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  1. Just watched it last night. They look good. I love the 100k Pros and the fit. I will likely be ready for a new pair in a year or so. I doubt I'll grab the XF Pros bc of how stiff they are, probably will be the one step down from the top. Either way, cant wait to see some reviews and such as they hit the shelves. Curious about the liners too. My 100k Pros are only a little over a year and a half old. I skate twice a week, and i have two spots ( one on each foot, in different spots ) where the liner material is starting to wear through and tear. My old grafs had perforated leather and lasted me 8 years. I'd love a leather like liner again for durability. Is that possible with CCM Custom Skates.......and if so, do they have to be XF Pro's or can I get the skate built with the specs of the one model line lower and does it cost less if so?
  2. Thanks. Any idea about the boot and the fit profile? Has anything changed in the last or will they fit the same as the current AS-V's ? I'm in 100k Pros, size 9.5 Regular and when i tried on the AS-V's and Jetspeeds ( just for the fun of it ), I felt like a 9.0 tapered actually fit me better than my 100k Pro's in the 9.5 regular. If i recall, you also noticed that a half size smaller and narrower was needed in the new jet speeds and as-v's.
  3. So, who’s got the inside scoop on these things? Any new, ground breaking specs or is it just a new paint job on the AS-V’s ??? @VegasHockey I’m looking at you pal 🙂
  4. https://www.instagram.com/p/C3aa5opAi_A/
  5. Profiling can be a great tool to dial in your skating. But like others have said, you need to get used to the new skates first ( 8-10 times of skating at least in my opinion ) to see where you may or may not benefit from profiling.
  6. The current CCM Tacks / Jetspeed girdle has a lot of adjustability in its length. Just find a shell that goes over it and you'll be good to go.
  7. Just chiming in here with size, as another poster mentioned, the skate my be a half size to big for you. Clearly not all feet are the same, but I am in the Ribcor 100k Pros and they are the single best fitting skate i've ever owned. I am 100% an 11.5 shoe and opted for the 9.5 skate. I probably could have gone with a 9.0, but it would have been just a hair too tight as one of my toes was right up to the toe cap when standing, so i opted for the 9.5. I really think its a minimum of 2 sizes down in skates now a days, where in the past it was 1.5. Some guys are saying 2.5 sizes down and I can see where it may be true for some players.
  8. Thanks. Yea I figured its all the entry level stuff, as his current jetspeeds are too. I just know he's on a 13' radius and didn't want to jump to a 10' if he isn't ready. He'll be grown out of his current skates in 3-6 months, so sizing up on the gear they provide was my plan. He skates ok and hopefully gets a little better after the program, but i didn't want to change the radius too early if he's used to the 13' hes on. Thanks for the input Nice Killer Bee's jersey btw. You must have played when John took over my old team as those look like his re-design jerseys.
  9. Somebody ( who has more money to spare than i do ) needs to do a youtube review of a top end retail stick and a couple of these all black chinese knock offs. After the initial review.........a dissection of the sticks needs to occur to see how the blades are constructed and how other internal features of the builds compare. Just a thought 🙂
  10. Ohh, didnt realize there was a bauer option for learn to play. for some reason I thought it was all CCM bc of some posts i saw on redit and other places. Yea, i was gonna get him the bauer XLP's next bc it was a 13' radius. Guess I'll have to see what we get and go from there. Glad to know I can change the radius even though the runners are not removable if we get the ccm's. Thanks !
  11. He's in a youth size 13 and will be in them for the next few months most likely.. He currently has full gear that fits him well. Since we are getting free gear head to toe, i was going to size up for him by one size on everything, so he has all new gear once he outgrows what hes in now. He's growing like a weed, so I think size 1 in the skates is what i was going to order and it says JUNIOR size 1 on the order form. I know his jetspeeds are YOUTH size 13 with the 13' radiu,. but again, i don't know what skates will be supplied with the NHL / CCM learn to play program. I assume inexpensive entry level and the ones i see all say 10' radius, which is why i inquired about the possibility of the changing radius on skates without removable blades. Thanks for chiming in, i appreciate it.
  12. Yes, this is what i've read and heard as well. I feel that as he's learning, a longer radius is a good option for him and other say the same thing. I agree with the other poster above that kids can adapt quickly, but my son isn't all that skilled yet on skates. He's ok and I know it has to do with the longer radius that has helped helped him pick it up quickly. I guess i can always see how he does on the next set of skates if its a smaller radius and adjust the radius from there if he does not adapt well.
  13. two questions really.... 1) Does anybody know which skates come with the NHL / CCM Learn to play equipment packages via Pure Hockey? @VegasHockey maybe? 2) My local pure hockey has a pro-sharp profile machine. Can I get the radius changed on junior skates if the blades can't be removed? Reason i ask is bc I just signed up my 5 year old son for the NHL learn to play program at our local ice rink. With the sign up fee comes a complete set up of gear from head to toe, including skates. I currently have him in a youth size 13 entry level jetspeed skate that has a 13' radius. He skates ok for his age / skill level, but from what i gather it looks like all the lower price point CCM skates come with a 10' radius and I'd like to keep him on a 13' radius a little longer. Since we already have gear that should last him another 6 months or so, i'm going to go one size up for all the gear that comes from CCM / Pure hockey, including the skates. Anybody have insight on this gear? Thanks !!
  14. As stated above, profiling the blades can help with the slight forward lean / pitch that you may be looking for. I went from Graf Ultra G75's to the 100k Pro's and felt the same with the steel out of the box.......a little bit on my heels. My grafs did have profiled steel in them ( pro sharp ellipse 1 ), but i had the pitch removed bc of the aggressive forward lean that are built into graf skates. After getting an ellipse 1 profile with the default 20mm pitch left in the profile, It was a seamless transition to my 100k pro's. Best skates I've ever owned.
  15. FT6 skates have been out for 6 months now, why does nobody seem to have them in tapered? Did CCM screw something up in the design and manufacturing?
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