Jump to content
Slate Blackcurrant Watermelon Strawberry Orange Banana Apple Emerald Chocolate Marble
Slate Blackcurrant Watermelon Strawberry Orange Banana Apple Emerald Chocolate Marble

SCATMAN

Members+
  • Content Count

    312
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Feedback

    0%

Community Reputation

33 Good

About SCATMAN

  • Birthday 01/11/1987

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Spambot control
    985478625

Recent Profile Visitors

5355 profile views
  1. I'm 6 foot tall, 230 lbs and using UCLP XL+1. I also have HP35's in XL (+0) and the 35's are clearly shorter so I'm not sure I believe that the CL's run short. My CL's are +1 and they look like they are 1" longer than my 35's. Id be leaning more towards saying they all fit similar in length. I bought XL +1 in the CL's because I read they ran short and about an inch shorter than the HP35's.. Apparently not though. I can still use XL+1 in the CL's, I just prefer a shorter pant that sits at the top of my shin pads when I'm standing straight up - Instead of middle of the knee. It's all just personal preference I guess.
  2. Hey all, I wanted to give you all an update on things. I kept looking for ways to tape the stick for better grip in my hand and I ended up finding Marc Savards youtube page where he details dozens of ways the pros do their tape jobs. I saw the Kucherov style butt end and remembered seeing another video on it where Kucherov talked about why he liked it (he liked the feeling in his hand and felt it let his small hands grip the stick better) so I thought I'd give it a try with a minor tweak. Project 91 YouTube Channel (Marc Savard) Nikita Kucherov Stick Taping Ritual The difference for me being that I dont think my hand is that small so instead of starting with 8 wraps I started with 10 wraps, then progressively worked the "steps" down to 8, then 6, 4, 2, then 1 to finish off. Adding some grip tape as well. I've put this TJ on a few sticks and the feeling in my hand is really nice - different - but nice. I was previously using a standard knob/twirled tape/grip tape combo. Similar to the McDavid style seen here but with 15 wraps in the butt end, 2 laps of the twisted up tape/rope, and add grip tape. Still early days however so far so good with the Kucherov! I'll report back in a few weeks to let folk know if things are still working.
  3. I haven't brought myself to buy a lefty yet but I've flipped the stick to the other hand a few times.. Geeze its hard! it definitely throws all your mechanics out too. I'm still not sure if I want to swap hands and I think it would really be hard, but not impossible. I feel like if I keep using a larger/thicker knob so its easier to grip and just go for the lightest stick I can find that I might be ok for a while. I guess for me it would also be important to have a light blade or a more top heavy stick so that I don't have a lot of swing weight to control. That and trying to go one hand on the stick less (hard when playing defense)
  4. Thanks dudes. Yeah it's a crumby situation to even consider! To date I've had some success by changing the way I do my butt end tape job to something thicker and easier to grip. Also I'm going to try using lighter and shorter sticks before trying to swap hands. Still not ruling it out though.
  5. Hi all, Long story short, I've had a wrist injury thats been getting worse with time and I'm at a point now where I have trouble holding onto a hockey stick with my top hand :( The injury is to the nerve cluster at the base of my wrist that more or less controls movement and grip strength of the hand. Surgery isn't really an option for me and I've been working with a physio on it for about a year and have only had minor improvements. My right hand is my dominant hand however I've been playing with a right handed stick all my life, with my left hand up top (I've been playing hockey 15-20 years). I've been thinking I might try to make a switch and get my right hand on top of the stick instead of my left with the hope this will keep my playing hockey for longer down the line. Has anyone had any success changing hands or can share tips on how to help make it easier to keep a grip on a stick? Thanks in advance.
  6. Starting to settle on my gear finally! Helmet: Bauer 4500 + VR903 Shoulders: CCM U+ Pro or Steeden padded shirt (Rugby padded shirt) Pants: CCM HP35 Pro Stock Shins: CCM Ultra Tacks Elbow: CCM QuickLite Gloves: *Retail; Bauer 1X Pro. *Pro stock; Bauer MX3, CCM HG12 and CCM HG50XP Skates: Bauer Vapor 1X + Superfeet + Powerfoot Inserts Cup: CCM Pro Jock Lowers: CCM Performance loose fit pants Uppers: Bauer Training Shirt - Short Sleeve Bag: Warrior Pro Sticks in use: I'm taking a break from P28 style toe curves, I'm also back to using shorter sticks and going back to basic blade patterns. It feels good going back to basics. Warrior Alpha QA/85 flex/W03/Retail height. Bauer 1S/87 flex/P88/Retail height. *Previous sticks now taking a holiday* Bauer 1S/77flex/P28/retail length +2" plug. Euro "17 Bauer 1S/87flex/P28/retail length +2" plug. CCM Reckoner Pro Stock/LK-no ribs/85flex/H11A/retail length +2.5" plug. Euro Bauer 1S/95flex/P88/retail length +3" plug. CCM Reckoner pro stock (LK-no rib, 90flex Kreps), CCM Super Tacks (85flex, P29), True 5.2 (95flex, TC3 and TC4).
