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Beflar

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Beflar last won the day on October 12 2021

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About Beflar

  • Birthday 05/09/1972

Equipment

  • Skates
    Bauer Supreme One100
  • Stick
    Bauer N2 - 87 P92
  • Gloves
    CCM CL
  • Helmet
    8K RBK, Bauer RE-AKT Titanium
  • Pants
    CCM FT1
  • Shoulder Pads
    CCM CL
  • Elbow Pads
    CCM u+ Pro
  • Shin Pads
    CCM CL
  • Hockey Bag
    HT4 - (Best new product)

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    Male
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    BC, Canada
  • Interests
    Hockey and family.
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  1. Took a shot with my PlayStation the other day and the thing shattered first shot. Of course it was past the 30 days so I was screwed.. Was going to pick up a pair of new Hyperlite sticks but it was too expensive so I'm stuck trying another PS5. Was thinking of using my old wide-screen OLED TV for a few games and maybe just wait for the Hyperlite's to come down in price..
  2. It is funny but sticks are so expensive now that I feel stuck using what I know and don't feel I can risk buying another type of stick. So I'm stuck using the Nexus till I die. How the F are sticks more expensive then a pair of BOSE's noise cancelling headset? Two sticks cost more then a PS5..
  3. I found while using these that I only needed to put one on the medial portion of my skate. Helped with the lace bite by increasing the range of motion just enough.
  4. Two other things you are going to notice. Crossovers will feel way stronger. I find I can actually use my crossovers to accelerate as apposed to just turning. Also you are going to last a lot longer on the ice before you need to take a break. That comes from the increased glide. In fact once you reach top speed you can actually stop pumping your legs and just glide with your head up cause your not losing speed as much vs a single 9' profile. The Quad 0.5 is a total game changer. Makes the game easier.
  5. Yellow laces have been around for so long they are kinda basic at this point.
  6. I think the full QUAD profile that jumps by threes between zones might take more to get use too. The QUAD 0.5, which jumps by twos' between the zones, will take you about ten minutes to get use too.
  7. Here is a quote from PBH "I'll throw my hat in the ring here as someone who does a ton of profiles and also tests them. Owning a full-service hockey shop gives me the ability to have access to try all different combinations of skates, steel, and profiles. Yes, I am lucky, but this also comes with negatives as well considering I change configurations so often I sometimes physically hurt myself s and it most certainly does take its toll on my skating as well by changing equipment so often. Such is life..... BTW, when I say I hurt myself testing, I am dead serious. I hurt my back not too long ago, slipped a disc. I was testing an unreleased pair of skates with a very aggressive Quad 0 profile that was applied, it still had the full pitch in it and my back just couldn't handle the strain exerted with being so far forward. My back and core were constantly engaged fighting against the extremely stiff skate and the pitch of the profile and something had to give... Something did. My back. Anyway. Quad 0.5 is a great overall profile and as mentioned, what I typically like to start players on if they are coming from steel that has not been profiled previously. It's also very good for new adult players, as the pitch is something they are not yet accustomed to and can throw off their skating. For the young kids, I prefer to put them on a single longer profile until they develop advanced edge control. This allows them to focus on skating and not worrying about balance as much. Quad 2 would be my second go-to. The Quad 0/1 removes a very large amount of steel and also add quite a bit of pitch. Once you blend the toe properly many people feel too far forward and they get short choppy strides due to balance issues and such. There are so many factors I think we can all agree that its truly impossible to say what is the best method and what to use for each player without seeing. Not to mention that some skates have a built-in forward pitch, like TRUE, and many other skates are very neutral. For example, skating on a Quad 0 using the "Pro Sharp recommendation) on my TRUE skates makes me feel unbalanced. When I do Quad 0/1 I tend to remove most of the pitch from the profile to preserve steel and also lessen the forward pitch. I can always add more pitch later but I cannot add steel back once it's been removed. "
  8. 280mm blade. Quad 0.5 at 3/4 weight 215 Came from a single profile 11' at 5/8. I did try to go a little sharper from the 3/4 and spilt the difference between 3/4 and 5/8 with a 11/16 but I liked the glide of the 3/4 better so went back to it. For you a 5/8 or 9/16. More glide is a cool feeling so you might as well start with the 5/8.
  9. 9.5/10.5 dual would be a no brainer BUT QUAD 0.5 (8-10-12-14) could be your golden slipper:) Just remember the more steel you have on the ice the more you are going to want to drop your sharpen. I went from a 11' 5/8 to a Quad 0.5 3/4. I use to wear a mirrored visor so take everything I say with a grain of salt.
  10. The competitive part of me wants to keep the whole profiling thing to myself. The less people know the better..
  11. Makes perfect sense. I'm on a 9.5 skate. When I tried to look up what size skate that the Quad 0.5 was recommended for I could not find an answer. I think because that Quad 0.5 is not as dramatic as a normal quad( 8-10-12-14 vs 6-9-12-15), it could probably work for a wider range of sizes but that is just a guess. Great question thou.
  12. When I was doing research about skate profiling I stumbled on a YouTube video "What is hockey skate profiling" by the guys from Hockey Tutorial. In the end he said he liked the Quad 0.5 the best so I started there.. The best way I can describe the Quad 0.5 is it 'Just feels natural'. Note, I was coming from a single 11' profile and I changed my sharpen from 5/8 to a 3/4 when I changed profiles. These two things made a dramatic change for the better with my skating. I have yet to hear/read anyone say they hate the quad 0.5 and I can't say that for the other Quad profiles. Please note that I use to wear a mirrored visor and have used T blades in the past. So take everything I say with a grain of salt.
  13. I don't know why but you just blew my mind.
  14. I don't understand how putting new hockey players on a larger single profile would be better in any way over using something like a larger dual profile. For example I started on a 13' single profile but I can't help feel that I would have learned the game a lot faster on something like a 11'-13' dual profile. Having more steel at the back of the skate just feels "more natural" and biomechanically sound. I don't understand the logic of using a single profile anymore other than tradition.
  15. No Quad profile has a 20'+ radius in it but I'm not here to defend the Quad profiles cause you might have a point. I do like the 0.5 Quad thou so let me explain why I think it is different than all the other Quads. I think of the 0.5 Quad as half as dramatic as an average Quad profile. For example a 8-10-12-14(0.5 Quad) is not as dramatic as a 6-9-12-15 (QUAD 1). I would have no problem recommending it to anyone at any skill level. Just remember to drop the sharpen because you are going to have a little more steel on the ice. I think you would like it also.
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