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shooter27 last won the day on December 26 2020

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  • Skates
    Bauer One95
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    Bauer One90 Naslund
  • Gloves
    CCM Pro Tacks Pro Stock
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    Easton Stealth S9 Pro
  • Pants
    Bauer Vapor Girdle
  • Shoulder Pads
    Sher-Wood Tradition 5030
  • Elbow Pads
    TPS 500 13"
  • Shin Pads
    Jofa 5030 15"
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  1. Has anyone actually exercised CCM’s 90 day satisfaction guarantee for simply being unhappy with the product (i.e. its not defective, you just don’t like the skates)? I’m curious because I’m considering buying a pair of Tacks but for 30+ years I’ve been a Bauer wearer so I’m a little hesitant. The 90 day guarantee gives me confidence to try to Tacks and if I don’t like them I can always return them and go back to Bauer’s. But, if its one of those things where they make it a huge pain to get your money back, or you only get a credit towards CCM product, or something to that effect then I’d have to think a lot harder about switching. Any direct experience stories would be greatly appreciated.
  2. I’m pretty sure the first girdle was part of the Cooperall system, so it would have come out some time around 81-82. I believe CCM had a similar system around the same time.
  3. I don’t know enough about the feel and kickpoint to point you to a comparable model. But, I do believe sticks back then felt a lot softer than today (I.e. a stick marked 100 back then felt a lot softer than one marked 100 today).
  4. I’d suggest YouTube. There has to be video explainers on this trick on there somewhere. It sounds like you’ve kinda psyched yourself out about it though, just have fun with it.
  5. I’m in the process of moving and as I’m cleaning things out I’ve found some old items (skates and sticks mostly) that still have life in them and could make for good donations. The first question is, if I’ve got a pair of ~15 year old top end skates that are barely used but need steel - is it worth donating them or is it more cost than its worth for someone to put steel in them to make them usable? Second question is, I’m in So Cal - Where could I donate this stuff?
  6. I will maintain till my last breath that the pinnacle of elbow pad design was the old Cooper Techniflex elbows (the original 3-piece design). The key was that the elbow cap floated above the other two pieces, and the wrist guard/bicep pad vessentially formed a basic hinge at the elbow joint. The mobility and protection was fantastic. They had issues with sliding down because of the materials at the time, but with modern materials I can only imagine what they’d be like today.
  7. There are two places I could think of around LA that might be able to do it. The first is the place in El Segundo in a shopping center by TSC. I believe it was called Rick’s at one time but they may have changed the name. The second is the place in the Rinx at Anaheim Ice. I believe that one was called Ultimate Skate, or something similar to that. I think they may have moved to the Ducks new practice rink in Irvine.
  8. The race for the stiffest skate has been going on for ages. The original Bauer 7000’s from about ‘99 or so are still the stiffest skates I’ve felt out of the box. The felt like a brick before they were baked, and even after. I haven’t touched a new skate in about five years, but from what I recall the last top end model I touched wasn’t nearly as stiff as those old 7000’s. The material was harder, since the old ones were built with leather and ballistic nylon (I think), but actually had more built-in flex than those old one because of how many layers of materials it took to build the old ones.
  9. Somebody (I believe it may have been DarkStar 50) posted a number of old catalogs from around that timeframe a while ago. Worth trying a search.
  10. Gotcha. Couldn’t tell from the pics if they were the same or not (ex the obvious color difference).
  11. Saw these on eBay (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bauer-Pro-Series-Pro-Stock-Hockey-Shoulder-Pads-Senior-Medium-/114507386071?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49292 - not my auction). Looks like they might be a black version of the above? Expensive option though.
  12. So I played a little bit of inline recreationally when I was a kid/teen, but it’s been a solid 20+ years since I paid attention to anything in-line related. But I’ve been considering getting back into inline, if for no other reason than to stay in shape through the rest of this pandemic. That being said, I know nothing about the current state of skate technology. Specifically I’m talking about things like wheels, chassis, bearings, etc. Back when I played inline we were arguing about a abec 5 vs abec 7 and all the chassis were flat across, so that’s my knowledge level. Is there a website or other resource where I can read up on all the new type of technology and understand the pros/cons of all the different types of gear?
  13. The size is standardized. Per Elliotte Friedman it’s 2.5” high x 3.7” wide. https://www.sportsnet.ca/nhl/article/nhl-will-aggressive-trying-new-initiatives-amid-hunt-grow-revenues/
  14. Agreed with all the above, I think the 5030 is the most recognizable/iconic one. Maybe the PMP 7000 that I believe was more popular in the NHL? Or you could do something flashy and try to recreate the Gretzky Easton with some shiny paint?
  15. I’m kind of so-so on Ferraro, but for the WJC he’s definitely better than the NHLN guys. I don’t like them when they do college games either, they just seem to be a half step behind at all times.
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