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start_today last won the day on September 19

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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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    Punk/hardcore/metal. Education. Hockey.
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  1. Is the need for stiff skates for ankle stability due to some lingering injury, body issue, or health concern, or are the stiff skates helping with a lack of ankle strength and control? I don’t say that to call you out or something, just clarifying. If you’re covering up mechanical issues with stiff skates, you’re gonna be better off getting something softer and doing some power skating classes to develop that muscle control. But, if the stiff skates are because you’ve had had a bunch of ankle surgeries or long term foot and leg issues, people might be able to give advice for supports and fixes that have worked for them What did the profile of the old steel look like vs the new one? If it’s a radically different profile, new skates are going to feel clumsy and wrong.
  2. It’s literally baking the skate with body weight distributed differently. It’s less drastic than punching the boot for a hot spot.
  3. Outside of buying drugs or designing a nuclear reactor, 30 grams seems exceedingly negligible.
  4. It sucks that companies put the onus on shops to manage returns. Sounds like CCM and Bauer offer the guarantee, then turn around and push back on local stores to enforce some sort of “read between the lines” aspect of whether they will cover the returned skates. LHSs, ya’ll doin gods work, while CCM and Bauer then sell direct to consumer and try to undercut your sales.
  5. Wait until some company produces a 200g stick, but it’s measured at floor hockey height.
  6. This was a huge conspiracy theory when composite sticks first started getting big. Everyone on the internet knew someone who was friends with someone who knew for a fact that the best player on any NHL team was actually using brand X, with graphics from brand Y.
  7. How many different hollows are you going through, and why does a bulk sharpening have to happen right before players are on the ice? Kinda sounds like the issue is less the Sparx design, and more logistical planning.
  8. There’s a story on here of someone who had what should have been a warranty issue and they wouldn’t take it back. It was something like a puck out a while in the side of the skate. I’m not saying don’t do it, or it’s a bad option, just sharing. I think it’s the only issue I’ve seen posted on here, and you know how people love to complain……. If you want to buy CCM skates, do it! Skates have changed a lot in 30 years in terms of fit and design. Tacks today have the same name as skates from the 90s, but it’s not like there’s any actual lineage where they have more in common with 90’s heel wedge Tacks vs Vapor XXs. They all just hockey skates. Theres enough options within CCM, Bauer, and Graf, each one should have options that fit your feet. The idea of “only brand X fits my feet” is just wrong. I left out True, but with the moldability of that brand, most people find a fit there too.
  9. They use all those made up meaningless words in the marketing materials, but never mention what the kickpoint is.
  10. For real. If you ever want to understand the value of this ModSquad, read five threads on that forum. It’s so full of bad information and people who think that just because they speak with a tone authority, they know what they are talking about. There are a few people who get it, but it’s drowned out by a sea of blowhards.
  11. Yeah, there’s so much info about the health and sports “career” benefits of being a multi-sport athlete. Lacrosse, baseball, ballet, track, tennis, lawn darts, whatever. This feels like it’s going the opposite direction, and pigeonholing everything into hyper specific movements and actions related to one sport.
  12. I have the Surgeon elbows, shoulders, and shinguards and like all of them. Those are all pieces of equipment I want to do their job without me noticing them, and they totally do that. It’s been a few years and they are all holding up fine. I think I got them in fall of 2019, and play 3-4 nights of adult league hockey a week.
  13. oof. Maybe stick to equipment review videos. No reason for the cringey “but what about progress” 9th grade young republican soapbox speeches. This board has been around a long time because people can disagree and have opinions without someone else flying off the handle and calling names and all that. Be polite.
  14. If they have all the specs you want and meet your needs, who cares if they were the flagship model or next step down a decade ago? Since you don’t know where they ranked in the lineup, you don’t even know what’s “missing,” which is usually just some vague tech that may or may not matter.
  15. Has anyone seen these sticks around? It’s the same look as other Jetspeed Team pro stock, but says HK where it usually says LK on the code bar. Any idea what’s going on? https://referencehockey.com/product/ccm-jetspeed-ft3-team-rh-75-flex-p90tm/ Second to last image there shows the code bar with HK. If the thinking was LK meant low kick for rebranded triggers/ribcores, does HK mean it’s another model?
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