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Neo5370

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  1. As a member, what do I get out this positive relationship with manufacturers? Not trying to be disrepectful. Ive been a long time member as well and have found myself coming here less and less. I think ive been compelled to post or reply maybe 3 or 4 times in the last few years.
  2. Totally forgot, the tech goes back even further In all honesty though, those new prototypes are pretty sexy.
  3. Glad to see Bauer bringing back that CCM DST and Nike Quest Speedwrap tech.
  4. I might be dreaming but I vaguely remember Christian having a heat mold-able composite blade in the early to mid 90's. It was black and fairly expensive at the time, around $30-$40-ish. I don't even know what it was made out of. It was black, not much, if any branding. Might not have even had any carbon in it. Maybe it was some kind of thermo plastic? Any other older guys out remember something similar or did I totally make that up?
  5. The size and placement of the "CCM" is so gaudy, I hate it and love it at the same time.
  6. A combination of factors for me: 1. Decided to give mid to low tier gear a try and realized I played just as well/poorly; maybe even better honestly since I wasn't worried about breaking a $250 stick. 2. As I got older material things in general started to mean less; I'd rather spend money on experiences than things. 3. Running out of storage space. 4. Back to point #1, which made me see the "this goes to 11" marketing mentality and kind of making me realize bauer/ccm doesn't care if I play better, they care whether or not they get my money. 5. When I was finally able to buy (almost) anything I wanted, the thrill of acquiring new stuff lessened. 6. I never have or will play at a high level (I'm in my late 30's) and my (unpopular) opinion is yes, people who just learned to skate or are not very good using top of line gear do look silly. I'm sorry if I offend people with this one, I used to be one of those guys. I know I shouldn't be judgmental and I am working on being a better person.
  7. Hockeystickman has a surprisingly decent selection of non-refurbished pro stocks.
  8. I honestly think we're at the point of diminishing returns in regards to rec players and top of the line sticks. Joe Schmoe doesn't need a Lambo for his daily commute.
  9. I've felt this way for years. I still use a sherwood 9950 regularly and people always ask how my hands/wrists don't get tired. I always tell them the weight of the stick kind of pushes and stops the puck for me. So instead of felling like I'm trying to move a bowling ball with a fishing pole, it feels like I'm moving a golf ball with a baseball bat.
  10. Fancy words? Probably. Reduction in quality? Dunno. But it is a super vague term. Advanced compared to what? The way they layered carbon 5 years ago? 40 years ago? Carbon layering? As in the process by which most carbon sticks are made? As Don Draper once said of Lucky Strike tobacco, "It's toasted." Personally, I can't believe I used to eat this stuff up as a kid. Now, it really turns me off. A lot.
  11. Lol, and those straight, no curve, open lofted shovels.
  12. I just realized I haven't seen them post in a long time. Just curious if anyone knew.
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