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Sniper9 last won the day on September 1

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  1. Sniper9

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    Seems more like a PHL thing than true. Esp if they didn't send the info to true yet.
  2. Sniper9

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    Any reason why you went full Coppers in the back? Do you have any coppers in the front? I think having all coppers in the back is overkill. If done properly and the rivet holes are aligned you only should need the two in the back and two in the front towers. What size skates do you generally wear/holder size? I ask this bc it looks like you could go up a size in holders as there looks like a decent sized gap between the front of the holder and the toe. Lastly, the shop should have baked them with the shrink wrap method to begin with. The traditional way isn't sufficient to really eliminate all negative space esp in the areas you're talking about. Using the shrink wrap is unreal and locks your foot in completely. Be aware that as discussed briefly by myself and @SkateWorksPNW that the true heel pocket is a lot deeper than other brands out there so when in a standing or walking, the heel may not feel completely cupped, but once u lean in ur heel should suck into the heel cup and lock in (ie skate stance). I think a lot of ppl mistaken that for a poor heel lock. One way to test actual heel lock is to stand and lunge forward as if in stride and see if u can lift ur heel while holding ur skate down... Also can do this while sitting and leaning one leg forward so the ankle and knee bends.
  3. Sniper9

    Skate replacement for Easton Mako

    If you find a pair of retail skates that fit well, you might as well buy at least two pairs... At least a second pair when it goes on clearance and a new model is coming up...
  4. Sniper9

    Show It Off

    How did u sew up side of the pant leg with a conventional machine....
  5. Sniper9

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    I'm just a beer leaguer so the weight reduction isn't a big deal. I didn't even find the original trues "heavy". I was fine with them. Two sets of steel is nice but that means paying to profile two sets instead of one.
  6. Sniper9

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    So what are your thoughts on the holder? I like my sb4.0s on my trues and am debating whether to do the xs next time or the true holder. The one thing that puts me off of the True holder is that the steel is way too short for my liking.
  7. Sniper9

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    Was just gonna ask that too lol. Also, what product are u actually using for the grip on the insoles? I find the stock insoles can get slippery. Wouldn't mind putting it on my speed plates as well as the grip on my speedplates are slowly peeling off
  8. Sniper9

    Bauer Vapor 1x 2.0 skate issue

    People's arches change due to diff footwear or lack of foot wear etc. If you've had them since June and only recently having issues then it's most likely not your skates... However it could be something that's been building up little by little until now. Are you using speed plates? If so, remould them.
  9. Sniper9

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    Junk mail?
  10. Sniper9

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    Ive seen repairs for that but you have to find a reputable shop to do it. That seems to happen somewhat frequently, at least from the hockey shops I follow on IG. This would never happen. With the true toe caps because of how they're designed. The plus side of the bulky looking true toe cap.
  11. Sniper9

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    I rather have the wick liner soak up moisture but provide better grip than the clarino which repels water but causing the sweat to be trapped between the liner and my socks causing slippage.
  12. I've ways toggled between 1/2 and 9/16. Usually 9/16 in the summer when ice is softer. I tried 5/8 and I couldn't stay on my feet... Tried it twice on a couple of occasions to see if it was really the hollow and it was. Couldn't do it. I'm a decent skater but def not skilled enough to skate on anything 5/8 or shallower. I'm 165lbs.
  13. Sniper9

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    I haven't seen many with the wick except mc88. I wanted to get that option as well since my feet sweat quite a bit and once I'm a period into a game I can feel my feet slide a bit inside the skate which is annoying. I didn't see enough posts regarding the wick liner to be confident in choosing that option. Anyone here still wear traditional 100% cotton socks? I figure cotton socks would be better for sweaty feet since Dri fit ones just tend to pull all the sweat away and causes the clarino to get a lot wetter than with cotton socks, which absorb.
  14. Sniper9

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    I went to a stick and puck session and decided to finally drop the top eyelet and I have to say that I really like it. Didn't take too much adjusting but really like the mobility and increased flexion not only on my strides but on turns. Didn't feel as awkward as I thought and after about 30 mins I felt pretty comfortable. Will try it in a game setting next but looks like I'm probably going permanently convert. Even though the Trues already provide a natural forward lean when laced to the top, I like my skates fairly snug at the top, so I'm still able to tie it snug and not have the feeling of my forward flexion being a bit inhibited. I'm also not a fan of lacing up to the top and having the top a bit looser because it eventually affects the overall lace tension, even with waxed laces.
  15. Sniper9

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    The tendon guard is a very easy fix and u can actually convert it to a t nut and screw if you want. I personally have never had issues with the t guard. I always make sure I hold the edge of the boot when I put my skates on and take them off. As for rivets, so far I've had no issues with my current pair as the rivet holes were drilled specifically for my sb holders. I had issues with my previous pair that I swapped the true holders for tuuks. Mind you I only play once a week. I think being on the ice as much as you, it's kind of inevitable that you'll rust your rivets quicker regardless of what skate you use, but true is known to have a harder time keeping rivets snug.