  7. Couple of updates in the last 12 months of experimentation and refinement. Not much left untouched! Lots of changes to sticks thanks to playing around with stick length. Went from short/medium length (between clavicle and chin on skates) to medium/long sticks up to my lips or nose on skates. Trying out dropping a flex this year too. Still can't settle on a blade pattern :'( Helmets: Bauer 4500 + VR903 (CCM Resistance for casual and coaching only) Shoulders: CCM U+ Pro and Bauer Pro Stock - Model: 1040585 Pants: Bauer Nexus 1N (CCM HP35's are on holiday) Shins: CCM Ultra Tacks Elbow: CCM QuickLite (Ultra Tacks are collecting dust on the shelf) Gloves: CCM HG12 and CCM HG50XP (Bauer 1N's are on holiday) Skates: Bauer Vapor 1X + Superfeet + Powerfoot Inserts Cup: CCM Pro Jock (Same as Reebok 10k Pro) Lowers: CCM Performance loose fit pants (Out with the compression pant/jock combo) Uppers: Bauer Training Shirt - Short Sleeve (Out with the long sleeve shirt) Bag: Warrior Pro Sticks in use: Bauer 1S/77flex/P28/retail length +2" plug. Euro "17 Bauer 1S/87flex/P28/retail length +2" plug. CCM Reckoner Pro Stock/LK-no ribs/85flex/H11A/retail length +2.5" plug. Euro Bauer 1S/95flex/P88/retail length +3" plug. *On holiday* CCM Reckoner pro stock (LK-no rib, 90flex Kreps), CCM Super Tacks (85flex, P29), True 5.2 (95flex, TC3 and TC4)
  8. Can anyone tell me if I need to drill any new holes if I swap between chassis? (or do the holes line up across the different brands?) I have some Hi-Lo's but looking to try out Hummers/Alkali/CCM chassis but want to know if I'll keep the option to swap back if I don't like them. Boot is Vapor 1X 8.5EE.
  9. P29 is my favourite CCM blade pattern, I always have at least one stick with it and have been using the pattern for a number of years on and off. It was a European blade for a long time before it hit the US. I switch to and from the P88 occasionally as well so I think I know what you are talking about. IMO the P29 has a larger rocker which in my opinion makes it a bit more adaptable with the stick length you use. I personally make all my sticks the same length now regardless of rocker, curve or lie so I don't think 1-2inches shorter or longer will make too much of a difference with that blade pattern. With that said, stick length is all personal preference, so give it a bit more of a chance and if you are still not feeling right after a few more skates with it you should consider adding or cutting an inch off and see if there is improvement. If you are too much on the heel then cutting an inch seems logical, however, adjusting your hand/arm/elbow position/mechanics will also sort that out too.
  10. So I'm considering the switch to VH from Vapor 1X. I did a search but couldn't find what I was after.. Do those of you who use Superfeet (yellow) specify this when you order and do you still use them now? I'm just curious if there are considerations made for them when you send your measurements in or if the VH process removes the need for that heel support/lift you get from superfeet. I've been using superfeet for a very long time and every time I go without them I just don't feel right.
  11. *Update* Helmets: CCM Resistance and Bauer 4500 + VR903 Shoulders: CCM U+ Pro and Bauer Pro Stock - Model: 1040585 Pants: CCM HP35 Shins: CCM Ultra Tacks Elbow: CCM Ultra Tacks Gloves: *New* Bauer 1N (Out with the True XC9’s, didn’t like them too much - They will be my outdoor/dryland/loan gloves now) Skates: Bauer Vapor 1X + Superfeet + Powerfoot Inserts Cup/Lowers: CCM Compression pants Uppers: Under Armour long sleeve w/grip Bag: Warrior Pro Sticks in use: *New* 2x CCM Reckoner pro stock (LK-no rib, 90flex Kreps and 85flex H11A), CCM Super Tacks (85flex, P29), True 5.2 (95flex, TC3)
  12. I've seen that padding in heaps of NHL locker rooms. I'm keen to know what it is and where to get it!
  13. Thanks for the info I'm trying to decide if the D width will be alright for me. I use yellow superfeet and powerfoot inserts as well if that means anything. I've read a couple of reviews where people have said the boots seem to run a little short so they are suggesting people go up a half size? Have you heard anything like this?
  14. Couple of new pickups, Helmet: Switching between CCM Resistance and Bauer 4500 + VR903 (pro stocks) *New* Shoulders: Switching between CCM U+ Pro and Bauer Pro Stock - Model: 1040585 *New* Pants: CCM HP35 (Pro Stock) Shins: CCM Ultra Tacks Elbow: CCM Ultra Tacks Gloves: True XC9 *New* Skates: Bauer Vapor 1X + Superfeet + Powerfoot Inserts Cup/Lowers: CCM Compression pants Uppers: Under Armour long sleeve w/grip *New* Bag: Warrior Pro Sticks: *New*CCM Super Tacks (85flex, P29) and Bauer 1N (95flex, P14), Bauer 1N (87flex, P28), True 5.2 (95flex, TC3)
×
×
  • Create New...