The 12th Annual MSH SummerJam will be held at the RWJBarnabas Health Hockey House at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ on August 1, 2020.
This will be the third time that we host SummerJam here and they have been excellent, well-attended events.
The registration page will be available shortly. If you have interest in attending, please post here to express interest.
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Just wanted to wish all of our members a happy Holiday season! Obviously 2020 has been crazy and I've been working through some issues myself over the past few months and haven't been as active, I just want to say that I appreciate those who are helping out and creating content in my absence. It's definitely noticed and appreciated!
Happy to announce that the 15th Annual MSH Winterfest will be held in metro Detroit on Saturday December 7th!
Registration is now open - request to join here:
Hi guys, I apologize if this might be a redundant topic, but I didn't see an all encompassing Stick Advice thread.
About me, I play beer league twice a week, intermediate "bronze" level and play defense. With skates, I'm 5'10. I haven't purchased a stick in nearly 4 years or so. I currently use an Intermediate Bauer Vapor APX2, P14, 67flex, my back-up stick is a Senior Warrior Covert DT1 LT, Yakupov, 85 flex (probably closer to 100 flex though since I cut about 2.5" or so). Both of these w
Does anybody in the know have any insight into how much more volume the Wide fit (edited from EE)Ribcor 90ks will have compared to say a Tacks 9380D? Looking at sizes around 2 or 2.5. My son has LEGO feet - super thick wedge feet. He’s in the 9380’s and the sides cover the tongue edges (barely)…so he’s prone to some lace bite and I am eyeballing the D30 tongues to give his foot top a bit more protection. By fall I expect he’ll be in at least a 2, so there should be a bit more selection with
Looks like Blackstone Sports is about to enter the automated skate sharpener market with a machine dubbed FireBall. There's a short video posted on their FaceBook page. Not sure if the following FB link will work?
Blackstone FireBall FaceBook Video
Profile - Quad 1
Steel – Step 272
Hollow – 3/4"
Skates - CCM Super Tacks size 8 with Superfeet Carbon pro hockey inserts.
About Me – I've been skating regularly for 10 years, started in my early 20's and have been working on my skating ever since. I've done several power skating classes to help improve along with plenty of extra ice time to put it all together and practice. I am usually on the ice 3-4 times a week between beer league and sticks and pucks. I had my skates pro
My son was using (and liking) and Maximum Edge 981 profile. He can't get this done where he is now, and the place he did get them done can't do them on steel removed from the holder. They need the boot they say to find the balance point. So I have new steel for him but can't get a 981 profile because I don't have his skates and he can't do without them.
He can get a Prosharp profile where he is. Reading the groups it seems for a 280 length blade most seem to prefer the Quad 1.
So my qu
Unfortunately due to low returns on data from end users, the Prosharp Project is being shut down. The AS2001 is being packed up and sent back to Prosharp.
I really felt that it would go over well and provide end users an opportunity to try different profiles at virtually zero cost to them, but a lot of them abused the generosity and work behind it. Situations like this only hurt what we're trying to accomplish here - having a community with opinions and experiences and being able to coll
Tried out a Zup S. My regular steel is a Quad 0.
These are night and day different. I did not like Zup S whatsoever. Zero mobility. Looking at how the various radii, I suspect a Zup XS might be closer in similarity to a Quad 0, but I probably won't try it as I can already tell I'm not going to like it more than the Quad.
Steel - Step Blacksteel SB4.0
Hollow - 7/8"
Profile - 9'/10'
About Me - Played inline in South Georgia a little bit growing up and club inline in college. Took about a 10 year break and started playing Ice a year and a half ago after turning 30 and moving to a place that has legit hockey (yes it's "Alabama", but it's different than you'd think). I play 3 nights a week. Low D2 player, but skating is probably my biggest strength. I messed around with profiles a bit when I firs
Bauer 2X Pro Shoulder Pad Review
Background: I am a D or E level player who is lucky enough to play in a C division so I can be embarrassed by better players. I play forward on the C team and I also play defense on an E team. I have been playing for 20 years having started on ice at 34. I have coached up to the JV and Varsity level and have my level 4 USA Hockey coaching card.
Previous Equipment: I don’t want to go back too far but for the last 4 years or so I have b
Warrior makes two sizes in this Q20 model, 32" and 37". I bought the 32".
Wheels roll easily.
There are two rails along the bottom to keep its shape while pulling it along.
The top zipper is nice. It zips open in a U-shape pattern so you get full access compared to a bag that zips open down the middle.
There are two main straps that are sturdy. There's a hook-and-loop closing handle at the top. There's a side pull hand strap on the side of the bag. No problems.
I received the Surgeon RX3 stick as a freebie from STX last April and decided on writing a review on this stick after a year of use. However, with the lock down along with the arena I normally play at being renovated I won’t be back on the ice until mid August or early September, so I’ve decided to write a review of the stick now because I feel as though it will start getting me back into things during the Summer.
Weight: 160 lbs
Weight: 150 lbs
I've been playing hockey since I was 7 with roller and started ice when I was 11. I've played as high as midget AAA but was a career AA player at best, along with high school varsity hockey in New Jersey. I've used many sticks throughout my time on the ice. To give you an idea of what I have to compare the Nexus ADV to, I've used:
Nike Bauer Vapor XXX Lite
TPS Response R8
RBK 7K SicKick
PERFORMANCE: Excellent. Provides excellent grip on the stick blade to the puck. Keeps ice shavings off. It makes a difference. If I forget to put it on and I've played about two games, I can feel less grip on the puck, and feels like I have no tape on my stick. I play in senior men's league hockey so the ice shavings build up on the ice in the second to third periods. That all gets on the bottom edge of your blade as you skate around if you don't have stick wax. EASE OF USE: It is a puck-shaped
This is my first try for a product review, so if you have questions, or parts of the review are not clear, do not hesitate. I hope this can be of value for our members or to internet visitors that end up here.
A little bit of context about the reviewer:
I play 2 to 4 times a week in low level competitive leagues (during the main season, I play once a week during the summer), mainly as a D-man but also play as a forward. As for shin guards here is a list of the models