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  1. P28 vs. W28 - The loft (openness) is the same, but there are very subtle differences between them. The P28 has slightly more toe rocker and is a slightly deeper curve compared to the W28. I am currently rotating one of each in games, and I can't tell the difference with regard to the curves. Blade stiffness, flex point, etc are much more noticeable differences to me. The P30 has less toe than a P28, so I would imagine it would need more follow through on the release.
  2. Regarding skate stiffness, I agree with vet88. I don't think stiff skates are beneficial to young skaters, especially a 7 year old. Most kids don't weigh enough to see any benefit, and they will outgrow them before they wear out/break down. My kid wore skates one model up from entry level through Squirts. (Vapor x 300, Supreme 150, etc.)
  3. I acquired a pro stock stick with a really low lie that was also cut short. I was unable to insert a plug, so I had to use it as is. I found that the combo of low lie and short stick worked really well for the reasons puckpilot mentions above. Stick handling was better, slapshot, knee bend, etc. I don't use the stick because I know I won't be able to find the same curve/lie options to replace it.
  4. Sounds like a medium +1 in the vapor would work for you. HP45's run small. I have a pair that are XL +1; for reference I am 6'2" and 200 lbs. HP45's also don't offer any more protection than the retail version.
  5. Suspenders will also alleviate the jersey tuck issue.
  6. I'm 6'2" & 200 lbs, with a 34-36" waist. The XL +1 fit me perfect. It probably depends on how you like your pants to fit. The uppers fit more snug on me than my large Warrior Hustlers, and the sizing is similar to my large Bauer Nexus pants from a couple years ago.
  7. Another +1 for Howie's laces
  8. I don't know anything about the HP 30's, but I just got some HP45's. HP45 run small, so you would likely want to order a size up from what you normally wear. For example I was wearing large Warrior Hustlers, but my HP45's are XL +1. The pants are very lightweight, and the padding is less than my old Warriors. I believe the HP 70's are heavier and beefier than the 45's. I don't think the HP70's have laces in the front. HP45's have zippered thighs with material behind, as well as a zipper to add +1" in length.
  9. Thanks for the response, sounds like it could work well for me. I will likely pick one up when its time to replace my current shaft. Regarding blade stiffness- I do have an extra stiff blade, and I like it a lot for everything except shooting. With the extra stiff blade, shots were not nearly as accurate or predictable. Something about my shooting mechanics I assume.
  10. I'm interested in the shaft option for the Reign LT. Can you elaborate on the flex profile? How would it compare to say a Warrior Dynasty? Also, what is the weight of the shaft? I currently use Base Stiff blades exclusively, and tapered shaft options are dwindling.
  11. Is the padding in the pro stock version beefier than the retail pants, or about the same?
  12. I had two of the Bauer hybrid cages, and both cracked at the connection point between the visor and cage part after about 6 months. I use a concept III now, and while it is lighter, the airflow isn't as good so it fogs up quicker. Still better than a cage for me, I have too much trouble with the bars. I use either Lemon Pledge or Turtle Wax spray to prevent fogging. With Pledge, it takes longer to fog up, but when it does it is more difficult to clear. Turtle wax fogs quicker, but is clears up faster/easier. YMMV.
  13. Thanks for the replies. I'll tape them for now, then decide what to do longer term. @Amiroo39 4 holders is ridiculous. If I were to replace the holders with CCM E Pro, would the holes line up on the bottom, or would I need to drill new holes?
  14. I have a pair of Bauer Nexus skates with Lightspeed Edge holders. I have noticed that the blades move slightly while "secured" in the holder. For example, if I pull down on the blades at the front of the skates there is a few milimeters of movement. It is only the front part of the blade that has movement, the rear (where it attaches to the trigger mechanism) is secure. This happens on both skates, and seems worse with LS3 steel than LS2, though I don't know if there is any relation. Is this a problem? Should I look at replacing the runners? The skates are only about 1 year old. Thanks in advance.
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