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PBH

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  1. Ignore sizing and go by fit and feel. Thats the number one rule I stick to when fitting people for skates. I had a customer come in the other day and ask for a size 10EE CCM. I said "Great, take off your shoes and let's get you measured and see what we are working with!" In the end, he walked out in a size 8 tapered CCM. The same goes with TRUE, I have seen some players move from the same size in Bauer/CCM to TRUE while some others have gone up/down in size. YMMV.
  2. The P90TM is a dream of a curve pattern. I wish more players would be less hesitant to use it. I switched to it and can never see myself changing to anything else as it does everything I ask of it. Passing is great, shots are hard and accurate, stick handling is fantastic. Glad he is also finding his love for that pattern as well.
  3. Yes, its available in a 50 flex P90TM. We have some on order.
  4. I cant read this. There are so many typos it makes my brain hurt.
  5. I dont have any of these same issues. Guess I just have perfect feet
  6. He has 90 days with the CCM satisfaction guarantee.
  7. Maybe you pulled a little too tight on the upper portion of the skate laces when baking it? I recommend not lacing to the top eyelet when baking, only go to 1 or 2 eyelets from the top and use the saran wrap technique.
  8. I would hope the 100k skates don't feel like Bauer. CCM is attempting to evolve while Bauer just keeps pumping out the same stuff every year and making changes mostly to graphics and in some ways going backward in their engineering and design. That being said, what works for me doesn't always work for others and vice versa. My retail 100k skates have about the same wrap as my TRUE customs but have way more boot flexion when under load. Some players skip the top eyelet or the second from the top eyelet. It's all personal preference. When I had my TRUE customs made I had them decrease the boot height so that I could lace the skate entirely and just adjust the tension at the ankle cuff depending on how tight I do my laces. I sometimes make these adjustments depending on where I am skating, hard ice vs soft ice, and how I feel. There are days when I just want to cruise around on the ice and other days when I push things to an 11.
  9. The longer radius is used with beginners and young players to help them keep balance and focus on skating posture. Developing a proper skating posture should be the primary end goal when first learning how to skate properly. I think ProSharp has a document somewhere that discusses this.
  10. I don't even order anything over 85 for retail. If someone wants anything higher than that I do custom orders.
  11. For beginner skaters, profiling is one of the best things to invest money into. The stability a new skater can get going from a standard 10' -> 12' and optimizing the balance point can allow them to focus on their edge work instead of worrying about balance.
  12. My sticks are very short compared to most people. I cut them so they lay flat on the ice when I am wearing skates which is around my bottom chin when in shoes. I recently went down to a 65 flex AS3 Pro and think it's one of the best sticks I have used. I previously have been using an FT3/FT4 Pro in a 70 flex and when using the Trigger 5/6 Pro I bounce between a 70/75 flex. The low kick sticks in a low flex seem to get whippy fast compared to the variable, mid, high kick sticks. I think kick point makes a significant difference in flex as does the players shooting mechanics. It's similar to skate blade profiles IMO. What works for one person may not work for someone else. Trial and error. Full disclosure, if I didnt own a hockey shop I would have NEVER picked up a Super Tacks stick as the marketing doesn't fit my shooting profile at all. Yet, here we are.
  13. If you keep going to the same shop then its likely you are getting the same quality every time. If thats good or bad, I am not sure. I havent been able to see your steel. Do you see them check the steel each time its sharpened to make sure their work is level? +1
  14. Yes, there is "shooting boxes" which players can stand on to put them at the same height.
  15. Agreed with this 100% A longer single or dual radius profile will help with this. I would not do a triple/quad radius at this time. Also, make sure you are getting a good sharpening and the edges are level. The inability for your outside edge to grab properly can also be directly attributed to poor sharpening with uneven edges or improperly honing the steel after sharpening.
  16. I looked into doing this but there was some concern about liability and such.
  17. Honestly, this is why all stores should have a shooting area for players to test sticks before buying them. We set an area up in our store and also have the CCM Stick Fitter as well. The combination of these factors helps a ton for players who have no idea what flex they should be using.
  18. @boo10 @oldtrainerguy28 So basically a Graf Cobra holder?
  19. I personally like to adjust the balance point, pitch, and prefer a more aggressive profile, but understand that individuals will want something more neutral.
  20. I am about 5'10" and 185lbs and toggle between 65 and 70 flex sticks. I also use a very short stick, close to laryngeal prominence (adams apple) when on skates. I have found that a stick with a mid or variable kick point seems to complement my shooting style better as opposed to a low kick stick. I think specific kick points are better suited to shorter sticks with a lower flex since hand placement changes significantly.
  21. I have a different flex stick when playing center than when I play wing. With a lower flex you are able to keep your hands higher on the stick and closer together when loading. Look at how Matthews shoots for example. Stores need to stop advertising those out of date recommendations.
  22. The new TRUE Shift steel is very good, I would say it's nearly as good as STEP. It sharpens very well and retails a solid edge. The black coated Shift steel is whatever, mostly cosmetic. The new DLC coated Shift steel is fantastic. Sharpen well. Holds a nice edge. The coating is durable and functional. Another option is Bladetech too. They make very good steel.
  23. Just because a shop has the machine doesn't always mean they know what they are doing. I see so many profiles come into my store mangled, steel uneven, toe not blended properly, all sorts of terrible stuff. Sigh.
  24. Hideous and solves a problem that was already solved long ago.
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