Status Replies posted by VegasHockey
Franklin Pirelli Rink
910 Panthers Way
Franklin, MA 02038
We can't provide the two for the different elliptical shapes as that would be to give away the recipe to the secret sauce.
We can say this about the different profiles without giving away the parameters :
Ellipse Zero – Elliptic value closest to zero (a circle) – also meaning it’s the shortest profile of them all. Currently making it the most agile in the series, while packing the dynamic punch that all Ellipse profiles do. We've taken inspiration from the Quad Zero on this one, making it best suited for skate sizes 7-8 (only a recommendation).
Ellipse I – The in-betweener. Best suited for skate sizes 9-10 (only a recommendation).
Ellipse II – Elliptic level furthest away from zero. Meaning it’s longer, making it more powerful, but still agile. Best suited for skate sizes 11-12 (only a recommendation).
The key feature is the seamlessness of the profiles. This gives the skater the feeling that they always have the optimal ice contact for each on-ice action.
All Ellipse templates are built in with a pitch (-20 mm), good to know when re-profiling an already pitched blade.
More information will be launched later
Interesting. Have you ordered the templates yet?
i am looking into my first custom skates
i have noticed your reviews on the true and your experience with the ccm skates. I am thinking about getting true or ccm skates and wondering if you could offer some input.
I have noticed the weight difference in the true compared to the as1. Did you find a noticeable difference on the ice or was it one of those things where when your on the ice no difference was noticed.
I also noticed you replaced the holder did that offer any weight reductions?
you had also made mention ccm did not want to send without holders, did you manage to order them without and was it a fight?
performance wish did you lean to one skate more than the other?
thanks for your input
If you go full custom with the AS1 and use any aftermarket steel, like Step or Tydan, the weight is very similar but the TRUE skates will still likely weight slightly more. On the ice, I did not notice the weight difference. Replacing the VH/TRUE holder with a TUUK LS Edge with Tydan steel actually weighed more than the VH/TRUE holder with the Step steel. With CCM, I was able to get them ordered without the holder mounted but CCM did not want to do it and it was quite the fight to get it done. Performance wise, I think TRUE skates outperform CCM and the durability of the skates is noticeable compared to CCM and Bauer. My TRUE skates still look like new.
Skating a 9.5 (280) Mako II.
What Quad Profile would you recommend with that skate leaning forward a bit?