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  1. 5 points
  2. 5 points
    I like how they say their name is an homage to Koho. No, you are just stealing someone’s name, and probably trying to take advantage of people who aren’t very good at spellchecking or fact checking. I can’t wait until they release their My-Cron skates.
  3. 4 points
    Percentage-wise, what’s another $400 on top of a new house? Count it as part of the moving costs. New skates are less expensive than ankle surgery if you break your leg using a skate that is falling apart, and the long term health benefits of exercise from hockey are immeasurable. Honestly, I don’t know if you can afford to not get new skates.
  4. 4 points
    So, two things. First, the AR straps aren't doing anything to help with the excess bulk. Second, that pad isn't even close to fitting you. Your legs are too wide for that pad, which is why it sits proud of your shin. The lack of wrap in the last pic was the tell. I'd look for a wider fitting pad, or go bigger and modify the bottom.
  5. 4 points
    You can't light a fire in your kid to love the game, but you can certainly snuff it out. The most important thing is finding them an environment where their love of the game can flourish. If they love the game, they will work hard at it, because it doesn't feel like work if you love it. It shouldn't feel like a job or like a chore - because it isn't. It's supposed to be fun - kids play sports to have fun.
  6. 4 points
    CCM Tacks/Reebok (and their Jofa ancestors) are the only game in town as far as shin pads are concerned. There’s a good reason most of the NHL uses some version of this shell. Fit and protection are unmatched IMO. I’ve also never had a pair of Bauer shin pads that didn’t crack at the top of the kneecap.
  7. 4 points
    My "award" for best money spent on new gear has gotta be my own skate sharpener (first a Blackstone X01 and now a Sparx). It is so nice to get consistent sharpens for the family whenever I want. Well worth the money spent.
  8. 3 points
  9. 3 points
    Well, at this point a year later, we are at another organization. He tried out for the previous organization. Due to multiple issues and a desire to play other sports we left. He was going to play in house at that rink. The inhouse program closed. At that time he was asked to play for a tournament team at another rink a little further away. He joined their inhouse program then they let him join late season on their travel team. He actually played his old team and was accosted by players calling him names and hitting him after the handshake line. So long and short he is happy where he is. The program he came from and rink all seem to be in jeopardy. It is a shame. But he enjoys his new team so much and the game.
  10. 3 points
    Yes foams will eventually form to your foots shape and yes that will help accelerate the break-in process. However, no amount of skating or use will mold the outer composite boot. Baking is the only way to achieve that. It's also the only way to maximize the overall fit, which will enhance the skates performance. To the OP's question. No, there is no reason not to bake them.
  11. 3 points
    So CCM just sent out a survey about home skate sharpening and asked very specific questions about the Sparx and cost of rings, capabilities, etc. Not too unlike they did a few weeks ago about steel before they bought Step. Things that make you go Hmmmm.... colins
  12. 3 points
    All I can say is.... damn glad I stocked up on STEP Edge when the lawsuit was settled!!
  13. 3 points
    Why would a company want to undermine their own steel sales ?
  14. 3 points
  15. 3 points
    Or maybe they are two entirely different concepts. I recall the O-stick being touted as reduced drag, improving swing speed. The ADV has nothing to do with drag or swing speed.
  16. 3 points
    Unless you can step on the Nexus ADVs blade and transform it from a PM9 to a Crazy Ovy mid-shift I ain’t interested.
  17. 3 points
    I disagree. A 500g stick is far from heavy, it's just heavier than a 400g stick. Balance is just as important as weight. Grab a 20lb sledgehammer and simulate stick handling, then turn it around and try again. Tell me balance point doesn't matter. It's an extreme example, but illustrates my point quite well. An extremely light stick might work best for you, but for others like myself, there is a point where a stick becomes too light. Personally, I have found that the True A5.2 and Nexus 1000 have felt much lighter than the actually are because of how well balanced they are. On the flip side, my QX3 feels as heavy to me as a Supreme One.7, which is almost 100g heavier. The QX3 is not heavy, but it feels heavy when I use it because the balance point is too low for my liking.
