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Gefiltefish

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About Gefiltefish

  • Birthday 02/03/1981

Equipment

  • Skates
    Ice: CCM RBZ Roller: Tour ZX9
  • Stick
    Easton Stealth CX (x4) and HTX
  • Gloves
    Warrior Pro Stock (times a zillion)
  • Helmet
    Mission Inhaler w/ Bauer HDO Straight
  • Pants
    Ice: Bauer Nexus 800 Roller: Mission DS4
  • Shoulder Pads
    I'm a man!
  • Elbow Pads
    STX Surgeon 500
  • Shin Pads
    STX Surgeon 500
  • Hockey Bag
    Ice: Warrior Pro Roller: Bauer APXR

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Milwaukee, WI
  • Interests
    Hockey! (duh) Haha. Minnesota Wild and San Jose Sharks games. Racing, currently autocross a Ford Fiesta ST with SCCA on the National Tour and ProSolo series.
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  1. Currently using the BC27 and BC14. Both are as blade/shaft combos (paired with Nasty R shafts). There are certain aspects I like of both curves and that Barkov Pro looks really nice. Certainly add me as a +1 for a blade or two. I recently ordered some BM19L4's as well and a couple of more shafts (sadly no more Nasty R's, but was told that the regular Nasty shaft is very similar if not identical). I must say that I am very happy with my Base blades and shafts so far.
  2. I am interested in the +1 and +2 as well. I am 6'0, 285 lbs. Its been several years since I played on sport court (our roller is on a waxed, wood floor - like a basketball court). We will have a sport court league starting in a month. Last time I played on sport court, I skated on original Addictions. They were fine speed wise, but I felt like I slipped a lot, especially when pushing off. I typically use Labeda Asphalts on the outer two positions and the 80A Labeda Grippers in the middle two positions when playing on our current surface. No slipping problems at all. I typically wear the front and back wheel out quickly the way I skate, hence using the Asphalts there. I was thinking of doing Konixx +2 on the outer two positions and +1's in the middle (maybe even a +0 for one of the middles).
  3. I am a 40x30 pant size (6'0. 275 lbs) and wear a large in most roller hockey pants. I even can get away with medium in some brands (Black Biscuit). I don't wear a girdle though, XL's run huge. I thought that us what I would need when I first ordered pants online and needed to re-order a smaller pair. If you wear a girdle under the pants, then maybe go XL, otherwise I think you could get away with a large.
  4. Thanks for the reply. I am going to take a look at it to give the okay after we test fit 76mm. He is saying that the 80mm would require to dremmel through the entire outsole into the interior of the boot! I have heard that the RBZ ice outsole is very thin. Just wondering how the RBZ inlines fit 80mm. Guessing it has a tall chassis? Also thought about buying the Alkali ones that claim that no dremmel is needed. I have just never skated on anything other than a straight-80 Tour/Labeda. So HiLo scares me as does adding a ton of height and/or straight-76mm.
  5. Anyone ever to a straight 80 conversion with RBZ ice boots? Buddy is doing the conversion and cannot get 80's to fit the front without massive shims. Chassis is a Labeda from some Tour Cobalt Q's. Debating between going with a straight 76mm set-up, adding the shims or just going HiLo... I've never skated on anything but a straight-80. Not sure if the Alkali chassis or newer Labeda chassis would help???
  6. The shins are just meh in my opinion. Not bad, not great. The elbows are the real game changer... I think the shins run a tad long. I normally wear 14's in other brands (mainly Bauer for years before getting these). I would say they are between a slim and regular fit. The liner takes sme getting used to. The top strap (360) is great. Bottom strap runs short for me. I had to modify it.
  7. CCM Tavares or Warrior W16 maybe? The blade profile at the toe is fairly tall on those in my opinion. The lie/rocker would be different than your current W88 though.
  8. I've had good luck with the Reebok 16K.
