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    VH Gen 2
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    Bauer Mx3 PM9 Curve Bauer Nexus 8000 PM9 Curve
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    Bauer Nexus 800
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    Bauer 4500
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    Bauer Nexus 1000
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    Bauer Nexus Lowest End Possible of last gen
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    Bauer NXG
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    Bauer APX 2
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  1. I just made the switch from VH customs to CCM (FT1) full custom. Wait time: About the same. I waited about 6 weeks from scan to delivery. Fit: Very close, the wrap isn’t the same but there are some benefits that ccm offers that VH did not. The stiffness being the main advantage along with boot length selection. The feel is similar with the one piece construction. The boot quality is much better along with the looks (objective) and weight. Recommendation: I went with ccm because my VHs were starting to wear down after 3 years of use. What sold me on CCM customs was the one piece construction, reputable brand name, and the thought of trying something new. The one piece feel is there, you definitely get a more traditional skate in the eyelets though. The transition hasn’t been crazy but there are subtle nuances here and there. I would recommend ccm customs for sure.
  2. Bauer stepping in to the custom scan/last game is a great thing for us. For me, it gives me options for my next pair of skates since my VHs are running down after 3 years of service. I’m stoked to see how Bauer does with this process and can’t wait to hear feedback on this forum. I’m currently weighing my options on my next pair of customs and I will probably get it started in November. Cant wait to hear from the forum on how well the CCM/Bauer customs are doing. Best hockey equipment news I’ve had since being on this site. IMO, of course.
  3. I took my skates to my LHS for a couple of eyelets. I also had to take my skates to a shoe repair shop to get patched on the other skate.
  4. I asked my LHS the same thing, they said CCM would only send the boot with the ccm holder. The AS1 pro customs do have me weighing my options on my next pair of skates....
  5. I will give it a shot. Thank you.
  6. Quick question on hollows for softer ice. I’m digging in to the ice and I’m at a half inch. Any recommendations?
  7. Agreed best of the second round so far....
  8. Agreed, It is more of a balance that wins cups these days. A goalie can definitely loose it for you by not making the easy saves.
  9. Thanks for the insight. I took the plunge after checking out this thread as well. Mine are starting to get worn down after 3 years. Thanks for mentioning your experience of trying to go retail as well. I thought I would give that a shot before ordering Trues. Every time I consider it I circle back to the possibility of retail not working and losing hundreds of dollars on something that could have been corrected by buying what worked in the first place. Please keep us posted on the True skate experience I'm curious if they stack up to the VHs. That might get me to pull the trigger on my next pair.
  10. I have the 2015 1N and the 2017 1n in the same specs IMO the 2015 was better and had more pop. The 17’ was good, just a little stiffer in the same flex. I am going to do my usual clearance grab on the 17 1N when the 2N pro comes out. The nexus line is the best stick line for me from Bauer.
  11. It looks like Larks is still using the edge as of yesterday. It’s funny how Larkin using another manufacturers stick is a game narrative for me so I was on the lookout.
  12. Saw this and thought it was really cool. They should have consulted MSH before making it but that’s my opinion.
  13. I figured we could do an early kind of end of season debated awards list as a community ( Hart, Norris, Selke, Vezina) to kind of see where everyone is at. Should be fun. Here's Mine: Hart: Nathan Mackinnon Norris: Victor Headman Vezina: John Gibson Selke: Aleksander Barkov
  14. This piece of marketing can turn a die hard optimist into a cynic.
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