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  1. I agree with this, I am still in x7.0s (had x:60s before and have a pair of x90s in reserve) and I tried on the newer curve based vapors and I needed to drop from a 7 (my size in the x7.0s) to a 6.5 (2x). It seems on the curve composite skates the sizing is approx .5 down compared to the older top end tech mesh skates (x:60, x7.0, x90). That also means you will need to get used to a different blade length in some cases (example, the size 7 skates are 263 and the size 6.5 skates are 254). I know some people are more picky about that than others but still worth noting.
  2. How does the skate lab compare to a Bauer branock (sp?) tool as far as its length recommendations?
  3. Huh, interesting idea. Hopefully the new ones have something to address the comfort issue.
  4. I will likely be buying these. I loved the originals (how they lock your foot in place). Only downsides were they didnt add much comfort (just thin fabric over hard plastic) and they had durability issues. If those items are addressed and they retain their ability to lock in your foot these will be perfect.
  5. Any word on if Bauer plans to address the durability? I have had 2 pairs crack on me. Both are still usable as the crack is small and i covered it in tape to help prevent spreading but I would love to buy a new pair and not have them crack again...
  6. Helmet: Bauer 4500 (black) with CCM FM480 (white) Shoulders: Sherwood classics Elbows: Bauer one75 Gloves: Bauer one95 (black and white) Pants: Bauer TotalOne girdle with Vapor shell (black) Shins: RBK 9k Skates: Bauer Vapor x7.0 with custom felt NXG tongues and Speedplates Sticks: Intermediate Easton Stealth CX 60 flex
  7. Seen them all. Good stuff. I am hoping he branches out to other things (skate and other equipment mods that he and other pros use, some on-ice videos/tutorials, etc.) Always liked Marc as a player so these videos are neat to see.
  8. I would imagine it totally depends on the player as some players might be much more of a "creature of habit" than others.
  9. Did you by chance go with a smaller size (smaller holder and blade) on the super tacks? Sometimes going down a blade size makes you feel this way as well.
  10. If you can find a pair of the Easton Stealth S17's they would be perfect for you. They had a super narrow heel area (with amazing heel lock) and a wide enough forefoot that most EE with users could easily fit in their "R" or "regular" width. They may be tough to find though. What size are you?
  11. Thanks! I will go ahead and bake them.
  12. Related to this topic, I also have a question for people who know a lot about Bauer curv boots. I just got a pair of vapor x100 LE's that were lightly used (maybe 10 or so games by previous owner, excellent condition). My question is should I bake them? The previous owner obviously had them baked when he got them. Would it be important for me to get them baked for my foot, IE does the curv actually shape to your foot or does baking on the x100's only lead to faster break in time (like OP was asking about)? They feel fairly comfortable as is but if they would mold to my feet even better with a bake i will do it. Also i know baking too much is bad for the boot too and these were already baked at least once (could even be twice by original owner, i dont know). Any recommendations or suggestions?? This is my first curv boot (was a tech mesh vapor guy before this) so I really dont know much about the material.
  13. The Mission ice hockey skates are going to be tough to find in decent condition at this point due to it being so long ago that they were available. You are probably going to have to look into Bauer or CCM at this point (each has three distinct lines of skates with different fit characteristics) or if you are willing to pay for customs, True/VH. I mean, there is always the off chance that you will get lucky on eBay or SidelineSwap and find an old pair of a specific skate you want in great shape and in your exact size but that would be pretty lucky.
  14. S17 had in my opinion the best heel lock of any skate I have ever worn. Also lighter than anything currently on the market even today as far as I know. Also people make such a big deal about ccm using a 1 piece boot with no separate outsole but Easton did that on the S11/15 and S12/17 many years ago.
  15. The older Easton stealth S17's had a pretty narrow ankle. I have a brand new pair that I am trying to sell if you happen to wear a size 7R ;)
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