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start_today

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start_today last won the day on November 23

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Equipment

  • Skates
    CCM U+ CL
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    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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    Boston.
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    Punk/hardcore/metal. Education. Hockey.
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  1. Is True the only skate that says “custom” on them? That’s interesting branding. Other companies customs look more or less exactly like the retail versions, don’t they?
  2. I really love the ritual of taping my stick. Not like it takes any time, just feels good man.
  3. Mine were wrapped this way too when I fitted them. I didn’t think before hand to doublecheck the correct process, and just assumed the store would do it correctly, since the kid who sold me skates suggested it. He was super stoked on doing it, and then still did it wrong.
  4. Yeesh, 75% of the cost of a stick and doesn’t even protect the toe.
  5. Am I looking at the wrong video? The link posted doesn’t have Kane or anyone, just the rink and the b.
  6. My skates fit well enough pre-quarantine. I didn’t play from March 2020 through October 2020. Not only did I not play, I spent all of my time barefoot or flip flops, except for a few times a week when I tried to take up running (screw that). My skates really hurt when I came back in October, and it was only 7+ months. I didn’t wear any supportive footwear during that time, so I assume the shape of my foot change. My snowboarding boots, which have the same fit style as hockey skates, also killed my feet at first. For me, I was just patient and was able to reacclimate to both without having to rebake anything. Since you’ve rebaked them multiple time already, it might be that you just need new skates. As your whole body has to re-adapt to hockey, it might also be that any skates would be uncomfortable on your feet right now.
  7. Wait, is that an NHL teams jersey?
  8. I play in a league that had some sort of sponsorship deal with All Black Sticks for a few seasons. Each season, a player or two would win a free stick. The people who won these for free didn’t like them, and generally didn’t use them. This is only a sample size of six people or so, but even when people pay for them the best reviews I see are “it’s good for the money” or “I can’t tell the difference.” If you know where to look and be patient, they aren’t good for the money. These are people who bought a thing, and want to feel good about it, so they leave a good review. And for people who say things like “I don’t care, I can’t tell a difference,” these aren’t people with nuanced views from whom you want to accept advice. I’m overly cost conscious in my typical day to day life. I love a good value, and will spend extra time and energy to save money. I have literally NEVER* seen a stick from a discount supplier that is a good value and worth what you spend on it. Typically, you are getting less bang for your buck. People are charmed by the idea of getting a “good deal,” and focus more on that than whether it actually plays well relative to what you paid. *A few people on here who I really trust stand behind the Prohockeysticks.com stuff. I haven’t used or seen one in person. But, for the same $130 -$140 you are paying them, you can probably find a new prostock stick from a big name manufacture that meets your needs. I think the advantage that site offers is being able to order weird curves pretty easily. If you’re fine using a 92/88/28 curve, you should be able to find one fairly easily in the $110 - $130 range.
  9. When you say “plenty of good reviews,” are these good in-depth reviews from people who know their stuff and put products through actual testing, or good reviews from average people who bought the stick, and just posting a five star review on the website?
  10. I have TF7s and kept the stock profile. Since these are such different skates, I wanted to get used to how they felt before I started tinkering with multiple variables. I like how they feel, but sometimes I randomly feel a touch “over my toes.” My worry is that moving to a quad .5, which I had before and really liked, might feel like to much forward lean. Yes, I know there are lots of thing I could do to mitigate that, but then I’m just making extra alterations to get back to something that was fine to start with.
  11. Brett Hull it and just put white out over Bauer logo and write Warrior in sharpie. Different color cuff rolls look better anyway.
  12. Never gonna land a sponsorship with that attitude.
  13. You’re like the second person in two weeks posting about replacing their decade old Easton stick. Apparently they all had some backdoor engineering to break right before the 2021 holiday season.
  14. Guy I played with placed an order over the summer and had absolutely zero communication for a few months, despite trying to reach them a few ways. He actually started the process of getting his money back through his credit card, and the sticks randomly showed up at his door in September. Never any follow up from Base. So, uh, they filled an order at somepoint.
  15. I can give a sort of vague answer. The one ending in TJS is the Team model sold to teams, often like non-elite college and juniors programs. Build and materials is similar to the second tier of sticks. You can often find them new for $100 -$115 from second hand sellers. There’s been some debate how “low” the low kickpoint is on these; whether it’s just a ribcore with no ribs, or something not analogous to a CCM retail model. The one ending in TM4 is their 3rd tier retail stick. I don’t know if whatever page you are looking at lists materials head to head, burn I assume the TJS is “better,” but I haven’t played with both to compare them. I’ve had a few of the Jetspeed Team non-retail ones. Not sure what iterations they are, or if they even have different iterations year to year. Before Jetspeed, this option was a Tacks Team. I like them a lot. I don’t typically enjoy low kick sticks for my uncoached sloppy shooting style, but these work fine. Feel, weight, balance, and blade is on par with “upper level” sticks. You’re not getting at FT4, but you’re getting a good stick.
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