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  1. On 12/9/2020 at 1:37 PM, shoeshine boy said:

    hard to say. it's probably a little closer than my cage. I'm wearing the CCM Game On mask with it so everything nose-down is just mask.

    Hah sorry I misread your previous post. I thought you were referencing the visor version of the CCM Game On Mask, so my question was did you think the visor version of the Game On sits closer than the cage version?

  2. 12 hours ago, start_today said:

    that’s definitely how it’s designed to fit. 

    To me, the level of breathability for any mask is an individual calculated risk. Outside of some sort of ventilator, you can’t have a mask with both great air exchange and maximum coverage/protection. 

    Re “getting comfortable”: To me, the fact that it is thick and in front of my mouth and nose, means that it’s hopefully collecting droplets that leave me. And, because the air is coming in/out from those sides, it’s hopefully minimizing the air that I’m breathing directly from someone else. 


    9 hours ago, IPv6Freely said:

    That’s the correct fit. Remember: these (and other non-medical grade) masks aren’t meant to necessarily filter the air you breathe in or out so much as just catch droplets. Think of it more as a face shield. 

    Thank you both! Appreciate sharing the thought process because that helps me calibrate my own.

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  3. Folks, I finally managed to get my hands on and install the CCM Game On for cages (on my Bauer Profile III) and I suppose I was a bit surprised at how 'open' the bottom and sides are. The mask, although tight against the nose, is not flush against the sides of the face/cheeks like perhaps a conventional non-sport everyday mask.

    I can see how this would help ventilation and prevent fogging, but I'm having second thoughts on whether or not I'd be comfortable with how 'exposed' the sides and bottom is. I suppose I didn't look super super closely at images of them on models, so I expected the mask to sit flush against the face.

    Not sure where I'm going with this post other than sharing. Has anyone else felt the same? How did you guys get comfortable?

    Not looking for debate on the risks, rather if others also noticed the way this mask fits this way.

  4. Fellas, I've been away from this community for a while now since I left the industry, but in my curiosity/search for ways of restarting low impact (i.e. no games, just stick and pucks with minimal amount of other skaters) hockey, I knew there was no better place to turn to first.

    Thanks everyone and @dkmiller3356 for offering their opinions of these products!

    Now, I understand CCM also makes a version for half-visors, but like @shoot_the_goalie mentioned, I'm finding it hard to source. Seems like only IceWarehouse has a page for them and they're only taking pre-orders for Nov.15. 


    Has anyone been able to find these for sale online? If not, has anyone found a good comparable product that can be used for visors?

  5. Stick History (no order): Bauer MX3, Bauer 1X (2015), True A6.0, True XC9, Warrior AK27 SL, Warrior Widow, Bauer Supreme One95, Easton SE16, CCM RBZ

    Stick Info: INT 70 Flex, W03, +1"

    Skater: 5'9", 140lbs, winger, rec-level hockey

    Blade (8/10):

    I'm not a particularly skilled puckhandler, so the quality of a stick blade, particularly its composition in allowing it to provide responsive puck feel while being able to cushion/cradle the puck is vital to me. From my experience as per Stick History above, I hold the latter day Bauer blades (MX3, 1X) as the benchmark in excelling at those qualities. The blade on the Warrior QRL doesn't reach that benchmark, but it comes respectably close. Puck feel is still responsive in stickhandling and the puck cushioning is satisfactory on tougher passes. The blade is stiff enough and loads enough energy as expected from a top end model. Solid.


    I'm not the biggest or strongest at 145lbs, so over the years, I've taken to moving from 75/77 flex seniors and into intermediates recently. The 70 flex is ideal for me, but the only personal thing I would've preferred would be slightly larger shaft dimensions. No issues either way. No rating provided given that this is purely personal preference.

    Stickhandling/receiving passes (8/10):

    Please see 'Blade' above.

    Shooting (9.5/10):

    This the QRL's shining quality and, in my opinion, it is the best low-kick/quick shooting stick on the market by far. Shot loading is effortless, the puck flies off the blade with precision and the shooting qualities are very easy to dial in, especially given my recent stick history in using a mix of different kick points. It's not a perfect 10/10 simply because it doesn't provide the same response on slapshots, which is, of course, completely expected from a pure low-kick stick.

