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darkhors last won the day on March 10 2020

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    Bauer X90 w/Step Blacksteel
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    True Xcore9ACF Mitch Marner Pro Stock
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    Warrior QRL Pro
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    Bauer Re-akt 75
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    Bauer TotalONE NXG's
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    CCM Super Tacks
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  1. OMG...I would absolutely love to get my hands on a cross grind ring. My life would be so much easier. Let me know if you need anything to help out. I have an ES100 and love it. Going on 4 years shortly.
  2. Have you tried the stock True insoles? I had fully custom insoles in my X90s and now use the stock insoles baked with the skates. I have zero pain (high arches) and can be in the ice for 2+ hours without any pain at all. Those shouldn't change your volume since they're made for the skate anyway.
  3. That's why I took of the bicep guards. With those gone, the pads feel much different and much more mobile. Very similar to a lacrosse pad. It's amazing how different they feel now.
  4. I just bought a set of the STX RX3's and I took off the bicep guards so it's just the chest and should caps. Very light and breathable, super mobile and very protective. Plus with the discount codes they send out, you can almost always get them under $100 for top of the line shoulders.
  5. I have the shot blockers in my True's that I just got in February and even with those, they weighed in at the same weight as AS1's. For the 50 grams, it's definitely worth it.
  6. Has anyone heard who True is going to be using for runners yet. That picture doesn't look like STEP, which we know is phasing out production.
  7. Yeah, I'm definitely on the opposite side of the fiddler at least for hockey 🙂 My OCD keeps me using the same stuff for a while unless I really think it's going to be a game changer for me like the 28 has been. Keep on keeping on 🙂
  8. The real question is, why are you using so many different curves? Maybe I'm old school, but if I pick a curve, I stick with it for an extended period of time. I just did this going from a 92 to a 28. I don't want to be changing back and forth between the two because I feel like I maximize learning and perfecting the curve I'm using. I won't change curves, usually, for an entire season or more if it's working. Just seems like you're spending time readjusting to the stick each time your switch. To each their own, but I am curious to as why you switch between so many.
  9. Composite sticks have different balance points based on the kick points, blade weight, etc. If you're taking clappers your hand is going to be lower in general but you don't want it too low to where your hands are too far apart. Take the Nexus, it's a true mid-kick stick. The kick point is made to flex in the middle, where your hand would be when taking a hard wrister or slapshot. If the balance point is lower than that, it doesn't mean you'd want to move your hand lower because you'd be out of the sweet spot for that kick point. With the new construction and tech that's behind the new sticks, balance point has less to do with hand placement and more to do with the feel of the stick and puck. If the balance point is too low on a stick, it may feel harder to stick handle because the majority of the weight is closer to the puck. Hope this helps.
  10. If you're switching to something other than the shift holder, I'd recommend the XS holder. The Bauer holders are soft and you're likely to see play in them if you're on the ice as much as you say. The new XS holders are really nice and you'll have the benefit of being able to use Step instead of the garbage that Bauer makes. You're going to have to drill new holes anyway, but the XS are the way to go if you're going to switch.
  11. For me it seems as though the true is a bit more closed at the toe than the CCM. Are these both retail sticks or pro stocks?
  12. Yeah I didn't even notice that when I looked at it the first time. That's good news though, because I'm looking to pick up 2 sets over the summer.
  13. It seems like the logical choice would be Tydan as they source the same steel as Step does and they're not tied to an OEM. Flare also uses the same steel, but obviously there's a bit of difference in what they're producing and what Step/Tydan do. I would be super bummed if they went with Massive or something else. I have a feeling though, that Tydan will ultimately be the one since they are already heavy into the NHL market. I went with the wick liner and I'm very happy with it so far. It's very similar to the liner I had in my X90's so for me it was a smooth transition. As for the black steel being taller, how much of your regular steel was taken off for profiling? I suspect that the difference in size isn't going to be very big once they profile those and sharpen them. I bet they'll be pretty close to the same.
  14. I use the Nash steel pouch and it works perfectly with them. No issues at all. https://www.hockeymonkey.com/nash-hockey-accessories-skate-blade-pouch.html
  15. Coldclay, that's really interesting. I obviously play beer league so I'm not hitting on a regular basis, but I'm surprised that it caused that much damage to his forehead. I wonder if it could have potentially happened because the inside rotated and then was pushed into his head? It's definitely an interesting issue. Does he wear his helmet tight against his head or does he like a little space? I know that sounds like a silly question, but I know a lot of kids who will size their helmets tight, then back them off so they move a little. Wondering if maybe that could be a cause too. I hope his head has healed up!
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