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strosedefence34 last won the day on February 26

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    Bauer Supreme 190
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    Bauer 1N
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    Bauer Nexus Custom
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    Bauer 4500 with CCM FM 580 cage
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    Bauer Nexus 1N
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    CCM RBZ 150
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    CCM QuickLite
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  1. strosedefence34

    CCM Ribcore 80K Vs True/VH (different size feet)

    Have you had the CCM scanner scan your foot by chance to see which family you'd be and size? You really just need to set aside some time and go into Pure and try some on. Hopefully they stock a 12.
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    CCM Ribcore 80K Vs True/VH (different size feet)

    If you go with the CCM Total Custom Plus you also have stiffness options and the 80Ks go up to size 14 in the Custom Plus.
  3. strosedefence34

    Is this holder mounted properly?

    Did they mount them without steel in them? Someone else can correct me if I am wrong but I always thought you were suppose to mount holders with steel in them to help prevent the holder from twisting.
  4. strosedefence34

    1/2" hockey tape?

    This will probably be the closest you will find. https://www.amazon.com/Zonas-Porous-Athletic-Inches-Yards/dp/B00N56V2HG I too do what @stick9 suggested and don't notice it. I always have the clean edge at the top of my knob.
  5. strosedefence34

    Lacebite From Powerskating

    It's not a placebo. Here is a post from Chadd who told me to do it in the first place. Even if it doesn't work for everyone it is a free fix someone can try first before investing in all sorts of gel pads and everything else.
  6. strosedefence34

    Lacebite From Powerskating

    It just spreads the pressure out more evenly. Also it gives you slightly more space (we are talking mm) between the tongue and laces since it sits on top of the boot/ eyelet. I feel like it's hard to explain but it defiantly worked for me.
  7. I would just jump up a level to the S27s. That is a great all around skate for a young kid or a beginner player. Plenty flexible but also stiff enough to provide some support.
  8. strosedefence34

    Lacebite From Powerskating

    Try lacing from the outside in. Instead of inside out. Here is a video showing it. I had lace bite in my older skates so I started doing this. I only do this starting 4 eyelets down from the top though so lace inside out till pretty much the curve of the boot then I go outside in.
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    Does tape protect your blade?

    My favorite player as a kid didn't tape the toe of his stick so naturally I didn't tape mine. Every time I tried taping the toe I feel like I don't shoot as well. It's probably purely a mental thing but whatever if it ain't broke don't fix it.
  10. strosedefence34

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    There is a difference between "showing more wear" and breaking down prematurely. A friend of mine did a pair of full custom CCM Jetspeed FT1s right when CCM announced they were doing custom skates. I sharpen his skates for him and while yes they do mark up easily they are far from prematurely breaking down. They are still as solid as the day he got them. He skates about 3 times a week.
  11. strosedefence34

    Sparx Skate Sharpener - At home sharpener

    We have an area skating coach who swears by putting his students on 3/8ths to teach proper edge work. I get it for the real little kids since they aren't heavy enough to get the bite they need out of a shallower hollow. Where I have the problem is when his high school aged students ask for it I can only think of how much speed they are loosing by digging too much into the ice. Our shops "standard" is 5/8ths. We give that to people when we ask them how they want their skates done and they respond "I don't know? The regular?" I typically try to educate them even if they aren't listening. Tell them I am giving them 5/8ths and if they want it sharper next time come in and ask for 1/2. We have the ability to do 9/16 but I prefer to give them the option to experiment.
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    Sparx Skate Sharpener - At home sharpener

    I agree with @psulion22 I work part-time in a shop and sharpen my own skates we use the spinner system to dress the wheel. I have been skating at 5/8ths for probably about 10 years. A friend of mine has a sparx and I was curious so I had him cut my skates at 5/8ths. I was there when he did it we did 8 passes on each skate. When I tried them out they didn't feel like they had the same bite as when I do them on the blademaster. The best way to describe what I felt was a 5/8th sharpening that had been skated on once or twice. For me when I no longer have access to a sharpener i'll probably buy the blackstone portable machine. This was mainly a test to see if I would buy a sparx over the blackstone.
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    Ccm custom skates

    Yes, I agree this video is somewhat informative but also has terrible misinformation. You should stay within the retail line that best fits your foot shape. Just because it's a fully custom skate does not mean you can choose any skate in the CCM line like the video suggest.
  14. strosedefence34

    2018-2019 Gear Sightings

    Interesting talk with the man behind the custom pro CCM gear
  15. strosedefence34

    CCM/Jofa pro jock

    They are on the CCM website I'm willing to be they are also in the CCM Catalog too which means any shop with a CCM account should be able to order them.