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    Ice: Vapor 1x 2015, Inline: Mako 2 w/ Marsblade
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    Warrior QRL Pro 75 Flex W28
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    Warrior Franchise MEGA, Warrior Luxe
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    Bauer 5100 w/ aviator cut visor
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    Reebok 9k girdle
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    Easton EQ Pro
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    CCM Ultra Tacks
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    Sherwood N8, Alkali CA9 Bagpack

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  1. True just went live with their website for the TF9 and TF7. Including a video on those: I am soooo looking forward to the TF9....already emailed most hockey stores within a days driving distance to test-fit them when they come in (for once we're first in Europe - huraaaah!)
  2. Since this hasn't been posted yet, world hockey blog has a short writeup (mainly marketing re-formated) on the TF7 at http://www.hockeyworldblog.com/2020/06/26/true-tf7-skates/ which includes pricing. Fiberglass one-piece shell.
  3. I've purchased VH/True skates second-hand, and have been rather happy with the thermoplasticity of the boot, and was in Makos beforehand. I expect a highly thermo-formable boot in "classic" sizes (half-size steps) and widths (D and EE - however this might not even be necessary) that will fit a wide range of people. Again, just my expectation which is based upon pure speculation. The reason I am excited is that in my country there currently (to the best of my knowledge) is not a single True fitter where I could even order from, so a "cheaper" retail alternative that I could get (and service) locally would be greatly appreciated.
  4. True posted on their social media: This is great news - I'm already putting aside some budget
  5. * Could you outline the operational principles behind the exchangeable rocker inserts compared to the screw-adjustable rocker on the O1? I assume it "limits" the rocking range available differently in the front/rear, rather than the combined front/rear limit on the O1? * Could you describe material choices (aluminium, magnesium, steel, abs, ...) and its pros/cons for this type of chassis? * Does the R1 allow for a similar training effect as the O1 with the smaller wheel in front or is it strictly a high-low chassis?
  6. Most likely no-one here has tried the R1 chassis, but with the O1 I've used a size L chassis on both size 9 and size 8 Bauer skates and had no problem even though the chassis slightly exceeded the outsole.
  7. Just pre-ordered mine, very interested in this version. Got 2 original Marsblade going strong for multiple years, plus 1 Sprung, so this will be very interesting to compare.
  8. I have not tried the x2.7 myself, but moving from x:60/X7.0 to the 1X Vapor I went from 8.5EE to 8D, so to me it felt like the fit had changed (YMMV). I'd definitely try the curv-based skates in store first.
  9. @Toby thank you for sharing this! My first thought was "but wouldn't that require unnecessary additional tooling?", but since the sticks are built from the inside-out that might mean (to an outsider looking in) that they simply use a little less material (fewer layers? thinner threads?) for those INT sticks but potentially on the same assembly line. Interesting thing to think about
  10. Perspective makes it a little hard to say, my $0.02 (Winger, not a D): The Ds are both very predictable in a straight line, let the forwards make the first move but then didn't react. Had the carrier dropped the puck back the strong-side D wouldn't have a chance to block / intercept as he was no where near the shooting lane, but he also didn't engage the carrier when he moved past as he waits too long to open up. Good positioning (inside the dots) but minor details - would suggest something like hip-opener / mohawk to avoid turning fully but still engaging the player so he can initiate contact when he decides to blow by but still not being caught off-guard when he drops back. The weak side D is "covering" the slot but keeps his eyes on the puck, not forcing the weak side F to move by occupying the passing lane between carrier and weak-side F with the stick. If the puck gets out somehow its a 50/50 between him and the forward, and potentially the second forward. Don't get me wrong, this is played better than ppl on my level, and I certainly wouldn't do a better job at all. Just that on the couch everyone is a coach Looking forward to this thread, will be interesting picking other ppls brains
  11. It depends on the t-nut, if you get one with a small enough diameter and shorten the teeth you can always go back. On my skates I did a T-Nut and bolt with size M4, didn't have to enlage the hole so I could always go back to a copper rivet.
  12. I'm still planning the opposite direction - got a pair of goalie skates for cheap, removed the loop, made my own tendon guard, mounted via T-Nut. Still have to mount some holders.
  13. Interesting, thanks for showing! How did you stitch the foam and the D3O onto the pad? As it is stretched on the inside of the outer shell, I doubt there is much room without having to remove the shell, stitching in the pads and re-stitching the shell?
  14. I switched on my LS2 holders to LS3 before step became widely available in Europe, and the LHS commented upon initial sharpening like "wow, thats some quality iron you got there" - LS3 had always matching profiles on both blades, the steel always felt pretty neat. The LS2/LS-Fusion/etc was always sold/given away instantly Just checked my stock, Tuuk LS3 steel for the LS2 holder states "TUUK LS3 STEEL PKG (2) Canada" and "Printed in Canada", same as a Tuuk LS2 steel for the LS Edge holder, so at least no difference on the packaging - don't have any LS2 steel for LS2 holder to compare to.
  15. Not trying to derail anything, but: Is this better steel composition for LS3-Edge only or also for the "old" LS3 steel for the LS2 holder? (Which would also mean that Bauer had recognized this earlier than I thought)
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