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shooter27 last won the day on November 4

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  1. 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?
  2. 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/
  3. 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/
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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/
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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?
  11. shooter27

    Player's cat-eye cage?

    I have one of these, in steel not composite, floating around somewhere (https://www.olympia-composites.com/product-page/cooper-player-cage). If you’re interested, PM me I can try to dig it out.
  12. shooter27

    2018-2019 Gear Sightings

    The original Stealth was listed at either 385g or 395g. It was the last stick I got to use for free in college and the things just exploded on a regular basis. I’ll see if I have one lying around in storage somewhere.
  13. shooter27

    First box-style pad

    Maybe I’m using the wrong term (I’m not a goalie). I’m referrring to the modern style pad that has a flat surface intended for sliding in the five hole area and was engineered to be worn lose on the leg and rotate to a square position when the goalie is down in the butterfly and allows the goalie to use sliding as the primary form of lateral movement. Pretty much anything like this https://goo.gl/images/J9UB6a I’d consider this a more traditional, non-box pad https://goo.gl/images/Q49pJA
  14. shooter27

    First box-style pad

    What was the first box-style pad, with a truly flat sliding surface engineered for the butterfly style? The first one I remember is the RBK pad that a lot of guys wore coming out of the first NHL lockout, but I don’t know if that’s truly the first. I remember a few brands were considered “butterfly” pads back in the late 90’s/early 00’s, specifically TPS and Koho, but I don’t remember if any of those were truly the box-style that is the norm today. I also remember a very square pad from the late 80’s/early 90’s that one of my teammates wore, I believe the were called Aeroflex. Is it possible they were the first?
  15. shooter27

    Time to officially hang em up?

    Coaching sounds like an interesting idea. I believe USAHockey has a course that you have to take, right? How did you get involved with coaching?