  18. 2 points
    I wish you the best of luck but I think the above approach is a real critical mistake. If you're having lace bite in Supremes, trying to make Vapors work is going to be futile. I know it's hard to walk away from an investment in high end skates, but it could literally ruin any chance you have of enjoying the game in the future. Find the pair that passes the pencil test and fits your foot properly. colins
  19. 2 points
  20. 2 points
    Here’s a link the the VA Tech Helmet study thread, so people can rehash the same debate over and over in that thread, rather than this one.
  21. 2 points
    Ok so...5/8 was definitely a faster ride last night. I didn't lose any turning capability and my straight away speed was improved. I'm going to play tomorrow night on 5/8 and then think about trying 3/4 on a set. Also maybe a slightly more aggressive pitch. Don't want to jack with more than one manipulated variable at a time though. Going in the right direction...thanks all!
  22. 2 points
    Have the same issue with my a6.0 stick as well as a shaft I have of theirs. Both super gummy.
  23. 2 points
    This makes no sense. Bake them.
  24. 2 points
    Got my Pure X today, can’t wait for the weekend to use them. Inline Warehouse are getting better with shipping, ordered Friday night and in my hands in Australia Tuesday arvo.
  25. 2 points
    Baking true skates, and even other top end skates isn't just to accelerate the break in period, but to increase wrap and decrease negative space. I'd argue baking skates these days has hardly or very little to do with "breaking" them in. They probably feel good to you now because you're comparing them to retail skates you've had in the past. You should 100% bake them. But if you do, do it properly with shrink wrap and heat them for the full recommended length of time.
  26. 2 points
    Great advice from Colins! I found the same when transitioning back to skating. I kept trying to tighten these new stiff skates up and get them locked on my feet but the opposite turned out to be the solution. Snug and no top eyelet...they feel a little "tippy" for a while and then they somehow morph into the perfect feel when you adjust. A ton of what I thought were the skates not fitting perfect was about just getting used to being on the ice again. It all comes back. Things I used to obsess over I kinda laugh at myself now about. Ankle strength and "feel" hours...goes a long way... all that lock and tight perfect fit jargon seemed to go by the wayside the more time I spent on the ice. Close is actually good enough. Tighter not better for me. I found it easier to get to the edges when I had more "slop" in my fit. Not loose but snug with room to move. I've learned to love a stiff boot just not laced as tight as in the old days.
  27. 2 points
    They're not too worried. Just need to get to April.
  28. 2 points
    Brendan Gallagher broke his stick in anger yesterday but he's okay since he's with Warrior.
  29. 2 points
    Elbow pad is upside down. Must have been hittin the pipe with Goldberg.
  30. 2 points
    Bombay has been away so long, he forgot how to dress and tape his sticks.
  31. 2 points
    Correct, CSW's boot punch will work on toecaps, but it requires quite a bit of heat and careful manipulation to get it to work. Another thing to do is to try to get a little bit more room out of that skate by heating up the heel. The premise behind it is that you can get your foot to sit back further in the boot, therefore getting it off that spot on the toecap. Seems that the skate may be a tad small. That is a bit of a weird spot to be feeling that though. Looking at it, I'm not so sure the CSW punch can hit that - might be in that area where it narrows.
  32. 2 points
    Coronavirus gear help you create more space on the ice
  33. 2 points
    I went Tacks, Ultra Tacks, SuperTacks 2.0,. JetSpeed, Tacks AS1 and then moved to the True A6.0 SBP and I think I have settled there. I loved the Tacks and especially the Ultra Tacks but then they went downhill. I sold off most of my CCM stock and filled up on True.
  34. 2 points
  35. 2 points
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  36. 2 points
    The .5 was very minimal adjustment, it just felt natural. I did try a Quad 1 at first but that felt very short up front which I didn't care for, so that lead me to the .5 and I've been happy ever since.