  9. I splurged and got Surgeon 500 elbows and shins. They came in yesterday, but I have not had a chance to use them. I was real reluctant since I usually use very simple, mid-range protective gear. I am using Bauer Supreme One.6 (or older variations of the same model) right now.... The LHS I also use opted not to carry STX either, so I reluctantly had to order online. I just wanted to try something different and all the hype sold me. I will do a full write up after a month or so of use but here are some of my initial thoughts. Elbows: -Fairly lightweight for such a "busy" and protective pad. -Very flexible. You can literally ball them up in your hands! -A little tricky to get into. The comfort sleeve does its job once they are on (as does the grip print), but it takes some careful jostling to get in them. Reminds me a bit of my CCM V10's from years ago. -Very comfortable once on. Much less restrictive and noticeable than my current pads. -The straps are hardly needed. The 360 strap pretty much secures the slash guard. The strap on top just needs to be fastened so its out of he way. It secures nothing really. I bought a medium pad though and am between large/medium - so maybe the pad is slightly too small for me, which means the straps do very little. Shins: -First thing I noticed was the lack of any ridges on the pad. Odd. Never have seen that. Its pretty much a piece of curved plastic with no ridges. -Next thing I noticed is that it appears there is no gap between the exterior plastic shell and the interior foam. No "suspension" or anything like that. Again, odd. -Next up was putting them on. The 360 strap is magical, I love it. The lower calf-strap though seemed a little short though. It took a lot of effort to get it to connect to the velcro. I dont think I have huge calves either.I will say that it may stretch over time and right now these are about as secure as Fort Knox! No tape will be needed!!! -Next up was the liner. Its not made of fabric. Its made of a thick padded foam with a lot of mesh inserts. It is very hot though. And the exterior of the pad has minimal air vents. This worries me as I play roller. I am very concerned they may end up being too hot. If anyone wants any pictures or anything, let me know.... EDIT/Update: First game in the Surgeon 500 elbows and shins yesterday. Heat was not an issue with the shins. I felt no airflow difference between them and my One.6's. The Shins seem to run long though. Much more overlap on my skates than my Bauer 14" pads. Elbows were butter!
  10. Not a ton of NHL'ers are using flex ratings in the 70's. But that should not determine what you use as NHL players are usually in peak physical condition and therefore may use something stiffer because of their size/strength. I believe there is a video of Briere explaining how he starts off with stiffer sticks at the start of the season and works his way softer and softer as the year goes on (and as his strength weakens from the season). There are a few players who use whippier sticks. Bret Hull was one legend that comes to mind, but more recent players would be those like Kessel and Ovechkin. Then there are oddities of players who are smaller and like stiffer sticks. I think one of the Gionta brothers uses sticks over 100 flex. What pro's used growing up and what feels comfortable to them usually determines things like this. If you use 80's now and it works, then stick with it. If you have the financial means to do so, maybe buy a 75-flex stick and see if you like it. If you get a common enough pattern and stick - you should be able to resell it online if you don't like it. I am of similar size to you (6'1, 250), but play a different game (roller hockey, primarily taking slap shots). I have tried 85 flex before, but did not care for it. 100-112 is my sweet spot, but I am adding 4-5 inches of length onto the stick - so they end up playing closer to the mid-90's when I add length.
  11. I don't think P10 is offered on the customizer anymore. I do see some pop up on eBay from time-to-time. I believe Kane and Giroux use a similar blade to that. One is left and the other is righty - so finding one of their pro stocks could work. You'd have to like the rest of their stick specs though...
  12. I have found that the CCM C46 Landeskog (aka Reebok P46 Bergeron) is very close to the Warrior Smyth pattern. In terms of a Warrior equivilant to the Smyth, the W71 Patches would likely be the closest thing, but nothing near to exact.
  13. Gefiltefish

