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  1. Hard to find those where I live haha the majority of the curve patterns (probably 85-90%) are Crosby, Ovechkin, or Nugent-Hopkins. The other 10-15% are made up of variations of mid and toe curves from different brands.
  2. Oh yeah that looks like a lot of work and money, Plus, where I live there is absolutely nowhere close to get something like this done to a stick.
  3. That's pretty much everything I needed to know to not try it. Like you said, it would need to be sealed, but that seems like a lot of work to change the blade slightly. Thanks.
  4. I recently bought a Bauer Nexus 1N with a P02 curve (old Lidstrom). The last time I used a Lidstrom curve was when I owned a shaft with a wooden blade. I always liked the curve but was never fond of the length of the blade, so I used to cut a half inch off the toe and cut the corners at a 45 degree angle, then round it out with a file to my liking. It was easy enough with a wooden blade because it didn't affect the durability for me, but now I have a one piece stick and I'm tempted to modify the blade again. I know I won't be able to use a hacksaw to cut it, but would it affect the blade that much if I shaved down the toe of the blade to make it shorter??
  5. According to the size chart, a 7.5 would have a 271.
  6. What I've done, and I find it works really well for me, is that I've been tying my skates the way Crosby ties his up. The 2nd eyelet from the top is skipped. It took me a long time to find a comfortable lacing pattern that would allow me to get flexion plus being able to tie them tighter. I've tried going all tight (not good), then loose for the top 3 (still not good), and I've even attempted to leave them all slightly loose which oddly seemed to work the best for a while. Now, I tighten the bottom 3, pull the next 3 snug, then tie the top 2 tight. Works well. (I can't upload a photo of them, because I don't know how yet.) I got these skates at the beginning of this season because I was intrigued by the memory foam ankle pads, and the low volume seemed to suit my foot the best. I had Bauer Supreme skates before this year, and they shredded my ankles and feet apart. I had a D width which was way too narrow, and the instep seemed too deep for me. That's what I attribute to the foot pain. I tried Bauer Vapor X900 in the store, but on the initial lace up, my ankles were still bad (protruding navicular bone on the left foot). Anyway, tried these and they felt amazing. Most comfortable skate I ever put on out of the box. Ended up with a EE, which is a very good width for me once they are baked right. So as for comfort, I'd give these a 10/10. The problem for me was with the performance of the skate. Firstly, if you don't bake these skates right the first time, then you'll probably need to do them once more. The instructions suggest 2 mins, which is what I done the first time, but I let them sit in the oven for double that the 2nd time around. The extra time softened them up really well, and they molded to my foot much better. It was almost like I couldn't tie them up properly I done before this. Also, I wasn't a fan of the angle of the tendon guard, so I bent that back during the 2nd baking and now it's in a much more comfortable position (straight). Before I had them baked the 2nd time, I found they were a very difficult skate to adjust to skating in. My skating ability was basically cut in half for most of this year, and I couldn't wait to get the season over with so I wouldn't have to use them. I had difficulty turning, crossing over, pivoting, skating backwards, stops and starts.... you name it, I was having trouble. A lot of the time it felt as if I was toe picking the ice when I was crossing over, and it made me question the size, but that's not the case (right size). And as someone mentioned earlier, the toe box has A LOT of room. I can easily curl my toes in this skate when I'm on the ice, but I've accepted this, even though it still feels weird. I've tried Powerfoot, but the issue I had was that the toe box is also shorter than most other toe boxes I've seen on other skates, so it felt like the insert was too far back on my foot. I had a difficult time adjusting to them, so they ended up coming out for good before I baked the skates a 2nd time. Overall, I would only give these skates a 5/10 for performance, and 5 is generous because they've been half decent after the 2nd baking and different lacing pattern. I find they also fit much smaller than a Bauer in length. I have a 7 EE and they are perfect, but I tried a 7 EE in a Bauer and they felt miles too big. Anyway, if you're looking for a comfortable skate then I would suggest this line because they feel amazing on your foot, but you have to be prepared to do some fooling around to get a good feel for them on the ice.
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