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    I could be wrong but I'd think Panarin is better off playing the wing. It gives him more room to do his thing offensively.
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    Decided to take a picture of the current Wings and Zetterberg glove family. Top: Centennial Classic socks (game worn) and pants, Stadium Series shell and socks (game worn) 2nd: Regular shell, regular gamer shell, '15 WC gamer shell 3rd: Home and away socks, practice jerseys, '09 WC gamer socks, '15 WC gamer socks 4th L to R: custom Franchise, 2x Zetterberg MIC Franchise, Hudler (nearly identical to Z's specs) Franchise, Z's TSR WC Franchise, Weiss WC CCM pro 5th R to L: 2x Z's CC Franchise (game prepped), Z's TSR Sweden Franchise, Z's 2015 All Star Franchise, Z's 2014 All Star AX1, gamer 4500 (Stuart maybe?)
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    I thought I'd post my review of these on here. I've been skating in them for almost 2 months now. LOOK By far the best looking skates around, all brands are dying one after another now a day. Bauer appears to be making skates for teenager-only with ridiculous colour and styling. True skates are ugly as S… Here is a classic black boot with a white holder. Only let down by the hideous black steel. Though I have to say it looks much better in person, just like vintage school black board. It gets scuffed up in no time and then just look horrid. I would not change for step, as the stock steel is very short, and slapping some heavy/tall aftermarkers on them will make them bottom heavy. Unless you want to shave half of the steel off. The stock steel comes with a radius of 9 ! They sharpen extremely well, which lead me to believe the exterior black coating is purely cosmetic. Good point, CCM blade are cheap to replace. The holder SB4.0 sounds fruity and unique, and is well stiff. It has a superb finish. FEATURES It’s simple there’s nothing new. It’s all old and approved tech. If anything they have removed some (no lace lock and pump). No 3D construction, no one piece boot. One thing I have never saw before on a top end skates is the carbon outsole is actually fake carbon paint… The construction is as traditional as it gets. I have to say for a boot made oversee, the quality is almost identical to “custom” made in canada items. The stitching is clean, and adjustment of the different elements is well executed. Same goes for the alignment of the holder with the outsole. Overall it’s not 100% perfect but much much improved compared to what we used to see few years ago. Only down side, is the inner lining is not full clarino, but instead some cheap cloth-looking fabric that is unsurprisingly not be durable. Mine is already half worn out, but I do skates almost every day. It reminds me of what mission used in its entry level skates in the 2000s. It dries fast, but it’s absolutely not a hard wearing material, and it has nothing to do in a skate. They weight around 800g each in size 8D. 1x and 1s are noticeably lighter. FIT Strange. CCM removes the pump and replace them with 2 fat thermoforming pads on each side of your ankle and hope for the best. There’s no direction or proposed fit here, it will not fit like a vapour or a supreme. The volume and toe cap is not as big as a supreme 190 or 1s. Be aware that with only 2 minutes @ 220deg as recommended by ccm in the oven, it did not seem enough. The boot become significantly bigger once these are completely broken in. I found the boot kept giving me more volume after the 3-4 skates. The ankle pads are so prominent, and not pre-shaped it’s very hard to get any heel lock pre-baking. It is the kind of skate you initially need “to small” and they will just expand around your ankle and lock your heel as you break them in. I think they may be quite challenging to fit for retailers. If you want to go the custom route, it’s only 150-100 on top of the retail price and apparently only takes 2 weeks. The insole is basic and offers no arch support at, if you are used to superfeet, they will fit nicely in without changing the boot volume too much. PERFORMANCE The inside is soft, the boot is very forgiving and flex nicely (wondering why they fitted some small abrasion pads at the neck, you don't need them here) but somehow the rigidity of the ankle piece associated with stiff holder works very well, the skate is very responsive for that level of flexibility. You won’t get the feel of very stiff/very light skates from top end supreme/1x/jetspeeds that makes you fly between strides, where you can barely feel the skates and feel your foot is in direct contact with the ice. The feeling on the ice is very close to the graf 7xx series, I find. i do feel they make me work harder, probably because they are nowhere as stiff as other top end models, but it’s a real pleasure to skate with them. If you’re a technician/danser and love to take 4 steps in 4foot square you will love them. CONCLUSION A great looking skates that feels like good old vintage skates. If you’re still in your old supreme 5000 or micron 90-10 but want something with updated material and stiffer without compromising comfort and flex. go for it. They are easy to skate with. They sharpened well. They look great.
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    Heel curve best curve.

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