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boo10

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  1. Did they actually make a change to the holder or just add "Max" for marketing purposes?
  2. That's an apples and oranges comparison. A more accurate analogy would be, "I just paid $75k for a car and after four months I hit a pothole and the back axle fell off. The manufacturer doesn't stock replacement axles, so I have to improvise a repair or buy a new car". And no, the eyelet system is not excellent. Any perceived performance benefit is a placebo. The fragility of the system makes it unsuitable for it's intended use.
  3. The new fit systems from Bauer and CCM were supposed to simplify things, but I swear it's made it worse. I fit fairly well in a Reebok 20K, and put that info into the CCM skate selection tool. The tool suggested I go 1/2 size up in a Jetspeed, regular width. I tried the skate on and it fits terribly. My forefoot is crushed behind the toe box and the heel is loose. It's the strangest fit I've ever seen in a skate.
  4. Injected eyelets are garbage. Bauer uses typical marketing bs to claim performance improvements, but the reality is it almost certainly makes the skate cheaper to manufacture so when they charge a premium for this "feature" it's even more profitable.
  5. I have worn both a 2S (non-pro) and 3S Pro, so I will give you my personal opinion. For reference, the scanner always put me in a D for the 2S Pro line and Fit 2 for the Ultrasonic line, and those are the sizes I wore. The two are very similar, but the Fit 2 has slightly more depth in the arch area. I noticed no difference in the width between the two. The 3S Pro toe box felt a little narrower, (I did not notice this on the 3S with the traditional toe cap).
  6. This is all just my personal opinion, but I've been messing with a number of curves lately. I would say your best bet would be a P92 lie 5. You'll have to go to True to find this in retail. Next in line would be a P90TM, as I find the lie is closer to a P88 than a P92 lie 6. Third choice would be a regular P92/P29/W03. P28 is a lower lie, but it is very open. If you're switching from a P88 and try P28 you will need to make a significant change to your shooting technique, otherwise you will be putting shots into the rafters.
  7. The X2.9 is actually a tech mesh boot. It might be a touch heavier than the X7.0 and has a TPU outsole, but is not a bad skate, especially for beer league. 3X Pro is way stiffer than the X7.0.
  8. I was in a store today and had a look at four pairs of True skates. Every single one of them looked exactly like yours. Small overhang at the rear and a small gap at the front.
  9. https://www.paypal.com/ca/for-you/shop/refunded-returns That's the link for PayPal Canada, but I'm pretty sure it's the same in the US.
  10. I think if people are going to search out pro stock sticks, it's on them to ensure the seller is reputable and will stand behind their sale. From what I can tell, this person thought they were getting a deal on an FT4pro and ended up overpaying for a "Team build".
  11. Ah... 49 year old me has no idea who Twin Peaks Laura Palmer is. 16 year old me definitely knows who the other Laura Palmer is.
  12. Nice username. Do you play for the PeterNorthstars?
  13. I got it online from Hockey Supremacy in Montreal during their Boxing Day sale. Looks like they have them at the moment for $89.99 CAD. I don't know if they ship to the US. Their customer service is excellent though, so if you reach out to them I'm sure they'll answer you.
  14. I was able to pick up a Jetspeed FT3 Team stick at retail for <$80 CAD before tax, (and I got a warranty). I can't think of a single good reason to buy "team build" sticks off some shady dude on SLS. If you're going to insist on buying prostock sticks, buy them from a reputable seller.
  15. I have not found a way to fix it. I have an almost new pair of FT1's sitting in my basement that I can't wear because of this issue.
  16. I have the same problem with CCM one piece boots. I believe they use some sort of rivets to attach the toe cap and it protrudes inside the cap.
  17. Why not make a fabric pouch for the D30 and attach that with velcro? Added bonus of being able to remove it and wash the pouch.
  18. On this board you're going to get people saying you must get the smallest skate that is comfortable. That is generally very sound advice, but there is room for some personal preference, (which IMHO is half a size). A half size is an increase in length of 4mm. Factor in the manufacturing tolerances, (which last I heard for CCM is 2mm) and a box of skates labelled as size 9 could really be 8.75 on one foot and 9.25 on the other. (I know this to be true because a CCM product manager told me, if a pair is 1/4 size too small, try another of the same size as it could be 1/4 size longer due to manufacturing tolerances). This is why it is so important to actually try skates on. In the end, as long as your heel is properly locked in, the amount of space in front of your toes is preference.
  19. I just picked up a Jetspeed FT3 Team stick for less than $90 CAD and it performs just as well as the top of the line models I've used, (a bit heavier, but not "heavy" by any stretch). I'm resolved to never again pay more than $150 CAD (tax in) for a stick.
  20. That guy had so many foot issues it's hard to keep track. I believe the initial problem was being born with unusually large/wide ankle bones, which after years of being stuffed into narrow skates caused chronic Bursitis. I remember reading something where he said in one of his surgeries, they removed part of his heel and repositioned it. Surgery was unsuccessful, so they reversed the procedure. Dude must have had a really high tolerance for pain to play through that stuff.
  21. Well if your accuracy is 70-80%, then you're fine, no need to change anything. Even the pros miss their target 20% of the time or more.
  22. For ball hockey I can't think of a single reason to use anything other than a P88 or some other closed face curve. Anything with an open face is going to elevate a ball way too much, and it's very easy to shoot a ball 20' high with a straight stick, let alone a closed curve.
  23. More marketing gobbledygook. No curve is a shooter's curve. The curve that best matches your preferred technique is the best shooter's curve for you. I can shoot equally well with just about any curve, and certainly all the popular retail options. The difference is in how much I have to concentrate on different types of shots with each curve. For example, a P28 or P29 requires less wrist rotation to hit the top corner in comparison to a P88.
  24. But they have X-ribs, so they must be super awesome!
  25. XS is a mechanical lock, so I doubt that it is spontaneously loosening a couple clicks. I have no evidence, but I suspect that people are inadvertently turning the dial a click or two when handling the skates. I personally prefer the XS holder, but would not have any issues skating on the Edge. I don't really think one is noticeably better than the other.
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