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CaptainCharisma

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  1. For current generation of Bauer releases, Vapor is the lighter and more lower profile compared to Supreme.
  2. One of the freestyle skaters I follow on youtube is offering a coupon code for 10% off these blades The code is: NKICE.
  3. I think the Ribcor skate line is being discontinued. The latest CCM catalog did not include any Ribcors in their skate lineup: https://ccmhockey.dcatalog.com/v/23CCM_Catalogue_S1_NA_EN/?page=6 You could opt for FT6s (not FT6 pro) or the Tacks AS-590 which appears to have similar stiffness index as the 100k.
  4. Quick look at the new Bauer AG5NT stick. Low kick. Green chrome. Boron material added. https://youtu.be/JhGAW04D6Pw
  5. I have the RX3 shoulder pads. No complaints on my end. Exactly what I was looking for. Sad to hear they're folding their hockey division. Hopefully I can snag a pair of Halo gloves as soon as prices start to drop a bit.
  6. The Easton Pro10 shoulder pads had some good coverage and protection but obviously tough to find older equipment. Tacks ASV pro probably your best bet for current equipment.
  7. Would they replace both skates or just the one that exploded? I suppose you could sell the replacement skates but at a little bit of a loss unfortunately.
  8. In the NHL, skate users are split at 68% Bauer, 23% CCM, 10% True (according to Geargeek). Anyone have any idea what the market split is for general public? I'm all for more selection and choices. I'm rocking the Easton Mako IIs right now.
  9. Have you had the chance to try these out yet PBH?
  10. Now if only they could bring back the Mako II skates
  11. I'm still rocking Easton's last synergy stick released back in 2016 (the GX).
  12. I personally prefer Ribcor for low kick sticks, but Vapor has the stiffer/pingier blade.
  13. Just a small correction, but the CCM catalogs list AS3 Pro as having a 215 on their index scale. The upcoming AS5 Pro has a 215 as well, and the previous generation AS1 had a 205 on the stiffness rating.
  14. Tried these on for the first time on Saturday. Fit is superb. Adjusting to the pitch wasn't as bad as I thought it would be (though I'm at +2 instead of the stock +3 as I had changed the runners to step steel). Won't be going back to the Super Tacks. Tight turns with the makos just felt so much smoother for me compared to the super tacks. I'm guessing that the super tacks was simply too stiff of a boot for me.
  15. I prefer slightly dampened blades. I find they are better for catching hard passes where for stiff blades you need cradle the puck as it comes in to prevent it from bouncing/trampolining off. I also like the feel of the dampened blades for heavier loaded shots. One of the pros for stiff blades is that you can feel exactly where the puck is on the blade (heel/toe) as you're stickhandling. And love the pop they get for quick release shots. CCM super tacks and Bauer Vapor are the stiffest blades I've ever tried. Bauer supreme is the most dampened blade on the market I believe.
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