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dkmiller3356

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About dkmiller3356

  • Birthday 06/30/1967

Equipment

  • Skates
    Bauer Nexus V-cut Customs
  • Stick
    CCM Tacks and Ultra Tacks 85/75 Flex P46
  • Gloves
    Warrior Alpha QX
  • Helmet
    Bauer Re-Akt
  • Pants
    Bauer Vapor 1X
  • Shoulder Pads
    SherWood 9950 (modded)
  • Elbow Pads
    CCM 6052
  • Shin Pads
    CCM 6052
  • Hockey Bag
    Custom Team E-Lite Bag by JRZ, Warrior Pro, MSH Bag made by Junkyard Athletics, Easton NY Rangers Pro Stock - Used by Dubinsky in 2011-2012

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Merrick, NY
  • Interests
    Hockey, travel, golf, exercise, food and WINE!!!!!!!
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  1. dkmiller3356

    15th Annual MSH Winterfest

    Howdy, Not sure why you thought I'd be ok with that by the way. -DM
  2. dkmiller3356

    Callaway LE Epic Flash??

    ok... that looks terrible!!!
  3. dkmiller3356

    True A6.0 SBP (Pro Stock)

    Player Background: Beer leaguer. I play on two teams. One is C division as a forward and the other is in E division where I get to play defense. As a forward I look to move the puck to the more skilled players as quickly as I can. Puck feel and being able to shoot and load the puck quickly are critically important to me. I have been playing with the CCM Tacks line since it debuted. I fell in love with the P46 curve as it had enough curve for me to cradle and handle the puck but the lie was flatter than the P92 I had been using for years. The last few Tack’s variants however have changed a lot and I was less and less happy with them. I had always loved True sticks back when I was using a P92 and then I saw this stick on Sideline Swap…. A True A6.0 P46 pro stock (Cody Glass). I hemmed and hawed not being sure it was exact and then took the plunge and bought it. It is an exact clone! I am now using this as my go to stick and have sold off part of my stock of CCMs! P46 75 Flex Grip Blade/Feel: For me being able to feel the piuck on my stick and pick head up with confidence is critically important. This stick does the job as good or better as anything I have tried before. Puck feel on the blade is quickly transmitted up to your hands and you really know where on the blade the puck is. This provides me with more confidence than ever. The blade is also really stiff and the puck flys off and arrives on target. Receiving passes is also great. The foam core in the blade softens impact nicely. I have read some reviews that were concerned about blade durability, but I have a lot of play on this stick and the blade has neither chipped, split or deadened. The only caveat here is that because this is pro-stock I am not sure I have the standard blade. Comparing it to retail sticks I have seen and played with it appears to be, but I cannot be 100% sure. Score: 10/10 Shaft/Flex: We all know that this is True’s bread and butter and this is no different. The design aesthetics are pleasing. Subtle blues, greys and black on blacks. Really nice. This is a grip stick as all seem to be these days but it is not very grippy. Feels nice. The shaft loads up quickly and easily and fires pucks cleanly at the net. Its not the very best shaft I have ever used – that’s reserved for my dear, departed Miken. That said, energy transfer is superb and I really love the way this shoots. Wrist shots and slappers are all on par with some of the best I have shot. Release is just as quick as many low kicks too. A lot of my shots are off balance (because I am often off balance!!) and this stick allows me to shoot well from every situations. Score: 9/10 Weight: This stick weighs in at 415g and that’s fairly light to begin with. But when you compare it side by side to other sticks in the same weight class it feels MUCH lighter. The answer, of course, is balance and True has totally nailed it! Score: 10/10 Shooting: Shots fly off the stick. Accurate and hard is something I would struggle with and this stick really provides me with improvements in bit categories. The stiff blade and responsive and the mid kick shaft flexes where your lower hand is. I find the release quick and the loaded shaft transferring power well leading to accurate, hard shots. Score: 9/10 Durability: Again, I read some reviews with complaints but my blade has held up really well. I have some white scrape lines on the lower shaft near the blade but that’s it. The shaft is beast mode strong and while the weight of the stick and blade make me feel that it might snap it never has. I’ve got lots of play on this stick and it’s still going real strong. Score: 10/10 Verdict: This stick is up there with one of my favorite sticks of all time. I am so happy with the A6.0 SBP that I am selling off my CCM stock. Never thought that would happen. Final Score: 9.5/10
  4. dkmiller3356

    Bauer vs Step lawsuit

    As I understand it, STEP chose not to violate US patent law and played by the rules. That is why they could not sell in the US. The others, if they are selling in the US, are violating US patent law.
  5. dkmiller3356

    Step steel blades brittle/chipping every skate!

    wow... never had anything like that happen.
  6. dkmiller3356

    Assistant coaching and Psychology

    STEP 1 - Listen and learn!! STEP 2 - Listen more! OK.... now that this is established, the head coach will set the parameters. Look for his lead and follow. Hopefully he will review the practice plan with you before. If he asks for input feel free. If not be prepared to execute. Get the cones ready. Help position the players. During practice, if there is something you can help a player with then do so. As far as changing the perceptions of other players, that happens over time and it is earned. Be serious but approachable. Don't push the envelope but you are not their friend anymore either. Be patient. Be a teacher. Enjoy the experience, work hard. Get the cones out. Be prepared to demo all the drills and run them to perfection.
  7. dkmiller3356

    Jersey collection from deceased relative

    There are a number of FB groups about buying/selling and trading jerseys. You can gauge value pretty well there.
  8. dkmiller3356

    Alpha DX Shins

    I dropped down one level from the Ultra Tacks to the 6092. The number is different now. Much lighter and still protective. Try it.
  9. dkmiller3356

    The Venting Spot

    Thinking of you Steve.
  10. dkmiller3356

    Photos of yourself

    we know the truth!
  11. dkmiller3356

    Photos of yourself

    Couple of decent shots from a game a couple of weeks ago...
  12. dkmiller3356

    Ask STEP!

    Great to see you connecting with us through MSH. With 5 sets of STEP in my circulation I am a huge advocate. MSH is a great way to get feedback from players! Welcome aboard!!
  13. dkmiller3356

    Packing it up and moving down south to Arizona...

    Having spent some time in the area and having skated there a bit there isn't much. Polar Ice in Chandler has a nice space but the shop (Players Bench) - closed and then became goalies only. Not sure what it is now - its been many years.
  14. dkmiller3356

    Kode

    Make me a P46 and I'd be happy to demo it! LOL
  15. dkmiller3356

    Helmet Concussion Ratings

    We gonna go down this road again...lol? I will say for my part - as I said before - I do not believe that these tests really say much about a helmet's ability to prevent concussions. The whiplash and momentum is too great and the amount of movement the brain has within the skull cannot EVER be prevented by a helmet.


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