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sturdy22 last won the day on August 7

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    Vapor 7.0, Vapor X90, Supreme 190 (marsblade ice), Nike Quest 1, Mako 2, True TF9, True TF7
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    Mostly Warrior/Innovative/Base 2 piece
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    CCM Supra 610
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  1. I still only use two piece sticks. I can’t tell you if the intermediate TPS shaft will work with a senior blade but the intermediate warrior shafts we have use senior blades. Putting the stick together is easy. Heat the glue on the blade and then heat the bottom 2-3 inch’s of the shaft evenly. The concave sides of the shaft will expand to fit the blade tenon. Just remember to let the shaft cool before flexing. If by chance there is some movement of the blade tenon in the shaft put some tape over it before reinserting.
  2. I have the R1 large measurement at just over 10 3/4” in length. I can’t get a pic to load but the one skate with the over hang is a mounting issue. if the chassis was moved back about 2mm the R1 would cover the entire outsole of the boot.
  3. I’ll measure when I get home and I’ll see what I can do for a pic. I prefer the O1 as I don’t play competitive roller and have my set to my oldest son. Both of my sons have both the O1 and R1 and they only use the R1s for anything competitive. The best way I can describe is the R1s are very smooth in turns and not as “on rails” feeling as traditional chassis’. I just prefer the extra motion I get from the O1s but I also prefer ice over roller.
  4. I have a pair of Large R1s on a size 8.5D vapor APX and I have a slight overhang not really noticeable. I think you would be ok with a large on a 8.5EE CCM. I can put a tape measure on the R1s when I get home if you would like an exact measurement.
  5. If you don’t plan on returning the boots just drill the vent holes. I’ve added vents to my trues, just use a bit that’s the same size as the vents on you other pair. Use a bit for composite materials that is sharp to avoid splintering.
  6. I have 4 vent holes in my skates, a pair of converted ice Vapors and a pair of APXR. I have never run into a problem with sweat dripping onto my wheels, chassis or the playing surface. I go barefoot.
  7. Coming from makos I am interested in the flex tendon guard. there is next to no flex in the TF9/7 that I have.
  8. Yes I’ve studied all the available documents on here and gathered as much info on the new Catalyst. The softer boot and flexible tendon guard is what interest me the most. In comparison I prefer the tech mesh vapors vs the full composite offerings from Bauer. I still wear my x7.0/X90s. it is the eyelets that are cutting into my feet when putting them on and I’ve resorted to using duct tape. Wearing even thin skate socks don’t feel right. In reality I am not skating much outside of coaching and running hockey camps so I don’t really need a high end skate I just want something to eventually replace the makos that I can wear for multiple hours a day. I’ve had three pairs of Trues (customs, TF7/9) and they just might not be the skate for me.
  9. I go barefoot, almost 30 years now, and yes I’m twisting the boot. Spots are the same on each foot specific to putting on. No problems once on my feet. These TF boots may just not right for me.
  10. Yes I flared at the top and also at the 5th/6th eyelet where I’m getting the most trouble just putting on.
  11. I currently have two pairs of Mako 2s. A pair of 8 EE on E-Pros and a pair of pro stock 8.5D left /9D right on CXN holders. The makos are the perfect skate for me in terms of fit and stiffness. I don’t know what the steel is profiled to on the EPros but they are pitched forward and comparable to the CXNs. I recently picked up a pair of 7.5 Wide TF7 and a pair of 8 TF9s on sideline for real cheap in hopes of having a skate that will replace my makos. sizing is all over the place. The 7.5W are perfect after the bake but I have a high instep and they tear my feet up putting the skates on when they’re cool. And they are so stiff. The 8 feels too roomy in comparison and they’re also tearing up my feet putting them on. Lacing is also a pain in the ass due to the stiffness of the boot. I have CXNs on the trues and they don’t feel like the makos. I have my own riveter so I am able to swap holders around. I am hopeful that the catalyst are a little softer of a boot and I am interested in the flexibility of the tendon guard. The TF7/9 tendon guard has no flex.
  12. I have had 3 sticks repaired through Integral stick repair. One was a upper shaft repair and two others were mid shaft. the repairs cost $50 each One was a 75 flex Warrior Alpha DX Pro that I found in the trash and the other two were 80 flex tapered shafts. I did notice maybe a slight change in flex, 75 now feels like a 80 and the 80s feel closer to a 85. If I was using the stick not knowing it was repaired I don’t know that I would know the difference. I have been playing for 40 years and I still prefer the feel of a two piece stick.
  13. I don’t know about advantage, but I liked the aggressive (forward) pitch of the CXN holder and stock steel. I have CXNs on a pair of mako 2s and a pair of TF7s. both pairs feel the same pitch wise I don’t know the radius or profile of the stock steel. Coincidentally I also have a pair of Makos with Epros that have a similar feel. I have tried to replicate the feel on tuuks with 3mm heel lifts but I haven’t found the sweet spot yet.
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