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pisani34

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  1. I've been using a 9K large girdle for some time now but for whatever reason, it's giving me the fits now getting caught up on the top of my shin pads when going into deep knee bends. Since I'm shorter and in a size L, I do have the thigh guards pulled up quite a bit, even moreso than what is generally "acceptable" on the velcro portion. I also leave the thigh guards very loose on the thigh straps as well. Is there a certain setting of the straps that will help alleviate this, or maybe even putting back on the shin pads the little thigh guards (removed from my rbk shins).
  2. And he's right back into his normal graphic OG jetspeeds and last year's stick again
  3. Pictured are my sons skates, it is the first time either of us have ever gotten a prosharp quad, my son and I have both been on Max Edge 981. His are a 212 holder on his junior size 1 3S's which came with the LS Balance runners with the 13' profile. I took them into my LHS today to get the quad 3XS put on them for the upcoming season. Coming off the ice he said he felt fine and they felt good, but I just want to make sure that the profile was actually applied correctly. The top LS1 used blade is his outgoing runner with the ME 981, and the bottom runner is the quad 3XS. To me it still seems like there is quite a bit of toe height, and when matching the blades together I notice quite a bit more heel height in the quad vs the 981. From a quick eye test, does it look like the ship has applied a quad correctly? Or am I missing something here at all?
  4. On this topic of true tongues, I've been pretty satisfied with my TF9s over the last year (coming from supertacks, and mako 1's and 2's before this). However I'm finding that I get quite a bit of tongue rotation after games, or even just open public skating, with the tongue rotating to the outside of my foot. I've never thought I had foot alignment issues, but apparently I could be pronating causing this? I've tried many different ways of wearing the skates too, even went to dropping 2 eyelets at one point. My most comfortable ways are usually when I can let my ankles be extra mobile and have a ton of forward flex, but from the pics, I wonder if I don't have the upper eyelet areas baked/wrapped enough? I did do the tensor/shrink-wrap method when baking. This never really was a HUGE issue to me until the last few skates, I've basically been getting lace bite from the top inner eyelet area on my upper ankle, as the tongue would shift and then expose my open ankle to the lace there.
  5. I have the CCM UCLP's Bruins pro stock, in an XL +1. The last pants I was wearing was the 7092 tacks girdle in a medium, and really should've been a large. I'm 5'11" and usually in the 195lb dad bod range. I love the UCLPs, just wish they weren't a +1 length but I can live with it. They're are fantastic, obviously overkill padding wise for men's league, but I find with the u foams it's not like they're overly heavy. I never used to step in to want to block any shots really but have no problem playing net front D these days, they're great. Definitely have read they fit 1 size small and to order up a size and I can see that as true.
  6. Stayed in the jetspeeds tonight but went back to the ST girdle and put up 1g 3a. Almost wondering if he's throwing on the girdle when he's gotta go with the shells for the new royal blues, and standard navy UCLP. Seems to not bother him so much either way, not as much as the skates anyways. https://twitter.com/EdmontonOilers/status/1583264075290931201?t=tkf_qQffyD7vW4ZNSgK9-w&s=19
  7. As of yesterdays game, back in his trusty jetspeeds and UCLP pants...
  8. Only 3 games so far with the size 6. I've had about 10 hours in the TF9s in total, but the other hours were experimenting with other bigger sizes, and those were a ballgame of different problems dealing with the fit of the boot. Now that those were mostly addressed I was hoping to focus on the fine tuning of them, just been a little difficult to find ice time. Didn't think it would be so hard to adjust as I've been in makos for a long time, but just not over the past few years as I was in my super tacks. I will have to try and get to more ice times and ODR
  9. Another game on my TF9's, and I'm happier with the fit of the boot, but for the life of me still haven't adjusted to the pitch and/or profile. Almost feeling like being in a 254 holder now is also throwing me off. I definitely feel too much on the toes, at 2 points yesterday I even hard toe picked into the Ice just going forward stride causing me to trip. Gonna give them another go tomorrow in a game but then unfortunately I don't have much for hockey in the next 2-3 weeks which eats into my 30 day trial. Just cannot decide what to do....shim fronts? Prosharp profile stock steel? Switch to my CCM 263 holders and already profiled steel?
