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2019 True heavier than 2016 VH?

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I was using the 2016 VH skate with LS2 and step steel, prior to them merging with True. Best skates I ever purchased. These got worn out and in Dec 2018 I bought a new pair of VH skates with the True holder. I noticed these new VH skates by True are drastically heavier than previous VH skates. Is the weight difference a result of the True holder? B/c if is I’m going to switch back to the LS2. Thx

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14 minutes ago, macmooie said:

I was using the 2016 VH skate with LS2 and step steel, prior to them merging with True. Best skates I ever purchased. These got worn out and in Dec 2018 I bought a new pair of VH skates with the True holder. I noticed these new VH skates by True are drastically heavier than previous VH skates. Is the weight difference a result of the True holder? B/c if is I’m going to switch back to the LS2. Thx

The holder and large Step steel are where the weight mostly comes from. If you change to the Tuuk with LS2 the weight will be almost the same. 

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4 hours ago, macmooie said:

I was using the 2016 VH skate with LS2 and step steel, prior to them merging with True. Best skates I ever purchased. These got worn out and in Dec 2018 I bought a new pair of VH skates with the True holder. I noticed these new VH skates by True are drastically heavier than previous VH skates. Is the weight difference a result of the True holder? B/c if is I’m going to switch back to the LS2. Thx

Just to clarify, there was no merger.

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Seems to me a lot more material used on true vs vh. Vh was all leather like material but true has what looks something like rubber ... 

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5 hours ago, Giltis said:

@Nicholas G Now that my 2019 Trues are ordered, would it be worth waiting for the XS Holder or swapping for the LS2 right away?

I'd wait... Even with the carbon outsole you don't really want to keep re riveting the skate if you don't have to. You risk causing the holes to get slightly larger each time. Also, with the ls2, you're going to have to drill a hole in the boot for steel replacement.

The true holders aren't bad. Skate on it for a few mths and then swap.it to the xs if you don't like it. You might actually be pleasantly surprised. 

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Double check the mounting patterns, you may not need to drill different holes.

I'd hold off on jumping to the XS holder. Let them work the bugs out first. I know the next posts will say it's being tested in the NHL but so was the LS Edge holder and countless other items that had issues when they first went to retail.

IMO, just toss some edge holder with Step or Tydan and be done with it. 

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9 hours ago, Giltis said:

@Nicholas G Now that my 2019 Trues are ordered, would it be worth waiting for the XS Holder or swapping for the LS2 right away?

Have you skated on a CCM holder and liked it?

 

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36 minutes ago, JR Boucicaut said:

Have you skated on a CCM holder and liked it?

 

Yes, I have. Been testing a pre-released version of CCM skates and also have the holders currently on my True skates too. Been talking to Tyler @Flare Skate Blade about getting some pre-released Flare for the XS holder too so I can start testing that as well.  

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13 hours ago, JR Boucicaut said:

Have you skated on a CCM holder and liked it?

 

I have nothing else to compare it to really, I've been skating on Eastons as a young kid, but I've been on CCMs for a long while now (K-Series and then Tacks mid/upper-mid), I've no idea on how the Bauer trigger system feels like. But I think I will at least try the stock holders for a bit.

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14 hours ago, Nicholas G said:

Yes, I have. Been testing a pre-released version of CCM skates and also have the holders currently on my True skates too. Been talking to Tyler @Flare Skate Blade about getting some pre-released Flare for the XS holder too so I can start testing that as well.  

That's cool and all, but I didn't quote you - I asked the member (Giltis) I quoted, because he's the one considering them.

@Giltis - that's good that you already skate on them.  Don't rock the boat.

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