    Reebok Ribcor

    Reebok Ribcor Grip Flex: 100 and 85 (own both), both extended about 5 inches Curve: P46 Bergeron Height: 6' Weight: 270 Postition: roller Defenseman. Time-frame of use: Oldest stick is now about 5 months old. Recently Used Sticks (past 12 months): Reebok 20K, CCM RBZ, Warrior Covert DT2 Intro: To start, I am a ROLLER HOCKEY player, I want everyone to know that before they read too in-depth. I had been in Warrior or Easton sticks for years, but wanted to give the P46 pattern a try. I did so with a 20K and opted to upgrade to the Ribcor after a month or so using the 20K. I also want to say that I switched from 100 flex to 85 flex on my own accord. It was NOT because I felt the stick was too stiff (a common complaint for Reebok users). Aesthetics: I am very happy with the looks of the stick. The paint job is not flashy. Primarily black with some darker grey writing and lime-green graphics. The bottom of the stick has a white stripe as well. 10/10 Weight and Balance: This is a fairly light stick. Some think too light, but it feels like a good transition from my 20K (which I transitioned to from a DT2, which was also very light). If coming from a heavy stick, this may feel very light to you. I personally think its just right. Fairly well balanced as well. I think it is fairly even with the 20K in balance even though Reebok proves it is more blade-light. 10/10 Blade: If there was a single "downside" of this stick, it would be the stiff blade. I personally like a fairly rigid blade as I like to shoot and am not really a dangler (odd considering I play roller!). When catching a hard pass, the puck will bounce off the blade. Again, I am playing with a roller puck. Requires a little touch to catch it perfect. Good new is that I rarely feel any deflection when shooting. I do feel that a bit with the 20K, but that may because it is getting soft on me... 8/10 Shaft/Shooting: This is the call-out feature of the stick, and IMO - its not BS. Maybe I am drinking the cool-aid, but I do feel a bit of a better/quicker release on this stick compared to the 20K. I really notice a better shot on quick shots that I don't have time to lean into or wind-up. Qucik shovel shots or snappers seem better with this stick. When I do load the shaft up, it does not seem as noticeable. I think that may be my hand placement a bit though since they are usually outside of the "Optimal Loading Zone" as printed on the stick. I use a overly-long stick for my height and my final bottom hand placement is slightly above that zone. 9/10 Stickhandling and Passing: I am not a dangler, so I am not going to comment on the stickhandling moves. The only comment I have is that the stick allows me to make one-handed moves a bit easier than others I have used in the past. It might be me, it might be the stick. I can't tell. N/A Durability: I originally bought a lightly-used 100-flex and used that stick several dozen times before noticing any chips in the finish or blade. My new'ish 85 flexes are only used once a week and look brand new after about 5 uses each. I don't notice and other cracks in the blade or any internal issues. 9/10 Conclusion: Ever since my S19, I kinda got out of the "shooters" stick. I was using SE16's, Dolomites and Mako's before getting back into the DT2 and now the Ribcor. If you liked the S19 (IMO one of the best shooters stick ever), I think you will like the Ribcor. I am very happy with this stick. Yes, the blade is kinda stiff - but the shooting you get out of it makes up for it. Really hope Reebok/CCM continues this line and evolves the product for years to come. 9.2
  14. Height - 5'11 Weight - 270 lbs Pad size - originally 13 inch, but then changed to 14 inch (both over the tongue) Level of play: Lower league roller hockey, 2-3 times per week. Fit - I had been using Bauer Pro Series pads. I was in them for well over 3 years. Before that, I had always used Reebok shin pads, which offered a fairly wide fit as well. I have been losing some weight lately and opted that the bulk of my pads should change too! haha. So I opted to try the Supreme line after I was left disappointed by the straping system on the Nexus line (Nexus would be the logical line to transition from Pro Series). I am a big fan of the wrap-around top strap offered on most Bauer shins (Nexus did not offer this). I was looking for a rather "basic" pad as I don't need and don't like the glitz and glamour of the high end Supreme models. I play roller, so even entry level shins will do the trick for blocking shots with that light puck. I started off by looking at the placement of the liners and overall wear on my old Pro Series. I