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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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    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.
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    I know Rousseau Sports in Laval has a lot. Unfortunately, Pro Hockey Life has not made their Quebec wing create an online store (while not letting us order from PHL). You can call and see, and try a few Rousseaus because they all had them at some point.
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    I don't have nearly the experience as most of you guys, but I started on 1/2" also. Took the step "down" to 5/8" and saw/felt a difference, but it was relatively subtle. Not long ago went down to 3/4", which I'm finding to be as far as I'd want to go at this time. It forces me to really focus on getting on my edges, because if I am sloppy, it will slide instead of grip. I've been toying with going up slight to 11/16" to see if that is a bit easier to deal with.
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    I agree with the above... try a slightly shallower ROH first, 5/8" isn't that much of a change but it should feel a little different, give it a skate or two and see what you think. Then if you want to play with profiles I'd suggest reading up in the Prosharp Project area on this site, there's a TON of info in there to digest but it might give you a better understanding. I went to my local Pure Hockey since I have a couple of friends who work there, they have a Prosharp machine and offer profiling so I experimented a little. I felt a difference with the first profile they gave me but it didn't feel right so we tried another one, the second one was great and it allowed me to go even shallower with my ROH (3/4" now from 5/8") which also made a difference (something about more steel on the ice allowing more shallow profile for more glide). So maybe go talk to your local shop if they offer profiling and start playing around.
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    Nice! Let us know how they are
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    I assume you mean glide. First things first, that 1/2 ROH is an anchor. Time to move to a shallower hollow. Small steps will help ease the transition. Once comfortable, look to switch profiles to something with a bit more surface to ice area. These things won't turn you in Matt Barzal but you should notice some gains.
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    Played my first game in the 18k's. Like them a lot, but honestly...definitely not any better than the Nexus 2n shinnies. The Reeboks weigh a little bit less on the scale (I forgot exactly how much less...will will re-weigh it anyone wants), and are marginally less bulky but on the ice I didn't notice at all. They are comfortable and perhaps a little cooler...again...nothing drastic. I like the protection above the knee better, but otherwise, the Bauers have better and more complete calf protection as well as better side of the knee domes. They also do a better job absorbing impact from both shots and hitting the ice. The Reeboks did the job well, but I can definitely feel more though them. For what I paid...definitely nice to have, but if I could keep one pair...definitely the Nexus 2n. Now...I'm curious as to how the older Reeboks and Jofas would compare. They would have to be less comfortable and heavier with the materials that were being used at time. Am I mistaken? I had DR Centurians in the early 90's...They were like wearing riot gear but ridiculously bulky and hot. I think they're still in the basement if anyone wants them. Anyway...awesome discussion...next experiment for me...AS1's...no time soon though.
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