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Dexter33

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About Dexter33

  • Birthday 07/19/1993

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    CCM U+10
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    CCM Super Tacks
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    CCM CL

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    St. Paul, MN
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  1. CCM Tacks P19 Nugent-Hopkins 85 Flex 5'10" 195 lbs Forward First off, let me open with how I got this stick. I tried the CCM RBZ and the blade split right down the middle in the first period of the second game I played. Took it back to the shop I bought it at and they offered to replace it with either another RBZ or I could try the new Tacks stick. I opted for the Tacks as I could tell I wasn't really a fan of the RBZ. Skin- (9/10) I love the grippiness of the shaft and how the blade smooths into a nice matte finish at the end. The overall looks and feel of the shaft and stick is excellent. Blade- (10/10) This is probably my favorite blade I've had in a stick. So thin, yet really soft and responsive without the pingy vibrating feel. The p19 Nugent-Hopkins lie and curve fit my tastes perfectly. I've tried Bauers out and as far as my personal tastes combined with the performance of the blade on wristers and quick snaps made me realize how good of a blade this was. Shaft- (8.5/10) First let me say, this is a true mid-kick stick. And you can snap it any which way you want, but you will not get the same results if you handle it any other way than a mid-kick. That being said, I've never been able to get my snaps and wristers with the same speed and accuracy. And it goes without saying that it is outstanding for slappers as well. I love that it is a true 85 flex that actually requires a little effort to fully load up. I was used to a lower kick-point prior to this stick but they may have converted me over. Durability- (9/10) This stick has been great. I've used it in close to 20 games with no signs of anything out of the ordinary. A few little chips here and there. Nothing unusual. Time will tell if it holds up much longer. Holding the flex quite well for the amount of times I have used it. Overall- (9.5/10) Probably my favorite stick I have ever owned. I only gave it a 9.5 out of 10 because I was used to more of a lower kick point. I will definitely be buying another of these Tacks Sticks in the same curve and flex.
  2. Yeah I had considered that route but I don't really skate enough (3-4 times a week in rec/beer leagues) to justify spending that much on a pair of skates that I got a deal on to begin with. Plus I actually do like the feel and tilt of the E-Pros and I am accustomed to them as my last pair of skates had them as well. I'll take it to Total Hockey tomorrow and let them take a look at it and go from there. Probably just a bent runner. Thanks for the input!
  3. yeah, I use u10s as well, have two pair due to some sick deals on them. The Runners on them suck. Scalloped steel was a bad idea, and as you see, CCM has moved away from it. I wouldn't be surprised if yours is bent. Yeah I love them and got these for an absolute steal of a price. Wasn't sure about the scalloped steel though. Do you have a different steel that you prefer for the E-Pro holder?
  4. Will do tomorrow. Thanks for the advice.
  5. Hey guys, so I'm new here and I apologize if there is already a forum post about a similar issue but I couldn't really find one on this particular issue. So I recently (3 weeks ago) bought myself a pair of CCM U+ 10s on clearance for a really good price and so far I love the boot fit and everything about the whole package except for some reason my left runner seems to just scrape across the ice when I come to a stop. I've had them sharpened at my local LHS 3 times and the last time I had them cross grind them to put a new hollow on the runner. The right one comes out perfect every time but I can't get the left one where I like it. Now, I realize some of this is due to my left foot being my "weak" foot but it's so pronounced I think something has to be wrong with the Runner itself. I've tightened the screws and put Loc-Tite on them, as well. If anyone has any insight or ideas on what to do that would be great, otherwise I guess I'll just try a new runner. Thanks!
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