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DarkStar50

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  1. With the ICM holders, those skates probably weigh about 8 lbs.
  2. GAB, I see you on Friday nights at Sport-O getting off the ice with the NR kids when my guys are getting on at 6:20. Thanks for the kind words.
  3. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/06/nyregion/westside-skate-stick-sharpening.html?_r=0
  4. Westside has a great reputation. I do see where you are coming from on this: from the Westside web page: Our Costs for Custom Skate Blade Profiling w/Custom ROH Sharpening using The Maximum Edge Profiling Process: Player $ 75 – Custom Profile w/Custom ROH Sharpening
  5. I doubt NHL EQMs would let their players in season be the proving ground for a product like this. If it wasn't proven to work to the EQMs, they wouldn't let it inside their service room.
  6. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/18/opinion/the-loneliness-of-the-hockey-scout.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-left-region&region=opinion-c-col-left-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-left-region No matter how much we love this game, there are no dream jobs in hockey. Or at least, none that last forever.
  7. Cheap wire hanger for jersey......sad.
  8. How I manage my business is my business. I'm still in it after 35 years with all it's ups and downs. I just find a ridiculous irony in the dominant company in skates being out of product for the next 3-4 months in the middle of the season. I can deal with it and am not sweating it. After all, I'm not the business in bankruptcy.
  9. Hells bells, if I knew half the product Bauer was going to run out of 100% of the time, I never would have gotten in this business.
  10. Tire shortage ? Take the bus. I guess Bauer should have flooded the market with steel and holders instead of sticks.
  11. .....and they have no Lightspeed Edge holders in stock in Right Size, 7, 8, 9 until June.........Sweet !!
  12. Write his mom and dad. Ask his linemate to ask him. Hang out in the hotel lobby where the Oilers stay on the road.
  13. They have a track record of running out of basic products. Helmets has been a traditional item that eluded their forecasting. I don't remember Goodyear or Firestone running out of tires.
  14. of the skate market run out of replacement steel in all the most popular sizes in the middle of January?
  15. AKA the X-Ray catalog cover. The entire Vapor line in the catalog was done in x-ray pictures. Back when Bauer and everyone was learning their way around social media. Seems like 100 years ago now.
  16. Funny this section is called "Locker Room." Carry on ......
  17. MSH is like a hockey locker room. There are rules, most unwritten but if you are here we assume you know that the rules are unwritten. This is hockey. First unwritten rule of the MSH locker room : Don't step on the logo and don't fuck with the captain, JR. Same as every other locker room in hockey. Second unwritten rule of the MSH locker room : You're going to get your balls busted. You better get used to it. Same as every other locker room in hockey.
  18. "Lost interest in Bauer years ago".......wants to see and discuss new Vapor skate......
  19. Gretzky was never known for his toe drag. Different era for shooting styles. Players shot from heel and mid with wood blades. Now its toe and mid with composite blades. Wood sticks and blades just play differently than OPS.
  20. ^^^ I guess not !! sorry for misunderstanding your points. I think the Habs taping the TG on the Langes was just to lock in the shin pad. I taped over the TG since the 70s too for mainly the same reason. I no longer do it as my shin pads have a lower strap. ??? Are you still skating in those Langes???
  21. This raises the question given how today's skates are severely stiffer than skates were in the mid 90s, why is it that today so few NHL skaters cover their TG in tape wrapped around the bottom of their shin pad? These are the elite skaters of hockey and hardly any do this for "tremendous lateral support." ? The best place to watch NHLers skate is from behind the goal line so you can watch their C cuts on their strides. I'm having a hard time correlating what my eyes see and what you are explaining as it translates to lateral support from a tendon guard. Do you know the history of the tendon guard to the skate? It has nothing to do with performance. It was added in the 50s as a safety measure.
  22. http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/serge-savard-of-the-montreal-canadiens-fights-with-dave-schultz-of-picture-id133700126 Regarding Bobby Orr and players of the 70s and 80s, it wasn't so much the ankle of the skate being taped, it was the tendon guards as seen in this picture. The tendon guards were either still all leather(Daoust 301) or a leather/ballistic nylon combination(original CCM Super Tacks as worn by Orr). The old school 60s tendon laces were still in the box when you bought the new skates but through taping the tendon guard the shin pad was also taped snug to your leg. Any support to your skating was minimal through this taping procedure. Bobby Orr's skating was just beyond any other skaters at the time. CCM Super Tacks were the first ballistic nylon/leather boot to provide more strength and stiffness than traditional all leather Tacks. They were lighter since leather Tacks would get heavy from sweat. First plastic outer sole instead of leather, too. Orr's destruction of skates had to play a part in the Super Tack skate development process. Skates in the photo left to right: Flyers all leather Bauer Supreme 91, #2 Habs Laperriere Langes, Flyers Dupont probably Bauer, # 22 Habs Shutt CCM Super Tacks, #18 Habs Savard CCM Super Tacks, # 8 Flyers Schultz Bauer Supreme 92 leather/ballistic nylon, NHL linesman CCM Tacks all leather.
  23. Actually speed skates have tremendous ankle support which allows for skaters to lean so dramatically on corner turns. Also, before there was ever a Bauer One90 skate using the negative space concept, there were carbon shell speed skates. These skates would be baked over 20 minutes before fitting. We did this in our shop over 10 years ago for a competitive speed skater.
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