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  1. I still have my RBK 20k but I replaced them with FT4 Pros a few years ago. Holding up well, I like them almost as much as the old nostalgia Jofas. On semi related note, I still have my 20K elbows but the Jetspeeds look like a good option. Give the Jetspeeds another try? Took me a few sessions to get used to them but I would never go back now.
  2. I've only tried Bauer and True. I found the Trues to require 0 break in period and they had the most "custom" fit. I did not even need to lace the skates when they were new, but they were a pain to put on and take off. Only drawbacks when new were the cosmetic issues. After a few seasons few some rivets popped out, the boots lost stiffness quicker than the Bauers and the heel lock is loose on the dominant foot. All minor issues. The last time I put on the Bauer for ODR it felt loose after getting used to the snugness of True. I think if you have foot issues or mangled feet, the Trues would be a very suitable skate.
  3. I like my Warrior Alpha Pro. Great blend of price, protection and comfort. Comin from higher model Bauers i'm a big fan of the Warrior helmet.
  4. I was just at the Leafs prostock shop today wishing Willy shot left. His stick was Supreme graphics but stick code is 2NPROXL. I believe Andreas Johnsson has similar specs but lefty, i've been using his twigs. If you want pictures i'll grab some next time. Spezza's stick was there too for comparison.
  5. More posts on social media like Instagram -- like and follow, with a giveaway for a ModSquad hat or other product? AMA on Reddit with JR? AMA here with equipment manufacturers? The Athletic had some great articles when speaking with trainers and operations managers. Very interesting stuff. ModSquad stickers for our helmets to bring more exposure? Sticky posts explaining skate sharpening, stick curves, curves? Youtube content? JR visits the local used equipment store to try old stuff...
  6. Worth it. Great article today on Warrior and Adam Oates: https://theathletic.com/553200/2018/10/02/blade-whisperers-on-ice-tests-and-a-tijuana-trip-how-an-nhl-player-is-fitted-with-the-perfect-stick/
  7. Agreed on all points. The low kick is an improvement on the QRL.
  8. I think backup job is Sparks to lose after his ridiculous AHL season. Grundstrom could be a 4th liner but I don't think he will make it this year. Johnson was a beast during AHL playoffs. Trevor Moore was also a valuable asset, he could be a Babcock guy for the 4th line. I think they will give Holl a chance for the bottom 3 pairing with Marincin. They were really good together.
  9. Huge thank-you to Warrior and JR for the beautiful stick. Also kudos to Renfrew for the tape. Also appreciate the white QREdge hat from Warrior. Me: 5'9, 155 Stick: LH, 70 Flex, Backstrom Tape: Heel to toe Position: W/C Location: Toronto Level: B to C, 4-5 times a week Recent Sticks Used: Warrior QRL, QR1 Warrior AK27 Bauer 1N (2017) Bauer 1X (2016) True XC9 ACF First Impressions: I return home to find a huge box on my front door. This is after checking my mailbox everyday for a package slip. I take some pictures for social media for Warrior. I also do an unboxing video which turns out to be a really sad one as I received a righty instead of a lefty. Briefly contemplated learning to shoot right because the stick felt so great. After some panic, an email and a quick call to Warrior, a replacement was sent out. Two days later I return home to find a huge box on my front door. I rip it open and find a beautiful QR Edge with the right specs. After a quick tape job with Renfrew on the blade and Renfrew grip tape on the top, I play around with the green biscuit on my floor. I was hoping to test the QREdge, QRL and QR1 versus the 1N and XC9 with a radar gun but I just moved and haven't purchased a new net yet. This will come later. First Ice Sessions: The stick feels light and balanced. The Edge taper is beautiful -- it was actually love at first sight over half a year ago when I had my first sighting (I can talk about this now?). The colour scheme of blue/orange and black complement each other very well. But enough about aesthetics... Blade/Receiving Passes: I agree with the other reviewer comments. It's not stiff so I need an extra bit of care to receive hard passes. Again, in the hands of a more accomplished player I believe it will be a lesser point. But hey, this stick is about shooting -- and shooting quick. Passing: Quick release passes rocket off this with a little hop. Minimums Carbon 1200 makes it lighter and stronger than previous editions. Shooting: This stick loads quickly and gives a great release. You're able to feel the sling of the puck just fly off the blade and hit the target. I feel like Warrior improved an already wonderful stick in the QRL. Quick load, quick release. I placed around 250-300 shots during the open ice session. I admit I wasn't able to load it properly every time (user error) but in the hands of a true sniper this stick will give the edge. I felt snappers and wristers came off with ease. It's like a gradual evolution of the QR1 --> QRL to QREdge. Shaft/Durability: It feels strong, and I have no doubt it will last longer than the QRL and will be able to take abuse from opposing players. I'm interested in how long the toe will last. Overall: I have one QRL left so I'm going to buy more of the QREdges in the same flex/pattern. Great job to Warrior. Will add another review in the coming weeks after more games are played.
  10. Thanks for this find. Quite a few skates for $100-200 if you're in the size 9-9.5 category. Goalie gear is all half.
  11. Left boot has a squeaky sound when I lean forward on dryland. Loose blade in holder? Loose screw in holder? I barely bunny hop the boards, ugh.
  12. Plekanec! Man our D was ruined. Wish they traded the 2nd and stuff for something instead of TP... hope to see Dommie and Mango (aka Johnson) back for game 2.
  13. I take the Bruins over the Lightning. Sure they have arguably the best line in the league but the Leaves have three and possibly four if they let Johnny play. Goaltending is the wild card. Bruins played the most games in last stretch and Leafs least. *forgot about the "it was 4-1 game" already*
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