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leftwinger37

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leftwinger37 last won the day on November 3 2016

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Equipment

  • Skates
    CCM RBZ Pro, CCM Super Tacks
  • Stick
    CCM Ultra Tacks, True A6.0
  • Gloves
    CCM Pro 852 4-Roll, Warrior/MIA Franchise
  • Helmet
    CCM FL80
  • Pants
    CCM UCLP Pro, RBK 9K Girdle
  • Shoulder Pads
    CCM Ultra Tacks, CCM 1899 frankenpad with RBK/Jofa caps
  • Elbow Pads
    Warrior Projekt Pro
  • Shin Pads
    RBK/Jofa 7K Pro, RBK/Jofa 8K
  • Hockey Bag
    Warrior Pro

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    Male
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    "The Great Lakes State"
  • Interests
    Anything hockey (playing, watching, fantasy pools), music, movies, and the odd night out on the town.
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  1. Just speculating as an FL80 user who has wondered the same thing, but I would say that is the case. Seems as though the design of the FL line moving forward (if it continues) will follow the trajectory of the FL> FL3DS> FL500.
  2. Just joined last week when they ran a 50% off promo. So far, so good. I'm finally able to enjoy Justin Bourne and Katie Strang's work again. I can only imagine the content will get better as the season gets going. As an Oilers fan, it's tough to get good coverage of the team, so that is what I'll be weighing the worth of my money on. I like the frequency and the quality of the Oilers articles I've read so far though. Long story short, if you can get it at a price you can live with, give it a whirl. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
  3. I'm still an active two-piece user, and True has the best combo on the market IMO with the A6.0. I've only used the short-hosel tapered blades and have not had these issues in over a year of use. The blades on my 1st gen XC9 and A6.0 OPS did wear rather quickly (sounds like this has been corrected with the 2nd gen from what I have read), but no complaints about the two-piece blade durability. I just hope they continue to offer the HCS/Lidstrom pattern. Currently, they're the only manufacturer that offers it retail. 😬
  4. This is certainly the case from where I sit. Graf skates seem to be the flip-phone of the hockey world. Different strokes for different folks I guess... I support your theory. I was in CCM Tacks pretty much my entire life except for 2007-2011 when I switched to a Graf G3. I was back in CCMs when the U+ CL came out.
  5. No Daoust 2015 line? What the hell!? Next thing you're going to tell me is that I'm not going to be able to find Ferland mitts or blades for my Lockjaw stick. Give the people what they want, hockey manufacturers: protective equipment wrapped in hard plastic! Sincerely, The 1990s
  6. The response to the U+ Crazy Light/RBZ has proven that light and mobile is what the people want. Military grade shoulder pads are overkill for most recreational players and no shoulder pad is guaranteed to prevent injury all-together. I think I understand what you're getting at, though. However, there are still options out there that are more protective than RBZs, but to justify high end price tags, the industry is selling performance or at least the illusion that "product x" will enhance your performance. It's the same as Jofa selling the illusion that their gear would enhance safety. The bottom line is that every player has different needs. There are plenty of ways to add protection if retail offerings are not meeting your needs.
  7. @orelayer: I am sincerly not trying to pile on here, but just read through the thread, man. All of the answers you want are in there. I can appreciate that you may not want to read through it because it just goes around and around, but we're starting to trend that way again...
  8. Keep the change ya filthy animal

  9. I think Hockey Tron's products and place in the market should be viewed for what they are: an affordable alternative to the ever-escalating costs of major brands and retailers. I believe the phrase "you get what you pay for" is appropriate in their case. I haven't had any issues with Hockey Tron's customer service nor have I been significantly displeased with any of the Tron branded items that I have purchased. However, I don't exactly have very lofty expectations for their products either. I'm generally buying a Tron product because it's an item that I don't want to spend very much money on: socks, inline wheels, replacement blade for road hockey, etc. While I'm sorry to hear that some have had poor dealings with them, I think the bottom line is what motivates most consumers and is what will continue to bring customers back to Hockey Tron. Quite frankly, I don't go into a thrift store expecting top-notch merchandise or customer service.
  10. @louierev07- I haven't gotten a chance to use them yet, so I can't speak to their performance, but they seem to be solid. I can confidently say you can't beat them for the price. 76mm maximum wheel size, FYI.
  11. Nothing special. Got a pair of Reebok White Ks last year and they fit well, but I just prefer a stiffer boot. I didn't have any luck selling them since their retail price has plummented to like $129. I didn't want to take a huge loss on a pair of skates that were worn less than 10 times and I didn't want them laying around, so I bought a $15 Koho chassis set on Ebay and did this: BEFORE: AFTER:
  12. Once they acquired the Vic and Hespeler naming rights they decided to flex their industry muscle and stick it to all the haters.
  13. I've had mine for over a year and never needed spray. Not the case with the Oakley's that I've owned.
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