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Everything posted by kmfdm86

  1. Thanks for the tips. I have no problems stopping on my right side. So I've got some understanding of how it works. I just don't want to find myself in a situation where I have to stop the other way and go flying into someone else or the boards. Haha. I just can't seem to get my body to cooperate going the other way. I'll try working on the above mentioned drills next time I'm out.
  2. Just getting into ice, knew how to skate ok prior to this. Forwards crossovers are good both sides, as well as turning and transitions. But for the life of me I can't figure out stopping on my weak side. I wind up doing some sad awkward turn instead. Anyone have any drills or exercises they could recommend to help with this?
  3. Yeah, I figured it was from the skate blade. I just wasn't sure what I was doing when it happened. My primary concern is structural integrity. I don't want it to blow up on me. Haha. Thanks for the tips.
  4. I'm fairly new to ice, but I play roller and learned how to ice skate as a kid. Never got to play ice hockey though until I got an awesome bonus this year and could go out and buy everything I needed. So, I was at my second stick and puck ever today working on my skating and my shot (I think I'm better at ice than I am at roller. Haha), I finish up and as I'm getting all my gear off I notice I managed to put a giant gash in my toe cap with the other skate. Not sure if it happened while I was out there or if it happened as I was getting off. I know how banged up skates can get, but I'm not sure if I should do something about this? Sand down the part that's sticking out and fill it with epoxy or something? Or should I just leave it alone? All opinions welcome. Thanks for helping a newb. Haha.
  5. I think it really depends on if you feel like it's hindering your movement. Outside of that it's more a matter of if you really NEED the benefits of a stiffer boot at your level of play. I'm not very good, but I prefer a stiffer boot. There's a guy on my team who is an amazing skater and he likes soft boots, hates the stiff ones. YMMV.
  6. The addiction continues... New shins to replace my RBZ 130s.
  7. I'm pretty sure it's the material between the shell and the liner. I would guess the differences are in durability and how thermoformable they are. I really don't know though. Just a guess. Haha.
  8. Are the wheels damaged? After 2 months unless they're damaged or you are having a very specific issue I don't really think wheels would be the best investment. If you're just looking to upgrade, I'd probably go with new bearings before wheels. Though I'm not sure what comes stock on those vapors.
  9. Yeah, I wear an 11 in dress shoes so maybe 2 is more accurate. Lol.
  10. Personally I go 2.5 sizes down in my jetspeeds. 11.5 shoe size and I fit a 9 in the skates perfectly.
  11. To reiterate, a lot of times most people are going to want most of the laces snug, but not tight. I only really tighten the last two eyelets for what it's worth.
  12. I've been in the top end jetspeed for roller for a year now. It's been holding up great and I find them really comfortable. Just picked up the jetspeed 300 for ice. Only had about 4 hours in them so far but they feel almost identical to the top end boot. On icewarehouse.com they can be had for $510 with the save15 coupon code.
  13. Some of it depends on surface, some on weight, and some on skating ability. How strong of a skater are you?
  14. Well, my warrior gloves are my least smelly piece of gear and I've never cleaned them for what it's worth. Lol
  15. It's been rock solid for me. Same boot as the flagship ice version.
  16. Dished out some money today. Jetspeed 300s, QLT 290 pants and Ultra Tacks shoulders.
  17. The top end CCM jetspeed inline skates are on sale at inlinewarehouse.com for $594. I've been in them for a year and I still love them. Stiff, durable and the heel lock is superb. If they fit your feet, it's worth it. The magnesium chassis weighs almost nothing.
  18. Bit the bullet and bought what I need to go from all inline to some ice. Jetspeed 300s, QLT 290 pants and ultra tacks shoulders. (Got a bad shoulder so good protection is imperative)
  19. I picked one up too since they're on heavy discount. I've only played it 3 or 4 times. No real issues yet, but some pretty significant chipping on the toe and heel. Keep in mind I'm not a great player and tend to get into a lot of blade on blade contact while on defense. I will say I had the same issue with my HD Pro at about the same time. That stick is still playable and hasn't suffered much beyond cosmetic damage. That said, the QRL3 I picked up has been holding up all better all around than either of the Dynastys.
  20. You don't know what is causing it without getting checked out. You're not qualified. It could be something worse, it could be a lot simpler. Go see a doctor. No offense intended.
  21. This thread just took a hard right into 90s D.A.R.E. territory. Haha.
  22. Go to a specialist and do the rehab. Even once it feels better.
  23. Glad it worked out for you! I still love mine. As they break in the cuff becomes a lot more mobile. They still stay firmly in place but are easier to put on and take off as well.
  24. Have you tried the W88? The new Covert QRL has held up pretty well to all the horrible abuse I've put it through
  25. Yeah... glad I didn't watch that one. I don't know what he was thinking. Lol.
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