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Everything posted by jmaister

  1. only way to find out to fit in shop. i have same issue with 8 fit3. But then half size up could introduce volume issues.
  2. I modded a pair of S180's so that the toe cap would take the clipping system. Make sure the mounting surface at the top is as flat as possible. The top clip doesnt like to bend. I took a chisel to shave away the excess, just a bit at a time. or if the toe cap happen to be a tad thicker, it would tend to pop out too.
  3. would R1 chassis be better choice? little pricier... i'm in the process as well... it would seem the TPU outsole skates would have hallow fronts...
  4. I was collecting some new dead stock skates to work on the insoles.. the skates I came across was the S180 and S29, both are 8.5EE but the boot cuts are very different. just by dimension the S180 was significant deeper than the S29, and the S29 felt close to the X3.7 in depth... So here is the question, are the Curve boots naturally wider? (Even CCM's normal width in "game ready fit" is wider than D in 485/475 from test fitting...) *i am 8.5 ee-ish, fit 3. With Mach boots I could fit 7.5 fit 3....just to throw this into the mix. Edit: ehm.... More of a brain fart post now reading it. Pls ignore.
  5. very true, aid will only be effective if the foot is trained to work with it. I found my big toe and the arch still work very hard when skating. What a feeling tho, that flow.
  6. do the screw have lock washers? if you buy the kit. it comes with two. image
  7. Hiya i am also interested in this topic. Would it be safe to say 7.5ee is 8d length ? Or almost 8d length? Since holder length is 272 from 7.5fit 3 to 8.5 fit 2 7.5ee to 8.5d And is 8.5 essentially ee? Or same boot, prepunched to be wider?
  8. i thought forward pitch(toe drop) is negative? backward pitch(toe lift) is positive? inverted no? since the Prosharp profile says negative to the profile that shaves toe off? I think i am confused now...?? anyways, I still find myself on my heel more than I like. I may do either Quad z or Zup S next time. or add another layer for my footbed since I kinda believe profile only the workaround....
  9. hello gents and solid water gliders. I have just started on the 9/10 combi, originally from a single stock Bauer radius. I've also got a pdf of the prosharp template list and visited the prosharp project feedbacks, they are very very helpful(esp. Marka's). The question I have is, is there a sequence of profile I should try if I want more forward lean? (like Graf's; i know i know, the boot cut itself is aggresive) I'm thinking I'll skate with the 9/10 for awhile and then move on to Toronto 1, and then Quad Zero or Zup S. feedback appreciated. **is there such a thing, where I could request single radius, but with -10mm pitch? thx!
  10. Do you lean on the edge of the skates? That's why comfort edge is preferred by some? And yes, foot work. There is little no visual instruction as far as searches go.
  11. umm. I have watched many many drill videos. Even figure skating ones on technique... but no one has covered what the foot actually does inside the boot. ie... outside edge, are you suppose to prop the boot on your calf? Which part of your forefoot is stressing when you are holding the edge? is the heel active? ... etc etc or the foot in the boot topic we dont talk about, they just work... or dont?
  12. I have thought about that. Older skates takes real break in "efforts". Yes sir. I (edited) "most definitely" should lose some weight too.. Thats another story. My feet originally have very low arches, not unhealthy, just low. But after decades of misuse, they gotten severe flat. So the felt roll 1/4" orthopedic purpose I bought serve as work around, since no amount of podiatrist and custom insole would help. They would help those with arches, I got none. Custom soles are too thick, won't fit. And then expensive. Reason for this is, I find I am not activating my metatarsals... And from just reading articles, I think i have smaller heel than retail footlast, and centre of gravity is all messed up due to pronation. Heel lift in the right place is the start. Experimenting with felt is to mimic normal foot function(but in my case, normal is wrong, I have to mimic pronated function). Yes, will need to do exercise, but sometimes exercise will only close the gap but even then there is still some gap. Bauer and ccm make their skates with ideal feet in mind. True make their skate with realistic foot in mind. Graf seem to make their slightly different. Their pitch is also to activate the metatarsal, but the angle is not for me. So I have to mod the footbed, and therefore this post. I got them right with my smu vapor somewhat. Just working on the Grafs now. *why felt pads. Because with rubber or plastic I don't have the tools, and space for chemical molding. But with felt pads, you can trim/tuff them with a electric clipper. I got a cheap pet clipper to do the shaping. I think i going to do this to all my shoes. The goal is to trim until it feels right.
