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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. #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.
  3. #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.
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    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?
  5. #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.
  6. 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???
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    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?
  8. #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.
  9. 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?
  10. 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.
  11. Not sure if this belongs in this topic but people were talking about Pros using the Widow...I saw it today and it feels pretty nice, but that dagger tapper is loooonnnng and thin. I don't know how those guys aren't going to snap that thing like a twig. Very aggressive taper. If they had a 75 flex, I would have bought it but only comes in 85 or higher.
  12. Bolts jersey looks like a Grateful Dead logo or something. I like The Dead, don't like the jersey.
  13. Right after Ovie threw his stick at Duchene, you could see some of the reactions from guys, my opinion was disbelief. Big Buff looked he was thinking, "F-ing jerk." Funny to watch, but outside the necessary like when JR threw Fedorov, for no reason. In the past, ASGs were kind of a launching pad for new gear. Am I wrong? I didn't really see too much new gear being showcased. I'm guessing companies use other platforms or times of the year to launch?
  14. I think I read on here that Elite is a CCM brand or something right, no? Elite is owned or cooperates with CCM? I was in a local Sports Authority a few weeks ago and picked up a pair of yellow waxed...best pair I've used. I don't remember the manufacturer but I'm very happy with them. Didn't expect that from a Sports Authority.
  15. Look like Elite laces...my least favorite. Lots of promise out of the box, but fall short fairly quickly. I think they aren't wide enough and they twist up...just like in the pic.
  16. Dru swaps skates out a lot. The other day I saw him in the 1st period with One95 skates (blue heel) then in the second I saw him with T1s (yellow heel), then in the 3rd he was back to One95s. Now he's sporting 11ks? I wonder if it's a fit issue, or if he has foot issues (injury or something). Also, don't know if this a League-wide thing or not, but any Ranger fans notice the gloves the guys are waering have the backrolls covered with some kind of extra padding?
  17. #96

    Gionta Pattern

    I recently got a Dolo Spyne Savard as a replacement for a stick I broke and although listed as a 4, it felt and played identical to my Zetterberg 5 SE16. I will say that my Stamkos 5 T1 and Malkin 5 X60 felt and played slightly higher, like maybe a 5 1/2. Not sure why because they looked similar in profile to my other 5s. I think it has something to do with the a squarish heel on the Bauers.
  18. Practicing winning faceoffs without his stick, ie body positioning.
  19. Jags has always been like that. He may be finicky about some things, but he's not about his equipment. I remember years ago I was watching an ESPN game and the announcers (Clement and Thorne?) were saying how he doesn't wear socks, then he does, sometimes he forgets to wear them and plays without them, etc.
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    Custom Skates / Ice to Inline Conversion

    I was thinking the same thing. Looks even, good work, but might feel off at first. Lean too far forward or back and you're off kilter.
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    Custom Skates / Ice to Inline Conversion

    Nice work with the custom paint job. I liked my Codes. Watch out for those Genesis wheels though, the hubs crack. Seemed to crack at the worst time for me too. Don't know if those are the 2nd generation Gens though; I think Labeda supposedly corrected the defect. Never took the chance to find out though. Switched to some Rink Rat mini cores at that time. Where'd you get that skate anyway? I had my Codes at least 3 years ago, maybe longer.
  22. Years ago I saw one of JRs blades with 2 eyes drawn on it. I thought that was pretty cool, so I wrote "FAH-Q" on my tape because I saw that on one of the paddles in Dazed and Confused. Some A-hole on another team I was playing against called me cocky and proceeded to chase me around the rink the whole game and hit me every chance he got. My personalization wasn't worth it - I took it off next game.
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    2010 CCM Catalogue

    Ha, good points. They could release a tapered shaft and just call it the U+ Taper. Whatever...I just really liked my V130.
  24. #96

    2010 CCM Catalogue

    How come no shafts? I'd definitely like to see a U CL shaft, even an OctoLite. I have a V130 that is still one of my all time favorite shafts. The thing just keeps going and at this point I think I'm going to have to forcefully retire it or else it will never go away.


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