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  • Birthday 03/04/1973

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    Vapor XXIX
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    Bauer One95 pro stock / NBH One95 / Easton SE 2pc
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    NBH Pro 4 roll
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    Easton S9 with Itech visor
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    Tackla Pro 2050
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    Easton X-tream
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    Hespeler RTX
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    Koho Revolution
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    Bauer Supreme 5000

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    Windsor, ON
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  1. Cool - Might give that a shot. I think I will lean towards the smaller fixes. I just bought a new set of golf clubs so if I hadn't purchased those it would be skates for sure! I will keep this posted updated on what transpires. Seems like a common issue that arises.
  2. Also - FWIW. I used the Bauer 3D fit system (can't remember what it's called). The condition of my current skates is actually very good -solid boot, eyelets, holders have a few nicks. I should note - I did take almost 2 years off of playing due to family issues. @puckpilot The group I play with is also a good mix - guys in their 30s and 50s +. I hope to keep playing that long!
  3. Hey all ModSquad peeps! Been a while.... hope to be around more. Life got in the way. Hoping some of the skate gurus might be able to chime in with my dilemma: Seeing as I am kind of out of the loop with skate tech lately..... I have Vapor XXIX or XXVI? They were 2nd or 3rd from the top line at the time (it was those or RBK 9K). Probably close to 10 yrs old. Boot structure is solid, and they have the original stock footbeds. What do they call them.....rivet covers?. I only play 1/week right now, but what I notice is that the outside of my right big toe feels like it is rubbing on the inside of the skate (toe cap?) and sometimes can feel the rivet that is under the ball of foot area. I was fitted for S190 the other day (on sale right now at a great price by the way) and despite being super stiff (as a new skate is) they did feel quite good. Obviously, they'd have to be baked, etc and broken in. I did find my one foot had a pressure spot on the outside middle of my foot, that I suspect would go away with a bake. I also get a discount as I have a connection at this particular shop. So...looking under $500. I'd probably get the superfeet as well. I was wondering....is it really necessary though? I am 45 now and plan to keep playing (it's a decent pace group I play with) as long as I can. If I just replace the footbeds with some high end superfeet ($60?) would this solve the problem? I always felt my current skates could fit better and now am noticing the issue mentioned above. Any thoughts?
  4. Not sure where to post this, so here it is. I'm back! It's been a LONG time since I've logged on here, and I missed the place and people. Life, as we all know, has it's twists and turns, and the last year or so has been an adventure for me and my family. I pretty much took a 2 year hiatus from playing (although was coaching until last year), but am back playing, and the family issue(s) seem to have ironed themselves out. Hoping to be able to contribute regularily again on here!
  5. Not the news I was expecting after logging on after a long hiatus (due to some personal issues in my life as well). Sorry for you loss Chadd.
  6. It amazes me how "low" people can go. At the same time, around here (Windsor, ON) I can't imagine having a car super low to the road. With all the pot holes that re-appear every year, from the ever changing weather (freeze - thaw), plus with your curbs, etc., I could imagine thousands of dollars of repairs every year! I like the look in most cases. I have seen some totally rediculous mods though too around the city. A couple weeks ago, one of these was behind me.....WOW!!! Aston Martin Rapide - in black
  7. Aside from dealing with a 2-3 year absence dealing with a childhood illness at age 12, I have only been taking extended breaks. This spring/summer I haven't been on the ice much. That is due to my wifes work schedule mostly. Also, I have been having a problem with recurring stiffness in my neck/shoulder area, that doesn't really have a diagnosis. I think it's tension/stress. Plus, I also have recently had a weird weakness (for lack of better explanation) in my hip on one side. I am back on the ice in 2 or 3 weeks coming up, and hope those issues are behind me! Plus, my life, generally speaking, has me very busy already. The plate is very full, so hockey as a hobby has declined a bit. There have been times, where I have pondered stopping anything hockey related, as sometimes I feel I need a break from the game, but I love it too much to do that.
