Jump to content
Slate Blackcurrant Watermelon Strawberry Orange Banana Apple Emerald Chocolate Marble
Slate Blackcurrant Watermelon Strawberry Orange Banana Apple Emerald Chocolate Marble


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

  • Feedback


start_today last won the day on June 3

start_today had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

312 Excellent

1 Follower


  • Skates
    CCM U+ CL
  • Stick
    Bauer Nexus 8000 75flex Pm9
  • Gloves
    Bauer One.8
  • Helmet
    Warrior Krown pro-stock with VN Liner
  • Pants
    Easton S19
  • Shoulder Pads
    Mission Fuel 90
  • Elbow Pads
    Reebok 10k (2009 version)
  • Shin Pads
    Easton S19
  • Hockey Bag
    Reebok canvas "pro series" bag

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
  • Interests
    Punk/hardcore/metal. Education. Hockey.
  • Spambot control

Contact Methods

  • Website URL

Recent Profile Visitors

7338 profile views
  1. start_today

    Bauer Vapor 1x 2.0 skate issue

    Is this a permanent thing? Or would it change with season? ie, feet regain their shape in fall/winter/spring, but then flatten over the summer? Up until a few years ago, I only ever wore sneakers year round, but have started wearing flip flops in the summer when not at work.
  2. start_today

    Bauer custom stick blade weights?

    Sightly confusing that “medium” appears to be the softest blade. Unless it’s between stiff and Xstiff and the placement is wrong. Also annoying that they don’t use similar language across all three descriptions. Trade offs seem to be puck handling, release speed, and power. Would be helpful if they directly referenced that for each.
  3. start_today

    Bauer 2X / 2X Pro

    So, if Supreme is the skate that sells more, whats the reason to almost exclusively put the new tech in that line, instead of spreading it out to both or all three? I’ve never really made tech comparisons across models within brand. I would have assumed new tech would be due primarily to launch cycles.
  4. start_today

    Bauer 2X / 2X Pro

    I assume it’s mostly anecdotal, but do more people fit into Vapors? And, do Vapors tend to sell more than Supereme at a given price point? The idea of Bauer having to “push” Supremes while Vapors just sell on their own is surprising to me. (I also don’t know anything about retail sales.)
  5. start_today

    Difference between Supreme 180 and S29 skates

    Are the s29s closer to the 180 or the 170? My (quick and dirty) understanding was that they were more on the 170 level, and 2S are like a mix of 180 and 190.
  6. start_today

    Bauer Pro Stock Code help

    Can you just mail them? It would be like $20 to mail 4 sticks.
  7. start_today

    12" inch shin guards for a bantam player

    I will totally donate some money to a Learn To Play a program in honor of you guys sharing used equipment. Best site.
  8. start_today

    Does tape protect your blade?

    I meantime specifically for the person who currently tapes it, but is looking to explore a new taping lifestyle.
  9. start_today

    Does tape protect your blade?

    What’s the incentive to not tape the toe?
  10. start_today

    Old Silver Easton Synergy Question

    Was that Synergy as pingy as the blades on those RBZ? Everyone likes different stuff, but, to me, those blades felt like they had no touch and were so lively they were hard to take passes. After 15 years and two hips, my reccomendation would be to try some different sticks and see what feels good. Time and surgery means that your mechanics have probably changed. Stick tech and weights have changed so much, I assume that synergy is going to play similar to most mid-range sticks today.
  11. start_today

    Bauer Speed Plate

    After baking, how long do I need to wait to before playing in these? I’ve found all sorts of baking instructions, but nothing about how long to let them set before ripping up and down the ice.
  12. start_today

    affordable sticks?

    If those “other guys” offered a good product, someone would say so. There’s not a hidden gem craft stick maker who’s just in it for fun and happy to make and sell qualtiy sticks at a fraction of a price. Save the $75-$100 you’d spend on curiosity and spend it on a better stick. Or, upgrade your steel or or a fancy cage or a new bag. Donate it to You Can Play or some group that supports marginalized athletes. Literally anything but some knock off fly by night company that you know in your heart is a crappy product.
  13. CCM isn’t a company who posts a lot on this board. There are a few people who will post in very specific threads that they are active in for a specific time period. If you have a concern, you’re better off contacting them directly.
  14. start_today

    Curve Frustration - Need Recommendations

    You said “As I continue to play and improve.” How long have you been playing? At some point, this is more about technique and practice than about finding a blade to do all the work. Eventually you’ll find a blade that makes nasty 30 foot saucer passes, but you won’t be able to make a hard accurate 10 foot pass flat on the ice. Find a blade that is generally available that allows you to mostly do what you want. That additional output is on you, not equipment. The illusion of this site (which I love) is that if you just spend enough and buy the right stuff your skillset will suddenly improve without you actually doing any work.
  15. start_today

    Rubber butt end plug

    Ask teammates. Lots of people have them lying around. And/or ask your local shop if they have any sitting in the back. How many do you need?