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Miller55

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  1. I would have assumed that a large portion of those swaps to XS holders you're talking about were for the express prepare of using step. I'm sure some are using other steel, but I would expect most to use step...?
  2. Lol micro bearings. Haven't heard that in a while. Reminds me of the old hyper duality wheels
  3. Agreed. I take a 9 in Bauer and could probably go down a drop, but 8.5 give me hammer toes. The 9 in Graf is a smidge shorter
  4. Second this. Ime Graf runs shorter than Bauer, which runs shorter than CCM
  5. I shot around on rollers during the pandemic, and then played pickup roller through the summer, but when leagues started up it was rough. My legs came back in a few games but a lot of my shooting mechanics were off from playing with a ball for a while. Same feeling, felt slow, confused etc. Part of this is that I moved states and play with guys I've never met after playing with the same team and group of friends for about 20 years, so it's weird, but good to be back. I think I have about 45 games back and my stamina is better, hands are decent but not how they were before the pandemic
  6. Never noticed. I'll look when I get home. What difference does it make? Power?
  7. I thought the 3s pro also have a full comp outsole? And I'm not exactly sure what the difference was between the 1S and 2S pro anyway (I know the superficial ones like the tongue, in saying the structure of the boot send identical to me. I have both).
  8. A guy I play with Brent the rsx chassis last season. I doubt he weighs over 165
  9. Looks like the x-ribs were also deleted
  10. Brands often will make up a bunch of sticks or skates or whatever for a certain player to try to get them to switch brands. They most likely made sticks with Matthews specs to try to get him to use them and take an endorsement deal with True. That's my understand, could be other reasons too
  11. They're definitely still in business. Montreal has had a covid shut down and I'm not sure if they've been open. I believe that they might be opening this week, but even so, they will be backed up with pro gear until after the season, so I wouldn't expect to get your gloves back until the summer at best. Not sure of anyone else who does it, I don't think hockey menders does it
  12. Never saw it. Weird name for a skate imo. I really like the look of that lowered toe cap. I use power feet inserts and always wished that the toe caps weren't so tall. Using power feet in the inhalers is a waste anyway, because they block the vents. This is why I just got Supremes with sprungs, same fit without the vents. even though the ventilation in the missions is amazing and I'd love to have it, but with the power feet it wouldn't matter. If these are as low as they look it might really be worth trying for me, as much as I hate the white.
  13. Just take the laces arrive the back once and double knot if you need to, should take care of the extra length.
  14. I always thought the TFs were the ugliest gloves. Then again, I owned TPS Bionics once upon a time...
  15. They are going to look like that for sure. The graphics might be a bit different and minor tweaks, but that is definitely the idea of it. Just not down to the minutiae. The basic idea is all there though, no xribs, toe cap, tendon guard. Not sure if the tongue is final, as well as the graphics. From what I understand they just know it is going to get leaked and they want to save some element of novelty for the release, which you can do by just changing the graphics package
  16. The toe caps look very different actually and much lower, which is a big improvement in terms of power. The old ones had a very tall toe box. Otherwise yeah, looks pretty much like the day, nls, fz etc
  17. I'm gonna get laughed outta town on this one, but my favorite stick for a long time in the early 00s was the Trilage. Fit my hand perfectly and the control was amazing. Feel wasn't the best, neither was the kick, but i felt like I could do anything i tried in terms of controlling the puck. Runners up would be the One95 stick that just launched em and the TPS TriCore with the round shaft (also the Easton Cyclone shaft shape). The One95 was probably also my favorite boot, those or S500s
  18. Definitely post pics and let us know. Best of luck
  19. Alkali was bought by Tron Hockey, so to a certain extent it's a different brand than it was back when the CA9 and RPD lines came out. That said, I owned a pair of Revel 1s for a while and they are good skates. @wickedslappah mentioned, they do not compare to the top end Missions or Bauer's in terms of the stiffness of the boot (the Curv composite) or the quality of the skate, but they are great skates on the whole. Fairly light, nice fit and comfort, the mag chassis are nice (have heard of people breaking them, but same with kryptoniums, so...). The wheels they come with are way too soft for me, but luckily I know some guys at Konixx who were happy to swap the +0s for a set of +2s. If you're really heavy and a hard skater I don't think they'll last forever, but if you're average and playing house league you'll probably enjoy them. I don't own them anymore, but not because I had any issue with them. [Short story is I moved from NY to AZ in August and for whatever my stuff didn't end up in AZ until November, so I just bought the Revel 1s to use until my gear arrived, and then sold them later]. To answer your question, Wicked Slappah, it's usually about cost. The high end Missions are double the price of high end Tours or Alkalis. Even the second level Missions are a couple hundred bucks more than top Tour/Alkali. I don't disagree that they're not nearly as good, but not everyone has over a grand to drop on skates. Also, a lot of guys I know that are on Tour or Alkali pro teams use Tours or Alkali, but not because they're as good, just because they get them free and don't care if they go soft quick because they can get another pair. Aside from cost, there is a fit issue. Tours fit much deeper than Bauer and Mission, and Alkali's fit close to Mission/Supreme, so some people have no choice but to wear Tours for the fit.
  20. Pretty much straight forward. My brother did it on a pair of Erik karlson pro stocks and it was fine until he repalmed them
  21. I'm really interested in trying it, but they're never in stock and I'm not trying to order 6 custom sticks at close to a grand for a curve I've never tried before
  22. I gotta post this in tribute to the 2s pros. I took a clapper straight to the fingers tonight from a former echl and d1 player, big fat rip, clean shot, wide open right in the slot and it got me square on the fingers of my top hand. I thought I was done, but I felt it a bit, but not even a sting, just the impact. I'm sure there are other gloves out there that are similar, but I was sure that something was going be broken, and thankfully I didn't miss a play and was not injured. It was really a miracle for me. Can't recommend these enough.
  23. The sure grips are definitely flat, but the chassis are not what's going to bend. Usually the outsole will flex a bit to compensate, but a shim will definitely help from flexing the outsole too much a causing unnecessary strain. Also, it's hard to be certain from the pictures, but it definitely looks like you have plenty of meat on that outsole to anchor the bolts or rivets or whatever.
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