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Everything posted by Miller55

  1. Gotcha, that's the opposite of how I remember. I thought the 1S was bigger by a 1/4-1/2 size, but I guess that's why I asked. Haha, that's how I remembered it too. Dang, this is confusing lol. I wear a 9 in 1S and feel like I can probably squeeze down to an 8.5 once they're broken in. I wore 7.5 Nexus 1000s, which were too small on me and gave me major hammer toe, but didn't bother me at all when skating and from there I went to MX3 but I can't remember what size. I'm thinking they might have been a 9 as well. The ones that I can get are an 8.5, so if they fit like an 8.75 that's fine, but if they fit like an 8.25 then that won't work. Worst case I just don't get them but I'm a sucker for a good deal and could use the extra volume that I remember them having
  2. Pardon my ignorance, a 1/4" is a half size? Or a 1/4 size?
  3. Bump? Am I dreaming? Is there a half size difference in Bauer skates from the 2015-2017 model years?
  4. Question about the sizing differences between different years of Supreme lines. My brother has a teammate who is looking to unload a basically new pair of MX3s. I wore MX3s back then and liked them and actually felt like they had even a bit more volume than the 1S and 2S Pros, which I would prefer. The thing I can't remember is if the sizing was different. For some reason I seem to recall a half size change between the MX3s and 1Ss, but I can't remember which direction and I could be altogether wrong. If I take a 9 in 1S what would my size be in the MX3? Anyone remember?
  5. In general, roller boots are usually not as good as ice boots. In this case, the zoom air ice and roller boots were identical as far as I know. You would have no issue putting a holder on them. Now, when it comes to stiffness and protection, there's no way that going 25 years back in time is going to compare to today's options. Meaning, if you're looking at Zoom airs for the performance, you're barking up the wrong tree. If you want a cool retro skate for drop in and pond hockey, you'll be fine playing with these as long as they're in good condition
  6. Nice. I ended up just selling my R1s recently as I couldn't really justify a third pair of skates, but I was gonna do exactly what you did, black out the bottom piece and the axels. Looks great
  7. Haha I tried a pair on and thought they were similar to a mix of 705 and 735 fit. I tried the 7700 and they felt like good skates with a nice build
  8. That's weird. I remember when the t1 and nxg came out he was still using the 95.
  9. I thought Kane uses a One95 still...? Isn't he like the prime example of that guy? Maybe he moved to the 1x at some point? But I don't ever recall him with the elliptical taper on the recent vapors
  10. I would definitely bake them again. I think you could probably bake them once a week the first few weeks and it would help a lot with dialing in the best fit.
  11. Should be this year I believe. They usually drop around the spring time so it should be only a couple of months. I don't know that you'll like the graphics on the new ones any better though lol
  12. You would think so, but no, it seems like Bauer has not used that technology in their helmets yet. The most breathable helmet is probably the mission inhaler, and you sound be able to find something on eBay or sideline still
  13. Easton e700 are super light and breathable, as are the old stealth s9 and S19 if you can find a new one.
  14. This is pretty much the best website you'll find. Other than that, look through IW and just read the marketing blurbs will give you some ideas of what's out there. The basic rundown is either all 80s, 76/80 hilo, and then Marsblade. Boots just whatever fits you for ice wood give you a good idea. Wheels depends on surface you're going to skate on. It's pretty straight forward honestly
  15. Those look dangerous. They're so ugly, but they look like they will perform incredibly. They look like they will be very comfortable and mobile with all the finger breaks.
  16. I mean, what Nick says it's kinda whatever. My point is that i did not experience the same feeling that you did. Obviously we can disagree, my point being that if someone comes here and reads this thread, they should know that there are different opinions. In my case, I read your post, wrote the Pure-X off as a bust and didn't bother with them until Nick convinced me to give them a try. The only reason I mentioned Nick is because he convinced me to give them a shot. Once I did I have to say from my own experience that I didn't have the same issue you did. (Obviously this is sales, but he said if I don't like them to give them back and he'll give me a set of pure +2s from his personal stock, so I really had nothing to lose and nothing to gain here). Anyway, point is, regardless of Nick, I did not have the issue you described with the Pure-X. PS- I agree, it's nice to get a little action here on the roller board
  17. I hear you, idk. I'm not going to post my emails with Nick and I obviously can't prove face to face conversations, but I promise you that he promised me that the real reason for the change was that the white Pures got discolored from the fluorescent store lighting and the only reason that the Pure-X exist is because stores threatened to stop carrying their wheels ifthey didn't fix it, so they made them blue and only adjusted it to try to get it the same as the ogs. The only explanation is that a lot of stores still had stock of the Pures and I guess those wouldn't sell if they came out and said the ogs are defective and these are the same with some blue dye. Doesn't really look good. Everyone wants to show innovation. So I do still think it's marketing. For the record, in also a big guy at 6'1" and at least 200 lbs (haven't been on a scale in a long time, but I don't think I went down lol)
  18. I mean, there's IW marketing, and then there is someone you know personally telling you that it is the identical formula the only difference being the blue dye and anything that had to be tweaked to offset the dye, which was minor. I also play with a bunch of guys on the Konixx factory team and we all agree on this. I can see how they would be slower on wood depending on the coating, but I don't get how they're doughy on concrete. I'm not sure how you're getting this, maybe weather conditions. Here is very dry. But I can assure you, I definitely am quick to complain (as people here have probably already figured out) and am pretty critical if I don't like something, but I have no complaints with these so far
  19. I'm referring to the blades only, which I used in a two piece on sport court for roller and it was shredded after 1 hour shooting around. I thought it was just the tape and then I looked and saw that the whole blade had split and was dropping what appeared to be drywall all over the rink. This was recently, so maybe the quality got worse. As of now I have some w01 tapered blades, but I really would like some more of those bc12s from Base.
  20. Idk, I spoke with Nick Boyarsky about this and he says that they are literally the identical formula, but stores were complaining about the discoloration so they used a blue dye to prevent that. He says they tested a bit harder and that was enough to convince me to try a set. I used them on sprungs and, theoretically at least, that should make them feel even slower than a fixed frame, but it didn't. I have about 4 games on them, so I'll definitely keep a lookout, but so far they're definitely not worse. I like them better than addictions and revision, the grip is better than tricksters. Whenever these go I'll try a set of the newest identities and compare them. Not sure if I can get mpc freestyles here, but they sound good. What surface do you play on? I tested all this on sport court
  21. Do you have a script so I can buy one off you?
  22. Thanks. Never used this company. Looks like they're sold out. Do they restock often? BTW, this looks a lot more open than Iggy, and the lie is 5. I used lie 4 on Iggy and Base offers that. I would try this though for 160$ when they're in stock. I'm pretty happy with the PM9/e4, but I still haven't figured out my wrister. Snappers are ok, passing and stick handling are phenomenal but the lack of any toe has made it hard to get my shots up.
  23. Bumping this topic with an update. I have to disagree that the Pure-X are slower. I found them to be even a bit harder than the Pures. Durability on both is no contest, I used a set of pure + 2 from I think August until recently and I'm actually still using them on my outdoor skates when I practice or play pickup. Im usually lucky if I get a 10 game season out of a set of wheels and I think I got 5 seasons. Swapped some Pure-X on my indoor skates and they took about 2ish games to break in and they are amazing. Naturally the same wheel, my rink is super dusty so the grip is pretty good but it's not the best rink to test these on. Relatively speaking they are really nice and I had no issue feeling bogged down.
  24. I would assume that the price went up given lost revenue.
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