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  1. 5 points
    Getting back on the ice tonight!!! A little over six weeks from my thyroid removal surgery. A few complications that delayed my recovery, but looking forward to playing tonight!!
  2. 5 points
  3. 3 points
    You should dispute the stick you got with your credit card company as a product that was as advertised. And then see if you need to do the same with the one that is in production
  4. 3 points
  5. 3 points
    That’s where I thought you were going and then suddenly it got all Inception.
  6. 2 points
    People will probably disagree with me but as you said, I’d play around with profiles long before I’d do a holder swap. There isn’t enough difference in size or amount of steel on the ice at any given time to justify it imo. a good profiler could look at your current blades, get a general idea of the balance point and ice contact you like and get you something similar to what you’ve been using. it will likely take longer to adjust to the boots than the blades anyway.
  7. 2 points
    Great to hear! Skate, skate, and skate....get on the ice as much as you can, whether it's on a pond, public skate, beginner lessons, stick & puck, etc. Try having a friend or someone close to you join the journey with you to make it more fun and motivating.
  8. 2 points
    Just sold my Vapor 3x Pros today and I’m thinking of taking the True plunge. I tried on a pair of TF7’s years ago and was meh about them, but my Vapors just never felt quite snug/cozy enough around my entire foot. Looking at the TF7’s, seeing them for $179 (They have TF9’s for $249). Wore a 7, Fit 2 in the Vapor, based off research of the TF line, I should give the 6.5R a go. Does that sound right?
  9. 2 points
    "...escalated to the management and will be used to improve our production process. I'm sorry the stick fell short of your expectations." Makes it sound like you are the one "at fault", what a crock! That isn't an apology, even though they used the word "sorry" in the sentence. The proper response should be "We apologize your stick made it through our rigorous QC process and was delivered out of spec to what you ordered, we'd like to offer you a discount off your next order with us if you'd be willing to continue giving us your business".
  10. 1 point
    They would've had more success if people were able to choose which tongue they wanted when purchasing the skates new, just like selecting what steel... But to have to spend another $100 bucks for a tongue you like and be stuck with the stock one seemed like a deterrent to me. At least true makes decent tongues and I've successfully created a Velcro system on some Bauers to accept true tongues. Did it for a pair of Bauers that I converted to inlines as the stock tongues on those were shot.
  11. 1 point
    Average consumers too often equate price to quality, so they assume high end true skates can’t be as good as Bauer or CCM if the flagship doesn’t cost four figures. True makes the price four digits, and when Johnny Suburb and his mom go skate shopping in August, suddenly Trues are now on the same tier because they cost more.
  12. 1 point
    I think equipment managers can get them at the pro level. I will ask around. Also, considering CCM has the XS replacement tongues in their retail closeout catalog, I am unsure of the future of the replaceable tongue system.
  13. 1 point
    Hey count me in! if you still havent ordered yet
  14. 1 point
    I’m doing a custom pro order if you know anyone who wants to join.
  15. 1 point
    Got a pair of custom Proto-Rs for my birthday (70 flex Pasta curve), this stick is honestly incredible. It’s a mid kick but pucks release off it almost as quickly as the Vapor ADV. And I love the XX stiff blade.
  16. 1 point
    Every logo and design that Utah has produced would be underwhelming and uninspired for a beer league team, let alone a franchise that cost a billion dollars.
  17. 1 point
    Base responded to your very specific and very valid complaints about that order like it was a product that they didn’t 100% produce from start to finish. They might as well have sent you a gif that says “sucks brah, good luck with that.”
  18. 1 point
    Those look really bad... like they'd never stay straight
  19. 1 point
    All the demo pairs I used and have seen others using had no durability issues like the previous generation.
  20. 1 point
    Id personally wait. They also added a piece of material that runs along the heel as well. Maybe this is to mask any cracking that might happen down the road... Or as a protective layer to prevent damage. Who knows. Time will tell. I will say I haven't seen any hzdrus heel cracks yet, but not sure how well those have sold vs the tfs and cats.
  21. 1 point
    You should not need to size down (1/2 size less than Bauer/CCM) in the newer True retail offerings. This was correct for the TF series, but with release of Hzrdus and Cats, True sizing is now aligned to industry standards.
  22. 1 point
    Thanks, all. This is great! Just made a big Amazon order. And, @xstartxtodayx, agree completely about washing gear being the most helpful. Appreciate your tips on approach. In the past, I'd always just gone the conventional detergent route, but will give your method a try
  23. 1 point
    Do you think you could send a link if you find a set?
  24. 1 point
    I use something similar to these as well. Throw a set in skates, gloves, and the bag https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B08697Z9L3?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title
  25. 1 point
    New pair of mediums were just listed, and quickly sold, earlier today
  26. 1 point
    The Gear exchange area of this site is what you're looking for, also sidelineswap, just set up a favorite and they pop up all the time (I know b/c I'm always keeping an eye on medium ones and see a lot of larges lol).
