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  1. I tried on both the Vapor 1xLite Elbows and Shins but both felt really uncomfortable. The shins especially. Elbows felt like they would probably break in just fine but the shins did not form to my legs at all and actually felt like they stuck out further than my old Supremes. I’m gonna search for some of those CL shoulders! I have heard good things about the RX3 line of protective. I think they have a trial period for 1 piece of gear so I may give that a go.
  2. When selecting gear I’ve always leaned towards the more bulky, looser fitting, more protective stuff. For example I have always preferred the Bauer Supreme/Nexus lines over the Vapor stuff. Recently I’ve been considering a gear overhaul and wanted peoples opinions on what the lightest, most form fitting, and lowest profile gear is. Trying to go slim and svelte for quickness and mobility. I’m just playing men’s leagues and drop-ins these days so it doesn’t need to be top of the line stuff but still would like decent protection. Specifically looking for opinions on SHOULDERS, ELBOWS, PANTSvsGIRDLE, SHINS
  3. This is the holy grail of TF gloves... if only Bauer would be so bold as to do this
  4. Cooper Techniflex TF1000 Gloves. When I was a kid these were the bees knees. I still have a pair and they are absolute buckets with terrible range of motion in the fingers but damn they still look good!
  5. As someone mentioned earlier there is a lot of discussion about this on the True TF9/TF7 thread but I understand it’s tedious to sift through so here is a mashup of some of the posts I made about the Shift... When I got my True Customs I really wanted to give the whole setup a chance including the Shift. I could NOT get used to them. I struggled badly with the Shifts, especially backwards skating and transitions. I went so far as to profile the steel twice but it was just too much of an adjustment for me and I ended up swapping for Tuuk Edge. Felt 100% back to normal in 10 minutes. If you read around on the True Custom / VH thread a lot of guys talk about how the Shift holders are actually quite different from the others. I don’t know much about the CXN but I know that the XS is designed very much like the Tuuks for the specific reason of how popular Tuuks are with pros. I’m guessing the CXN isn’t far from Tuuk either since they dominated that era. I can’t remember all the details but three of the key points about the Shifts are: 1) They have a very aggressive forward pitch. More so than any of the other holders. Combine this with the boot that also is designed for more forward pitch and personally I felt like I was falling forward all the time and though I somewhat adjusted it never felt right to me. 2) The Shift holder is designed to put more steel under and behind the heel. Supposedly this is better for skating but again personally this was the most uncomfortable aspect for me. I felt like my toes were “hanging” way out over the front of the steel. Just not a good feeling for me and I “toe picked” a LOT amy first few times out. 3) The Shift is a Symmetrical holder. Meaning there is no difference between the left and right holders. They have the exact same rivet pattern and “down angle” to the steel. There is a lot of science behind this part and I’m not sure if this really made a huge difference but some people on here says this changes the distribution of weight and downward force into the steel this affecting stride and balance point. Again, there are some much more knowledgeable people than I on here and I’m just relaying my personal experience. I can’t personally comment too much on #3 because 1 + 2 were so prominent for me. Lastly I want to add that I know a few excellent skaters that kept the Shift holders and like them. Upon asking they all said that it was a bit of an adjustment but that after a few weeks they didn’t have any issues. I think it may come down to trial and error unfortunately. Good luck and I want to close by saying that my True’s are the best fitting and performing skate I’ve owned and I’ve owned many. Absolutely love the boot and will never buy a skate that isn’t built off a mold of my foot ever again. I think True was doing a 30 trial for the TF9 + TF7. If still going you could get a pair of TF9 to try out the shift holder but from what I hear it is extremely unlikely for True to do anything but ship with the Shifts so if you know you want the boot just get the Customs and give the Shifts a try. My LHS ended up putting on Tuuk with LS5 in a straight swap for the Shifts with Blacksteel and 2 extra regular Shift steels sets I had. Hope this provides some insight...
  6. Got my customs at the end of 2019. Have had a couple rivets come loose on outside of forefoot. Requested Tuuk Edge but True would NOT do it. I gave the Shifts a try but ended up swapping for Tuuk after about 3 weeks. Definitely some minor sloppiness in assembly but overall sturdy construction. Most comfortable and best performing skates I’ve ever used.
