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FlyChicaga

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    CCM Tacks 7092
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    CCM Ultra Tacks Pro Stock
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  1. Anyone here who was big into pro stock make the jump back to retail? I’ve made several purchases of pro stock gear, and didn’t like the fit or feel due to some of the player customizations. Whenever I am getting a sharpening at my LHS, I find myself tinkering in the retail gloves and helmets, and often ask myself why I don’t just grab that really nice feeling pair instead of scouring the online sites. I’m thinking about just giving up the “cool factor” and sty of the pro stock gear and getting some of the newer model gloves/pants that I’m able to try on at my LHS. Anyone else given up on their pro stock hobby?
  2. I have the medium ST girdle. I have been wearing pro stock PPPTK large shells over it. I had a PP90 in medium, but it was baggy. I haven't tried a medium PPPTK shell over it yet, since I haven't found one in black. In my opinion, the PPPTK shells are the best for this girdle. The velcro tabs and belt keep it aligned perfectly. My only complaint is that the zippers seem to work themselves up through a game. But I also wear the leg pads a bit loose, so that may play a part in it. Not a huge deal, I just pull the zippers back down on the bench, but it can get annoying over time.
  3. What is the difference in fit between the current model Supreme pro stock pants and the Nexus pants? I did a search and most results were from 4+ years ago. Thanks.
  4. I absolutely loved my 9K girdle. The only reason I switched to pants was because my legs would get ridiculously hot. The pants breathe more since they aren't fastened so close to the leg. Protection-wise I felt the 9K was above my HP45.
  5. I have been in a visor for the past 12-15 years. I'd occasionally throw on a cage for a came after a close call, but then I'd hate it and revert back to the visor. I had some cuts and fat lips, but thankfully no lost teeth. I just love the vision with the visor. That said, I just recently went back to a cage. I play defense in C leagues, and I found I was getting less and less aggressive on D, for fear of having a puck ride up and get me right in the mouth. Also, I was less interested in board battles after several errant sticks and elbows caught me in the face. I finally decided enough was enough, I'm going with the cage, so I can focus on the game and stop worrying about protecting my mouth. Since I did, I've been more relaxed and enjoying my games a lot more. I just can't trust guys won't sail a puck high on a shot, or swing their stick around like a madman. When I was playing with a bunch of skilled guys in drop-ins, I was much less concerned, since guys shots were controlled and the great majority wore visors, so they controlled their sticks. I'd say wear whatever the heck you want. Just understand the consequences of wearing one thing versus another.
  6. Surprisingly, the 272 fit in the 280 holder. It's just that the curved ends of the blade aren't as close to the ends of the holder (4mm per side basically). So I'm unsure if I'll trip and fall in a tight turn due to that difference.
  7. I have a feeling I'm going to get blasted asking this question, but I have to anyways. I picked up a pair of CCM skates with Tuuk LS Edge holders, coming from Bauer 1S skates with the same. I have been running two sets of Step Blacksteel in my 1S skates, with a size 272 runner. The new CCM skates have a 280 holder. I have size 280 Blacksteel on order, but it will not be here in time for my game this weekend. Can I get away with the 272 in the 280 holder for just one C-level men's league game? Or should I grab a set of non-Blacksteel steel for this one game and just use as backup steel down the line?
  8. I don't particularly care about goals/assists, even though our league keeps them and posts them online. I will say though that I appreciate as a defenseman when we're recognized for assists on nice breakout passes. Earlier this season I made a breakout pass from in front of our goal line, off the boards and right on to the tape of our leading scorer at the opposing blue line. The ref actually skated down to our bench and asked who made that pass, because he wanted to make sure we got the assist for such a nice play. I really appreciated that. Playing D, we don't get much "glory," so you take what you can get. That's also why I silently keep track of my plus/minus each game, just as a small way to know what kind of game I'm having that night. If we win 7-2, and I'm a +6, I leave the game feeling pretty good that our D pairing contributed to the win even if we had no recorded points.
  9. Thanks JR. I'm excited to use this curve, didn't want to return it.
  10. I did, I'll see if I can upload somehow.
  11. It's a CCM Trigger. I should add that it's flexible, like dried glue/caulk.
  12. I just ordered a pro stock stick from HockeyMonkey. When I received it, there were little shards of clear/milky plastic on the inside. I removed the end cap and they all dumped out. When I bang the stick on the ground, more seem to come loose. Is this some type of glue on the interior of the stick breaking apart, or is the stick faulty? I'm not sure if I should send it back or if it's a non-issue. Thoughts?
  13. A post above talked about CCM versus Bauer. I used to be in all Bauer... helmet, sticks, skates, etc. etc., except shoulder pads. It started with shin pads, then pants, then gloves, and now I'm in everything CCM minus skates. I like the fit and feel of CCM equipment, and I especially like how clean and simple a lot of their gear is. Bauer is so flashy with their odd retail color schemes and what I call "reflective" pants. Maybe I'm old school. I agree that manufacturers need to streamline their stick and skate lines into different price points, instead of being all over the map. Prices are outrageous at retail when you can get pro stock sticks from various sites for $100-200 less.
  14. As a follow up... I really just couldn't take the pain anymore, so I spent $5 and had my skates stretched at my LHS. I was a little concerned when I got my right skate back as it was noticeably larger than it was previous. However, on the ice I am not experiencing the same pain as I was before. The skate feels a little more "roomy," so it is going to take a few skates to get used to. My foot still is planted and secured, but it isn't as tight as it was before so I felt a bit unsure at first. All things considered I'm happy I had them stretched... I'm not a pro player and I'm getting older, so any small decrease in performance is OK as long as I can walk comfortably the following day after a game.
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