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Griff last won the day on May 10 2022

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    Bauer 8090 with custom+
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    ccm v8.0 shaft and rbk 6k blade
  • Gloves
    bauer bdp's, eagle cp94
  • Helmet
    CCM ht2
  • Pants
    Bauer vapor 8 girdle
  • Shoulder Pads
    I'm old I don't need those anymore
  • Elbow Pads
    Bauer somethingorother
  • Shin Pads
    jofa 5090/8090
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  1. What are the chances that this comes out with a throwback price as well? Given what the stick market looks like right now an original synergy at the original $140ish price point would be damn tempting.
  2. This doesn't solve the T90 issue but as someone who's evidently even more of a stick dinosaur than the original poster (P15/H15/D15 Heel curve and 100-105 flex) I've had the best luck just keeping an eye on sideline swap or the various sites that sell past-season pro-stock sticks. I may have to change eventually but buying batches means that'll be a while.
  3. From Bauer 8090 to the Graf 755 I was 8.5 in both. YMMV based on foot shape and how you like it to fit but at least for me from traditional boot to traditional boot it was consistent.
  4. This may seem like a fairly off-the-wall suggestion but have you looked at Grafs? The one90 was a fairly low-volume, low-cut boot. Given how long I'm assuming you've been skating on them (I don't know for sure maybe you're on your 5th pair, I'm on my 6th pair of 8090's) they have to be pretty damn soft by now. Looking at something like a Graf 703, which is still available in North America, may be a decent solution. Should be pretty easy to put Tuuks on so you can keep your steel. Part of the reason I make the suggestion is that although I've been able to keep myself in 8090's for the time being through ebay and sideline swap, I've also tried more modern skates and they just do not work for me. It lead me to look at Graf 755's as a suitable alternative and I'll probably purchase a pair soon.
  5. Thanks for the responses. The diamond wasn't new, but it wasn't bad either, I switched that out as well to get through it. I'm still not exactly sure what was going on. Like I mentioned I had no issue whatsoever with the CCM skates and some of the Bauer's but this batch of youth x40's just ate wheels. Didn't matter if I'd already gotten a hollow in it and the factory coating was gone, just fucking ate them. Looking at the Blademaster price list and the wheels I realize that two of the wheels were 08mxruby and one was a 08ruby. I will most likely sharpen all of these skates again and then some before our 2nd mite session starts in January. Since I have to buy wheels now does anyone have a specific recommendation? Green, purple, ruby? Or just stick with my normal MXRuby and plan on buying a couple extra?
  6. So it's been years since I've sharpened a large volume of skates at once, mostly just 1-4 pair a week in exchange for 6-packs. This week I sharpened all of our associations new loaner skates for our mite/learn to play program so the kids would start on good, level, edges. These are cheap skates with cheap steel. The CCM ones were fine. The bauer ones just ate through wheels. Not all of the bauer models seemed to do it but I tore through the rest of the wheel on my machine, toasted another used wheel, and finally got through them on a 3rd wheel. All the wheels were blademaster mx-ruby wheels. It was to the point where I was having to dress a wheel multiple times per skate. Looking at shop guys or anyone who sharpens at volume for some guidance. Is this an isolated incident? Is there a blademaster wheel that copes with this cheap steel better? I now need to order wheels so if there's one I can throw in with my normal every other year order for these cheap youth skates I'd love to know what it is. Thanks for any help.
  7. Here's my dilemma, My brother has been skating on a pair of easton S15's since they were new. They are literally the only skates he has ever owned that have not hurt his feet. The adhesive that connects the softer materials to the carbon is starting to fail. This isn't exactly surprising, and is probably closer to impressive, considering the adhesive issues that easton had with composite skates back around then. (Were any Synergy 1200's not warrantied?) Anyway given the vast number of shoe glue and other adhesives on the market does anyone have any experience with one that worked for this skate? I'll be repairing them one way or another but was just hoping for some advice. Thanks
  8. Dear god they're going to make a fortune on that little piece of equipment.
  9. Take as much time as you need when getting skates fitted, the only piece of advice I'd give is to maybe ask the shop guys when the slower part of their day is and try to get to the shop then. I hate it when I'm trying to fit skates for people during the busiest part of the day because I can't spend as much time with the skate buyer as I'd like between helping them and running around ringing people up/ sharpening skates ect.
  10. Got my X02 on friday and set it up in the back of the shop here and did my skates and a buddies with the 90/75. The fbv is great and I can't wait to use it in a more competitive setting on monday night. Thanks to J.R. and Drewhunz for talking to me about it in Vegas and thanks to the Lady I talked to at blackstone, super helpful and very nice.
  11. She wanted me to match price on a pair of 1500's, I said I would just to get them out the door but aside from the size being wrong the shape of the kids foot was not a good fit for synergy skates, kid had barney rubble feet and I told her as much as soon as the kid took off his shoes.
  12. Last week this mom and her kid come into the store asking about skates and if we'll price match, I tell her that depends and that I'll do the best I can. Her kid is set on Synergy 1500's in a size 7, one look at the kid and you just know that those skates would be huge on him. I tell her that just to make sure lets go ahead and size him up for shits and giggles. After about 25 min and half a dozen pair of skates we're all settled on V08's in a size 5, we get up to the register, I've already told her we're going to sharpen them and that we will bake them after he skates because of course jr. is on the ice in 20 mins. Just as I ring them up she pulls the chute and asks if she can buy them online for less. First off I've already saved her $100 over the "bargin" skates she was going to buy on the internet, now her kid has skates that fit. I'm so fed up that I say to hell with it and look the skates up on hockeygiant, they're $20 cheaper there and I had to explain to the woman that after she paid me to sharpen them and bake them the internet skates would be more expensive. Makes me like my good customers just a little bit more each time something like this happens.
  13. Jesus Monty where on earth did you get those? Those are sweet, I've been trying to talk my old coach out of his.
  14. Little Caesars sponsors a AAA team in Detroit, so that's the teams name.
  15. The 8090, been looking for a while we had a pair in 15" but it was just too small.
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