  7. I had this EXACT thing happen to me many years ago! I’ve never heard of anyone else going through this until the Methot thing, and now you. My buddy said my pinky looked like a broken hot dog!?! I didn’t lose the tip of my pinky but it was close and it looks pretty jacked up now. I digress... just wanted to shout out to a fellow ‘destroyed bottom hand pinky finger’ bro.
  8. I’ve had two HPR2 sticks in X92 and can confirm it is spot on. Great mid-kick stick, stiff blade, excellent price.
  9. IMO: CCM 752 - Pumps, Kevlar, awesome heel design, one of THE best looking skates ever. Bauer Air90 - Comfy, best looking skate Bauer has ever made. (nod to Micron, I just liked the grey better) Graf 705 - like a shoe Bauer 7000 - went through 3 pairs of these before I couldn’t find anymore. Best pre-carbon shell skate ever! True Custom - no words needed here. *** honorable mention to Bauer Vapor 8’s. Pretty much changed the game for retail skates. New materials, grey Tuuks, awesome design. *** honorable mention to Bauer Comp. Composite outsole, the COMP tag on the heel... just sexy AF.
  10. Is there any difference in pitch, holder height, down angle between the two? I’ve read that the XS is pretty much the same as Tuuk. Can you confirm?
  11. If you read around on the True Custom / VH thread a lot of guys talk about how the Shift holders are actually quite different from the others. I don’t know much about the CXN but I know that the XS is designed very much like the Tuuks for the specific reason of how popular Tuuks are with pros. I’m guessing the CXN isn’t far from Tuuk either since they dominated that era. I can’t remember all the details but three of the key points are: 1) They have a very aggressive forward pitch. More so than any of the other holders. Combine this with the boot that also is designed for more forward pitch and personally I felt like I was falling forward all the time and though I somewhat adjusted it never felt right to me. 2) The Shift holder is designed to put more steel under and behind the heel. Supposedly this is better for skating but again personally this was the most uncomfortable aspect for me. I felt like my toes were “hanging” way out over the front of the steel. Just not a good feeling for me and I “toe picked” a LOT amy first few times out. 3) The Shift is a Symmetrical holder. Meaning there is no difference between the left and right holders. They have the exact same rivet pattern and “down angle” to the steel. There is a lot of science behind this part and I’m not sure if this really made a huge difference but some people on here says this changes the distribution of weight and downward force into the steel this affecting stride and balance point. Again, there are some much more knowledgeable people than I on here and I’m just relaying my personal experience. I can’t personally comment too much on #3 because 1 + 2 were so prominent for me. Lastly I want to add that I know a few excellent skaters that kept the Shift holders and like them. Upon asking they all said that it was a bit of an adjustment but that after a few weeks they didn’t have any issues. I think it may come down to trial and error unfortunately. Good luck and I want to close by saying that my True’s are the best fitting and performing skate I’ve owned and I’ve owned many. Absolutely love the boot and will never buy a skate that isn’t built off a mold of my foot ever again.
  12. I struggled with the Shift holders. After a few tries at profiling I eventually swapped them out for Tuuks and immediately felt at home.
  13. I’ve skated on Tuuks my entire life. When I got my True Customs I really wanted to give the whole setup a chance including the Shift. I could NOT get used to them. I struggled badly with the Shifts, especially backwards skating and transitions. I went so far as to profile the steel twice but it was just too much of an adjustment for me and I ended up swapping for Tuuk Edge. Felt 100% back to normal in 10 minutes. In fairness I know a few guys that had very little trouble adjusting and are enjoying their Shift holders.
  14. @Giltis, keep me posted. I’m ready to purchase soon.
  15. I replaced steel last season. My old steel was very short and I went to brand new LS4. Took me about 10 minutes to adjust. Everyone is different and there are other factors such as radius. It just happens that stock Bauer steel is usually fine for me out of the box. I guess what I’m saying is maybe don’t overthink it. Looks like you have plenty of steel left and a good shapener can help you get new steel dialed in when the time is right.
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