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mickz last won the day on May 16

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  • Skates
    Bauer Supreme 1S
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    Bauer Vapor 1X (2nd Gen)
  • Gloves
    Bauer Vapor XXXX Pro
  • Helmet
    Bauer Re-Akt
  • Pants
    Bauer Supreme MX3
  • Shoulder Pads
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    NBH ONE90
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  • Hockey Bag
    Bauer Pro 15

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  1. Buy an extra set of steel like one of the posters above mentioned. Getting both sets serviced together will save you a lot of time and hassle. Once you find a skate tech you can trust, don't deviate away from them.
  2. +1 for JRZ. I use their bags and they last forever. They're also affordable and made in Canada. Don't spend double on all those bags hyped up by Youtube and social media.
  3. Portables don't depreciate as much as full sized machines.
  4. The EQ line of stick was a flop but the Stealth series was still very popular. S19, RS, RS II The SE16 was also terrible. Never seen a stick chip as badly.
  5. Don't think I've seen a skate flatter on both sides than the U+ Pro.
  6. Yellow Superfeet footbeds would help stabilize the heel and bring the toes back slightly. They come with a 60 day money back guarantee if they don't end up working for you.
  7. The amount of terrible advice I've heard in locker rooms is absurd. Once had a guy hone the sides of his skates for 20 minutes thinking that would sharpen his skates. I would've believed him if he was rubbing the stone on the bottom of the runners and moving his hands at 3000+rpm.
  8. Everything except for the annoying top flap. I've never tried on a shin pad as bow legged as the 20K.
  9. For outdoor skates I would rotate them as often as you have time for. Having the wheels out gives you a good opportunity to clean the chassis and bearings too. As for the rotation pattern, I do the 1 -> 2, 3 -> 4 on my Hi-Lo chassis like Vet88 has mentioned. I also like to swap wheels between both skates in future rotations.
  10. Quality floor paint isn't cheap and you'll have to buy at least a gallon. A coat of paint won't do anything to protect your stick blade.
  11. The red/silver Tri-flex was the first OPS I owned. Paint chipped like crazy and the blade was SUPER thick.
  12. Senior blades can fit intermediate shafts. Just depends on the make/model. As for OP, make sure you are heating it up enough. Are you using a heat gun?
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