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  1. 14 hours ago, SolarWind said:

    If it's stiffer laterally then it might be a great skate to check out... Are they going to offered as customs sometimes in the summer?

    Yes, they are stiffer laterally. There is multiple option available; retail models, a Pro model, and Full Custom. 

    14 hours ago, SolarWind said:

    re MAX - is it still heavily forward-pitched comparing to EDGE? even the original Shift was pretty tall so how much taller can it be?!


  2. On 5/13/2022 at 1:03 PM, OzziesDad said:

    I dropped my TF7's off at the shop during my lunch break.

    Swapping out the Shift holders and steel, for the CCM XS holders and Step Steel.

    I just can't get used to them. I LOVE how the skate fits, and how the boot feels. I'm just far more comfortable overall in my FT4's, and it 100% has to do with the holder and steel, when comparing the two skates, and my skating in both skates multiple times each week.

    Can't wait to get them back, and really put them to the test.

    A good shop that specializes in profiling would be able to fix that without swapping holders. 

  3. 21 hours ago, SolarWind said:

    btw it took me several months to fully adjust to Flare because it actually exposed a flaw in my technique, which somehow I could get by with traditional runners. My issue was that I wasn't pushing directly against the blade on cross-unders, so it must have been the extra glide that Flare provides or the 6 degree gap the angle creates, buy the blade was just sliding back on me. Once I've noticed it and adjusted I was sold - Flare feels awesome in terms of glide, added stability, stops are smoother, and now cross-unders feel more stable also. Maybe it's just me but Flare seems to benefit from perfect form & mostly benefits aggressive skating style, which is why a lot of novice skaters try and don't see any benefits of Flare...


    21 hours ago, SolarWind said:

    Also how does the Max holder compare with Edge?

    MAX is taller, light, and stiffer.

    21 hours ago, SolarWind said:

    How does the boot compare to TF customs in terms of stiffness and the boot wrap Nick?

    Wrap is about the same. The stiffness has been adjusted as they feel stiffer laterally, but forward flexion has been increased for better range of motion. 

  4. On 4/29/2022 at 3:35 PM, aviery said:

    Hi Guys,

    Can anyone confirm if the new 2022 Intermediate 13" glove size is exactly the same as the 2021-22 Senior 13" glove size.

    Struggling to find a straight answer after Bauer dropped the senior 13" glove range.



    The 13" is more like a 13.5" and the 14" is more like a 14.5"

    Basically, the new Supreme gloves fit about .5" bigger.

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  5. On 4/30/2022 at 7:20 AM, stick9 said:

    The 90k is what I would consider the true evolution of the Ribcor line. The 100k pro is a different animal. It's more of a take on what a modern Ribcor would be like. Great skate, I absolutely love mine but they lack some of the things that drew me into 70k's. Enough where at one point I thought about getting custom 90k's.

    My only complaint with the 90K is CCM used a TPU outsole instead of a carbon outsole as they did with the 70K and 80K.

  6. On 5/2/2022 at 7:52 AM, pgeorgan said:

    Hmm. I've got about 10+ hours in them already.

    I don't see the pitch moving to neutral, and can always revert the profile back. 

    I was more curious if anyone else has had a similar experience. A lot of folks say modern Bauer and CCM holders are about the same in pitch, so perhaps its the boot. 

    It's only slight, but it's enough I want to adjust it a millimeter or more. 

    Let's just assume I have 20+ hours in them. Question still stands. 

    CCM XS holders have slightly more pitch, almost indiscernible. However, the CCM XS holder is significantly stiffer than Bauer LS Edge, which might be what you are feeling. Give it a little more time, and then if you feel too far forward, get the pivot point adjusted.

  7. On 5/3/2022 at 11:15 AM, iceman8310 said:

    Has anyone used Graf PeakSpeed PK7900 Skates?  What is the fit comparable to?  Many shops don't carry graf skates so wonder how these are

    I know a few people that have them and claim they are very good. I have not personally used them myself, though.

  8. On 5/6/2022 at 4:23 AM, Monty22 said:

    Came across a set of new Flare steel on SLS too cheap to pass up. I've been using 95/75 FBV for the last 9 years, and sharpened the Flare steel to 1".  Used them in a pick up last night. Transition wasn't hard, maybe a lap or two in warm ups and they felt fine. They certainly felt more stable turning and doing cut backs, and I felt more efficient with straight ahead skating (this felt more noticeable to me than the improvement in turns). I had my regular steel on the bench intending to swap them back and forth to compare, but we only had 2 subs  so I was distracted by exhaustion... So far impressions are positive. Looking forward to getting some more time on them. 

