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xstartxtodayx last won the day on March 29

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About xstartxtodayx

  • Birthday 09/06/1979


  • Skates
    CCM Ribcor 78K
  • Stick
    Triggers and JetSpeeds
  • Gloves
    Warrior EK65 spec models, CCM HG12's
  • Helmet
    CCM Tacks 910, Vector 08
  • Pants
    9K Girdle/Super Tacks Girdle
  • Shoulder Pads
    CCM U+ CL, Vapor 2X Pro
  • Elbow Pads
    CCM 19K Pro
  • Shin Pads
    CCM 19K Pro, Jofa 5090
  • Hockey Bag
    Easton Pro Backpack

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    Long Island, NY
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    xdadxlifex, Hockey, VW's, music, PMA, sXe, coffee addict, photography
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  1. Another vote for P90TM. I used P28's for a number of years before switching over. I never cared much for the P92, found it to be too big of a hook, preferred the open toe of the 28 more so. The issue with the P28 was how open the toe was, it made for awesome shots when you got it right but it was very unforgiving if you misfire towards the toe. The P90TM is slightly more closed at the toe which, for me, made all the difference in being more forgiving on misfires (also I found it was better for backhanders, much easier to control backhand shots and passes than the P28 was). I now have a bunch of P28's I need to figure out what to do with and have also been trying to decipher pro stock listings for P90TM's since it seems to be a crap shoot between what they describe and what it'll actually be lol
  2. Owen Power in CCM mitts but Bauer everything else, figured he'd be in all one or the other since they tend to sign these young kids to sponsorship deals pretty early on.
  3. Anyone know if, all things being equal, different CCM skate lines have a different pitch to them? I have been in Ribcor 78k's for the past few years and they've been breaking down and feeling a bit too soft so I wanted to try something different and found a great deal on a pair of NOS Jetspeed FT490's. They are night and day different than the Ribcors in construction, weight, and stiffness but same skate size and runners so I swapped my existing Step Steel over to them and skated a couple of times. First time I used CCM Orthomove insoles, they felt like they propped my heels up too high in the boots and leaned me forwards so I went back to my old Superfeet from the other skates, feet felt better positioned with the heel ever so slightly lower so I picked up a new pair of Superfeet. Last game my feet felt better in the skates but I felt as if my blades were shorter and I was tipping forward a bit so wondering if the Jetspeeds have a different pitch perhaps? Both skates are 7.5, 263 XS holders, Step Steel with Quad .05 profile. I'm tempted to go get the stock steel profiled to something that might be a little longer up front but not sure what would give me a more balanced feeling, I'd rather experiment on the stock steel than eat away the Step Steel I have. Any suggestions?
  4. Ribcors are supposed to be less stiff than other models, they have flex zones built in (which they have some fancy terms for). The older models, 80k/70k weren't one piece boots like the 100k and were even less stiff. I actually switched from older Vapors (X700 tech mesh ones) to Ribcors because the Vapors were way too stiff and cut too high for me, I'm now just switching to a Jetspeed boot which is definitely an adjustment so far being as stiff and light as it is.
  5. Someone asked this somewhere else recently and I started thinking how one might actually repair it, my only guess was an old school shoe repair shop, those old school guys can fix anything lol
  6. I remember the same and it makes sense, my friend was obsessed with him back then and he wore his socks like that for a bit. I can't find any pics of it either, just the usual over the tendon guard look, but also I remember for a while he'd tape around the bottom/back of the heel and around the top of the foot on an angle, might've held the socks at one time and added heel lock? He was/is def a unique guy lol
  7. Honestly I think you're all thinking too much into it, the guys who go socks over probably just like the way it looks. When I was a kid I was a socks over (some kids even wore them down around the heels ), when I started wearing the modern socks that tend to be tighter I stopped going over the tendon guard because most just felt too tight when I did it. Panarin goes over tendon guard but keeps his tongues out up front which is prob the ugliest option imho, it's like a reverse mullet for your skates.
  8. FT4 Pro were hard to find back in late summer due to material shortages and what not (and from CCM pushing the Trigger 6 by that point from what I was told by a couple of people who work in shops), they'd def be hard to find now. Also like Westside said, the FT5 is coming out very soon so any FT4 production that ight have been going on probably stopped a while ago.
  9. The 704's had that unique unmistakable zig zag stitching pattern on the sides of the boot which was cool looking. I had 705's for years and loved them until they fell apart, took me a few tries til I found something that I liked again (CCM Ribcors pre one piece boot models are worth trying, 78k, 80k, or the older 70k). As for telling the width, unless the tag is still on and legible I think you may be out of luck.
  10. I have a CCM Pro jock and agree it is awesome but the biggest issue I can see is price... the pro jock is 2-3x more expensive than most of the jock combos on the market.
  11. Ok I spoke to "the experts"... my 9yo son likes them, likes the colors and thinks the design on the reverse side is cool (has no idea who Beiber is). My 12yo daughter thinks they're lame (she's 12 and is VERY opinionated so this was an emphatic "lame!" ), she has heard of Justin Beiber but doesn't know who he is or why he's famous. I mean maybe it's more aimed at local Toronto kids so maybe the rest of us are out of the loop but if it's aimed at kids I think more colorful and fun designs might be better (looking at you Dallas Stars with the obnoxious green on black that I absolutely hated at first but have come to realize it actually really works well... of course both of my kids loved it from the get go lol, I clearly wasn't the target demographic there either).
  12. I like a layer of stretchy sticky tape over regular cloth (either medical tape from CVS if they have some nice colors, or the overpriced version of the same stuff from the hockey shops). I tried Tacki Mac for a few games but it felt too thick to me, I guess I prefer something on the thinner side.
  13. I'm assuming it's just the graphics package that's changing but it's interesting to see CCM promoting Matthews in both the Tacks and Jetspeed skates.
  14. I agree. Also it's off that "jetspeed" seems to be in different fonts on each stick, or at the least the top one is bold and bottom is not, neither looks good to me.
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