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  1. For "fun" I put together this animation in an attempt to show the potential fit differences between the X700 (tech mesh) and X800 (curv).   There may be little value in it but hey, at least I learned how to make an animated gif.  Anyone try both and feel much of a difference?


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  2. On 11/26/2015 at 9:49 AM, dkmiller3356 said:

    Bauer has pretty much phased out the tech mesh on top end skates in favor of the curve composite. After having 40s and then 7.0s I went to a 1x. I ended up returning it and getting the x90s so that I could have a high end tech mesh. Not sure what I will end up doing when these go!!! ugh!!! I found the curve, for me, to be too stiff.


    Are you still in the x90s or have you moved into something else?  My beloved 7.0's are in need of replacement.  Tech mesh x700's seem like a step down from x7.0's and I'm nervous about moving into the x800 curv boot.  Wondering about peoples experiences moving from tech mesh to curv.  Thx!

  3. I noticed a similar sensation when switching from Bauer Vapor x7.0, a modern skate, to CCM Jetspeed 300.  The Jetspeeds seem to flare out at the top a little bit more.  Plus, the Vapors were thicker on the sides towards the top.    I prefer the Vapors from the ankle up, but everything else about the Jetspeeds fits me better.

    I'm currently skipping the second eyelet in my Jetspeeds.  This seems to allow me to tie the skate tight at the top, pulling the sides of the boot closer to my leg while still allowing for forward flex.  Give it a try and see if it helps at all.

  4. My stick broke on a faceoff in my last game which got me to thinking.  Ten years ago Easton used to have their carbon nanotube technology (CNT) and Kevlar wrap.  These technologies were advertised to improve durability of Easton sticks.  I believe they worked because I still have a high mileage Easton ST that I stopped using only because I prefer a different pattern.  I have a friend with an old Stealth CNT that still feels/plays better than many modern sticks.  Aside from Sherwood's graphene sticks, it seems technologies that improve durability and extend stick life are absent in today's market.  Running across my old Easton today made me realize that over the last decade manufacturers have conditioned me to accept that my stick is only going to last about a year, maybe less, before breaking.  Are there any current offerings that have a reputation similar to those old Easton ST's?

  5. I went from Vapor x7.0 size 8D to Jetspeed 300 size 7D.  I got my Jetspeeds profiled +1 to better match the pitch of the Vapors.  From the ankle bone down the Jetspeeds fit absolutely perfectly.  They feel better than the vapors.  But, I prefer the Vapors from the ankle up.  The vapors have better lateral ankle support while still allowing forward flex.  It took me 5 or 6 games to figure out that if I skip the second eyelet in the Jetspeeds, I can get decent forward flex while still having some lateral support.  All in all, I really like the Jetspeeds and recommend them.

  6. 5 hours ago, xstartxtodayx said:

    I just ordered a pair of these for myself and am looking forward to trying them out in my Vapor X700's.  I got the skates a few months ago and skated in them maybe 6 or 7 times using the Bauer Speedplates.  I used to use a pair of Sole insoles in my old skates but found they took up too much volume in these skates so I switched to the Bauer Speedplates.  The speedplates gave me more volume and nice support but make me feel like I'm on my heels and leaning back too much (and sometimes I feel like there's too much volume with them).  I'm hoping the carbon pro hockey are that perfect in between for me.  I went with a D size (or medium according to Amazon) since I'm anywhere between an 8 in shoes/boots and a 9-10 in sneakers depending on the brand, and since my skates are a 7 I felt like going with an E might be too big.  I have 1 game tonight with the speedplates and then another this weekend where I'll test out these carbon pro's, I'm looking forward to trying them out.

    I wear a size 7 CCM Jetspeed. The medium superfeet carbon pros fit well after a trim.  Its more about the way they fit your heel than the length though.

  7. On 8/31/2016 at 7:32 PM, Bakum said:

    Just tried these on at my LHS. The 9.5 fit is perfect. It felt so good laced up. I think I'm sold.

    Once you get a chance to skate in them, let us know what you think.  I recently made the switch from Vapor x7.0 to Jetspeed 300.  I'd like to see if our experiences are similar.

  8. 15 hours ago, kmfdm86 said:

    It was probably a long time in the making. But whenever I went to TH and tried some stuff out and they didn't have the exact specs I wanted in stock, I would tell them thank you for the help and asked if they got commission.