  10. I tried out the 6.0Rs on the ice after having started with a 7.0R, then a 6.5R. I thought there was no chance 6.0 would've worked, but even with only 1 bake they were near perfect. Maybe 1/4 size too small still if anything (expecting them to open up a tad more with a 2nd bake and usage), but overall this was the fit/feel I was expecting to get. No more forefoot slop, still the same great heel lock, and nice ankle mobility. For reference, I was a 7.5D mako II, and a 7.5D super tacks. Definitely not in the norm I'm thinking to have dropped 1.5 sizes, but if anything I would say don't be scared to keep trying smaller.
  11. Yep I feel you there. Especially having had makos in the past, which were probably some of my favorite toe boxes around. I'm glad the trues have no issues around the heel and ankle, i find exactly what you said about the forefoot and agree with your points. It does feel closer to what I was expecting in the 6R, but then the length may not work haha
  12. https://goo.gl/photos/P5HG1KWKy3xp4Tc38 Hopefully this shared link works?
  13. As an update to my tf9 fitting scenarios, here's where I'm currently at now again. Coming from super tacks 7.5D most recently, and have had 7.5D mako 2s in the past. First tried the 7.0R TF9s. Fit felt great upon initial bake. Once on the ice, fit felt instantly sloppy and felt like I had Kleenex boxes for skates. Went to the 6.5R. originally thought there was no way I'd fit in them. They felt perfect out of the bake, and pretty good on the ice, but still felt like there was a touch of negative space around the forefoot, and being fully tied in and equipment on, felt like I still had room on the length. Overall, still a big difference over the 7.0s. A couple skates with those on the ice and I was still convinced I should at least try 1 smaller just to rule it out. Grabbed a pair of the 6.0R TF9s yesterday and baked em up. Following the instructions and leaving the top couple eyelets unlaced, they felt too small upon baking, however I knew this story, I knew that they would give me more length once cooled and fully laced. As I sit here now with them on and fully laced and sitting, the length is good, maybe a hair too small. Standing up, I'm definitely into the top cap a little too much, however when knees bent and over the toes in skating position, toes pull back and I would describe it as "perfect" fit. The forefoot negative space feels better in the 6 than the 6.5 and I like the hug everywhere else in the boot, I've just had such a hard time deciding on the perfect length. I'm leaning towards staying on the 6 now just because I know the foams should break in even more and give even slightly more length. Should I give any thought as to the too small fit standing up straight? Or only just trust that the fit is good on skating position? And is there any worry that I'm way off the end of the footbed?
  14. The time for tf7 and TF9s according to the sheet that came in the box is most definitely 6 min, it's the customs that are 10 min bake times. The section for home bake said to use 180° (200° for a shop skate oven) I'm assuming due to the fact that they don't want you to overbake in an oven that isnt as well controlled. Your cookie sheet and towel method sounds fine to me, however, you gotta preheat and also leave the oven on in my opinion. The reduced heat and time already takes into account variances in home baking equipment. Did them one at a time as well.
  15. Iirc it should be 180° for 6 min. Shop directions were 200° for 6 min, that's what I did as I trusted my convection oven at home. On another note, I ended up returned the 7.0R TF9s and doubling back to the 6.5R. after game 2 in the 7R's, it just felt like my feet were swimming in the boot. 6.5 felt way too small even post bake, but once actually laced and on the ice, felt much different than just standing around at home. Even then, I do wish the forefoot were still a little bit tighter but I'm not sure much could be done about that. Still, I have no issues with the heel lock, ankle flexion or anything, that's all great, but the review is still out on these until I get a few more skates in. I think the stock pitch and profile is something I'm still getting used to, so not only is the boot way different than I'm used to, but also adjusting to a new profile again
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