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sickwilly

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sickwilly last won the day on June 2 2018

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Equipment

  • Skates
    Bauer 1X w/Step Steel
  • Stick
    R2XN10/RLXN10/Combat 52CalTrue 6.0 shafts w/various blades
  • Gloves
    Bauer 9000
  • Helmet
    CCM Resistance
  • Pants
    Bauer One95 girdle and Tackla shell
  • Shoulder Pads
    Bauer Classic (if worn)
  • Elbow Pads
    Jofa 9066
  • Shin Pads
    WinnWell g500
  • Hockey Bag
    Warrior Dolomite

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    Male
  • Location
    Madawaska Lake, Maine
  • Interests
    As much hockey as time allows, golf, fishing, boating, heavy metal, classic rock, and punk, jogging.
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  1. Hi JR! I've been mostly lurking because I have pretty much all the gear I'll need until I have to hang 'em up. I appreciate the intel, and am happy to hear I can bake these. I was really afraid to screw them up, since I know there's almost zero chance of finding another, suitable pair. Hope you've been well!
  2. The ones you posted the link to are like my daughter's skates, and have a carbon outsole. The outsole on the ones I have are thick and white, like what I was used to seeing on old school skates. My best guess is that they are too wide for the stock outsoles so they made some out of the white material instead. I'm worried that material might not be safe to bake.
  3. After years of looking, I finally found a pair of nice Pro Tacks that I thought would fit my feet. They were custom made for someone else who also has very wide feet. They were constructed with the old school, white outsole. My daughter’s Pro Tacks (retail, perhaps from the same year) have a composite outsole. The previous owner also applied Toe Pro. Would these skates be safe to bake lightly?
  4. It is a 6.0, I think SBP. Standard. I'm not sure which generation it was.
  5. The toe of my almost new True 6.0 blade chipped and is starting to split after very little use... maybe 3-4 shinny sessions. I tape over the end of the blade to protect it. I don’t remember anything happening that should have damaged the blade that way (though you can never know for sure). I’m afraid that the durability of the blade looks like it’s going to be garbage. I wouldn’t buy another True blade.
  6. I have used 2 piece setups for a very long time. I have used both the standard and tapered versions of the True SBP 6.0 Shaft. They are among the best shafts I have ever used (XN10s, True 6.0, Combat 52 Cal/52 Cal RL). I can't yet comment on the durability of True blades, but the 6.0 standard blade pairs very well with the 6.0 shaft. The balance is as good as any shaft/blade setup I've used. I never had a Combat 52 cal blade (or shaft) break or soften prematurely, so I'm hoping the True blade will hold up for a while.
  7. I don't have any insight to add, but I hope that your surgeries go well and that you have a smooth recovery.
  8. I've liked my Base p77 blades. If I didn't have those, I'd use a p88 or Smyth pattern.
  9. I recently ordered a couple of Base blades and am very pleased with them. I haven't used them long enough to comment on their durability. The Base blades pair well with both of the high-end, tapered shafts that I have them in (R2XN10 and Combat 52Cal). They have a great selection of patterns. I will order more when the time comes. I have a True 6.0 tapered shaft as a backup and really like it, too.
  10. I'm looking at two pair of s500 skates, but have a few questions. Are they thermoformable? If so, does anyone know the bake time and temperature? I usually take EE width, but I only can find them in D width. I'm afraid that the D width will be too narrow unless I'm able to bake them. I can wear 8.5 or 9 in other brands. Would a 9.5 or 10 in the S500 be a closer match? Thanks in advance for any advice.
  11. I'm still using it, but I'm a middle-aged beer leaguer. So's the only other guy I know who uses it.
  12. I hung on to Montreal blades for a long time because I loved the European pattern. I also loved those Fontaine shafts and the Louisville ones that looked and felt pretty similar back in the day. I'm pretty sure that I used your favorite setup years ago. I didn't have a problem finding shafts that I like. I'm still using mostly 2-piece setups. My favorite shafts are TPS shafts that are around 10 years old...maybe more.
  13. +1 for Coffey. I've been looking for some tapered blades with this pattern for quite a while.
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