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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. If they're truely in your skate size and you know they fit I would say go for it. Renting until June would add up then after you're still buying skates so it may be around the same price anyway. And this way you would have a better boot and one of your own as well. You will rarely ever regret buying a better skate especially if you take up the sport even more so.
  4. I do have a fatter outside foot and it stays fat as it goes back. I also have a lot of volume as well to contend with. The supreme/mission cut in ee fits me nicely without being too wide thankfully but it isn't 100% perfect. If I knew I was going to do ice and had the money and skills to invest in the skate the VH skates look very appealing.
  5. I would say with about 10 skates on them they should be broken in and I stopped having pain by then tbh. The EQs I baked twice so I don't want to do another full bake on them, thus me trying out the low heat blow dryer method. I know you should get your foot measured and go by what they say and tbh I wore a size 10 skate which was way too big prior to getting sized as it just felt comfortable. But foot shape and feel also plays into it as well. I was measured as being on the bigger side of a D width (though the year prior the same shop said I was at least an E go figure) but only tours very generous d fit felt good to methough I didn't like the skate. I tried the ee on the missions and they felt very good if not better than the tours and that's what I'm using, the EQs I bought on a whim in ee and like I said above they fit prefect at first but I didn't use them for a year etc etc. I find two problems with the measuring tools they use, one being they measure your width at it's widest and assume the widest part of your foot is the same on everyone where on some it may be further up or back, or your foot may stay wide where other get narrow. Traditionally. Another problem is if your skate size 6 or skate size 10 the traditional tool says that a D, E, EE width is at a set width no matter how long your foot is. We know skate sizes don't work like that, an ee width skate in size 10 will be wider than an ee width size 6 .
  6. I have the same issue and have them with almost all my skates. I have mission ac2 9ee width (missions are similar to the bauer supreme fit) and easton eq40 in 8.5ee width. the missions no longer give me the pain but the eastons being much newer to me seem to get narrower near the arch, as it goes towards the back of my foot. i find my foot doesnt get narrow that quick and my foot stays wider as it goes towards the back and i feel it squeezes there. it seems to push in and wrap up on my foot in the front of the arch and there isnt much muscle or bone in my foot there to push out on the boot even though i baked them. On both boots i use waxed laces and i dont tie the bottoms tight. the pain starts on the outside meaty part of my foot and then at times goes into my arch and causes some arch cramps as well. it doesnt hurt nearly as bad when skating, but sitting on the bench, and definitely after taking the skates off it starts to really coming on. it hurts to stand on them for about 5 minutes after i take the boot off. I use super feet in both and it helps but ,with the missions they eventually stopped doing this, the EQs only have a couple of skates on them but its getting a little better each time. I think i may take the EQs and put them on and hit it with a blow drier in that spot to hopefully remold it a little. Ill also say the missions felt a little off when fitting but were the best of the bunch. The eastons felt a little narrow but were perfect after the bake, unfortunately the skates sat unused for a year and now when i put them on and skate they seem to need a bit more breaking in to be good.
  7. A skate or two and you'll be good. Less so bc of the recessed wheel and forward stance of the alkalis.
  8. If your skates are some of the most popular with all hockey players, and you know people will eventually need more runners and you're the only one to give them that.... Seems like a lawsuit I would take
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. do they support all 80s? bc i would do that if you could. the sprung chassis moves and thats where the agility comes from less so than wheel size. to me all 80s can be just as agile as smaller wheels and it gives the benefit of a slightly larger footprint on turns
  12. Right now imho the best option is an all 80mm chassis with a recessed front so you can really get good turns out of it. I went from all 80s to a hi-lo 80/76 and I feel like I lost a little speed and quickness but I can't really say exactly how much. I feel like I'm about a half step behind where I used to be if that makes sense. Also all hi-lo setups have changed from a 72/80 setup to a 76/80 so maybe that will help you decide. If you play on a surface that also wears down wheels go bigger as they will always wear down to a smaller wheel.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
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