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JR Boucicaut

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  1. Which store did you go to and how long ago? Might’ve been me.
  2. It's always going to have less material in the front. The misalignment is going to be strongest in the heel - which is why you see partial orthotics that stop at the arch or why we check heel wear in shoes. When doing this for an in-person fitting, I would remove the inside or outside edge rivets and then have the skater lace the boot up and CAREFULLY stand while having the shims wedged in there. From there, I could take out or add more material before I cut and shaped.
  3. Correct - because he didn't have both edges under him. I would advise against varying thicknesses between towers. It will twist the steel. Keep it uniform.
  4. Correct. Remember, you’re shimming to be able to get the edge the skater can’t access aligned so that they can. That’s why both towers have to be done. If not, it’s going to twist the holder.
  5. Yeah, you don’t shim both for pronation? I always shim both towers.
  6. You can attempt to correct supination the same way you would pronation.
  7. Right - it has two edges. It just doesn't have a hollow.
  8. Maximum Edge's method is different that way - they use the individual templates to make their marks. They don't use boot gauges.
  9. There's an algorithm involved (the inventory management system was created by Total Hockey) and while it takes closest distance into play, if that store has x amount in stock and is projected to sell y and shipping that skate will disrupt that, it will pull from the main warehouse to protect that store's local stock.
  10. Since you don't have the credentials to post in our Gear Exchange, I moved it to the buy area as a courtesy to you. If someone can help you, they will.
  11. Your post wasn't deleted - it was sent to the appropriate section. https://modsquadhockey.com/forums/forum/11-buy/
  12. It amazes me that people actually fell for that.
  13. So when I was in Blainville for training before the MyBauer custom went live, I was told that fitters would be able to submit spec sheets/reorder by ticket number. I talked to someone at my previous employer a year later and he said that the only option they gave store managers was through MyBauer. Mind you 99% of retailers don't know how to build a custom skate that way, so I can definitely see how they don't give that option. Did I build these? I can't remember.
  14. I'm with you on that. I stopped doing that because I truly didn't think that I would be able to fully dial in the fit remotely. A manufacturer last year asked me if I was interested in analyzing scans. I said sure but nothing ever came of it.
  15. Mike Peck (CCM FaST Manager) worked for me before going to CCM. Kenny worked retail as well and can fit skates. I think the average consumer automatically assumes that since they work for the company, they're instantly experts. While I completely agree with the 2nd part of that statement, but with these two, it's not the case.
  16. Not necessarily. Not every store employee gets direct PK from a manufacturer. Some get training version geared towards selling or training designed in-house. Also, keep in mind most of these employees don't have anything vested and won't care anyway. But Peck cared when he worked for me, and look at him now! LOL
  17. No. It was like a 2 week tournament that was taped then stretched out on TV. We have had several members who played in it.
  18. I did not. I would think that if someone did, they must have too much volume in that particular area or the toebox isn't tall enough.
  19. It did. Not drastically for me as I didn't seem to stray too much from the fit. I'll do a 2nd bake after I skate in them a couple of times just because that's been my routine. Look at your holder size in these situations. Despite whatever the boot size would be, the holder size won't lie. I know that I am always the first skate that accommodates a 296 holder. 11 CCM, 11 Bauer Vapor. The lone exception is Bauer Supreme. I was a 10.5 in a Supreme. The old fit profile allowed me to drop down a half-size and I would go with a D and that would put me in a 288. But if you remember, starting with ONE90 you had the Power steel which was 8 mm longer, which would equate into...boom, a 296. The smaller holder was put on that skate. No idea what I'm in now as I've haven't tried on a Supreme skate in a couple of years nor do I know what fit profile I would even be. So, just look at your holder size (or even just pay attention to the shoe sizing/Euro size) because those things will be constant. Yep - still a similar fit. I'd say so. There are some references to them on certain skates on their site; on the 80k and AS3. I would venture to say it'll be on the new Jetspeed models. I would say similar to AS2. The AS3 Pro is considerably stiffer. Just get fat like I did. LOL I can't really see it failing - there's nothing weight-bearing or anything that would pull it apart as much isn't required to keep it in place. Nor will it wear out like a hook and loop application would (getting snagged on a sock or shifting.)
  20. It's been a while since I've done one of these - lots has changed in the past few years, and so I'm glad to have the opportunity to review product again. I'll be comparing this to the last CCM skate I reviewed, which was the Super Tacks. That IT can be found here - I didn't skate the AS1; truth be told, there wasn't a massive difference between them and the original Super Tacks. Aesthetically, the AS3 looks to be extremely well-made; I can't find a flaw like loose stitches, crooked jeweling or anything of the sort. There is quite a lot of shininess to the boot and the graphics are a bit intense, but I guess that's the This is the first Tacks skate with the quick-release XS holder. The stock steel is still the XS steel but it is slightly taller than the previous version. CCM also reduced the eyerow overlay to the top two eyelets only, and has a runner going up the edge of the quarter. For reference, the Super Tacks had a full eyerow overlay, and the AS1 had the 3-5 eyelets with an eyerow overlay. AND THEY GOT RID OF THE CCM-STAMPED EYELETS. It's probably the stiffest skate I've put on. Lacing them up out of the box, however, they felt extremely comfortable for my foot shape. A pleasant surprise in the forefoot as it is much more plush than the Super Tacks as there's added foam there. New liner in this skate, and CCM extended the abrasion-resistant panels further back towards the heel (for extended protection against shin guard abrasion.) The other big feature in this skate is the ability to remove tongues. The stock tongue is your standard CCM felt in terms of thickness. The tongue attaches to the top of the toe box but now has a flap on top. To remove the tongue, you have to pry that flap up, as shown: Once pried there will be two prongs. Push those down and the tongue is no longer attached to the boot. Aftermarket tongues are available in a thin molded tongue, the same stock tongue with a D3O metatarsal pad and a 10mm heavy felt tongue with a D3O metatarsal pad. I didn't feel the tongue attachment when I had the skates on. This was a definitely well thought out feature. Had to bake these from home as my local rink is not open yet. Skates responded well to the bake as I got some good definition inside the skate. I'm looking forward to skating in these. Thanks to @CCMHockey for the opportunity. If you have any questions, please ask them in this thread.
  21. The ONE90 was the first leap from a traditional skate into what we have today as it required a completely different manufacturing process. Skates before then were flat, then built up then lasted. ONE90 changed all that.
  22. The Mission guys who were out in CA are no longer with Bauer as of early this month.
  23. That’s not a fair statement. While all tendon guards “back in the day” became flexible over time (because they broke) the ONE90 was the first to be designed to actually flex and rebound. The premise behind that skate was dynamic range of motion.
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