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shooter27 last won the day on November 4 2019

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    Easton Stealth S9 Pro
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    Bauer Vapor Girdle
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    Sher-Wood Tradition 5030
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  1. Thanks for the explanation. I definitely won’t mess with it then. Given what you said, I’m kinda surprised they sell it around here since I don’t know many people that are in to racing and/or tricking out their engines by messing with things like compression ratios.
  2. So a gas station by me sells 101 octane “racing fuel” at the pump. I’m guessing it’s meant for supercars and the like (I live in the Brentwood neighborhood of LA so there are a lot of mclaren, Ferrari, Lamborghini, etc around). I’m wondering at what level of car does fuel like this become necessary? Can you drive a mclaren or a Bugatti on 91 octane or does it need something like this? I have a Mercedes E53 amg coupe, would the 101 run in my car or would it kill the engine? If so, would my car run any better than on 91? The stuff costs $10/gallon so I’m not going to use it on the regular, but kinda want to experiment with it.
  3. shooter27

    2019-2020 Gear Sightings

    I don’t understand what this hole is supposed to do. Isn’t it going to be mostly covered up by tape?
  4. shooter27

    Suggestions for low profile short elbow pads?

    The issue with the current 3 piece elbow pads is that they all have a connected elbow cap with hinge points above and below. The connected elbow cap is why people have issues with the cap “separating” from the arm when you straighten your arm, like someone mentioned above. The last elbow pad I really liked was the old Bauer Vapor 4, which was an outgrowth of the original Cooper Techniflex line - these basically went out the door with the advent of the hard plastic elbow cap Jofa’s (which you can’t have anymore for safety). With those Bauer/Cooper’s, the bicep and forearm pieces were attached to each other, creating a single hinge point in line with the elbow, and the elbow cap floated above the elbow and those two pieces. So when you straightened your arm it was already floating so it didn’t “separate” from the elbow. If I could find a pair of those I’d still wear them today even though they’d be a bit bulky and they tended to slide down. I’d have to believe with today’s modern materials, a similar construction would be an awesome pad but apparently there isn’t enough demand for that out there. https://www.hockeyworld.com/Bauer-Vapor-4-Elbow-Pads-Senior
  5. If you happen to fit in an XS or Small https://www.hockeymonkey.com/under-armour-hockey-jock-coreshort-pro-sr.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIteTc9tC-5gIVRR6tBh3h1gEWEAQYAyABEgLRcfD_BwE
  6. shooter27

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    Which of those videos is more recent? The first one has them laced all the way up and the second uses the shrink wrap method. Which is the current and best recommendation?
  7. shooter27

    Interesting story about profiling/sharpening

    Found another interesting gear article. Hopefully nobody will complain that this one is free https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/best-equipment-problem-call-wolf-big-read/
  8. shooter27

    Callaway LE Epic Flash??

    It’s a partnership with True https://www.thehackersparadise.com/forum/index.php?threads/callaway-epic-flash-true-sports-hockey-stick.8909644/
  9. shooter27

    2019-2020 Gear Sightings

    I like it as a sweatshirt/sweater for a fan to wear. That’s actually what I thought it was at first. Not so much as a jersey but will reserve judgement till I see the full package
  10. shooter27

    Thermoformable Stick Blades - Why Not?

    That video was super interesting, but its also super old. Those sticks are very early OPS, circa 2004-2005 and the construction methods have changed completely since then so I don’t know if its applicable to how blades are constructed and shaped today. I’m sure some of the more knowledgeable folks on here can chime in on that. That being said, in the video the blades are dead straight when the composite is layered on to the blade core. They curve the blades using a mold and heat after the composite has been applied to the core. The core is not pre-shaped into a pattern, the entire blade is shaped after being constructed. I’m not sure exactly how composite can be heated and reshaped on skates but not on sticks. My guess is there are differences in the makeup of the composite and the resins used that cause that difference.
  11. shooter27

    Interesting story about profiling/sharpening

    Definitely not a site advertisement. I have no affiliation with the site other than being a subscriber. I just thought it was an interesting article. Working in an industry where I’m fully aware of the value of proprietary IP and content that people produce it wouldn’t be ethical or legal for me to print a PDF and post it as I don’t own the content. Really didn’t mean to start a pissing match about this by posting a link to an article. But should I not share something that’s relevant and interesting just because some of the people on here aren’t and don’t want to be subscribers? What about the people that are subscribers that found it informative? I shouldn’t post it for them to read just because you can’t read it? I’d feel differently if people didn’t have any ability to access it - for instance if subscriptions were restricted and someone here couldn’t access one. That’s not the case, everyone here can access a subscription. I certainly won’t try to tell anyone how to spend their money, but if reading it is that important to you that you’re going to complain that you can’t read it or think its somehow unfair that you can’t read it, then subscribe. I’ve been a member and contributor on this board for over a decade. I’ve never posted anything for any reason other than I found it interesting and thought it had something to add to a relevant topic.
  12. It's in the Athletic so it's behind a paywall, but really interesting stuff. https://theathletic.com/1235541/2019/10/15/steel-psychos-and-box-guys-inside-the-rapidly-evolving-world-of-nhl-skate-blades/
  13. shooter27

    Hockey Padded Shirt? Options to beat the heat?

    I live in LA and tried padded shirts before and found them to be far and away hotter than shoulder pads. You get almost no airflow and they get soaked with sweat quickly. For a long time I didn’t wear shoulder pads at all. I just didn’t like the big shoulder caps (full disclosure: I played NCAA hockey and wore Sher-Wood 5030’s while I was doing that, so that’ll tell you how concerned I am with protection). Eventually I ended up going to the CCM CL’s and took off the shoulder caps and that seems to do the job of keeping me cool, being light and mobile and giving me some protection.
  14. Do new car engines still need to be broken in? I’m having a new car (2019 model) delivered this week and I can’t seem to get a straight answer from googling.
  15. shooter27

    Jersey collection from deceased relative

    I have a game-worn and signed Gretzky (Kings) jersey, definitely wouldn’t take $300 for it. Related - I don’t have a COA for it. It was given to me in the early 90s before COAs became an important thing. Is there any company that can authenticate it for me this point or am I just SOL?