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mnpucker

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mnpucker last won the day on April 22 2022

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About mnpucker

  • Birthday 08/20/1968

Equipment

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    Bauer One95's
  • Stick
    Bauer One95
  • Gloves
    eagle X70 - Easton S11
  • Helmet
    Jofa 690
  • Pants
    None fat are protects me
  • Shoulder Pads
    none
  • Elbow Pads
    Jofa/DR
  • Shin Pads
    RBK 6k
  • Hockey Bag
    Local Custom

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    Male
  • Location
    Minnesota
  • Interests
    Hockey Fishing Coaching - Hockey Fishing Coaching
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  1. Got the skates, baked them, new laces. 100/50 FBV, feel like I have been wearing them for 10 years. It is such a shame this skate no longer exists. Incredible comfort, Really cool to jump into a new pair, all that original life back in the boot, I can feel additional support and energy from the boot.
  2. Meh young buck, 13 years for me. Still looks and runs like brand new.
  3. OK so I just purchased a lightly used pair of Mako ll off Ebay. I had to, I tried True TF9 just could not get used to that big toe box, my heel slipped and I could not get the blades right. I tried 3 sizes, from wide to regular in my size one one size smaller.Sent them all back. So jacked to have found an exact replacement with literally new steel to get me through the next several years. I thinkI overpaid at $400 but I don't care, just happy to be back in a newer pair of makos.
  4. I tried them but found I would kick them from time to time. Just didn't like the feel of them,
  5. Holy crap my ADD (of which I did not think I had) has kicked in while reading this thread! HA! So my kid is in College now, which means he gets all his equipment and I don't have to stay on top of equipment advances like I once did. This weekend I saw the TF9 for the first time. The skate looked great and I liked the price point compared to other top of the line models. I have been in Mako II's and have been regretting any change. Unfortunately, I have about had it wit the lack of protection MII's offer. I have turned into a puss (sorry of that is not PC, cancel me if it is), I literally scream inside every time someone shoots puck my way in anticipation of the pain. Sadly, I can't stop myself from jumping in front of shots so I typically spend my day gimping on a sore wheel the day after games. So with that I have 2 questions, does anyone have a feel for how protective these are? the vest skate I ever had from a protective standpoint was One90s. Any feed back on TF9 protection? Next, as I said have been reading this thread for a day now but have grown tired. So I am just gonna ask, will I like them compared to my M II's? One concern I have is ai skate one night a week now. I now I will have to get on the ice more to get used to any new skate but how different will these feel from my Eastons? Thanks in advance!
  6. Coming up on my 10th year with the X02, pretty sure if these were serialized I am between 1-10. My boy was 10 when I got it, now a freshman in college, time flies. 100/50 has suited us all fine over the years. His new home ice is very hard, 100/50 does not seem to give him enough bite anymore. I need to figure out the right FBV quick, season is started. I am considering 100/75 but wanted to get some opinions. Any thoughts on where to go to get more bite without sacrificing too much glide? The $40 shipping cost for small order is ridiculous, I haven't read every page of this thread so I am sure that is old news. He also has black edge steel. I see mention of leather homes and the black rubber hone by Blackstone, any input? been using leather but I am not sure if it is working. I kind of feel the lack of edge may be because I am not using a stone anymore. I may have to order more stuff just to get to the $150 free shipping and that rubber hone might get me there if it will be effective, cAn anyone comment on the effedtisvemess of the rubber hone? I continue to tell people the purchase of this sharpener was the single most meaningful purchase I have made. The benefits are many and the quality and convenience of sharpening are at the top.
  7. Spend some your savings on shot blockers.
  8. So i have been waiting for my kid to grow out of his Mako 2's he grew 3" in about 3 months so I got me some brand new Mako 2s. Pretty jazzed to try them out, my only apprehension was the protective level. I play D so I take a lot of pucks in the boots. My former One95's were amazing in all aspects but one in particular was protective level. I could take a lot in those things. First 2 weeks I loved the skate, I could definitely feel the agility the skate offers. I was having problem with Heel lock but thought a quick remake would take care of that. I lace one eye short too, just what I am used too, I went 2 short on my one 95's. So Tuesday my 3rd skate I took a firm saucer pass from the wide board that was intended to go cross ice crease. Great I blocked it right? killed the opportunity right? Frikin' KILLED Like I took a Chara blast to the ankle. If you are like me and do some blocking I suggest you get some shot blockers cut these skates have Zero protection.
  9. "What did you do to my skates?" Is what I heard when my kid hit the ice with 95-75 vs his usual 100-50. They notice. This is exactly true 100/50 does not have as much bite as 95/75.
  10. Sorry I have been following this thread but cannot recall anyone addressing rivets? Is anyone having issues with rivets not holding? Either premature corrosion or just pulling through the sole of the skate?
  11. Here is my take on rust on skates. Based on the skates I have sharpened, 6 players about weekly or more since 2008ish. 4 of them all got Mako 2's at the same time. One kid has had to have rivets replaced about 5 times now. His holders have rust pouring out of the towers as well. The others, no sign of rust at all. I personally think every person has their own unique PH balance. Some peoples sweat is more corrosive than others. Now one other factor could be how you store them, 2 of the 3 others dry their gear in one of those turbo dryer bag things, no rust, less smell. My 2 cents.
  12. I pre-ordered mine.....So Mine is from the initial run of X02's. So somewhere around page 10 of this thread! or December 2008 No real mechanical problems, but you do have to dress the wheel to insure it is fully dressed and round. Once i had the upgraded holder all my problems went away. December 2008! my kids were mites, now in High school. I have saved enough on sharpenings to have paid for 2 of these things. Moreover, My kids have fewer hockey trinkets, shirts and all the other stuff you get roped into buying for them when you walk in a pro shop....Sorry Pro shops but Ice time is expensive enough and you get my Dough for sticks and gear.....2 broken APX2's in one weekend 2 weeks ago. You ask me, a sharpener is one of the first things any hockey dad should buy. Great invest meant and I can probably sell this for almost what I have into it.
  13. I had a similar problem when I first started using my X02. Turned out I needed to apply more pressure on my passes. More pressure eliminated it for me.
  14. Similar story different direction it sounds like told me it didn't really matter either but pretty sure he said up Oh well maybe when I get new spinners I will go markings down and see what happens. Or maybe they will have deeper better stampings. I pretty much have mine set up to do Mako's now. All of the skates I sharpen at Mako 2's. Kind of nice I don't have to really change anything other than spinners. So it remains level all the time.
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