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  1. Can you get Black Steel for Graf Ultra 5000 holder size 288?
  2. I have the Easton Makos and think they are the best. They have great natural movement for skating and shooting and are very protective in the front and in the back. I was worried about the conex style of the pad but got used to it in 2 games. I don't even notice I'm wearing it anymore. The shoulder caps are not bulky but give great protection and are low profile too. So good I bought a 2nd backup pair when these wear out.
  3. What flex did you get and how big are you as I was thinking on getting the 77 flex as I like a whippy stick?
  4. I got my daughter's steel profiled 2 months ago with a 13' radius and 1mm pitched forward on size 3 Graf 735 Premium skates. She was using Bauer Velocity skates last season with factory steel with no profile done. I was thinking this season it was a good move to get her new Grafs profiled to help her with skating. She is a good skater but it seems this season since using the new skates she has taken a step backwards with her skating as it's not as good as last season with her Bauers. I was thinking getting a 13' that her straight line speed would be faster but haven't noticed this. She is saying she isn't as agilie with her edge work as she was with her old skates. Not sure what the radius was on those Bauers, like maybe a 10' I'm thinking? Just wondering if you guys could give me some suggestions to help me in deciding what to do. I don't know much about profiles and how they work, but a little bit from what I've read on here. Correct me if I'm wrong that a 13' radius puts more steel on the ice so your straight away speed should be faster and if you go with a lower 9' radius there is less steel on the ice but you will be more agile on the ice? I'm thinking that she might need like a 9' or 10' radius to make her more agile again. What do you guys suggest? Thx.
  5. What kind of blades are those Optimus?
  6. I just wondering if anyone has either of these shin guards and could tell me how they like them and how protective they are. I was thinking on replacing my Makos as I'm worried they aren't protective enough. I do like how comfortable they are but I don't want to get hurt. I just wanted to see if one shin pad is better than the other. I had a chance to try on the Pros and they look like they would be very protective for blocking pucks. I haven't seen the PRO 10's in the store yet and was wondering about the E-Cell on the calf guard.
  7. I have not gotten the stick as I thinking on maybe going with the Bauer Nexus 1N in P28 77 flex. I really do still like this stick but if I did get it I would go with the QRPro W71 75 flex as the Pro is supposed to be more durable. I have shot the QR1 W71 85 flex pattern in the shooting range and it shoots great. It's a lot like the Coffey curve if you have ever seen it but I think it's more pronounced then the Sherwood's out now. I would say it's a toss up for me between the Warrior QRPro W71 75 flex, Bauer Nexus 1N P28 77 flex right now and maybe the Easton CX ST E28 75 flex. I haven't actually seen any of the sticks in the 75 and 77 flex though. I used to have the P92 curve in a Bauer yrs ago and it was great for stick handling for me. It's very similar to their P28 or Easton's E28 curve. I would just say more of a toe curve. I couldn't shoot that good with the P92 so I stopped using it. But weird that I can shoot good with the E28 curve as I used the Easton Mako 2's last season and it's still my favorite stick ever.
  8. 60PlusWinger, so I take you bought one of the Bauer Nexus 1N P28 87 flex sticks for yourself and got to try it out on the ice? I was seriously thinking on getting the 1N P28 77 flex as I've tried it at the shooting area at the LHS and really liked how it felt. I'm an Easton guy for sticks too so hopefully this stick helps my shot.
  9. You should try using Command Grips from Tacki-Mac, I've been using them for many yrs and they work great.
  10. Thx Bubaloo, I like to take wristers and slappers so this is good to hear. I was also wondering about the durability of this stick? Does the blade break down quickly like the Easton's? How is it for taking slashes down by the shaft and blade? All of my Mako 2's broke after getting a knick from slashes and then a would take a slap shot and the stick would break in half.
  11. I've always wondered for those people who purchased the VH skates have they made you a better skater than your previous skate? No difference or even worse? I know they are super comfy and they fit great but I just wanted to know if most people who bought them noticed a change for the better out there on the ice?
  12. Bubaloo, just wondering if you could tell us what is amazing about the Bauer 1N? As I was thinking on maybe getting this stick.
  13. Looks more like grey but I really like it.
  14. Enis, so what stick did u decide to go with, CX ST or V9E? I really like the E28 pattern as it's great for stick handling. I need to learn to shoot off the toe as I'm old school and shoot from the heel. Have you checked out the W71 pattern from Warrior?
  15. Scatman, I'm very interested in what you have to say about the Bauer 1N P28, whether you like it or not and how it shoots. What flex did you get? I was thinking on getting the same but with a 75 flex or maybe an Easton CX ST E28 75 flex or even maybe a Warrior QR Pro W71 pattern in a 75 flex. Still undecided for my new season twig.
