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PBH

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  1. Not sure how that could be the case as 10/20 or Zuperior M would have more steel in contact with the ice than a Quad 1. The "working area" of of those profiles has a longer combined average.
  2. TRUE skates (custom or retail) will have more pitch than a Hyperlite.
  3. They felt like they lost too much agility due to surface area contact between the ice and steel. Basically, the Ellipse felt too long. Many players commented that the Ellipse felt more similar to a Zuperior than a Quad.
  4. His steel is already pitched forward so adding that much of a lift is not needed.
  5. Did you use the Othermove insoles in the CCM skates and are you using the standard "junk" footbeds in your Bauers?
  6. Quad is absolutely more popular. Out of all the profiles we do, about 600 per year, I only have one customer who has stuck with the Ellipse. All of the others changed back to a Quad, Triple or dual radii profile either immediately or soon after trying the Ellipse. The higher the level of player, the more they disliked the Ellipse.
  7. Hey, dont me mad at me for moving away I would use a 1mm heel lift.
  8. Durability of those skates sucks, you can already see the boot is getting mangled. Carbonlite runner are terrible. IMO, you should always have 2 pairs of steel in case your steel fails or you lose an edge. Regardless, I would take Flare steel over weight savings any day. Bauer doesn't really try anything new. That tongue design started with TRUE first. The eyelet cut outs were done 20 years ago. They should have used standard eyelets too, injected eyelets are a nightmare and fail too often. That weird outsole system is terrible. Our store is already seeing players bringing skates in where the rivets are pulling through the outsole.
  9. You could either add a heel lift or adjust the pitch, its your choice. You will need to def either add more pitch or use a heel lift in order to get a similar feel. the amount of pitch you added just isn't enough for a boot that is basically made neutral out of the box as opposed to TRUE.
  10. I had a pair done there and they turned out fantastic
  11. What size do you need and for what holder? I might be able to send you a trial pair. We keep them in stock for players to test before buying. Although, there is always the Flare satisfaction guarantee.
  12. Why not compare Flare DLC with STEP Black? Would that not be a more fair comparison? The hollow does not need to be adjusted as the steel wears down, the angle of attack is preserved and that is actually what makes Flare so significant as opposed to conventional steel. There are a LOT of players switching. Kane, Debrincat, Barzal, Connor Bedard, Matthew Savoie, and many many many others. I think something like 50% of the top 20 players (based on points) in the WHL are using Flare. My store does all of the team sales for UNLV ACHA D1 and multiple teams for USPHL and about 35% of those players are using Flare too. If you arent seeing a lot of people using it they are either too afraid to change, dont want to change, or they have never seen or experienced skating on Flare. Once you skate on Flare its hard to go back to traditional steel. I sell a ton of DLC and standard stainless Flare, both hold their edge very well. I would not say better than STEP. Both are very good. However, with Flare even if you roll and edge or have some blade trauma you rarely feel it as the hollow is so flat as opposed to traditional steel.
  13. SX5000 Materials: Wicks away moisture better than traditional knit 100% high-performance polyester Design: Dual-velcro fasteners keep the socks in place without skate sock tape Embroidered CCM logo Fit: Standard fit hockey sock SX6000 Materials: Pro-style construction that provides better breathability and moisture-management Wicks away moisture better than traditional knit 100% high-performance polyester, QLT knit Tactical Dry Technology Design: Dual-velcro fasteners keep the socks in place without skate sock tape Lower-thigh interlock inserts allow for better mobility and comfort Ankle interlock inserts better help the socks to maintain shape while holding the shin guards closer to the body Embroidered CCM logo Fit: Performance fit hockey sock
  14. I have some being made. I am very particular about fabric so it took me a while to find the right type of fabric, proper fit, at decent price.
  15. If you think the new logo change is funny, just wait until you see the names of the the 2022 items being refreshed.
  16. I am 7.25R and 6.75 L and use 96" unwaxed.
  17. You should partner with Flare to offer their steel in addition to the holder. That would be a deadly combination.
  18. You want opinions based on what? The Quad XS and 0.5 are both slightly similar, but the Ellipse XS is nothing like either of those.
  19. Ever since he changed to Flare steel he has been doing such. I imagine its because he is putting down even more power/torque. If you have ever been on or near the ice when he is skating you can literally here him tearing the ice up as as he is skating.
  20. Regulation goals are made from 12.5 gauge steel tubing. If you want something more durable use slightly thicker steel. Be aware that the cost for raw steel materials right now are outrageous so be prepared to pay a pretty penny.
  21. I agree with this. My evolution was from a W71 > P14 > P92 > P28 > P90T My biggest issue with the P28 is the shape of the face. I hate the extremely round toe and prefer a more square shape similar to a P92. Both P28 and P90T require you to shoot off the toe and both are great for pulling in the puck for toe drags and such. That being said, I recently tested out a P92 with a P28 curve pattern and liked it a lot. I think that will likely be my next curve pattern.
  22. I read that wrong. I thought he meant without steel, not holders. lol
  23. You can, but I have seen a few times where the holder gets warped if the oven is too hot or if you leave them in too long. Better to just wait until you have steel. Not like you are going to be skating on the boot without any steel. Right?
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