  27. 1 point
    I'd always go the DIY route of spraying the gear down with a mix of distilled water, rubbing alcohol, and hydrogen peroxide after use, then washing my gear at least once a season (this is honestly the most helpful part lol). I use Sport Wash from Amazon, if you haven't washed your stuff you may need to do an extra wash to get all the funk out, but this stuff is great (I use it on all of my sports gear and tech fabrics since it clears the pores and refreshes the wicking abilities). Avoid any scented washes/sprays and definitely avoid any fabric softeners as they'll just lock in odor and destroy wicking capabilities. Skates I just spray down and helmets are trickier, I usually just soak them in a bucket of the Sport Wash and rinse real well, but depending on the helmet they may never smell good (looking at you CCM 910 with your terrible design that doesn't let moisture or smell out from behind the comfort pads).
  28. 1 point
    Rock'n Green is a great soak for smelly gear https://rockingreen.com/collections/active-wear-detergent/products/platinum-active-wear-two-pack Gear Halo pods are a must for skates/bag https://www.amazon.com/Gearhalo-Sports-Deodorizer-Pods-Stops/dp/B071XWM1JH/ref=asc_df_B071XWM1JH/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=693295483335&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=2094030929703982636&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9018838&hvtargid=pla-493626010011&psc=1&mcid=8f4adae2dad133b69a158a6ab12060eb&gad_source=1 These two sprays are good for inbetween skates, one hockey specific, one not https://www.icewarehouse.com/Beeks_Reek_Out_Pro/descpage-RO32.html?_gl=1*5rtjc*_up*MQ..&gclid=CjwKCAjwvvmzBhA2EiwAtHVrb2L3bgDP_LZ3ow8mWLBq3CCkmwQdCjusQQXk8KtiLL49-Qs3skiVtBoCynEQAvD_BwE https://www.seventhgeneration.com/disinfectant-spray-eucalyptus-spearmint-thyme-scent
  29. 1 point
    I know plenty of guys like the DIY route, but I’ve been using Clear Gear for the better part of a decade and it’s been great. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0CT3YG79J?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title&th=1 Recently tried Hex because I got a deal on it and it’s good too. I started using their laundry detergent on all my workout gear with positive results https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07ZHQ12ZV?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title
  30. 1 point
    lol yeah I was at the LHS yesterday I was shown a lacing trick to get some pressure off in specific areas on the forefoot … works like a charm.
  31. 1 point
    Google DIY anodizing. You’ll need a bit of equipment/chemicals to do it. Unless you plan on anodizing quite a bunch of stuff, in the end it’ll likely be less expensive to go with a shop and you’ll get better results
  32. 1 point
    Anodized, not powder coated. Powder coatings and paint would create too thick of a layer for the chassis to fit and perform as it should. Google anodizing around your area and have discussions with shops
  33. 1 point
    He tried some stuff on yesterday and walked away with the Vapor 3X Pro shins. He felt like the Hyperlite fit a bit different and not quite as well. Tried them out last night, and no adjustment period - which is odd for him, as he is such a creature of habit that usually gear changes of any kind take him a bit to get used to. Hence why he fights me to get new stuff and ends up playing for way too long in 12" shins that leave a huge gap between his boot and pad.
  34. 1 point
    I'd check out the Vapors. I have skinny lower legs, and when I was looking a few years back, I found them to be the narrowest option (or at least the option that fit me best).
  35. 1 point
  36. 1 point
    Lol. My bad. I meant p28 most open of the three. So p28>kuch>pasta
  37. 1 point
    Way too nice in my opinion, but I can see some merit in taking that approach. We'll see how they respond (if they do). If they don't respond by end of week - I'd call your CC and dispute the charge, so you can at least get your money back and shop elsewhere.
  38. 1 point
    Sorry to hear you got a bummer stick at the end of your wait. If I were you, I would complain. It's not reasonable to wait as long as you did. That on its own. On top of that to have a product that doesn't match the spec or live up to reasonable expectations (if they weren't going to paint it the way it looks like it does on their relaunched website, they should have given a heads up) is just the sandy sprinkles on a shit cake. You're doing them a favor saying something. As you said, they won't stay in business long if they alienate their previously loyal customers that want to give them the benefit of the doubt. You shouldn't be out a decent amount of cash, or any amount for that matter, for a product that's honestly way below what it should be.
  39. 1 point
    Bascially. https://www.instagram.com/bsharpottawa/reel/C7Us8_oRM64/
  40. 1 point
    Minor changes: Revised fit, updated graphics, updated liner, updated comfort collar, updated foams, updated tendon guard, updated toe cap Major changes: No removable/replaceable tongue Opinion: If you remove cost from consideration, and I was considering AS-V Pro vs XF Pro, I would select the XF Pro. Other thoughts: I wish they released these with the new Reload holder. I hope when ordering customs later in the season, the Reload holder might be an option.
  41. 1 point
    I use 1 place in Toronto, Duke's Source for Sports. Technically in Etobicoke, which is a district in the west end of Toronto. Another place I trust my skates with is Hockey Lion in Richmond Hill, which is a city just north of Toronto. I suppose a better way of answering your question would be to know where he'll be playing in Toronto?
  42. 1 point
    Probably bc CCM steel is noticeably crappier than any other steel on the market.
  43. 0 points
    I've reached out to Base a handful of times since getting my poorly made stick delivered and I'm pretty sure my messages just get sent into the ether that is Base hockey now. Anyone looking to buy into Bases rebirth be warned.



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