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  1. Stay tuned for full reviews and video content. FYI, just from unpacking everything and tinkering with it in the house, I am impressed. They did an excellent job implementing the Aer-Tec suspension system, even though it was something we have seen similar previously in other equipment.
  2. The Jetspeed tongue is unique and not similar to any of the other tongues.
  3. I don't quite understand the statement, stepping on a golf ball inside the skate. Do you have a unique foot condition (bump, bone, spur, ect)? If the TRUE skates fit you well, the performance is good, why are you looking to move to CCM or Bauer?
  4. I have tried all three brands, and the various models within the brands: TRUE: TF Custom, SVH Custom, Cat Pro, CCM: Total Custom and Total Custom Plus Bauer: Custom They all have pros and cons. What I like or feel works best for me, might not be the same for everyone else. Maybe if the question was precise, the answer would be clear? Simply put, what are we trying to fix?
  5. I might have an extra pair laying around if you want to buy them. They are a size medium.
  6. My ranking: CCM XS Bauer LS Edge TRUE Shift Marsblade I2 If the TRUE Shift holder had more aftermarket options, such as Flare or 4mm steel, that would be tied for #1
  7. Grab some video and share it, please?
  8. Yes, that helps. Though, they are known for having issues with staying "locked in."
  9. They make Bladetech for the Shift holder. IMO, their steel isn't impressive (quality is good but the "flex" is nonsense) but hey, to each their own.
  10. How often are you getting the steel profiled? From November to now is a lot of time, assuming he sharpens his skates weekly, and has at least two sets of steel. The profile changes pretty quickly if you are doing hand sharpening and still changes with automated sharpening, though much slower. As for him lifting his heel, I am not convinced it's a profile issue specifically and would need to see video to getting a more clear picture. Usually you want full extension and toe snap.
  11. CCM Total Custom is more of an assembly line production, whereas the Total Custom Plus is more of an actual custom fit. TRUE SVH is full custom. Bauer is all assembly line production.
  12. If you look around, you can find plenty of threads on this, but I actually got the majority of data from the team equipment managers, so I know it's factual and not conceptual. ProSharp and SSM also have a lot of this data as well. http://www.sports2k.com/forum/index.php?/topic/45286-william-nylander-skate-profile/ It also is helpful that I have owned multiple stores, so I have a lot of historical data as well. I try to log every individual player profile and hollow in our point of sale. When possible, I will also include level of play if they are notable, example being USHL, ACHA or NCAA, USPHL, Prep, etc.
  13. It's getting better, but I think a one-piece boot is not the easiest to work with when it comes to overall 3D fit. There are limitations and that's why they have the option for custom skates. 😉
  14. Pure Hockey, similar to the retail giant Costco, offers a liberal 30-day return policy, which allows customers to purchase, utilize, and return items without hassle. This is due to their advantageous purchasing strategy, whereby they acquire bulk orders and consequently obtain substantial rebates from manufacturers, mitigating the financial impact of customer returns. This policy, however, results in manufacturers suffering financial losses that are subsequently passed on to stores in the next fiscal year. Contrarily, small-scale stores, which account for the majority of retailers, do not receive significant rebates from manufacturers and operate on smaller margins. As a former store owner with sales exceeding 1.5 million USD, I can attest to the limited significance of such stores to major manufacturers like Bauer. Thus, when smaller stores sell high-cost items that are later returned, they incur significant financial losses that impact their bottom line. Additionally, the process of navigating the 90-day guarantee policy is arduous, prompting many stores to sell returned items locally at cost rather than returning them to the manufacturer, further exacerbating the financial impact. Also, many stores will set a minimum inventory value, so when the inventory count dips below the specified value, an order is placed for replenishment. If you sell items, and that item is later returned, this can cause a store to have excess inventory, which also is a financial burden. Like I said, I am providing the perspective of a store owner and not a consumer. That being said, I love Costco and I will use their return policy when applicable if I am not satisfied with a purchase, especially if it's a high dollar item. 😉
  15. Who the heck is using a PM9 pattern anymore? 😛
  16. While I agree with your process from a personal perspective, as a business owner, you are the exact reason why CCM and others are slowly ending their “fit guarantee" programs.
  17. I also wear a regular in 100K and FT4, but a tapered in the AS-V as well. It's the new last that the skates are being built on. I like it much better. FWIW, in the new FT6 Pro I wear a tapered and 0.5 sizes smaller in the retail model.
  18. Almost all brands use a very long profile on youth skates. Bauer uses the LS Balance blade on youth skates which is 13' and CCM has the Jetspeed Youth skate which comes with a stability blade and an agility blade.
  19. I would say most players age 14+ are skating on 5/8” or flatter in North America. Those players also prefer profiles that are shorter. In Europe, it's pretty standard to skate on a much flatter hollow and longer profile. Tydan sells pro stock steel, you can see the different profiles, and it's always the European players that have a much longer profile and flatter hollow. Example, Nils Hoglander and Elias Pettersson skate on a 13/26 profile and likely a very shallow hollow. Willian Nylander skates in a 15' profile and likely a very shallow hollow. https://tydanblades.com/collections/pro-stock-blades
  20. For beginners or amateur skaters, I usually recommend an 12', or 13' single radius profile. This will give you more contact with the ice, allowing you to focus more on using your edges while helping you worry less about balance.
  21. If you are spending that kind of money, just go custom and request an oversized toe cap.
  22. For custom skates? There is no D/E/EE, the skate is built to the width needed.
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