    Weight/Balance (10/10):

    Top-notch balance and lightness without it being so blade-light that you forget it's there. Ideal.


    No issues, minor paint chips. I don't play hard enough and I'm not tough on my sticks, so I'll omit a rating here.


    Looks fine, I still prefer the limited edition MacDaddy/Super Dolomite and other retro graphics though! Perhaps in the next Covert iteration? Bring back the Kronik? Chrome Dolomite Spyne?



    A crowning achievement for Warrior. I've tried many of their sticks over the years and I really do think this is their best product by far and one of the best sticks I've ever used. This is my everyday go-to now. Shooting is pure joy. I haven't used this stick for that long but I love it enough to have bought a second in the Super Dolomite colorway.

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  6. On 04/15/2016 at 8:39 PM, BelangerJS said:


    Sizing was adjusted for the 2016 Tacks line. Most stores have not received the most recent Super Tacks sizing tool, so you were likely sized on an older version of the brannock or FootDisc. The new sizing is actually 0.5 higher than JetSpeed and RibCor/Reebok.


    That means: If you're a size 8D in Reebok RibCors, you are a size 8.5D in Super Tacks and the entire 2016 Tacks line..

    You've adjusted sizing again? That's ridiculous, considering both the odd choice to adjust the sizing scale for RBZ downwards and now 2016 Tacks upwards? I see absolutely no benefit to anyone from this as there will be much confusion as similar to the RBZs. I'm not usually this critical but who honestly thought this was a good idea?

  7. Again, with new products and new legitimate innovations and concepts I/we know there will be push back and this is all understood. Once again we believe in this product, but we know it is something that we will have to work at to get the masses on board. We have made great head way on this front to start and we plan to continue making more and more headway. In our position we want to be as innovative as possible, but stick as close to the traditional looks and styling that Hockey equipment is and has been. This is a philosophy that will continue as we continue to develop products with the players in mind and strive to make the best possible products we can.

    Push back? No, my comments are constructive points to help you, that I hope you understand and could address. I'm not immediately throwing out compliments (of which I have many for True, as I was among the first to adopt your first first elite stick pre-release at a tradeshow for retailers a few years back), but rather adopting a challenging stance in hopes you could reply. As a rep, you gave the professional response, which was expected and fine. The only real way to judge would be sales/bookings and whether they meet your sales goals. I hope they do, because the hockey world always needs innovation! I would love to see this adopted far and wide, but at this point, it's wait and see.

    Not sure if you can answer this, but have there been meaningful discussions to sell the palms on consignment? If I were a retailer, this would be one of the first questions I would ask after learning about the product.

  8. Many guys I know would rather repalm than get new gloves. I think many in the market for new gloves will consider them for the easy palm replacement.

    The current pain point when talking about palms comes when a person must choose between one option of spending $50-$90 and then wait however long for them to get back, or purchase new gloves, which could be anything from $50-$200.

    True's idea with these gloves, once you get past the tremendously commendable aspect of innovation, essentially banks on customers willing to spend money on gloves anticipating whether or not they will need a replacement palm at some point in the future. There's an element of future projection here, which could turn off some, and it's very well researched that we are poor judges of future risks. As a previous poster mentioned, how can that person even be certain a replacement palm will be available for them if they even need them in the future? Would enough people spend $220+ right from the get-go to get a pair+replacement palm? For that price, they could get 2 pairs of high end gloves. One for the present, and another pair for some point in the future where they may wear down the palm.

  9. Who's your target for these gloves? Surely not competitive youth (rep) teams, as they usually get bulk team orders in team colors, and will outgrow gloves fast enough to dissuade a $180-$240 investment for a pair of gloves on their own dime.

    Rec players? Men's league guys who want durable palms? I can't imagine many men's league guys wanting to spend $40-$60 on top of their $180 initial investment just to try a different palm.

    Why would retailers want to devote so much inventory and floorspace to a product that's so specialized and niched? Why not just have retailers carry sample palms?

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