    The more you use them, the more you will realize their benefits. I cannot go back to regular steel at this point. I have the new TRUE Catalyst Pro demo pair, and when I tried to use them, I felt like a baby giraffe on the ice.

    The boot is impressive, and the Shift Max holder feels excellent, but they need Flare. 



  9. On 5/7/2022 at 12:34 AM, shoot_the_goalie said:

    Hey all.  Question for those who've used an FT4 Pro.

    Got to play around with one the other day, and while it has a phenomenal release and is insanely light, I found to have a lot of trouble stick handling and catching passes with it.

    I usually use a Super Tacks AS2 Pro; The FT4 is the same blade, same flex, same length, etc.

    Would the more "dampened" blade be the culprit here?  Or the kick point?

    Those sticks are significantly different. Shaft shape, kick point, blade design, weight. All of these things could influence stick handling and catching passes.

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  10. 13 hours ago, Miller55 said:

    This is not new considering Bauer's history (Mission, Easton, Itech and probably more). It's annoying, but personally I think you have to just cya here and do it by their new book. 

    I decided to send back the AS 2001 ALLPRO-SC as I already have an SSM unit which accepts SSM, Blackstone and ProSharp profiles. No need to have a $14K unit that can only profile when I already have a profiling machine. 

    Regardless, I am disappointed in both ProSharp and Bauer. I guess I expected too much. 

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  11. 3 hours ago, pgeorgan said:

    Just playing Devil's advocate here, but from what you describe, it sounds like Bauer are doing their homework and trying to improve the process. Is that not the case? 

    That explains why my LHS, who have all kinds of ProSharp equipment, rarely send me home with even edges. 

    I know the guy knows what their doing, too.

    Just out of curiosity, did they move this link to their machines?

    Yes, they removed the US link hence why I had to link to the EU website. 

  12. 39 minutes ago, Leif said:

    Several years ago I changed out my blades for some new ones, and when I compared the profiles I discovered that the old blades were almost flat. That was before I had skating lessons, so my skating was poor anyway. These were Step blades, which take a lot of sharpens before replacement is needed, and manually sharpened. That LHS is one of the few locally that can get even edges, and yet they can’t maintain the stock profile. No doubt this was due to uneven pressure. I mentioned this here, so maybe you remember my post. That is one reason I now own a Sparx. This does not explain the ProSharp issue above, I assume that machine uses a spring to apply even pressure. 

    ProSharp machine uses a weight, #5 in the diagram below, which keeps even pressure on the blade as you are sharpening. 


    I think Sparx are nice machines, I just wish they had a better finish. 

  13. 22 minutes ago, moonrockticktock said:

    How about the forefoot width? Were the 100k’s softer/flexible to accommodate for your foot shape compared to the jet speeds? 

    I’m a little confused about this because before the new fit system was introduced the 80k’s were advertised as having a “narrow & flexible forefoot” that adapts to any foot. And the jet speed was advertised as narrow. But with the new fit system they haven’t spoken about that previous Ribcor feature that I think is a selling point for me as I’m straddling between a D and an E width with a regular A heel, so having a little more give in the forefoot would be good for my foot shape without sacrificing the heel being too big. 

    And sorry about the confusion of thinking you were sending back the 100k’s after saying you loved them. 

    The RIbcor is a slightly softer boot thus when baked it will open up a bit more than the Jetspeed. 

    If you are like me, between a D and EE, basically an E width, you would want to go with a D or regular width skate. When you bake it you can put pressure on the boot to expand the forefoot slightly. This is assuming though that you have enough volume in the skate. If you don't have enough volume then nothing you can do will accommodate the extra width you might need. 

    Remember, your foot is not 2 dimensional, it's 3 dimensional and length/width is only 2D. 

  14. 5 hours ago, noupf said:

    Just curious if anybody knows what the forward pitch is like on the 100K's, Super Tacks AS3 Pro's and Jet Speed FT4 Pro's.

    I am looking to get some new skates this year, and I am coming from Graf Ultra G75's.  From what I recall, the Grafs have a bit of forward pitch built into them, so when I have my new steel profiled, we had them set at a neutral pitch.   I'm just curious if anybody knows what the pitch is like on the CCM skates mentioned above.  I am just trying to get an educated starting point for when i get the steel profiled on the new skates.


    I dont think any of the current CCM skates (100K/FT4 Pro/AS-V pro) have a difference in boot pitch since they are all built on an initially similar last with only the foams and shell composition being different.

    The AS3 Pro might be different though. 

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