  37. 2 points
    I'm curious how this will affect True skates going forward.
  38. 2 points
    Bauer might have shot themselves in the foot with their lawsuit.
  39. 2 points
    Played my second game with the stick last night and was able to take a bunch of shots in warmups and I’m absolutely falling in love with this stick. Shots come off really nice especially shooting in stride the shots came off amazing. I think it’s gonna be my new number 1 stick and my Flylite will be number 2 until this thing breaks. The blade also got stepped on again, happened in first game too and luckily hasn’t broke. I think the green insert in the hole makes it durable, hopefully stays that way.
  40. 2 points
    So he just un tapped that stick did he, taking all the residue off.
  41. 2 points
  42. 2 points
    With approval of the physical therapist, I got back to the ice today for about a half hour and took a few shots. Felt surprisingly good for not having skated in 4 months, though my stamina is absolute pants.
  43. 2 points
    I'm waiting on the Pure X. I have 2 sets of the Pure +1 wheels. I probably should have gotten the +0 being only 165lbs, but I usually go for a 76a which provides a little more speed. I consider myself an advance skater so I didn't think it would be a big deal, but the +1 don't feel as grippy as I would like. The first 2-3 were like a break-in period with very little grip, after that I got comfortable with them but I think still think I should have gone with the +0. I'll probably split it up with the pure x. 2 +0's and 2+1.
  44. 2 points
    ^^ oh yeah, lots of back checking pressure from 39 Blue. !! Next time, show us in real speed,!!
  45. 2 points
    I saw a trustworthy guy review one on YouTube ..........
  46. 2 points
    Go to a different store then.
  47. 2 points
    I usually slash the lower portion of the shaft so the blade is safe if you are playing against me.
  48. 2 points
    If it fits well everywhere else then a Supreme EE isn't going to help, you will be getting a wider heel and forefoot for the skate of a little bit of volume. Your issues are not uncommon, it's a foot shape that retail boots don't cover, extra volume in the skate. If you want to stay in these then make your own eyelet extenders, then you can lace the boots up as tight as you like without any pain. It's not hard, have a look at these https://i.imgur.com/vzYCq5L.jpg as to what individual extenders look like, or you can make them as a 2 or 3 eyelet or however many you like. Message me if you want more info and what you need to do this. Or buy Reebok lacelocks, they can still be found on eBay and in shops.
  49. 2 points
    I tend to agree with this as well. My skates (it took awhile to find a really good fit) are tied "snug" up to about the 3rd or 4th eyelet from the top and then a bit more tension to the top to pull the sides of the skate around my ankle I'd define "snug" as just a bit more tension once the lace is laying flat on the boot without any wrinkles or excess length between the eyelets. There isn't any "slop" or negative space between my foot and the upper of the boot. I'll add, I also don't wear "normal" "modern" skates by today's standards. I'm in a pair of Graf 535 wides. Which compared to most skates these days are low cut noodles made from antiquated materials. But they fit my feet like a glove.
  50. 2 points
    Sack the coach? Just kidding but he sounds like a real pita if that is how he coaches kids. I was talking to 2 well known swedish coaches last year and the most important thing they emphasized for kids under 10 in their system - it has to be FUN, regardless of their skill set. For example one of the best times my kids had training was one year when they did a 3 month intensive course for the junior olympics. Different stations with coaches set up around the rink and kids just drifted from station to station trying things out and trying to beat their own pb's. No pressure to try anything, just have fun and the improvement in the skills (video analysis before and after the course) was quite an eye opener for a totally unstructured training course. I'd pull him out now because you aren't going to change how someone coaches, ask around about other teams / coaches. Forget about the level, look for something that makes him enjoy skating and playing again. Even if you just explain to him that we are not going to worry about your skills for the rest of the season (they will naturally get better if he keeps skating), the focus is to have fun with no pressure. Drop him back into his age group?
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