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DarkStar50

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  1. ^^^ 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???
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. I believe that is two pictures of the same guy. The skates match in both pictures.
  6. No worries. I'm with you because if you have never seen 99 in his work clothes, I don't know what planet you're from.
  7. care to guess how many MSHers probably never saw 99 play a game in his career? 1998-1999 was his final season. Scary thought......
  8. I thought JR was making a comeback....
  9. The Lil Sport helmet is not adjustable. Try the Bauer Prodigy helmet/mask combo. That youth helmet is adjustable. I did fit a 4 year old for that yesterday. However, for your daughter a stocking cap may still be necessary to get the helmet/mask to fit. Of course, it might be safer to wait a few years before her brother hits her in the mouth with a slapshot. Just sayin' ..........
  10. Write him a fan letter ! That's what we did when we were kids.
  11. I believe pros skate more alike than you may think. The best place to watch a pro skate is behind the goal line. Watch any NHL skater perform a C cut breaking out of his zone as you watch his stride from the ass end and think what you may have in common with him. Sorry, but for most of us, probably not much. And if you really want to have some fun, google any Youtube clip of Paul Coffey from the 80s power skating(that would be without lifting either leg off the ice, just shimmying his hips from side to side like elite figure skaters do for speed before jumps) goal line to goal line to see how stride and technique take professional hockey and figure skaters apart from everyone else.
  12. End of the day, there is how we skate and there is how pros skate. Sorry folks, ROH has nothing to do with it. Those guys flat out know how to skate.
  13. Only the goalies and Kessel below 1/2". An older chart from a few years ago had Crosby at 7/16", now 9/16". I wouldn't be surprised if McDavid is above 1/2" for more glide.
  14. Never was a chirp. Ok let's put it to rest.
  15. No worries. I had to turn away an inline conversion yesterday because the small holder was way too big for the sole of the boot. The manufacturer convinced the mom it would fit and I knew it wouldn't. Rather than try the impossible and wreck the boot, I told the mom if the manufacturer says it can be done, let them do it. I've known the mom a long time so it was ok to explain it to her like that. Back to the Wheel of Fortune, back to the grind.
  16. A bit lame when the brand leader just decides to continue to use the same names for new product. But then I'm on the retail end of this so, yes, my perspective is a bit different than most when looking at new product against old product. "Do you have the 1X stick, 87 flex, P88, righty in stock?" "Which year?"
  17. If I have to explain it to you, I'm pretty sure who the ass is. Thanks, I didn't think it was that difficult to figure out. I thought hockey guys understood the meaning of chirped. Oh well......
  18. Federal Tacks State Tacks Gas Tacks Turbo Tacks Supreme Tacks Mega Tacks Classic Tacks Tacks Slayer Tacks Loophole Tacks Reduction Tacks Return Tacks Refund Tacks Break Tacks Benefit Tacks Advantage
  19. jimmy gets chirped for honesty. Really ?
  20. What does it matter? Bauer's well of creativity has dried up and CCM has all their new gear already seeded in the NHL. What's that leave ? Canadien 9001 Aluminum and Winnwell 2000 helmets as possible gear sightings these days.
  21. I had a blue Titan Gilmour blade I tried to sell on ebay for years. I think I may have thrown it away with the Titan Forsberg and the Louisville Lafontaine Locjaw blades.
  22. PM ?? Tverdovsky PM106 Linden PM 71 ?? I'll check my 3030 Supreme Francis tomorrow for the pattern number.
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