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TRUE TF9/TF7 skates
marka posted a topic in Ice Hockey EquipmentHowdy, Anyone got any new info about the True retail / non-custom skates? That was a thing, right? Mark
Dear Modsquadhockey community, I am unfamiliar with the proper way to ask a question here, and please excuse me if I did it wrong. I am looking for a replacement for my bauer apx skates. In apx, I like the stiffness and the responsiveness (due to the minimal padding), although apx is very low on instep volume (my arch is bulging out of the laced skate). I did order the 2x pro and thinking about trying CCM super tacks. Could anyone suggest me other options to check? Kind regards
VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne
dsjunior1388 posted a topic in Ice Hockey EquipmentByufiglien with an as yet-unseen rather ugly white skate.
Lace Eyelet Extenders
TimAG posted a topic in Ice Hockey EquipmentHi All, I am trying to get back into my skates as much as possible but I am really struggling with forward flex which I believe is causing me lacebite. I am skating APX2 skates that were used for 1 season roughly 55hrs of ice time years ago. They are retail skates which I had originally baked and have had them rebake last week.. I am looking for possible solutions before I resort to buying new Skates. things I have tried -Gel pads to mitigate the lace bite seem to limit forward ever so slightly more.. - different lace patterns still trying different options things I’m considering - eyelet extenders: do any of you make your own? Please share or dm me how you make them and attach to your skate eyelets - used to skate a X7.0 which has a formfit2 tongue a lot thinner then the APX2 felt tongues. And have considered swapping them. Is it even possible to replace Bauer tongues I’ve read about it but my buddy that works at PHL told me it’s nearly impossible. If possible anyone know where I could source tongues other then nash sniper tongues as alternative to swapping my x7.0 into apx2.. alternative options - purchase a used pair of 1X in 7.5EE for 200$ - would have to try and confirm pencil test is good and only other issue is I currently wear 7.5D ANY INPUT IS APPRECIATED i have not done then pencil test since the original purchase. I will do it this afternoon and update this post.
How to order custom Bauer skates
aal posted a topic in Ice Hockey EquipmentHow / where can I get a pair of bauer vapor xxxx in 6 3/4? The custom size is the only thing I'm really interested in; no other changes.
Foot pain/skate width question
MrData posted a topic in Ice Hockey EquipmentSo I've had Graf Supra G535s for two months now, I've baked them twice, I've had them punched, I've gotten Superfeet footbeds, and I've switched the holders to TUUK LS2s. Yet, despite all these measures, I still get pain on the sides/bottom of my feet when I skate. The best way I can describe it is that it's a dull, fatiguing pain. The pain is most intense when I take off my skates, but then it goes away pretty quickly after. My best guess is that my skates are too narrow for me. They're size 7.5 regular, and they fit very snug lengthwise, but not too snug. My right foot is slightly longer than my left foot, and it slightly touches the toecap when sitting. I always feel like my heels are too far forward in the skate, like they aren't snug in the heel pockets, but they don't move around when skating. Based on this info, would you say that my skates might indeed be too narrow, or could this be another issue? Can you recommend a different pair of skates from what I've told you? I'm partial to Bauer because I like TUUK holders, but I'm open to trying something else. Thanks for reading this block of text!
How often should I skate
SoftwareDev posted a topic in General Hockey DiscussionsHi all, I am 29 years old, turn 30 in two months, and am just now picking up ice skating in prep to join a beginner league eventually. I signed up for adult skating lessons that meet once a week for 30 minutes. How often do you recommend I skate per week? Currently I had two lessons on Sunday, practiced alone on Monday, and will be going this afternoon (Wednesday) to get in some more work. I feel like if you "fake it til you make it" and not be overly fearful for eating it, and try to mimick how skaters skate, you learn much quickly. I can do crossovers right over left, can do both leg "lemon drops" backwards (still have a hard time using my left leg for backwards C cuts). The hardest thing for me is hockey stopping, I feel like I'm leaning my upper body back instead of staying straight and just angling my skates, and applying too much pressure which has a tendency to kick me over forwards when the skates dig in, how long did it take to learn hockey stops for you? Additionally, are there any drills I can do to practice hockey stopping? I was considering getting hockey roller skates to practice striding and maybe hockey stops but since there is way more friction with roller skating, I decided it was probably a bad idea while trying to learn on the ice. Thoughts?
