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start_today last won the day on May 16

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  • Skates
    CCM U+ CL
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    Bauer Nexus 8000 75flex Pm9
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    Bauer One.8
  • Helmet
    Warrior Krown pro-stock with VN Liner
  • Pants
    Easton S19
  • Shoulder Pads
    Mission Fuel 90
  • Elbow Pads
    Reebok 10k (2009 version)
  • Shin Pads
    Easton S19
  • Hockey Bag
    Reebok canvas "pro series" bag

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  1. Average consumers too often equate price to quality, so they assume high end true skates can’t be as good as Bauer or CCM if the flagship doesn’t cost four figures. True makes the price four digits, and when Johnny Suburb and his mom go skate shopping in August, suddenly Trues are now on the same tier because they cost more.
  2. Every logo and design that Utah has produced would be underwhelming and uninspired for a beer league team, let alone a franchise that cost a billion dollars.
  3. Base responded to your very specific and very valid complaints about that order like it was a product that they didn’t 100% produce from start to finish. They might as well have sent you a gif that says “sucks brah, good luck with that.”
  4. If you complain, worst they’ll do is ignore you. Plus, we are all curious how they’ll respond!
  5. Is True doing two lines of skates, like Vapor and Supreme, or did the Hrzdus replace the Catalyst? Hrzdus sounds like an off brand energy drink, or a Christian rapper who primarily tours county fairs in the midwest.
  6. My guess it’s more than the colored tints are less dark than super smoked visors. If you’re trying to find research or studies, maybe also check out goggles for snow sports. Those have a huge range of tints, but it seems like they are mostly for degrees of how bright it is outside, and for aesthetics. Pink tinted sunglasses and snow goggles for sure make colors “pop.” That line about “roses colored glasses,” is real. The world just looks better through a rose tint haha. I find with snowboarding, a lighter yellow tint helps me see land/height/depth contours in the snow better. But, again, I’m not sure that is so much based on color as it is how much light it blocks vs lets in. Maybe a blue tint that blocks X% of light would be the same result.
  7. That’s like “I’m never gonna change the air filter my car because once I took it to jiffy lube and there was a small mark on the bumper when I got it back. Better to just get poor gas mileage and breathe dirty air than risk a blemish on my car.” You’re spending 100s of dollars on skates, worried enough about the fit that you are posting here, but then not even taking the steps to properly fit them all the way. Go get them baked, you will be happier with fit and performance.
  8. For me, these lacelocks were the #1 hockey thing that seemed like an actual innovation and great idea that was phased out and never caught on. So, I assume there’s some sort of demand for them, but it might be all 40 year olds who spend their hockey life trying to regain the glory of their late 20s when it seemed like they were better players.
  9. With protective especially, there is no “best.” At some point you are trading degrees of breathability and movement and weight for protection. So, you gotta figure out how to configure those different things that work for you. Think of it like creating a character in a video game. You have an allotted number of points, so you can’t just put every category at 100. If you want lighter, they’ll be slightly less protective, etc It’s been a while since I wore CLs, and everyone liked them, but it’s not like you’re gonna put them on and be like “oh, these are clearly noticeably better than everything else and it was worth paying $200 for a used pair of 10+ year old shoulder pads, plus all the time I spent looking for them.” Rather than thinking about “THE BEST,” the about “these are fine.” Get something that does its job and you don’t notice them much, and spend the money on sticks or drugs or something fun. Protective stuff generally won’t improve your game like sticks or skates might*. Just find something you can be content with and don’t overthink it. *these really don’t either, but let’s pretend.
  10. If they add volume to the those fits, doesn’t that mean that people who fit well into fit1/tapered will get pushed out the other way, and skates will have too much volume?
  11. Why do you need to change the steel? Is it broken, or you want to upgrade it? To put new holders and steel on, your cost would probably be around $100+ if you could find used stuff that works, much more for new. For those skates, you’re better off just putting that money towards new skates.
  12. For what it’s worth, I generally wear 15” gloves, but felt 15” Trues were too long in the fingers when I tried them on, and a touch roomier that I wanted. They were 7X and 9X. I honestly don’t know if they have had different iterations of those yet. I assume glove fits change slightly person to person, depending on the size ratio of fingers to hands.
  13. Do non-nhl pro players even have options to these hyper specific types of requests? If I was an AHL player, could I request a custom shaft shape on a model from 5 years ago? Or would the eqm just tell me to shut up and get on the bus?
  14. Cranky adults like us who are irrelevant don’t like the bright bold colors. Kids who buy new skates every year do. Youth tastes 100% drive the aesthetic designs, and that’s pretty much guarantees to be the opposite of what older players like. Just wait 20 years and all black skates will come back and then the 30-40 year olds on here will be complaining how modern skates these don’t have giant streaks of color on them.
  15. Kane prostock Proto R, or retail Proto R with Kane p88 curve?
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