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louierev07 last won the day on March 1 2015

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About louierev07

  • Birthday 06/15/1985


  • Skates
    Easton Mako 2 / Mako M8 w/ marsblade
  • Stick
    Sherwood EK15, True Euro pro 5.2, 75 flex
  • Gloves
    Warrior Covert DT2
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    Bauer 7500
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    Bauer Nexus 800
  • Shoulder Pads
    Sherwood 5030 / CCM U+ CL
  • Elbow Pads
    Bauer Supreme One80
  • Shin Pads
    Easton Mako / Nexus 6000
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    Sherwood EK15

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  1. Hey so read through most of this thread before it got off topic. Just switched back to tuuk from cxn. Im currently using LS2 and and generally pretty happy with it (espeically the pitch and profile). If I need to order new steel, should I stay LS2, or should I try out LS3 or LS4? Im a little concerned that more height might be a bad thing for me (no idea how it would feel). I also read somewhere that the profile on the LS2 and LS4 are the same, but the LS3 is more flat. Is that true or is it just bullshit? from here: http://www.purehockey.com/blog/bauer-vapor-1x-skate-pre-order-review/ is this bs?
  2. So I've been contemplating swapping out cxn's for tuuks for a while. Finally did it today - really wish that I would have done this earlier. The difference for me was night and day, and after maybe 10 mins of adjusting my skating was back to the best its ever been. I had been making excuses why my skating hasnt been so good - because I dont play as much anymore, etc. I could not have been more wrong. Even just standing on them in my house before taking them on the ice I felt much better. Not sure if my top speed is any better or worse, but overall agility and backwards skating is 100x better. Just my 2 cents. If you have any questions Ill answer them.
  3. My current team wears a jersey with just the logo on the front and a number on the back. The jersey I used last year is HUGE, and I have a blank jersey that actually fits in the same color that our team wears. Would it be possible to just go out and buy the iron on transfer paper to put the logo and number on it? Either that or there are some screen printing places around here - the number should be easy enough, but the logo might cost $$$ because its not standard. Anyone try this before?
  4. Ah i see. Pretty sure im gonna return my fenders and go with the blockers for now - they will be custom molded for makos, and hopefully will be a little less noticeable. I have had the mako 1, mako 2 and m8. Sizing for me was exactly the same for all. The mako 2 and m8 have more padding and a thicker tongue, which might make them seem a little smaller at first, but once theyre baked and broken in they are the exact same size. I would get whichever you can get the best deal on (m2 or m8). The m8 is pretty much identical to my mako 2. The mako 1 had some durability problems, and is known to tear up some ankles with the side rubbing. I paid 350 on ebay for brand new m8's, so look around for deals. Also I am not sure if easton still offers a testing period. Basically as long as you buy it from a certified dealer, you can return them in the first 30-60 days if you dont love them. Not sure if this promotion is still around - but if your not sure about the skates then this would be a good idea for you.
  5. Im considering ordering the blockers and returning the fenders since seeing that they are custom fitted to your skates. Do you have any info on skatefenders 2.0 or just speculating? If I decide to eventually go back to less protection, just keeping this would solve 90% of my shot blocking problems: I block a lot of shots off my shins and sometimes foot, so if I decide I hate wearing the full foot protection, or even if I decide to switch to vh customs or some other skate, I can still use this.
  6. Can you post a link to the pro stock ones you bought? These are the ones I just ordered from ice warehouse: http://www.icewarehouse.com/descpage.html?pcode=SKFDPRO I still feel a little weird about wearing them though, and id rather spend more on something sleeker if its available. From looking at the shot blocker website - they look to be the sleekest, as they custom fit the blocker to whatever skate you use. If I did go with shotblockers instead, I think Id get this for front protection since I wear my shins over: And debating between the XT lite or XT pro for side/back protection: or Cant really think of a time when Ive gotten hit past where the lite would cover, but how dumb would I feel if I bought the front and side protection, and then ended up getting hit in the back and breaking something, Lemme know what you guys think. The fenders are on their way, but I can always return and either get the blockers, or the pro stock fenders if they are available.
  7. Ordered some skate fenders yesterday, wont be in for my next game though, so praying I dont get hit in the same spot again. From spot where I got hit to the tip of my big toe is still numb and tingly in some spots. Starting to get black and blue under my foot and around the bruise. Thinking back, since Ive been playing all my most pain in the ass injuries came from taking shots off the boot (even before wearing makos), so im kinda excited to wear the fenders. Hopefully it doesnt make me look too bad out there, but if it means being able to walk/run after blocking shots im choosing looking like a dork over being hurt. Can you explain what you mean by energy return?
