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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. I use a 5/32 drill bit...always drill from the inside of the skates
  10. 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)
  11. Yeah I thought so too unless they changed the numbers
  12. Their gloves look familiar: http://www.ryrhockeywear.com/products/431/Gloves/
  13. the thing with whippy flexes is to let the stick do the work for you. many people don't quite get that and end up cranking them like they're 100 flex sticks. of course they will break.
  14. Andoy

    BASE Savoy Special

    BASE Savoy Special Flex: 75 Curve: P88 Lie: 6 Length of usage prior to review: 4 months Current level of hockey being played: Beer League Prior sticks used: Warrior Dolomite, NikeBauer Vapor XXXX, Bauer One95 Background: Base has been around for quite some time now but it was just recently that they expanded. Since they're based in my town (Burnaby, BC) it was alot easier for me to drop by and check out the sticks. I got an "off the rack" stick (no customization). For 15 dollars more, customization allows you to choose your own stick colour, blade finish, as well as your name/number and a jpeg logo on your stick. However, since they did not have my flex off their racks, I was forced to a bit over 1 week for my stick to come from the factory which was a little annoying. I did not have to pay any shipping. Anyways, on to the stick: Aesthetics: Regardless of what colour you choose, BASE aren't going to win any beauty pageants compared to other companies' offerings. The primary colour is black with various trims depending on what you choose. I got the retail red/orange trim. 6/10 Shaft: The shaft is rounded and is very simlar to a vapor XXXX/Dolomite. For those that want more girth, I believe they offer a thicker shaft shape. Since it's personal preference I'm not going to give a score. Weight/Balance: Coming from the One95 which was a little heavy compared to most high end sticks (but very balanced), the Savoy Special is lighter. The problem with a lot of the lighter sticks is that they tend to be heavy blade heavy...this stick isn't really blade heavy and feels pretty balanced. 8/10 Blade/Feel: Having been spoilt by the feel of the one95, I was expecting recieving passes to just bounce off the blade. To my surprise, I was able to just resume playing as usual. The blade is very stiff and feels pingy similar to the early generation Warrior Dolimites. By default, all BASE sticks come in Sharksin coating, which is equivalent to Easton's Ztac. Many people I've come across are surprised it chips off easily but most Z-tac sticks I've seen back in the day are just the same. I didn't need it as I tape from heel to toe but a nice touch nevertheless. It is no one95, but the feel is pretty good. If you didn't have hands then, then you won't have hands now. I can stick handle with my head up with confidence. 8.5/10 Shooting: Shooting is great with this stick. I find that it doesn't torque much and for someone that prefers mid-kick point, the low-kick point on this stick is something I got used to. 9/10 Durability: I'll go ahead and make a bold statement and say that beer league is harder on sticks. It's because there is a lot of stick work (especially at lower levels) and hockey sticks are constant to slashes as well as improper shooting technique. I've taken alot of slashes, deflected a lot of pucks and it's still going strong. 9/10 Value: I bought my stick for 159.99 plus taxes. However, if you choose to customize your stick it's an additional $15. On the plus side, if you order the same stick with the same specs, then you don't have to pay the $15 should you wish to purchase the same stick in the future. There's also additional shipping fees if they are to deliver it to your place so it stacks up close to $200ish before taxes if you order a customized stick and have to have it delivered to your place. And with that price range you're probably going to consider other high end sticks that are readily available at your LHS. 9/10 without customization, 7.5/10 w/ customization + shipping fee Conclusion: In my opinion, BASE have a solid stick with lots of customization options that will appeal more towards younger players. It doesn't look like a high end stick but it performs like one. It kicks well when shooting and although pingy, the feel is there. They offer a variety of retail curves offered by the major companies as well as some pro stock patterns. For those that know what pattern/lie they want and just want to go the non-custom route, 159.99CAD is a great deal for a high end stick.
  15. No sorry he doesn't have them anymore

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