saw that I placed the liner in a rather high position and had a lot of wear at the bottom of my old pads down by where it overlaps with the skate. My old pads were 14 inch, so I opted to try the 13 inch senior size with Supreme.... These ended up too small. Both length and volume. The pads ever stayed in place, I had to extend the calf strap and overal felt uncomfortable. So I did the right thing and went into my LHS to actually try pads on this time! Ended up with the same model in a 14 inch and have felt great since. I do not notice any comfort difference between these and the Pro Series. I find that the shell of the Pro Series is bulkier, but the interior of the two pads are the same. Straps feel great as is, no modification needed. While skating, I do notice a little more spring in my step and a little more mobility with these pads. Maybe I am drinking the cool-aid though? 9/10 Protection: This is a mid-range pad and coming from a very bulky/wide pad designed for ice defencemen - I notice the downgrade with the One.6. I like to block shots and when I block one with the shin, I feel it now. It doesn't hurt, but I feel it hit for sure. With the Pro Series, I could only hear it! haha. The knee part handles falls just fine and I have yet to take a puck or stick to the calf-wrap. 7/10 Weight - Fairly light. I like it. A lot lighter than my Pro Series. The online shops say the One.8 is lighter, but only by a few grams. I am pleased with the weight, which was one thing I was looking to lower coming from Pro Series. 10/10 Durability - Good so far. Its been about 2 months or so in my 14's and there is not a mark on them. 10/10 Intangibles - One thing I did not think of before buying is the thigh guard of the shin pad. The thigh guard is attached to the liner, so if you like to adjust the liner up/down in the pad, the high guard will either get longer/shorter as you adjust. Not a big deal for me as I find I am wearing these right in the middle so the thigh guard is properly placed. Conclusion - Good mid-priced pad. For someone who likes a more pro-like/no-thrills pad, give these a look. No goofy honeycomb padding, flexible ankles or micky-mouse garbage! 9/10
  15. Height – 5’11’ Weight - 270 lbs Pad size – Large Previous elbow pads were Bauer Pro Series, which I had multiple pairs of that I used over the past 3-4 years. Before those I was using CCM V10. Use: 2-3 times per week for last 2 months Level of play: Lower level roller hockey Fit – I had been wearing my previous Bauer elbow pads in a medium size, but had to always extend the forearm strap for them to fit. Therefore I bought the large size when I changed to these Supreme pads. I feel that was maybe a mistake, but I am not counting that against the pad as it was my mistake. I prefer Bauer elbow pads because of the middle strap that I believe they call the Anchor Strap. This really secures the pad and allows me to keep the bicep strap and forearm strap a little looser. I find this middle strap to be a bit long (maybe its the size I got wrong). Therefore, I have to tighten the forearm strap a little tighter. I also feel that the elbow cap has a bit of a larger profile than I am used to. The pad swings around a bit when I fall or hit the pad on something. I find the pad to be very mobile though. I actually prefer a bit of a "bulkier" joint between the bicep and forearm parts of the bad. The One.8 and higher pads have a flimsy connection where as One.6 and lower have a more solid connection. The One.4 does not offer that middle Anchor Strap though, so One.6 was the pad that offered everything I liked. I have no movement issues at all. Very seemless transition from my Pro Series. 7/10 Protection: This is a mid-range pad and the protection level reflects that. The forearm guard has a little plastic, but nothing beefy. I have not taken a slash, but am sure I would feel it. The elbow cap itself is very hard plastic and protective for me, but not for others. I am not a dirty player though and have never gotten had my elbow contact another player in a harmful fasion. 8/10 Weight – The main reason I switched elbow pads from my Pro Series was to get into something lighter. These are very light pads.I believe they are the lightest ones in the Supreme line. By far the lightest elbow I have owned. 10/10 Durability - So far so good. Little bit of sweat stains on the exterior of the pad, but the liner is holding up as is the velcro. 10/10 Conclusion - Good lightweight pad that provides enough protection for a rec level player that isn't dirty. Try them on before buying is the only thing I will say! 9/10
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