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  1. Hi I have several questions about these pants as information seems to be lacking. I searched google and these forums and my questions got kind of answered but really I got more confused. Basic background: I'm coming from Bauer One75 pants in size medium that I got 5+ years ago when I was 5'9" 165 lbs. I'm now about 175-180 lbs and they still fit but I want more protection which I read Eagle/Tackla offer. None of the stores around me stock them as far as I know (maybe available to order?) so I looked online and saw some pretty good deals. I ended up measuring my waist and it was about 35-36" which according to Tackla size chart I should be in a 52. But since I'm coming from medium Bauers that fit pretty well I didn't believe it and ended up ordering 2014 Eagle Talon pro's in size 50. They were still wayyyyyy too big. They kind of fit the same in the waist as my Bauers, but they're supposed to be tighter in the waist. The rest of the pant was incredibly bulky (maybe because it was the Pro pant?), so I figured I should order a 48. Well I couldn't find any Eagle pants in size 48 so I went to ebay and found some new Tackla TP5000 size 48. I just received these and they are snug (maybe a little too snug, It is a struggle to get them to the 1" gap at the laces). Anyways, the big problem is the length. They are super short, well above my kneecaps. I'm just under 5'9" so I can't imagine a 48 regular being that short on me. Is it possible that these are 48 -2"? I don't see anything on the tag that would indicate that. Now my questions... If I was able to find an Eagle size 48 pant, would that fit me or somehow be too small again? Am I going to be swimming in a Tackla 50? I hear Graf pants are similar to Tackla and Eagle, would anyone know if 48 or 50 would be optimal here if I were to try that? I took some pictures of me wearing the pants, as well as the Tackla tags.
  2. I remember reading somewhere (probably here) about putting a piece of tape on the front and back of the blade so it overhangs the bottom of the blade to basically create a little crevice. Then fill that crevice with an epoxy or something. Never tested it but it sounded like it may add some life to a blade. EDIT: Found the post I think. http://modsquadhockey.com/forums/index.php/topic/45995-using-epoxy-to-extend-the-life-of-your-blade/
  3. My impatience got the better of me and I ordered 14" Surgeons shin guards online without trying them on. Shops around me either weren't getting them, or weren't sure when they were getting them. I'm 5'9" 170lbs and I think I have fairly big calves. I'm currently in 15" TotalOnes which I thought fit pretty good, but they were sliding around on me occasionally. I also thought the TotalOnes are pretty bulky and I was looking for something less bulky. So my first impression on the Surgeons was that they weren't as deep as my TotalOnes. In my old shins, I don't really have to stretch the calf straps to get them around my calves, and the pad basically wraps around my entire calf. The Surgeons were much more shallow I thought, and the calf straps barely stretched around my calves. I like the feel of the 360 wraps, but I can imagine the 2 foot strap getting annoying in my bag. The liner is removable, and the material feels comfortable, but HOT and not very breathable (Maybe this is because they're much more snug than my old shins?). The pads have 2 vents in the outer shell so maybe being in the rink and skating around will be better for this. I have roller on Saturday which there is no way I will wear these, but I have ice on Sunday so I'll give an update after that. Also, I was in 15" TotalOnes which I thought were maybe borderline too big and wanted to downsize. When I got these 14" shins, the outer shell was actually bigger than my TotalOnes, but the overall height of the TotalOnes is larger with the thigh guard. Another thing, the thigh guard on the Surgeons might be perfect height for me that they get stuck on my pants every time I bend my knees.
  4. I had a lot of nosebleeds growing up and my mom would use hydrogen peroxide on bed sheets/shirts/etc. Not sure how it would work on gloves, but it worked on those.
  5. A couple of weekends ago I went to pick up with like 5 of my friends and I ran into a highschool friend who I hadn't seen in about 5 years. He warns me about two guys who take 15 minute shifts, so we planned to be on the other team. On my first shift I was in a board battle with one of the long shifters and he repeatedly elbows me in the face. I was wearing a cage so it didn't really matter but I said something and he calls me a pussy. This guy then starts slashing or cross checking anyone who steals the puck from him and by the time our session was over everyone on our bench wanted to fight him. The next night we go to another rink and he's there again, but there ends up being 6 goalies and around 50 skaters so they opened both sheets of ice and we went to the other sheet. After our skates over, someone told us that he got into a fight with someone and left afterwards.
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