McDougalfaschnitzer posted a topic in Ice Hockey Skates/HoldersAfter some committed time on the ice with my Easton Mako skates, I'm glad to say that they are working just as well as I had hoped them to. Allow me to expand on my thoughts and experience with them! It is commonplace for hockey players to be creatures of habit that do not welcome change when it comes to the equipment they wear. We've all seen the guys wearing the same shoulder pads and shin guards they had when they were younger, and how people stick with the same brands that they wore growing up unless an endorsement deal sways them. I've come to the conclusion that being a creature of habit can be to a fault though, if you deny yourself something that could potentially allow you a higher level of performance. In my case, I had worn Bauer skates all my life, with the Supreme line fitting my foot very well and performing just as well (I am transitioning from Bauer TotalONE NXG skates). However, when the Mako was announced, it had features that seemed to suit me very well, as it was designed for increased mobility and foot support, while not following the "Super stiff for super performance" mentality. The boot isn't noticeably as stiff as other high end skates, but it is stiff in the right areas when it comes to skating mechanics. That, coupled with the fact that it fits your foot like a running shoe makes it an extremely capable skate only limited by the foot and connected body that inhabits it. There wasn't much of an adjustment period for me with the skates since they were so comfortable, and the more aggressive pitch of the blade was more welcomed than a hinderance. My skating is much more explosive with less effort, and I can turn much sharper and smoother. Backwards skating is an area I didn't expect to see so much improvement though, as quickly transitioning to fast backward skating and matching speed of oncoming skaters was instantly apparent. In my earlier sessions with them I felt like I wasn't moving as quickly, but it was an illusion because it takes less overall effort to get to speed with the Makos. The extra mobility is a tangible benefit to my skating stride, and my ability to corner and change direction has definitely improved. I'm in a place where my skating technique will most likely not change or get better, so the skates ability to extend my toes further at the end of each stride really makes a difference with me. I think with the high quality equipment that is being made by all of the companies in the game, players are really doing themselves a disservice by falling too deep in their habits and not wanting to try new concepts from different brands. Fit I would have never got the skates had they not fit my feet so beautifully. Baking only made things better, and while my fit with my stock NXGs was good, the Mako in comparison felt more like a truly custom skate. I had a little bit of rubbing irritation on the outer area above my left ankle early on, but that is no longer there. I really can't give enough praise about the fit. Blade/Holder I have to admit that with previous Easton skates, I felt like the look of the Razor Bladz was a major detractor. However, they got it right with the CXN holder. On the ice the performance was fine and didn't really stick out to me in any way. The more aggressive pitch on the steel wasn't an issue, although when sharpening them it took a bit more effort to get the edge on them. The steel feels harder than other skates I sharpened, and it holds an edge very well. I only got one nick in them so far, and it was from stepping on a stick I believe. Weight/Protection Going from a really light skate like the NXGs to the Mako, the weight addition is noticed, but only in hand. Once they are on your feet, they are a part of you, and I equate this with comparing a super light stick to another one that is heavier, but feels lighter due to a better overall balance. While also comparing the Mako to the NXG, which doesn't feature a super rigid outer material like the Bauers, I thought it would be a less protective skate, but so far I have been hit with sticks and pucks and haven't felt anything out of the ordinary. Durability Compared to previous Easton skates, the Makos look extremely well made and put together in a fashion that doesn't seem as prone to breaking down. The stitching around the ankle area doesn't look like it's ready to unravel before use (A problem I had with my Bauers), and once they are in your hand you can see that they are a real deal skate. Extending from my thoughts on protection, I've taken abuse in games, be it from sticks or pucks, and they have held up fine, with expected scuffing on the toe cap. Naturally, with extended use I will have a better gauge on the durability. Intangibles Not a whole lot to say other than they perform as marketed and as expected. People have commented on them based on the looks, and they are definitely flashier than what I've used, but they are a good attention getter and are worthy of the praise I give them when people ask me about them. Conclusion Easton has delivered a skate that is not only worthy to stand beside other companies' top level skates, but also a skate that has achieved this while not simply trying to replicate what the bigger brands are offering.