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    Warrior QRE10 now using the Sabre Taper?

    Several reasons; Very few shops are going to stock a product, or stick sight unseen, there needs to be something tangible for shops to base their buying off of. Also, like Stewie said, in order to dedicate floor space to POP material. Secondly, if you’re spending your entire sales day talking about the “QRE10, that hasn’t been released yet,” buyers aren’t inclined to buy current stock, they’ll wait for the newest latest greatest, or wait longer for the current to go on sale. You’re undercutting your own bottom line, which is inordinately foolish. Lastly, every product/POP preview I’ve been a part of (since 2002) it has been explicitly stated “this info is still confidential-in the works,” and if it wasn’t stated, it was implied. And if it wasn’t implied, we were smart enough to know it wasn’t info for gen pop. The two big names would Even provide dates telling retailers when info could begin to be teased.
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    Show It Off

    $20 Play it Again score.
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    Warrior QRE10 now using the Sabre Taper?

    They don’t, and it’s made clear to retailers that material like this is for their eyes only.
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    Toe Plugs for Length Adjustment

    Do the opposite, put toe lifts under your insoles.
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    Curve advice needed for a nice passing, deking blade

    Ditto that, but with P106
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    Odd skate sharpening question

    Simpler check; make sure the magnet on the level didn’t collect some skate dust, that’ll throw off leveling as well. lesson learned from experience
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    Is this holder mounted properly?

    I don’t see what he was trying to accomplish. It doesn’t seem like the holders were moved or angled at all. Just a bunch of new holes. what did you ask him to do?
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    Is this holder mounted properly?

    It’s not uncommon to put new holes in like that, to avoid drilling too much in an area or elongating an existing hole, but I would’ve made sure you were aware before I did it.
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    Tuuk LS2 holder problem

    If I had to guess, they installed the holders without steel, and like JR said the steel was a hair too wide for the channel
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    2019-2020 Gear Sightings

    ...aaaaaand I like these even more. Cream shells and brown gloves look great with that green
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    Help ordering p72 vapor sticks

    Roenick/RK10 left, Styles/P72 right
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    Help ordering p72 vapor sticks

    Easton used to call it "Styles," and yes, low lie heel wedge. And beautiful
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    Sparx Skate Sharpener - At home sharpener

    I've been sharpening almost 20 years, and I think it would subconsciously drive me nuts that the Wissota spins counter-clockwise
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    True Hockey stick codes

    It most likely is a reference to his specs. As far as i know, True doesn't dress up sticks, so if it's painted as a 6.0, thats what it is. The build code would reference his specs as far as flex, grip, pattern, shaft shape, height and blade stiffness. But it's highly unlikely you'll get that info divulged by True
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    2019-2020 Gear Sightings

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    PS MakoII Skates, 8.25D

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    PS MakoII Skates, 8.25D

    Boots are used MakoII 8.25D, about a season and a half of use. Factory blackout tendon guards. Shows the usual wear and tear, but structurally sound, and very stiff. Tongues are discolored slightly from a cleaner i used on them. Holes drilled in heels for LS screws. Holders are new LS (non edge) 280, two sets of steel. One set profiled HudsonV. Attached using copper rivets and MLX screws/anchors Also including 2 sets of footbeds, One Bio-Dri, one stock. $200 plus shipping, open to offers. I'll have pics up here shortly but have text-able pics ready to roll, PM me
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    Very DIfferent sized feet (2.5 sizes)

    If you experiment with 2 pair of skates that aren’t quite right, you’re almost at the cost of customs anyway. Do it once, do it right, spend the money wisely.
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    Bauer vs Step lawsuit

    Bauer has had steel stock issues for years. That would bother me the most about this. They’d better be prepared to have ample supply for the foreseeable future if this is how they’re going about things. min my experience, I’d say pro guys are pretty in tune with their edges. But about 5% can tell you what they like and what they want. The rest will just tell you what they don’t like, or that something is off.
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    Thermoformable Stick Blades - Why Not?

    It was Branches that had it. As I recall it never really retained its new curve, and went soft REAL quick.
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    Supreme adv

    Not from what I recall. It was a normal taper with exaggerated 45* angled corners
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    JRZ Branded Pads

    looks nice. They’ve put out quality stuff for years. Bauer looks to have moved all production overseas
  23. Being I suggested it in the other topic about this, I'm doubling down on it here. One100 is a reasonably stiff boot, and after 5 years of likely wearing unstructured footwear, and weight fluctuation, I'm sure your foot has changed noticeably since the last time you skated. Plus it's a terrifically easy fix if it works.
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    Step steel blades brittle/chipping every skate!

    Exactly. I think that’s what he’s describing, if I’m reading it correctly? id say there’s moisture causing some corrosion if that’s the case. But I’m not sure I’ve ever seen it on Step
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    Step steel blades brittle/chipping every skate!

    Usually pitting the way you’re describing it is a sign of corrosion. Graf used to be notorious for it.