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shooter27

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shooter27 last won the day on December 26 2020

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    CCM Pro Tacks Pro Stock
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    Easton Stealth S9 Pro
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    Bauer Vapor Girdle
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    Sher-Wood Tradition 5030
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    TPS 500 13"
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    Jofa 5030 15"
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    Easton

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  1. 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/
  2. 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?
  3. 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.
  4. Yeah, it sucked. The were constantly behind the play. My guess is that they’re using the TSN feed and pumping in pxp from the NHLN studio, but it was still really bad.
  5. Does anyone know how to get the TSN feed in the US? I watched the USA-Russia game tonight on NHL Network and the announcers were terrible. Would’ve much rather heard the Canadian guys. Seems like the NHLN uses the TSN feed for non team-USA games, but their own announcers on team-USA games?
  6. https://theathletic.com/2229901/2020/12/02/per-mars-marsblade-hockey-skates/?source=dailyemail The last time I posted an article from a subscription site I got accused of schilling for the site, so if we can avoid that this time it would be great. Just an article I found interesting and relevant, particularly the new ice holder they mention. And no, I will not cut and paste the article to get around the subscription. However, I do know Per is on here in the roller forum so maybe he could pop in to provide additional information.
  7. See below links on Scorched Ice. Looks like they’re developing some technology to analyze “skater performance” rather than an improved holder. It says Scorched Ice is using some kind of battery in the holder, which is where I’d guess some of the patents from ThermaBlade come into play. Actually, what they seem to be attempting to do sounds pretty interesting. The last link has a direct email to a person rather than an “info” email box. https://pitchbook.com/profiles/company/268712-83#overview https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/scorched-ice https://sportstechworldseries.com/directory-annual/listing/scorched-ice/
  8. I do this with every pair of gloves I get, I hate the overlay. The overlays are simply stitched on to the regular palm. Use a seam ripper to pull out the visible seams across the palm. That will leave you with the overlay attached at the thumb and the wrist. Sometimes they’ll also be glued down so you may have to pull it apart from the main palm. From there I generally just cut it off at the thumb seam and the cuff seam rather than trying to pull stitches from the cuff or the thumb. In the ones I’ve seen the overlay is connected to the thumb seam of the main palm so if you pull that thread you’d need to put it back in afterwards, which is why I just cut the overlay as close as possible to the seam.
  9. You said it yourself and JR reinforced it with his experience. It all comes down to the product. Distribution only goes so far without a product that provides a significant value proposition - either lower cost or comparable/better performance. You can get someone to buy from a brand once with pure distribution, but that won’t make a successful brand.
  10. Techniflex designed elbow pads with modern materials would be incredible. The concept was so ingeniously simple too, it was simply a hinge between the upper and lower piece with a free floating elbow cap. I wore those things to death, even when they became the Bauer Vapors - which weren’t quite as good.
  11. Goalie equipment was not invented to give goalies mass to block pucks, it was invented as a source of protection. Now, I realize it has evolved into puck-blocking mass, but that’s not really why it exists. I hope they do find a way to innovate with materials to provide goalies with quality protection in a form factor that is about the size of what goalie’s wore in the 80’s. Assuming they do, and protection isn’t compromised, goalies would have a hard time arguing against the change. Every time this discussion comes up, the argument they use is protection. If you take the protection argument away, what do they have to fall back on?
  12. In response to some of the complaints in this thread regarding lack of innovation and constantly repackaging old gear as “new” models - former NHL Andy Sutton has acquired Verbero and apparently they have some interesting plans for innovating in the equipment space. He talks a bit about it on this week’s 31 Thoughts podcast and I found it quite interesting. https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9wb2RjYXN0LnNwb3J0c25ldC5jYS9zaG93cy8zMS10aG91Z2h0cy9mZWVkL3BvZGNhc3Qv/episode/aHR0cHM6Ly9wb2RjYXN0LnNwb3J0c25ldC5jYS8_cD0xNzUzNQ?hl=en&ved=2ahUKEwjYhPug8ZDqAhVEHjQIHZXVCtgQieUEegQIBhAE&ep=6
  13. You really have condensation issues that bad? Where are you playing? I played all four years of my college career wearing the Itech bubble (Concept II I believe) and it never fogged at all. I’d get some sweat drops on it, but that just needs a towel on the bench between shifts. The only time I had a fogging issue was when I removed the anti-fog film on one as an experiment.
  14. https://buffalonews.com/2020/06/08/buffalo-sabres-carter-hutton-mike-bales-jason-botteril-linus-ullmark-nhl-news-2020/ Did anyone else see this about Carter Hutton? Is it just me or is this not a huge management/coaching failure? If the guy has an eye issue, why are they running him out there? It’s not just bad for the team, it’s potential dangerous for him. I don’t follow the Sabres closely, are they really this poorly managed?
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