  8. Not one to usually vent, but this time it's necessary..... Going through total utter chaos refinancing my mortgage! Started the process pretty much a month ago - same bank, same branch, etc. Was supposed to close Apr 25, nope..... had to have a lawyer officially put my wife on the title ( as I purchased my house before we were married). Got that taken care of in a day. Faxed papers to bank, but they still had to call the lawyer "just to make sure". Now supposed to close tomorrow (May 5), well.....still nothing official yet. It seems I've had more run around than what the Bruins to do the Leafs in a typical game this season! Un-smurf-in believable! Talk about holding up so many other things that are dependant on this!!!!
  9. Kick Ass was fantastic! Never read the graphic novel, but the movie cracks me up. Great characters, and story too. Chloe Moretz does a super job as Hit Girl.
  10. So..... better just to stick with my Windsor store then???? Drive by there quite a bit for my weekly grocery trips, but there never seems to be anybody there.
  11. Anybody have experience with the Perani's in Taylor on Eureka Rd?, or am I better off staying with the one here in Windsor.....
  12. The main thing is, I am used to "hockey" skates, fit wise. I've been playing hockey, or at least skating since I learned to walk. I want to get the ice hockey feel to the skate as much as possible. I assume a conversion like this is something that a LHS would likely be able to do?
  13. I guess this is right thread to ask this...... I have my old Easton Ultra Lite Pro (not pro stock) skates, that are sitting around my house not being used, as I now have another pair of skates that I am using for ice. I want to get a pair of "rollerblades" that I can use for the summer just to skate around the neighbourhood, trails, etc. around here. I have an old Bauer pair that were a low line model, and what it boils down to is I barely make it 5 blocks and they hurt - a lot! Poor quality skate, bad fit - too tight I think. Anyways I noticed a lot of conversions in this thread - so my question is..... Is it possible with the Easton Ultra Lites? Is that conversion worthwhile costwise? Or is it best to just get a new pair of roller?
  14. Product: Vapor xxxx, right, retail, 77 flex, P91A Staal curve Time of use: Limited pick up over a year, plus some coaching. Stick is currently a back up I use. Also, stick is in virtually brand new condition. My stats: age 37, 5'8 176 pounds. Playing since I was 5 or 6 years old Blade: Blade is nice and stiff, no pinginess to it, not too soft even after limited use. Feeling the puck is top notch. 10/10 Flex: The flex feels much stiffer than what I expected with a 77 marking. I only cut it down maybe 2 inches. I have a tapered shaft Easton 85 that feels whippier than this. I can load it, but still expected more whip. 8/10 Stickhandling / passing: Stickhandling and passing with this stick, IMO, is great. As I said, there is no pinginess when receiving a pass, and can make a pass without issue. 10/10 Shooting: Again related to the stiffer feel than I thought it would be, but for me the shots are where I know they can be. It's not bad, but for me, not what I like. I definately can't knock it much. 7/10 Weight and balance: This is a very light stick, and well balanced. Balance for me isn't a huge factor compared to some. Again though - it is also heavier than my Easton SE 2 pc. 9/10 Durability: I've had no issues or concerns with the durability of this stick. I've taken a few hacks and hard lifts, and given some too. Sure there is a minor paint chip or two, but otherwise a very durable stick. 10/10 Other comments: The look of this stick is excellent. I have the no-grip version. The white upper and deep red colour on the bottom of shaft and blade (showing the weave) make this a very flashy, yet not overbearing stick to look at. Conclusion: This stick was my first venture into a tapered shaft one piece. I like the stick, but the feel of it for me is too stiff for it's rating. Puck feel, shooting, durability are all top notch. I have it as a back up/spare as it is just OK for me. I can't deduct too many points though, as it is a great stick. 8/10 Overall
  15. I assume there is now way to determine for sure what flex profile a certain G3 stick would have?
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