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  1. Thanks to some of the material in this thread, I took a Mission chassis I had lying around and through it on a pair of Reebok 14k using t-nuts. It is amazing how quickly this process is after you have done it on one skate. http://i.imgur.com/f4eAUja.jpg
  2. Sorry, I only meant that the one I received matches the PM9/Modano pattern more closely they the P88.
  3. Yep. Probably the reason for the curve not being quite right too.
  4. On the ABS blade, it is rounded.
  5. It matches exactly a Zetterberg (Modano, Lie 5) wood blade I have lying around. I usually don't worry about the lie of my ABS blades since within a game or two, it will fix itself.
  6. A little bump for this thread since I tried out a new thing from HockeyTron. Tron 2100 ABS Blade - Jarvis Curve I decided to try this blade out despite it only being a few dollars cheaper than the Reebok 2K since those savings add up when you play enough outdoor roller hockey. Thoughts: Branding: Despite having the 2100 in the name that hints that it may be similar to the Koho 2100 / Reebok 2K ABS blades, it is definitely not the same blade. If I had to make a guess based on the texture of the ABS material and the weight of the blade, I would say they are built using the Bauer One30 ABS blades. Heavy: Once I popped this blade into the shaft, I was surprised on how much heavier the blade was compared to a new Reebok 2K P44 which also has a little taller blade. I would say it is at least 20 grams heavier. It didn't help that the blade coming out of the stick was pretty thin, causing a greater difference in weight. I don't think most people would care, but I found it annoying enough to write about it. Curve: I ordered the Jarvis curve which is supposed to be a 1/2" mid curve - "Lindros Curve". It was much flatter than that, and had more of a heel curve. Closer comparison would be a PM9. Strength: It seems to be stiffer than most of the other ABS blades I have used, both in the hosel and the blade structure. It is still new, so I will post an update if it breaks early or gets noticeably more flexible. I also ordered two pairs of the HockeyTron NHL style socks to match my team's jerseys (St. Louis Blues Navy [third] and Buffalo Sabres White #2 [current uniforms]). They don't show either of these sock styles on their web site, so I went with Nashville white and Buffalo dark. The Nashville socks are accurate to the HockeyTron website, but the Buffalo socks that came are Dark #2 rather than Dark #1 as shown in their picture. I guess it is somewhat minor, but the socks shown would have gone with the St. Louis jersey far better than what I received. I e-mailed Chris at HockeyTron and he was nice enough to check stock to see if they had a few sock styles not shown on the web site that match my team's jersey styles (no luck there). My assumption is that when the new stock of the Buffalo dark sock came in, it was the newer style and the web site was never updated. Otherwise, the sock quality looks excellent and I would recommend them to anyone not wanting to drop the $20+ on the Reebok branded socks. They will be a little loose on my frame, but that is a desirable characteristic after not liking the snug fit of the 28" socks.
  7. Since I have been mostly critical of the company, I did want to note that the pro shop at my rink (the only place to buy hockey equipment for about 100 miles) has a bunch of their youth starter kits. Assuming the kid isn't a snob about brand, it is a great way for the rink to help get kids on the rink. Also not a bad way to build a brand long term.
  8. That is the issue I am talking about. You are not getting the same performance you would from those high price sticks, you are getting the performance expected from a not as popular manufacturer in the $130 price range. You may be getting a better performance per dollar ratio than a product under Bauer's name, but you shouldn't fool yourself in thinking you are getting a TotalOne or RS with an edited paint job at that price. Sherwood, Combat, Base, etc all have offerings in this price range similar to what HockeyTron is offering, and they are still more established names. People just need to have reasonable expectations when buying these type of products.
  9. I can't say that I am impressed with their new direction of copying the graphics from the high end sticks. I think most of us understand that even if these sticks are in fact made "in the same factories as the big names", these sticks are not Easton RS and TotalOne sticks with a different paint job. I feel like it is meant to boost sales through the quality and performance associated with Bauer/Easton, not their own product craftsmanship. Originally I may have believed that the company's mission was to provide equipment at a more reasonable cost, but decisions like this make it clear to me that they are deceptively selling knock off products while narrowly skirting legal ramifications. I would be embarrassed to use these look-a-likes. As if the corny name "TRON" wasn't bad enough, I can't see them ever becoming a respectable low cost manufacturer (like Winnwell).
  10. The inlines are extremely cheap looking. Basically, you are getting exactly what you would expect from a skate in that price range (low end) from a company that isn't a big manufacturer or gear (unpredictable quality). On the pair I got for a new skater, one toe cap was noticeably further forward, and the chassis was also mounted in different spots one each skate. HockeyTron also don't use the same bearings and wheels that they sell separately.
  11. Maybe ChrisJ is of Asian decent and thought "ping" was a derogatory comment towards him. Only way I could take any of that as personally threatening.
  12. About 3 3/16" at the middle. It is very slightly shorter towards the sides
  13. I understand that. I mean that the bearings and wheels are completely different from the ones they sell seperately. The wheels will actually spin freely forward for part of a turn, stop, and spin back.
  14. Bought a pair of the tron inline skates for a friend for xmas for a friend since they were cheap. They shipped the wrong item the first time, but they let me keep it. Second time I got the skates, but I have to say that you definitely get what you pay for. They seem like a Payless Shoe store version of a skate. There is glue dripping out of a number of spots, stitching is off, and the toe cap on one skate is further forward on one skate (about a half size). The material the skate is made out of feels very similar to the low end skates, so I don't know where they are getting their comparisons to the T6 and RX25. The paint on the chassis is poor, and looks like it will come off pretty quickly, even with how little this person will use them. We will see how the bearings and wheels respond once they are used, but out of the box they seem to not spin particularly well. Ultimately, if they don't fall together super quick and are comfortable, I will be happy. These are just meant to be a cheap pair to introduce someone to the sport.
  15. I didn't realize that one had an ABS blade. My problem with the composite+ABS sticks is that I don't feel like I get my money's worth out of the composite shaft since once the blade goes, the shaft is no longer useful. To be fair to that style of product, with how many Sherwoods/Eastons/Koho Ultimates blade replacements I've broken before they were even half worn, if the CA3 survives through most of it's blade while staying stiff, it could still be worth the extra $40 over a normal replacement. I will keep them in mind when the next blade goes. Thanks for the quick reply!
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