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Sniper9

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    Thickest laces

    I like elite bc I actually like how thin they are (the waxed ones) but they def don't last as long as Howie's. I like Howie's bc of how durable they are but they have less wax than I'd prefer. Still very good laces though.
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    Your current equipment

    Helmet - Warrior Alpha Pro Visor - GY Amazon visor Shoulder pads - CCM ft1 Elbows - Bauer one95 (love these things) Gloves - Warrior QRL Pants - Warrior Qredge Shins - CCM ft1 Skates - True
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    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    If you've had a few skates in them with no issue I don't think you will have issues. I haven't read anywhere about ppl saying they have issues bc of no comfort edge. Ppl complain about not having them but just bc other brands have them not bc it causes issues.
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    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    Only way to see is to try em. I've never needed any type of comfort edge on my skates though so my experience wouldn't be helpful to you on that regard.
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    2019-2020 Gear Sightings

    Imo they look like garbage.
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    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    Do u NEED the feature though? If you look at your skates about 1/4 inch of the top of the skate isn't even hard it's just the liner and faux leather and its soft. There's even a crease which will show you where the Thermo plastic ends Pretty much replicates what a comfort edge is but not a totally separate piece sewn on. The comfort edge on the as1 and Bauer's aren't even much of a comfort edge and imo are even harder than the top of the Trues.
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    Is this holder mounted properly?

    Glad it worked out for him.
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    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    If mine ever came loose or off I'd replace the rivets with black helmet screws. I'd imagine they would look similar tot the goalie skates without the tendon guard with slight differences such as the comfort pad and lundqvist loop
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    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    Am I the only one that hasn't had any tendon guard rivet issues with true skates? I always make sure I don't use them to take the skates off nor do I use it to hold on to when getting the ice off the steel etc. The ppl that are having issues do you also put ur hockey socks over the tendon guards? I don't see how the tendon. Guard would come loose unless you do one or all of the three above.
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    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    Why not just bring it to the shop it's a five min fix for both. Or u can replace it with a t nut and screw.
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    Hand placement with flex profile

    I generally stick handle with my lower hand around the same area when I shoot wrist and snap, bottom hand about quarter down from the top. From the pics I've seen this is about on par with most ppl Never had to tinker with flex profiles for that. Slap shots however, I found low kick sticks I had to have my bottom hand lower. My bottom hand is actually pretty low for slap shots regardless, it's lower than the mid point of the stick.
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    Is this holder mounted properly?

    Wow..... Could've just epoxied the existing holes that he didn't want to potentially expand and redrill those to line up with the holders. Were those oversized holders or just replacing the same size with edge ones?
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    2019-2020 Gear Sightings

    I stocked up on the ek365s bc I love the weight and how I shoot with it. And the fact I got them for about 100 cdn each. I'd never spend more than 160ish cdn on a stick.
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    2019-2020 Gear Sightings

    It's whatever you're comfortable with. When ops first came out they were equivalent to prob the mid range ones now at best. Back then we thought they were (and they were at the time) the best. Now some won't even think about using a similar spec stick. I see it kind of like being spoiled. Better not to try out a stick that's the next best thing and 300+ bucks if what you have now works. Because it'll just mess you up psychologically lol. But it's also a marketing thing where new models come out every year or so.
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    Easton Mako Skate Questions

    There's a video on customizing and dialing in certain areas (including the heel) with a heat gun. https://youtu.be/SXzXWMjGpI0
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    Is this holder mounted properly?

    What shop? Also, is there supposed to be pics?
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    Custom skates

    The only diff between the total custom and 3d custom is the additional customization you can get done including diff skate size. The actual moulding process around the custom foot last is exactly the same. Just like Bauer, CCM isn't "built" around your foot last. It's essentially baking on steroids. The boot formed around a last made from your scan.
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    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    Its normal for the foams to compress a bit esp with the true bc the padding around the ankles is noticeably more than other skates. Also the tongue will also compress as well. It's always a good idea to do another rebake after the first couple mths using new skates to really dial them in. My last rebake was my third rebake. Used the shrink wrap method and really wrapped the hell out of them. Been a couple mths and no issues since. First bake was conventional bake and tie laces at 80%. Second was shrink wrap but I only went around like five times so didn't really maximize the wrap.
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    Tuuk LS2 holder problem

    Never had issues with Bauer steel struggling to get into tuuks. If anything it's step that's always made me sweat getting steel in and out. Esp on the ls2 holders. Anyways, maybe remove and put the steel on the freezer for a bit then try to reinstall. This way you're not trying to expand the hokder but shrink the steel. Just enough for it to fit in smoothly. It's weird though I've never seen a holder bend like that. When I read your post, at first I thought it was mounted improperly and was bowing.
  20. I picked up five sher wood rekker ek365 for an avg if 120 cdn each. Honestly best stick I've used and I've used alot. And for that price too. Had to stock up
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    Bauer vs Step lawsuit

    https://sgbonline.com/bauer-hockey-reaches-settlement-in-skate-steel-lawsuit/ Interested as to why other brands like Tydan, Massive blade, Bionic etc weren't sued. I have a feeling that Step will eventually start reselling down the road when an agreement is made with Bauer regarding royalties, but if not, Bauer is gonna take a hit in sales bc CCM has upped their game. I doubt Step will completely stop selling ever due to the fact they were granted some leeway to deplete stocks
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    2019-2020 Gear Sightings

    Shot blockers. https://www.askjatech.com/
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    2019-2020 Gear Sightings

    Price isn't that bad either considering it's all laser cut to your skate model
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    2019-2020 Gear Sightings

    Found it. https://www.askjatech.com/
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    Bauer vs Step lawsuit

    Aren't pro stock Bauer steel different than retail? I've seen some on eBay that say made in Canada....


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