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TwoFour

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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.

    dkmiller,

    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 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.


  4. 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.


  5. 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.


  6. 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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