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boo10

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  1. You sir are absolutely correct. Those were so hideous that I formed a mental block to remove them from my memory. Thanks for subjecting me to the pain all over again!
  2. Surprisingly, I don't mind the look of them. I think I'd actually like the look if the white striping was removed. People seem to really hate the large CCM logo that started with the AS3 line, but I don't mind it. I'm actually surprised that I don't hate it, because I thought the original APX was the ugliest skate I had ever seen when it was released.
  3. After having taken a closer look at the video, I don't think I'd use those on XS holders. The depth of the slot for the retaining screw is miniscule. I could see 1/2 turn of the dial being enough to let the runner pop out pretty easily on impact. (This is assuming that I am correctly identifying the retention slot).
  4. When I first heard about this, I was confused because I just assumed the the ellipse would be symmetrical, which would then essentially just be a circle, (Since you'd have to use the long arc of the ellipse). I think a more accurate description would be an "offset ellipse", meaning that depending on which section of the long arc is used, you'll get a graduating lengthening of the arc from one end to the other.
  5. I lost one recently and have been trying to find a replacement for a couple weeks. I've been to five local shops, including Pro Hockey Life and Sportchek. Nobody seems to have any in stock, and a couple said they were having difficulty ordering inventory.
  6. Interesting. I wonder if the altered geometry required to accommodate both holders actually lets them get past the existing patents?
  7. Just picked up a brand new pair of 20K skates for $50 CAD. Thankfully my wife tolerates my skate habit. I feel like the Imelda Marcos of skates!
  8. Seems pretty pointless to me, since an ellipse is just a squished circle. Any application of the ellipse shape to a skate blade would have to use the long arc of the ellipse, so really it's still just a circle. Oh well, will be interesting to see what it actually is.
  9. I had the new blades profiled to a 10' single radius and agility returned to normal. My concern with the quad 0.5 is that it still has a long rear radius which seems to be the thing that causes a lot of my issues. If I was stateside, I would definitely participate in the Prosharp project to try everything that have to offer, but shipping back and forth to Canada would just be too pricy. I'm currently sitting on a couple sets of brand new Step XS runners, so once I sell those I'll probably pick up some Edge runners and try a quad 0.5 and 9.5/10.5.
  10. I would say they are equally "easy" and it's your shooting mechanics that determine which is "better for you".
  11. The P28 starts to open further from the heel, but it is more open at the toe than P29/92. Therefore, I would say at the middle of the blade the P29/92 is more open, but the toe section of the P28 is more open.
  12. I disagree with this statement. I have owned all three and would say they are very close to the same, but not identical. I feel that the P29 is ever so slightly more closed than the P92. The W03 is in my opinion, more open/less curved than the P29 and P92. I actually think the W03 is closer to the CCM P19.
  13. Oh, sorry I misunderstood. I did not find that it helped my backwards skating at all. I am an older player and probably pretty set in my mechanics, so perhaps I just can't adapt my stride to the quad. I tried it a few times, with probably a total of 12-15 hours of ice time. Just don't like it.
  14. Well, I guess in theory it would allow me to turn a tighter circle while skating backwards, but in my 45 years of hockey, I can't ever recall performing that type of turn in a game.
  15. Of all the ones I've tried, I like the CCM Custom Support (Curex) ones the best. Good arch support and better cushioning of the forefoot. In all honesty, unless you have foot problems, the "rivet cover" insoles are just fine. Not saying aftermarket insoles are not good, just that in most cases they aren't necessary. Shops push Superfeet because they are a high margin item.
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