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start_today last won the day on April 26

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  • Skates
    CCM U+ CL
  • Stick
    Bauer Nexus 8000 75flex Pm9
  • Gloves
    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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    Punk/hardcore/metal. Education. Hockey.
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  1. Anyone ever get frustrated with themselves for being picky about equipment? I really like FBV sharpening. The Blademaster/Sparx equivalent is ok, and I can manage it. But, I feel like it's for some reason really easy to get a subpar job; usually my issue is that it feels like too much bite or that my profile feels off. I have a place about 40 minutes from me that I like, but I wussed out and went to Pure Hockey that's 10 minutes away and [Price is Right losing trombone noise]. I know I can take a little drive and get this set right. But, more just wishing I could be one of those people that just drops their skates on the counter and doesn't even know what sharpening they are getting. Or can pick up any stick and be content. Or is fine playing on skates from the early 00s with the steel so low it looks like players are skating on the holder. I'm a mid level player who started as an adult, so it's not like I have some specific history. It's just annoying to be physically/mentally thrown off by seemingly small things.
  2. I'm trying to help my wife find a new cage. She tried on a bunch of small and medium cages, and didn't love the way anything fit because she has a weird face (her words not mine). She randomly tried on an old bauer fm4500 I had lying around, and she liked it. I found a few floating around on the internets, so the simple and obvious answer is to just buy one of those. But, I also found cages labeled fm5100 and fm7500. Does anyone know how those two, the fm5100 and fm7500 compared to the fm4500? Were they different shapes all together or different bar design or placement? She's currently in an old ass reebok 4k helmet with whatever cage came with that. She just bought a Tacks 710, but can't find a cage that she likes how it fits with the helmet.
  3. I kinda love the identifier of having a bunch of weird black scrape marks on your car ceiling as being a “hockey car.” And, if anyone sees them they are probably lying on their back in my car, and then I’m like “yeah those are from hockey sticks. Let me tell you about my adult league stats.” BAM magic time.
  4. If you keep going back to the Warrior bag as your comparison, and you know you really liked it, why not get another one of those? And, if the only problem with your old bag is that the pockets ripped out, can you just resew them? Yeah, you’ll have stitches on the outside of your bag, but who cares? It actually might be kinda cool in a Gary Cheevers sorta way.
  5. I defer to people who have more inside knowledge, but do average consumers pay attention to if pro players use the lace lock on their skates? It would have been such a smallish percentage of players in RBK skates anyway, and the minutia to zoom into high def pics to see if Matt Duchesne uses the lace lock seems like a lot of work. I would assume they were just an extra cost that most people didn’t care about, and it was easy to cut out of the manufacturing process.
  6. That lace lock is my #1 hockey tech that disappeared that I’d love to bring back.
  7. Wow, I feel like Graf hugely missed the boat by not making that number fit data more easily accessible. That seems like a level or retail dialing-in that people might have loved. Instead, I feel like their marketing was more like, “well, our QC isn’t all that bad.”
  8. But it is custom!! CCM catalogue shows you can buy after market earloops and matching helmet stickers...........
  9. People were saying it would be the price of a flagship stick. This is more like the price of a high-mid tier skate. Or a car payment.
  10. Can you provide proof of that? If there’s an article or something about it, I’m not sure what to search to find it.
  11. I hear you on this. Bought a 310 M after trying it on in the store, but wore it while reading for half an hour and felt like it was pinching at the temples. I didn’t even try a L in store because the M felt so good.
  12. Hey, I wear the 4500 because it looks good. (I buy prostock sticks because I’m cheap.)
  13. Were these actively in production recently, or is the certification date going to be 2017? (ive read mixed things about whether that certification date even matters, but I figure it can’t hurt.)
  14. Are the Bauer Pulse runners a new formulation of steel from their previous offerings, or is it essentially the same steel but taller with a quad profile?
  15. Bring back the classic “squares” logo or gtfo.
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