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SkateWorksPNW last won the day on March 25

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About SkateWorksPNW

  • Birthday April 11


  • Skates
    True + CCM FT2 + Bauer Vapor 2X Pro
  • Stick
    True A6.0HT + CCB Jet Speed + Bauer Nexus 2N Pro
  • Gloves
    True XC9 + CCM JetSpeed FT1
  • Helmet
    Warrior Alpha Pro + CCM Tacks 710
  • Pants
    Warrior QRE Girdle
  • Shoulder Pads
    STX Surgeon RX3
  • Elbow Pads
    CCM FT1
  • Shin Pads
    Warrior Alpha DX
  • Hockey Bag
    Conway and Banks

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    Seattle, WA + Scottsdale, AZ
  • Interests
    Ice Hockey and technology
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  1. Meh. They make me sick. I am glad that the customs will allow for people to select a color for the skate.
  2. This is common. At one time I used to measure the blade alignment for every skate we sold. Over time though the workload became too great and I now only do this with high end skate sales. I would say on 25% or more the skate blade alignment is not within an acceptable spec. Sometimes I remount the holders myself if the tolerances aren't terrible but if they are way outside of spec I usually send them back to the manufacturer and get the customer a replacement. I would say less than 3% of skates are so far out of spec that I cannot repair it.
  3. Fold some toilet paper into squares and apply it to the areas where he is getting pain, you can also use cotton balls too. Wrap his foot with tape to hold the toilet paper/cotton balls in place. Bake the skate and while its warm have him put it on. Instead of normally sitting down while they cool have him stand up in a hockey stance to widen his forefoot. That should fix his issues.
  4. Many of the rinks are taking the ice down to the sand and then repairing things, doing new lines, and building it back up. I know both Sno-King rinks in WA are doing such.
  5. For the people of Scottsdale, Arizona. I heard today that many of the rinks are now planning to stay closed until end of April. I was really hoping for the estimated reopening date of April 6th but it seems that isn't going to happen. In Seattle, WA the rinks in Renton and Kirkland are hoping to be reopened by mid-April. I don't have any updates for Seattle and Everett.
  6. I sent them an email expressing interest in purchasing the facility myself and they said the LA Kings will be buying the facility, the deal is apparently already underway.
  7. You can start to learn to training with no laces by slowly decreasing the stability the laces provide. For example, drop the eyelet, lace, then after a few weeks drop the next eyelet, continue to repeat this as you adjust. The other option is skipping eyelets when lacing up starting after the 3rd eyelet from the bottom. You can at first skip one eyelet, then later skip another, continue to repeat this as you adjust. Over time you will build muscle memory and strength in areas of your ankle/foot you are currently not using due to the added stability the laces + boot provide.
  8. This wouldn't happen with a TRUE skate. The plastic toe cap on a TRUE skate is separate from the boots carbon frame. Basically, you have two section for impact displacement.
  9. That's like 90% of the current high level players. They find what they like and only change if there is absolutely no other option. I think some of the younger players are open to changing gear more often. I think it's also because gear is easier to break in now than in the past.
  10. Same. I use 84" and which is just barely enough for me to lace them with almost nothing left over.
  11. People like you drive me crazy when you bring in your skates for rivet replacements and such. I cut your laces off since I don't have time to screw around with untying your dumb knots.
  12. Every rink near my homes in Seattle, WA and Scottsdale, AZ are closed. I am bored out of my mind.
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