a combination of the tongue and overall fit issues since the Bauer scanner recommended supreme for me. Never had any pain in my 1s, just thought that the vapor performed a little better, likely due to the forward pitch and it being a little narrower.
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    17 1X Lace bite ?

    I'm consistently told by the Bauer scanner I should be in an 8.5 d supreme, but that's painfully short for me. I probably get a bit better heel lock in the 9d 1s compared to the 9d 1x, but like you I find I fare worse on the pencil test in the supremes. Some of it might be the pitch, but I just skate better in vapors. Would love Bauer to star making custom skates for the masses based off their scanning technology like it sounds ccm is introducing.
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    17 1X Lace bite ?

    Sorry, I misread this the first time, mine is more across the instep as opposed to the top eyelet. Also ChrisS8899, did you have your foot scanned on the Bauer scanner?
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    17 1X Lace bite ?

    I’m in the same boat, but 6’1” 220. Pass the pencil test, but I’m getting mild lace bite. Doesn’t bother me on the ice but I notice it slightly later in the day or the next day after skating. Honestly, I hate the new tongue on the 2017 1x and wonder if a thinner older style tongue would be better. Lacing outside in for eyelets 4-7 has helped me. I just wish Bauer sold replacement tongues, such as the black one95 tongue that many NHL players seem to prefer.
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    Bauer Supreme 2S skates | release

    Interesting that it looks like Eichel opted to stay with the 1S tongue. And I've got to agree, the 1S is a great skate.


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