  16. I bought the Easton V9 when it first came out and I didn't like the 75 flex. I thought it was too stiff for me actually. I luved the Mako 2 85 flex like I said. But if I were you I would get both of them since you said the V9E is on sale. I like lots of flex as I like to take slap shots when I get the chance, but you said you never do so maybe you don't need a lower flex like the 75. Try to find a CX ST in a 75 flex to see if you like it first. I think the ST should be a bit more durable though. I would luv to get the Warrior QR Pro in W71 pattern and 75 flex as I just luv that pattern as well. I have tried the QR Pro in another pattern in the store and really liked it.
  17. Chadd is right on the 707's being durable. Still wearing mine after 15-20 yrs of use. I don't know exact yr I bought them. Yes they need to be replaced as they are ripped in a few places on the tendon guard but I still wear them cause I skate my best in them. Should have bought 2 new sets of replacement 707's before they stopped making them. Best skate for me and fit my foot perfectly.
  18. Enis, I was just trying the Easton CX ST 85 flex E28 pattern last Friday inside the shooting range and it seemed fine for me. It shot well and the flex was fine too. So I was thinking 85 flex would be good enough for me as it flexed nice, but then I decided to try another pattern and it seemed really stiff. I think it was because the first stick the E28 pattern was used a few times in the shooting range so it wasn't as stiff. I wanted to try a 75 flex but they didn't have one in the E28 curve and ST. So I will wait to see how it shoots and flexes before buying one. I also tried the Bauer Nexus 1N P28 87 flex and it was good too. But I would like to try a 77 flex first in the P28. I like a really whippy stick for taking slap shots. I used an Easton Mako 2 85 flex E28 pattern last season. Found the 75 flex too whippy for this stick. But I never go any higher than 85 flex. I have no problem using the 75 flex too, just depends how it feels in the stick. If I get the Easton CX ST it will be in 75 flex and if I go with the Bauer 1N I will get the 77 flex in that. I'm 6' and over 200 lbs. I'm not normally hard on sticks if this helps you.
  19. Neo, I actually tried on the Graf 709 a month ago and actually liked it. It was the one with the new green inner liner like the G9035. I actually thought of maybe going custom and get the 709 boot with new liner and the outside of the G9035 with a flex of 75. It can been done as I seen a pic of it on twitter.
  20. I will have to take my Grafs to the guy who just profiled my daughter's skate and hopefully he can tell me what radius and pitch are on them. Flip I actually think my Grafs are close to a 9' radius as well. I will most likely end up selling my Mako 2's and buy some VH's or maybe custom Grafs if they don't go out of business.
  21. Optimus, so you never had a problem then with cold feet with your Makos? When my pickup starts in 2 weekends I will try just snug all the way up to see if this fixes things. Thx.
  22. I was having some cold feet and my right foot was numb after skating the other night with my Mako 2's. I was thinking it was a skate problem cause it doesn't happen to me when I use my Graf 707's. But definitely two different skates there so maybe not fair to compare. I guess I will have to tie them a lot looser and hopefully the problem will go away. Flip 12, My Mako 2's: CXN holder profiled to 9' radius, default pitch and factory steel. Graf 707's: NT3000 holder, Graf steel and I'm not sure what the profile is as it was done over 15 yrs ago. I have 2 sets of steel so I was switching back and forth over the yrs and didn't get my skates sharpened much until the last 2 yrs, now I sharpen every 5-6 hrs. So the two skates are fairly close in steel profile. I still feel that I can still skate better and I'm more agile with my Grafs. I'm not really sure what the reason is but I guess it's cause I'm so used to Grafs not being a stiff skate cause they are made of leather. The Grafs have such a good range of motion compared to the Makos that it must affect my skating. I can tie the Graf 707's super tight all the way up the skate and still have tons of forward and side to side flex. I should have bought a 2nd pair many yrs ago before they stop making the 707's.
  23. I was thinking on maybe getting VH skates down the road so that is why I was wondering if anyone had any problems like I did with my Mako 2's with cold feet. I will post in the Mako thread to talk more about my problem.
  24. I'm prolly tying them way too tight at the bottom 5-6 eyelets as I do this with Graf 707's. I just don't like them feeling loose as I think I should have went with the D width instead of the EE. My Grafs were a wide width and fit perfectly so I went with the same. I will try next game with leaving them loose all the way up. I left the top eyelet untied the last 2 games and this has really helped my forward flex. But I still say I can actually skate better on my old Grafs for some reason.
  25. Just wondering if anyone is getting cold or numb feet while skating in VH's? As I'm having a problem with this in colder rinks with my Mako 2's. I think it's almost a deal breaker as my feet were really numb by the end of the game tonight.
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