  13. that will work! i will take a look.
  14. I'm Trying to find local shops that sell ultra high eva for cosolay, since they are stiffer. All local shops have is craft grade.... Which fold and wrinkles... And Amazon doesn't specify which is ultra high
  15. 735 pro. It's not for my foot type. But I heat gun the darn thing so it kinda works, and already sunk too much coins for this(since I always wanted a black leather look with cobra holder). But, if it could have a thinner footbed, it be perfect. And because I have wonky feet. I adde the felt insert at the bottom, which raises the footbed abit. Hence the search for thin stuff.
  16. Closer inspection says one of LHS has those. I will take a look. Thx a bunch.
  17. Size 8s please. Like new old stocks?
  18. Bought a pair of new old stock grafs...the ankle cushion is very good, but too good. I am finding I need to drop the footbed by couple of mm... Since these footbed came with are abit thick. Is there a place to buy old Bauer/ccm footbed? Or ones that's thinner?
  19. CCM's elbow and shin guard is more accommodating for bigger arms and calve(mine anyways, love the stretchy straps). Bauer tend to be a little short, stock vs stock speaking. Of the big names CCM is more considerate with the placement of plastic armor and/or foam, big fan of their JDP stuff. The recent Vapor Fit 3 in the flex comp I cant say enough good things about them.
  20. multi quote bugged so another post here. Yes I have read orthotics doesnt really help since one would stop training their foot muscle. And blade alignment seem to be an issue retail skates doesnt address due to their mounting method(other than Graf, and high end only). Speed skating and street skating has exposure to this problem; different foot width, different centre of gravity. Bike fit has shoe fit session too, I wonder why Hockey hasnt got in depth like those sports. thx for the input so far. *after trying different insert on and off in the last oh.. i dont know how many years. The trick to compensate flat and pronated foot is to fix the heel. You cant jack up the arch above what the foot naturally has, and jacking up the arch isnt the solution. Since ligament is stretched, the workaround is straighten the heel bone with shimms/felt padding/custom foot post. The forefoot will do the rest after thats fixed.
  21. I tried superfeet..no go... and then I recently added some padding to the stock footbed so i have lifted heel... Result I could do T stop zomg... i may have underdeveloped heel bones. and yes, i'm looking into varus/valgus option, but as you mentioned maybe its my right foot muscle thats not trained enough. will look into it.
  22. Note* If you have European feet and have BMI less than 25%, high arch, long toes, ridgid and doesn't expand when knee over toe, aspect ratio is long and narrow. Brushing against the toe cap is the rule. Since the foot last were based on these foot type. North American/European sport, naturally these kinda feet. Its also important to line up your metatarsals so the arch length is correct. The ideal branoock device would be if the device has a step heel built in, since flat measuring vs in skate size, IMHO, there is some difference for feet that aren't ridgid. I think the issue can come from translating flat measurement to boot size, and then boot manufacturing technique may influence the fit some what.
  23. speedplate not as popular in my LHS, I have to special order it. My right foot is the problematic one even when standing. so far I have punched the boot to... fit 4 dimensions i suppose. I have a felt roll sitting around I think I can try mimic the function of that, thx for the idea. Long time fan of your post. Will review those thread again. My left is better because of those. just right foot...and getting old an fatter.
  24. Tf9 rocks...all high ends do.. If I can only fit them...
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