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  1. Is it just the edge holding longer or would you say, if both pairs (Pulse and Pulse Ti) right off a fresh skate sharpening would feel equal in performance or does the Ti grip the ice better and better for agility. I'm now hearing Pulse Ti is grippier on the ice, better for lateral agility and players who take more strides (quick crossovers etc) whereas regular Pulse glides a bit better with less grippy feel and better for smoother skaters who take less strides but more smooth gliding skaters. Supposedly a significantly different feel between the two.
  2. Thank you, I kind of had a feeling it wouldn't be worth the extra $70 for the Pulse TI over the regular Pulse.
  3. Hi, does anyone know specific differences as far as performance of the LS Pulse Edge vs LS Pulse Ti Edge (speed, agility, control, grip etc)? Is one higher (blade height) than the other? There's a significant price difference. Also I hear the Carbonlites are terrible. Wonder if there's a difference in ease of sharpening for the technician or blade durability (some runners break/crack easier than others). I hear people have issues with the Carbonlites.
  4. I definitely agree that the Supremes had a more neutral pitch (whether it was the boot/eyelets or the holder or both) in the "pre-Fit1,2,3" era. I wonder if that has remained the same with the current line of Ultrasonics and Vapor 2X Pro. I'd assume so.
  5. Yes, I think the only way to really know is to actually skate in them because to me both the lines with the same Fit felt fairly similar when I tried them out in store. I'm just a bit leery about the offset boot in the Vapor since I've always been with the regular cut boot the Supremes have.
  6. I figure with the new fit system the Vapor boot might feel like the Supreme. I did get to try the Vapors (in a fit 2) on and they did feel more similar. I just don't know how the offset boot and other differences between the two models would feel on the ice when I'm actually skating though. When I last bought Vapors several years ago before the new fit system, it just didn't work for me. Fit, feel. To be honest I didn't deeply analyze exactly what I didn't like when I had them for like a few skates. Just that it was quite noticeably different than the Supremes I always went with. Fit wasn't bad, but just a bit different and something I didn't expect would be as big a deal until I got on the ice. I feel like there were probably other nuances about the boot I didn't like too but it's been too long ago to remember.
  7. I have always been a Supreme guy but considering Vapor due to the fact that I the Ultrasonics do not come with injected eyelets. I honestly don't even remember the difference in feel between the traditional eyelets and injected but I know I like the injected eyelets. I think it gave it more of that stiff stable feel for lateral agility etc. Talking with the box store people about this and they seem to all say, due to the new fit system, there's no difference between vapor and supreme now as far as feel and on ice differences. I doubt this though because there seems to be a difference in the boot being offset at the sides in the Vapors and I'm not sure what else (ie pitch etc). All I know is that a few years ago I decided to try a pair of Vapors (because my skating style is much more "vapor like") out and there was a significant difference and feel than compared to the supremes. Didn't like them and sold them. Wondering if people have any thoughts as to whether there is a difference in feel between the 2 lines now that the fit system is the "same".
  8. Thanks, ya the general overall grip wasn't up to par. It's a bad feeling. Like when I go and warm up with those single leg c-cuts (inside edge-outside edge). Just can't get the edge to grip on a "bad" sharpen, but maybe the outside edge is usually worse come to think of it.
  9. For me, Superfeet Carbon help with my heel lock but I think it pitches me a bit more than I like to the toes and supinates the foot a bit more than I'd like too.
  10. Thanks! I think you might be right about the honing. I'm not too knowledgeable with the technicalities of sharpening but I assume honing is vastly different than using your hockey stone? I do onece in a while see the technician doing something in terms of applying some gel or something and "polishing" the steel out with some device. I assume this is honing. What is it actually doing to the steel/edges? Because ya, it might be the difference between why the edges seem to grip and feel good sometimes and feel too "slidey" other times. Does the steel/edges benefit from a "re-honing" after every skate or two even without sharpening?
  11. What do people like to use? What do you think the pros use? I've been wondering why companies, especially nowadays with skates being so expensive (at the top end) just put that crummy thin stock insole in there. One would maybe then have to assume that functionally, for skates, those "crummy" thin insoles are actually what's best for skating? I wonder if not a lot of pros use Superfeet because there's doesnt seem to be any endorsements. I do believe the insole can very much affect how well you can control/feel your edges though.
  12. I have a feeling they just get sloppy and the edges aren't level. Seems to happen at various sharpeners. I'd tell them about the issue from the other guy, they do a great job for the first few, then it starts getting sloppy. The "good ones" generally have a lot of skates to "blast through". Just not exactly sure what they are doing sloppy. Best guess is unlevel edges.
  13. Yup, I go pretty deep at 7/16". Unless they completely ignore it and are just lazy keeping the setting at 5/8 or something.
  14. Was not sure where to post this but wondering if anyone has experienced freshly sharpened skates where the edges don't seem to "grip" the ice very well? Not like the edge isnt there but it's just it slides a bit too much and I can't get the grip I want with crossovers. I am a strong skater too. Wondering what's happening. Seems to happen more often than I'd like and with various supposedly "high quality" technicians. I do seem to find that once in a while it can be "fixed" when I re-profile the skate blade but that seems expensive to do every month or two. Is it something they're doing or not doing when sharpening or is it something else? Been something I've noticed in the last few years.
  15. Thanks, from what I hear the manufacturers are saying it's all going to go one piece eventually. Maybe you're right though. I think I'll stick with the Bauer Supremes for now. Maybe wait til they "perfect" one piece boots if in fact it's going that way.
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