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  1. I had a retail sales guy tell me that the Pro Carbon insole would be too stiff for my 13 and 10 year old sons and advised to stay with the yellow insoles for them. Does anyone have any thoughts or experience with fitting Pro Carbon insoles on younger players?
  2. I inquired about their PeakSpeed Skates Friday afternoon at Graf headquarters and got a reply to expect them in a couple of weeks. Where does that product get sold now?
  3. Is Aaron still using the 55 Flex lace extensions? Plus the heel shim, sounds like one of my son's specs who went to Makos because he couldn't get enough knee bend on a stiffer Supreme boot. He now wants to go back to Supreme this year. Looks like we will have to load up on aftermarket stuff again. He does fit the Supreme boot well. I am thinking about the VH skate as another option.
  4. Where are your heel lifts built in?
  5. Rather than a built in heel lift, why not go with the CXN holder with Step v-steel? Not a criticism just a question.
  6. For sure pick the right fit. My son had Supreme's for four seasons prior to the past two with Mako's and we had 1/8" shims under his Supreme skates but I found that they loosened a bit and it was like he pushed off and there was two movements in his stride. I was thinking of CXN holders on Supreme skates as an option because the shim's didn't seem to work great for him in the past or VH skates with CXN holders. Thanks for the info. My son is finding that his Mako's aren't responsive enough on his first three strides so it is nice to hear that the VH skates are better in that area. Also nice to know that the CXN holders feel similar on the VH skates.
  7. One of my sons wants to move out of the Mako skate and is considering going back to Bauer Supreme which is a good fit for him other than the lack of pitch. Would the VH skate be a better option especially if we threw on a CXN holder to keep the pitch similar?
  8. We switched to the Blackstone spinner system last year without a cross grinder and have multiple users on it. Before that, I only worked with a SPD system and used to do a couple of witness marks at each end of the blade and centre the skate holder to my kids level edges but now with the spinner system I can't do that because it doesn't give you true witness marks. I also find the Blackstone holder isn't as consistent as the BladeMaster holder when moving the holder up or down to centre the blade. I do believe the spinner does have some inconsistency but I can get a smooth finish with a bit more work at it.
  9. VH is making a junior skate with a price point comparable to the top CCM and Bauer junior skates?
  10. I guess my son wants to go back to the Supreme skate this year from being in Makos the past two seasons. He has needed a heel shim in the Bauer skate before but I am thinking about trying the CXN holder instead of the shim. Are you positive that the CXN holder is compatible with the Supreme boot?
  11. When my son was last in Supreme skates 3 years ago, we used to get a 1/8" heel lift under his holder to pitch him similar to the Graf skates he used to wear before that. The past two years he had been wearing Makos that already have that extra 1/8" pitch in the heel of the CXN holder. He just tried on skates the past week for the upcoming season and doesn't fit the Mako skate anymore(his foot is now too deep) so we are looking at going back into the Supreme skate for him. I believe that the edge holder is different then the previous Bauer holder and the boot pitch might be different than the Supreme boot of 4 years ago but we are still anticipating some pitch work needed for this year considering he just came from the Mako with a 9/10 profile as well. The only problem I had with the heel lift under the Supreme boot was that the rivets needed tightened now and then as there was movement created from the heel lift as it loosened with the holder after some wear and tear. I believe that the CXN holder on the Bauer boot probably isn't compatible but could be an option if it would work. It would be nice if Bauer had a second holder option with the 1/8" more heel pitch like the CXN holder. I am looking for some expert advice on this please.
  12. Comparing both skates, the fit is fairly similar in the heel and forefoot width although it appears that the heel instep depth in the Jetspeed skate is larger than the Supreme so it would need to wrap around better than the Supreme skate especially if someone has a shallow made foot. I think a more shallow made foot might still fit better in the Supreme than the Jetspeed. Anyone agree or disagree?
  13. Sounds good. I will definately get him to demo them. Sometimes walking around the store in the skates just doesn't cut it. If he is changing from the Mako skate, it will be good to skate in the JetSpeed to see if it is anywhere close to workable especially coming from a Mako skate. Who knows, maybe he will end up getting Mako's again.
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