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Andoy

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    Base Savoy P88
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    Eagle Talon
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    Bauer 9900 helmet/cage
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    Tackla 5000
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    CCM U+ Fit 09
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    Rbk 6k
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    Jofa 6070
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    Eagle

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  1. I went down half a size when i moved from XX many years ago to one95s due to the current toe cap shape. Supreme 7000's back then were one of the stiffest skates in the market.
  2. Agreed. The insert is no gimmick. It works!
  3. I've been wearing Jofa 6070s for the past 11-12 years which I believe are the 7k equivalents. No problems with them other than the liner ripping over time, exposing the foam inside. The difference between the 7k and 8k is that the kneecap and shinguard is attached by leather/fabric. The 7k kneecap and shinguards are attached together. Calf protection is virtually non-existent in 7ks as 8ks have more calf wrap. Hopefully you can come across a pair to try on in person before purchasing. I didn't realize how much they're going for on ebay.
  4. 1. Protective cup/jill. Protect the goods! 1. Proper fitting/comfortable skates. Focus on fit and comfort. 2. Helmet. I also recommend getting full facial protection. Focus on fit and comfort. 3. Pants - you will fall lots. Your tailbone will love you for it. This is the only equipment where i would recommend spending a bit of money based on past experience. High end pants tend to be more protective/heavy/bulky so I recommend starting off with mid level pants. 5. Gloves - Personal preference. Higher end gloves tend to have more padding/ plastic reinforcements and could have a break-in period. 6. Shoulders - Personal preference. Depends on your level of play. 7. Stick - you'll go through lots of these as you develop your playing style/position. Recommend starting off with a lighter flex.
  5. Keep up the good work! All the aforementioned tips are solid. My 2 cents is to not be afraid to fall (and you will) when learning to skate - I found that this approach helped me figure out my edges faster. Don't forget to wear your padding!
  6. I saw the video on youtube while one can argue that Wideman was surprised to see the ref in his way (looked like he had his head down on the way to the bench), what makes it look bad for him is the way he followed through high with his hands/stick.
  7. I was going to post a separate thread until I saw this. Elite laces (and most companies these days) tend to make laces that are heavily waxed so they tend to bunch up. The best laces I've used were made by a company called Texstyle. They have just enough wax so they don't tend to twist. I know they used to do the laces for Lowry here in Canada but recently I bought a pair of Lowry laces and find that they're very similar to Elites.
  8. I've been using their sticks (Savoy Special) for a while now and while their blades stay pretty stiff, their shafts whip out pretty quickly.
  9. FWIW I'm 5'9/average build and I find that I prefer the adult edge socks to intermediates. Sure they are a bit baggy/long but I find intermediate edge socks way too snug.
  10. Sorry to highjack but curious to know if anyone has tried the Superfeet Carbon insole? MY LHS stopped stocking the yellows and have these out instead.
  11. 3 hours isn't good enough. You can try putting your skates in the freezer but even then 3 hours is pushing it.
  12. I use a 5/32 drill bit...always drill from the inside of the skates
  13. I agree with moreoutdoor. Proper fitting skates should not take long to break in. Another thing to add: at what time of the day are you guys getting fitted? I say this because I recommend to my peers that they should try get fitted for skates during the latter part of the day when their feet have naturally expanded due to constant use. It mimics the shape of your feet after a few minutes on the ice.
  14. No order: Shafts - Louisville/TPS R2 Sticks - Louisville/TPS XN10 (best shooting stick I've ever had...had to convince/beg my parents for one) -Mission M-1 -NikeBauer One95 -Bauer Nexus 1000 -Easton Synergy ST (Blue)
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