  8. So has anyone else had problems with protection with these? Im a winger, and have taken a few shots trying to cover my d-man, and they definitely hurt way more than when I was wearing my Vapors. Just took one tonight thats pretty swollen: Besides that and occasionally wanting to try out a tuuk again, I love these skates, so its definitely not enough to make me wanna switch, but I am starting to consider getting either a skate fender, or shot blocker. Anyone have any experience with either? My only concern is mobility, or them touching each other while turning. My skates are pretty much all blacked out, so I doubt that it would even look that bad. Is it something a lot of people use? Thinking back I cant recall seeing anyone else wear them in my leagues, or even at pickup. Like I said its not a huge problem, and im not a fan of using unnecessary stuff, but I have been running almost every day this summer, and now this swollen foot is gonna put me out of commission for a couple of days :(
  9. That could have been it - also from the conversions Ive done - not all nuts and bolts are the same. Some are a little bigger than others depending on the brand. because the bolt was so snug, the little bit of bending from the cutters was probably enough to make it a pain to get back in the nut. Im guessing I would have been fine using the bolts I use now (from bolt depot). EDIT: also just saw this dumb lifehack on reddit. Not sure if it would be better or worse for cutting bolts, but I figure id share it anway.
  10. I used this the first time, and the problem I had was after cutting, the end of the bolt would get kind of messed up, and would make it really hard for the bolt the "catch" the nut. So what I had to do was after every cut with the wire stripper, I would use a dremel to sand down the tip of my bolt so it would catch. Doesnt seem that hard, but do it like 30 times and it adds a ton of time to your conversion. Id rather just spend more money on a few different size bolts and save time.
  11. check my post from a page or so back. I made a video as well. Make sure you get the right length bolt because cutting them down and then sanding the tips is a pita.
  12. new mako 2 steel is pretty cheap compared to Bauer. I got mine from hockeymonkey - they didnt offer just the steel in my size, but I got the runner + holder for 60 (maybe less with coupon), which isnt too bad, plus I got an extra set of holders with it. Compared to Bauer which would be 140 for runner and holder (or 70 just for ls3 steel). IMO its a better option than a re-profile. How much does a profile cost compared to a new set of steel? Seems like a no-brainer to me as long as you like the stock profile.
  13. To the person with arch pain issue - Ive owned 3 pairs of makos now (mako 1 - warrantied because of mako bumps, mako 2 that I use for Ice now, and the mako m8 that I use for roller), and for the first week or so I got really bad arch pain with all three skates. Ive baked them all twice, and pushed out a few spots with a heat gun and my thumb (not the arch) - but I have zero arch pain now. I have seen in the video from easton to heat with a heatgun and push out with the other side of a screwdriver, but mine went away with just normal wear. I have a bone spur that caused me to bake twice and push out - not the arch thing. But my advice would be to try out the heat gun and press it out if nothing else. You will know its hot enough because the makos are EXTREMELY pliable when they are the right temp. Maybe even try rebaking before that- maybe you went a little too conservative on the first bake? Remember not to stand up with them.
  14. I used to use a fitbit, but got annoyed that it wouldnt accurately gauge any data about the thing I do most for excersize - hockey. So I looked around and decided to give an actual chest strap a shot. I liked the idea of the polar H7, because I could just wear the loop (which is like a basic fitbit) 24/7, and then use my chest strap for heart rate when im playing hockey, or running, or lifting, etc. Wore it for my first two games back from our break, and got some good info. Heres my heart rate from those two games: Tuesday night: Wednesday night: I also Tried wearing it when I was just outside on rollerblades shooting around: And I did one of those workout videos T25 to see my heartrate there: I still need more data to really compare and get info from it, but its cool to see how hard I push myself in these games. Id also like to compare these games to later in the season when Im in better shape and I feel like I could play an entire game without needing any shifts off. Also what Ive found out is that I really hate "working out". Comparing my T25 workout to me just shooting around on skates showed I probably got a much better workout on rollerblades, and it didnt feel like it at all. I mean - my intention was not to get a workout - only to go and shoot and dribble the puck a bit. This makes sense to me because Im in decent shape - so if you ask me to play hockey or basketball or something fun for hours, I feel like I dont get tired, but I hate running and even those 25 minute workouts I dread. Not gonna stop doing either, but now I can see how much better it is to just go out and do something active. And on a side note - I was thinking about getting the fitbit surge (whatever is the best one with HR), but I know that a chest strap is the only real way to get an accurate reading. I saw the difference between the fitbit and chest straps, and I think because of its delay, it would be especially bad for ice hockey. For long disatcne running and all day monitoring its probably fine, but for me i dont think so. My one knock against the loop is its battery. I think it has something to do with my phone not actually being supported (oneplus one), but if i use it a ton I get maybe 2 days out of it. No big deal because it charges quick and I just do it every other night, but it would be nice to not have to worry about it. Any information or testing you guys want me to do with it let me know.
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