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  • Birthday 03/30/1979

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  1. #96

    Alkali Hockey

    Did I read on here, maybe in SDcopp's LTR, that the CA9s will make you be lower to the ground than Mission/Bauer, mainly because of the need to fit the all 80 setup? That means I'll have to cut all my sticks. Wondering how much of a drop it is?
  2. I wasn't happy with my RX60s at first, fit wise. Hurt breaking them in and couldn't get the fit I wanted. They are much better now, but still not the best fitting skate I've used and def. not my favorite overall. The outsole towards the toecap on one side is splitting. Personally, I think it's because the outsole used is too thin for the rigors of roller (game play and chassis+wheel weight). I've been looking at the Alkali skates but I gotta try them on before I buy. The outsole appears to be thicker on those boots.
  3. Labeda Genesis wheels had hub defects as someone else mentioned. That sucked. Mission skates a few years back absolutley tore up my ankles. Bummer. Other than that, I've been pretty happy roller related. As far as other gear, well I just got an RS and it SUCKS for roller. The blade is way too stiff. I can't get a good feel for the puck like I can with my SE16. I'm also a 75 flex user and the RS is an 85. I'm disappointed though. Haven't used it for ice yet, though, so I'm hoping for a better opinion then. Also, got an S9 helmet and it fits like crap. Really not happy with it. Addictions wheels have been very good. I really like them. I haven't had any wear issues and I'm 5'7 175, playing 3 times a week. I recommend them to anyone that is willing to pay the price.
  4. #96

    Alkali Hockey

    Hockeymonkey carries Alkali, maybe the store in Woodbridge will have them. I'll probably be goin there over the Holiday, I'll let you know if I see them.
  5. #96

    Zetterberg Warrior Pattern

    Wow, some sites list it as Zetterberg's pro pattern. Didn't think he used an 88. Thanks for the feedback, saved me 230 bucks!
  6. Now that the Widow comes in a 75 flex, I'm thinkin about picking up a Zettetberg. Can anyone comment on how similar it is to the Savard/Cammo, or the differences?
  7. #96

    Alkali Hockey

    Bout time! And I'm just about due for new skates! I hope my local retailers carry you guys, I'm definitely going to have to try them on first since they're new.
  8. #96

    Alkali Hockey

    Ive skated in a few brands in the 20+ years Ive been playing roller hockey, but always seemed to prefer and come back to Mission. While Justin was there it was very apparent he stood behind the product, and as a consumer and a salesman myself, thats huge. He earned my loyalty. Now this Alkali brand is his baby, so if he supported Mission so well, I would imagine hed pour everything he had into his own company. It will be worth it to check out the Alkali products. I would say fit is more important than light weight, especially since I have such difficult feet to work with. If Alkali can deliver both, its win-win. Justin, you're saying this will be a unique skate. Can you make a basic comparison in terms of fit to other brands? Example: someone with wide forefeet and thin ankles fit well in Ccm boots, or so Ive heard. Are the Alkali boots similar to anything else so we have an idea if they'll be a good fit for particular feet?
  9. #96

    Alkali Hockey

    I think they look like the Mission Wicked series looked like a few years ago; wicked 1, wicked 3, wicked 5, etc. The ones that were cuttin into everyone's ankles. I liked the looks of those, and the looks if the Alkali skates. As long as they dont cut into my ankles, I will give them a shot. I supported Justin when he was at Mission and Ill support him now.
  10. I'm glad you posted this. I coulda sworn I saw Mike Green playing with semi-missing palms against the Rangers. I actually pointed it out to the group of my teammates I was watching the game with. I thought that was illegal at that level???
  11. #96

    Alkali Hockey

    Glad to see it. I'm a "friend" on Facebook as well. Interested to see what exactly Armada has Cooke-ing. When will we know more about what products Armada is offering?
  12. #96

    NHL players you've met

    You can see a lot of the guys leaving The Garden out towards 8th Avenue. The bar across the street is where Jagr and the Czech guys used to go after games, not any more though. Dancin Larry meets them a lot and posts pics on his Facebook page. Avery's bar waaaaaay downtown on Warren St. has players go through quite a bit. I met Avery and Shanny a few years ago. Shanny was really good with the fans. Avery came out right behind him and took pics and signed things as well. Shanny eventually had to call him over and they walked to 8th and got in a cab.
  13. Looks like Kovy is cutting the tape that touches the ice on his blade and leaving the rest, a la Briere, Nedved, Roszival, and some others. Might have to give that a try. I'm guessing it speeds the blade up - less lag?
  14. Good call, def. a possibility. NB is based out of Mass just like my company (Framingham). NB has offices on the same street actually, but I think I heard they were moving to Boston.


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