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Sniper9

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  1. I'm a size 7 left and 6.5 right. I might just stick with customs and forget about the guessing game with sizing since most shops don't stock these and mainly available online. Although sport chek does have returns in store for items purchased online. And phl has free return shipping. But who am I kidding. My current custom trues are only a year old and have years of life left.
  2. Lol that makes total sense now. But I'd be interested to see if half sizes actually are stamped in that area or if it's another code indicating it's a half size.... Maybe someone on her who got a half size can chime in with a picture of theirs. If this is true, glad it worked out. Are your footbeds size stamped with stickers? The customs had sizes on their footbeds. As for your jetspeeds, that's why I asked which version you have bc ad mentioned previously, your version jetspeeds aren't true to size. So your 8.5 fit more like 9 in CCM/Bauer now a days.
  3. What jetspeed skate did you have btw.
  4. Ccm is longer? Wasn't the trues longer? Everything I've read is the Trues 1/2 a size bigger not shorter than CCM and Bauer.
  5. If you took the advice form @Hills you'd be wearing an 8R, as he's saying you should go down half a size from Bauer / CCM. Using the saran does push the heel a bit more into the pocket, but it a depends. I personally don't think you should be a 9R. Never try to wear thick socks to fit into a skate. The only thing I can think of is that when you're skating your feet swells a bit so that might be why you feel more of the toe cap. You use the word crammed but sat not crunched but then say crunched when you're on the ice? I'm confused. Try adjusting the tongue and how far it goes into the toe box. The further the tongue is in the toe box, the more it'll flatten your toes and they will spread and becoming "longer" causing them to touch more of the toe cap. If this isn't the issue then you can see if there's a foam liner at the end of the toe box that you can peel off to give you an extra mm or two. You can get the felt tongues through true directly, on sideline, or a local true dealer in-store. Your issue is kind of weird how one size seems too small and half a size up seems too big. And regarding the can't return the skates bc they are baked, most places won't even be able to tell is the skates have been baked or not. The issue will be they ur steel is sharpened.
  6. If u heat gun that area until soft you should be able to easily push it out with minimum to moderate pressure from the inside of the boot. My guess is you aren't heating it enough, or these boots are no where near as malleable as the customs. But those indents do not look normal.
  7. Not only the design of the stick but all their protective. Made me not want to try the new stick at all.
  8. Which arch inserts are u using low medium or high? Can u feel these bumps even if u tie them somewhat loosely? Can u feel this "bump" with your fingers inside the boot? If not it could be your foot and not the actual boot. Especially if you say you feel it with both skates, it's less likely a manufacturing defect. What I'd do is tie them snug , somewhere in the area of how you would during game play. Then use a heat gun and spot heat that area just enough so it softens. Be careful not to overheat and don't just point the gun into the area and hold it there. Fan it back and forth a bit holding it a few inches away. That area when soft should relax and it should be enough to have the problem area loosen up just enough. This is assuming that this area is too tight and or has an area that doesn't conform to your door shape in that spot. You can also do the tissue method by putting a small shim in the form of packed tissue on ur foot where u feel the pressure. Heat gun the area u posted, put the skates on, and the shim will create space with the softened area of the boot. Both these methods prevent u having to rebake. I personally think the issue may be because the boots are stock and the baking instructions are only 6 mins. Far less than custom trues, so they don't get quite as malleable as the customs so some oddities between ur foot and the stock skate isn't resolved as well as if the boot were baked longer and softer. That's why I like the heat gun method. You can attack the exact area causing u problems. Of course there are many other reasons causing the discomfort like ur actual arch vs the arch of the skate. That's why I would fiddle with the arch inserts and even leave tension first before going with the heat gun.
  9. So I'm assuming the as1 is the tightest fitting? I just get confused because the use of taper with the ft1... In their other protective lines like pants. The ft1 is taper fit but snug. The tacks pants are anatomical but not snug at all.
  10. I'm a bit confused regarding the fit profile for each of these gloves. I've read the as1 is snug around the hand but opens up in the cuff. The ft1 I can't really find a fit profile other than opening up in the cuff... I always assumed the ft1 was a tapered fit but it seems both of these gloves are tapered? I want the glove that's is the snuggest between the two. TIA.
  11. Is the size difference only because of the low profile tongue on the tf9 though, or the build? If it's just bc of the tongue I would stick with the same size as I would swap to the felt tongue. I like the felt tongue. Even changing how far the tongue goes into the toebox changes how far your toes goes forward. I assume bc the low profile is thinner it doesn't reduce the volume in the toebox as much causing the feeling of more length. I'd be interested to see if the physical length is actually different between the tf7 and tf9. I'd assume the footbeds are identical.
  12. Going from true (and if you like true) to Bauer and CCM is too much of a difference for me. If you're happy with what you have whether it's Bauer ccm or true. Stick with it. I've been a victim of wanting to try something new just bc they look nice and shiny, but regretted it (my old as1s). The most painful break in period I ever had, especially coming from trues. I learned my lesson and won't try anything else until true fails me.
  13. Didnt know Bauer and ccm gave two f*cks about location. Why does it matter as long as they are selling product to the business.
  14. Did you try rebaking? Which part causes pain? I know the quarantine caused my arches to become weaker bc of the lack of being in skates and working out , and my first time back on the ice my one foots arch was a bit sore. Nothing crazy. I have speed plates in mine so I just re baked the speed plates and all is fine. Just something to consider as time off from hockey does change the muscles in and around your feet.
  15. So tf7 is true to size for u?
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