    That way I could help the employee that helped me.


    They just looked at me with a blank stare and just went "We don't get anything. Just order it online".   


    Maybe it's just symptomatic of the Denver stores. But to me, that's a glaring sign of a toxic corporate culture that doesn't treat their employees well. 

    I just bought a pair of skates from one of my local Total Hockey stores and I can tell you it was great experience.  In about 2 hours, I was able to try on 2 or 3 different models from both Bauer and CCM.  The baking and sharpening was free.  This is convenience that only brick and mortar stores can provide.  The employees were knowledgeable and patient.  This has been my experience with all 3 St. Louis stores.  In fact, Joe from Custom Skateworks is (was?) a TH employee.  Joe met me at a local TH of my choice and punched out the toe caps in my vapors a few years ago using one of his awesome boot punch machines.  He spent almost an hour working with me and then refused to charge me.


    TH also sponsored the First Stride program which allowed local kids including my daughter to try hockey for the first time on Scottrade Center's ice.  We will both never forget that experience and TH provided all the gear for free.


    So, from my experience there is no evidence of a "toxic corporate culture" at TH.  Quite the opposite.


    Total hockey has been nothing but an asset to local hockey here in St. Louis and I'm quite upset that there exists the possibility of them going out of business.

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  9. I'm 5'9 w/31 inch waist. Tried on the small Dynasty girdle and shell last week. It fit well and was really light and well made. Without the elastic/velcro straps around the thighs, the girdle feels more like pants, really nice light pants. But I prefer the closer feel of a girdle so I will stick with my Projekt until I absolutely have to switch.

  10. Yes, they Dynasty Girdle has a cup holder pocket. Early samples did not have them so it may not have made it on descriptions or early photos.

    No velcro to attach socks.

    I'm a big proponent of girdles and personally, this is the best girdle I have ever seen - from any company. Also, the specific Dynasty Girdle shell system makes it look like a very close fitting pant rather than a girdle with a garbage bag over it.

    We'll publish some image on social next week to explain the new girdle and all the tech in it. Might be a good project for Periscope.

    Thanks for the info. Glad I held off on buying another Projekt. The Dynasty looks really well ventilated and its good to hear about the cup holder. That's a great feature that seems unique to Warrior. I also like your description of the shell. Looks like Warrior is getting more of my money.

  11. I'm confused, where would Velcro go in a girdle?

    The rbk 9k girdle has like really thin lightweight "shorts" inside with velcro tabs to attach socks. Then, the thigh pads wrap around your legs.

    I actually use the projekt girdle's leg straps to hold my socks. It works but its not ideal...the socks tend to bunch up.

  12. So exciting. Finally a new top end girdle on the market. I wish the leg width was adjustable though.

    True, props to Warrior for putting out a new one for us girdle users. Even with some missing features, I'd still take this Dynasty over pants. Pants just too bulky.

    Might have to get a jock/garter combo to solve the missing cup pocket and no sock velcro "issues". I've got a compression jock short but wearing it under the girdle gets too hot.

    Wearing a girdle with garters...thats kinda hawt right?

    Oh, and in regards to the lack of adjustable leg width, I agree. But, the projekt girdle's "adjustable" legs are kind of a farce. The velcro strip is very narrow so there is virtually no adjustability. Its either vecro'ed or not.

    I have a Reebok 9k girdle too...if it weren't so bulky it would be perfect. Would have loved to see some of the 9k's features incorporated into this new one from Warrior.

  13. hockeymonkey has the Projekt for 79$-20%! Pretty solid deal but I already have an easton and a bauer girdle

    Yeah, I'm leaning towards picking up another Projekt. With the new Dynasty, it looks like they improved the belt system but removed the cup holder, the belly protector, and didn't add a way to attach socks. Man, if they would have just added velcro for socks to the Projekt it would have been perfect. Unfortunate.

  14. TH has the new Warrior Dynasty girdle available for pre-order. I currently use and love the Projekt girdle. I really like projekt's built in "cup holder". Anyone know if the new Dynasty girdle has this feature? I assume no because there is no mention of it on TH's site. I also wish Warrior would've added velcro to attach socks. Trying to decide whether to wait for the Dynasty or buy another projekt now that they are on clearance.

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