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flip12 last won the day on April 22

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About flip12

  • Birthday 03/16/1984


  • Skates
    Graf 707, MLX
  • Stick
    CCM RibCor 2 PMT P46 amongst many others
  • Gloves
    Warrior AK27
  • Helmet
    Bauer 4500, CCM FV1
  • Pants
    Tackla Air 9000 with suspenders
  • Shoulder Pads
    Warrior AX1
  • Elbow Pads
    Reebok 20K
  • Shin Pads
    Jofa 3195
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    Graf Goaler

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    Copenhagen, Denmark
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    Soviet Hockey, IT, Literature, Architecture, Biking, Food+Drink, Philosophy.
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  1. How does the facing allow more forward flex and wrap?
  2. I wonder if the flatter frontal region above the forehead has a significant impact on the score. There’s often a raised ridge there. It would be interesting to alter that on a few helmets and keep their internal padding the same and see if their Hockey STAR score goes up.
  3. How would that work from a legal perspective?
  4. You’re giving him too much credit. He doesn’t know the curves that well. Just watch his McDavid curve video for example. He’s surprised the blade shoots so well, but it’s because he can’t see it has a slight toe curve to it, which suits his mechanics better than a P92. He’s can’t even see what he’s looking at. A lot of his blade categorizations are quite off the mark. I’d still be interested if it weren’t doubtful what he’s actually got. He modifies curves away from what the original, but doesn’t always clarify the details.
  5. Maybe they didn't even definitively work around the patent, but at least if they made an effort it could have made it a battle, which can get costly. As long as the potential cost of litigation is seen as potentially greater than the benefit of reducing competition, it can deter the conflict from becoming a case. If the defendant didn't even try to make the geometry different, there's no chance the legal black box probably contains a loss for them. If they did try, it could go either way, and the complainant could be lose and be out a lot of money for something that's not a big threat to their revenue at the end of the day.
  6. I just interpreted him as saying they were not only working on making the boots more performant but the holders as well. He did mention Synergy's impact on sticks but I took that as him talking about the kind of pie-in-the-sky sea change scenario you put in a business plan, not to say the skates were going to fuse the holder into the boot. Not even Bauer went that far with nØD1N (even though a lot of people thought they did). From what I've seen, no. I think there's a lot of play in alignment, so speed skate blade assemblies allow for lots of adjustments. Last I saw it was metal chunks that bolt together and into the boot. MLX holders were supposed to allow for similar lateral adjustments, though from the pairs I've had, I don't really see that working. I don't think he'll give that idea up. Better to accept a slight weight penalty for optimum mechanical alignment. That's what I'd be anyway. I was hoping we might be able to get a sneak peak by looking at what Grant's wearing, but he's still in HyperLites as of St. Cloud's last game. I've never seen him wear a pair of Trues.
  7. Like Juneau's gloves, just with laces instead of the velcro adjusted cuff? The GX 26 looked like this, just with a lace cuff and fixed cuff roll.
  8. Which Eastons did you have? I’m fairly certain segmented fingers were universal at retail by 2001. Nike had them on their next generation Quest gloves.
  9. The only gloves I can think of that had segmented fingers in 1999 are Mission Warp and Bauer Supreme. Ignite was just like 96% of the gloves on the market at the time. Sherwood and Itech had semi-segmented fingers, but not quite the same idea as we’re used to in today’s gloves. The first Easton guys to have segmented fingers (Kovalev, Zhitnik, and Morozov) didn’t have that mod until 2000 from what I can tell. I’ve always thought Ignite were the best looking of Nike’s gloves. Their segmentation pattern was elegant and efficient. I’d happily snag a pair if the price were right. A lot of Nike stuff is just stupidly expensive.
  10. He’s been in Bauer and skipping the top eyelet for as long as I’ve seen and he was already modding the tongue like this with UltraSonics so it seems unlikely he’s suddenly in a boot that’s too stiff. He knows Bauer well and as one of their most prominent wearers today I’m sure they’d adjust his specs if necessary.
  11. Silly but sadly probably true. Kaprizov’s history disproves the premise though. He skated just as powerfully, and elegantly for years in the KHL, with plenty of photo and video evidence on photo.khl.ru, GettyImages, and YouTube you can point them to (not that you want to spend your time on that necessarily). Reddit could have a bit that just posts that whenever someone asks.
  12. Fully agree there. Makes me wonder just what kind of a dr. this guy is.
  13. But isn’t the nature of Pascal’s wager that it’s in Kierkegaard’s terms “an infinite movement” requiring literally everything, not just a throwaway trifle, unless one considers one’s life a throwaway.
  14. Depending on the flex profile of the tongue, less interaction between the shin and the tongue maybe? That could make ankle rotations less noisy cognitively. Less weight (10g roughly per skate) with a slight effect on skate center of gravity. Maybe he likes the look…like tongues in with even freer tongues out feel. Lots of potential subtle differences that could go into his thinking. I like how detailed a modification it is.
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