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Souldriver last won the day on August 28 2013

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About Souldriver

  • Birthday 11/15/1988


  • Skates
    Easton Nexus 6000, Mission Inhaler AC2
  • Stick
    Warrior DT1 W88 Zetterberg 85 flex
  • Gloves
    Warrior Franchise Customs
  • Helmet
    Bauer Re-Akt w/ Oakley Pro Straight Visor, Bauer HH8000 Silver
  • Pants
    CCM +07, Alkali RPD Max
  • Elbow Pads
    Mission Warp Zero or Sub Zero. My one and only elbow pads. Aint broke dont fix!
  • Shin Pads
    Easton Synergy 300
  • Hockey Bag
    An old $30 Gear brand backpack bag. Strong after 8 years.

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    Hockey, muscle cars, guitars, and luthier-ing around
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  1. Quick question about the nexus skate shape and how they fit. I know for their first year the nexus 1000 had a slight different fit than the nexus 800 and down. With the new lineup do the 8000 skates differ from the 7000 and below skates? How does the new 2014 lineup differ if at all, fit wise to the previous models? Thanks
  2. It's nice to see a company constantly push instead of making a big innovation and sitting on it or just making small alterations.
  3. A skate or two and you'll be good. Less so bc of the recessed wheel and forward stance of the alkalis.
  4. I checked out the new rpd line at my lhs and one thing I noticed is the skate seems stiffer than previous offering but still felt "plush"." Compared to the rbk skate I had they seemed to have more cushioning in key areas such as the ankle.
  5. Ok newer to ice but wanted to try the fbv sharpening. I read through more than half this thread before deciding that I think I'll go with the 100/50 as I enjoy a 9/16th hollow and the ice here is still very hard and luckily most of the rinks I'll be playing on are maintained very well. There were only two places near me that were listed to have it, one I don't trust and another one that was over an hour away so I was delighted to see the local rink had it. I got in there and I see the blademaster sign for whatever their flat sharpening is and I see all blademaster machines. I was dissapointed and just went for a regular roh. Looks like I'll be giving bob the call.
  6. Well Stewie wouldn't this be the place to ask and part of the reason why the MHS leaders go to these things. I know the details are plenty and in depth but with the franchises also getting taken away with it's customization options mostly not being carried over it would be good to know. Ps i know you're joking but I stil want to defend myself.
  7. JR very nice write up and informativebout the butt. I do have questions.though (of course) -when you say it wraps other them being boxy do you mean it has a contour over the top from thumb to pinky instead of being straight across? - is the overall fit, besides what you mentioned, the same as the non-narrow franchise? I hope so as it was the only glove I found that fit my fat wide hand without being long in the fingers. Before I always had to go up to 14" (luxe and covert gloves only fit me in 14 as well) and the fingers would get caught on the stick if I tried to take my bottom hand off and would fold under when I needed to put it back on. If it's not as wide, I'm hoping maybe the 13.5 will fill that gap. - a kovy-esq cuff? Do go on! I'm hoping it's like the kovalchuk on the back of the hand/wrist as the normal franchise cuff really didn't allow you to bend your hand back without it hitting your wrist and stopping. The bottom of the wrist has been fine with me. - when you say padding all over does that mean on the outside of the pinky as well, one gripe about the franchise is that there is no padding on the pinky side . - as a graphic design person why is the warrior cuff logo much smaller than the past warrior gloves? It seems almost too small of the glove. Usually marketing wants the names as large as it can be (look at 70s fenders and Gibson guitar headstones) or is warrior trying to go in a different direction with it's image? - will that "clean build" quality translate to what we see on the shelf? And it kind of brings up another question is this done for weight and how is the glove on that front? - any exact release dates/price point/ customized update times or are we looking at roughly 2-3 months for everything? Thank you.
  8. for a no-recessed-straight, straight chassis it takes a game or two and you really need to pull your foot in on turns. in my reeboks i would be pulling in and banking so hard my skate boot would hit the ground and i would be in danger of slipping. with a recessed wheel it takes less time and turns come surprisingly sharper and you feel much more of a "dig"
  9. Yes but will there be an overlap. As in can I see the new dynasty glove prior to the franchise being taken off the customizer. I was a little surprised about that. I know the hossa is popular but I thought the Kovy was as well, but then again that just on here and mshp is a small sample size. I think those custom cuffs would of sold waaaay more of they actually put them on the customized instead of it being on of the many "secret" options. I only found out about the cuffs from here and asking the rep about it. Also once again I'm still waiting for someone who has seen the products to do a writeup on them. I can only tell so much from catalog pictures.
  10. So ill take that as truth then. I love my franchises but i would like to try out the new glove as well as it seems really nice (JR will dynasty gloves be out in stores while the franchises are still available to be customed?) as well but when you find something that fits you perfect, or near perfect, you get fickle with things. Im also not in the market for new gloves right now so its hard to put down $200 for a backup to a glove that has held up great so far. I think the biggest thing they should put in the customizer though is the cuff option. the franchises are such a more open and mobile glove with the Kovy/covert cuff JR please let us know the date when you get it. I could do with less customization options but it was great speaking to the warrior rep and having the tiny details like black assembly thread used, and they even took out the black screened letters and just left the silver outline so the black on the glove and in the letters matched perfect. Geez, i wouldnt be lying if i said i already have been thinking of the next glove and hwo cool itll be bc it was so enjoyable the first time.
  11. Im hoping it stays fat and wide like the normal franchises did. the only glove that truely fit my handshape. looks like the new ones taper in towards the cuff a bit more and it says a contoured backhand, its more pronounced on the AX2s pics. the cuff kind of does look like the kovy but doesnt at the same time. but yeah these look like a space age version of the franchises. i wonder if these will be different enough form the franchises that theyll keep them in the customizer like they did the creepers.
  12. Same, I have some Qs about how the new dynasty gloves will fit bc they seem to have some contour now but I'll wait for the write-up. The gloves do look great though.
  13. Convection oven is the key as well. A regular oven won't do it.
  14. Younot sure if you already tried on alkalis, but maybe (and I don't mean force a size that's wrong) just maybe you are a size higher. I would also say that the smaller wheels in the smaller skates is a wheelbase thing.
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