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TRUE TF9/TF7 skates

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7 hours ago, gosinger said:

Did you go with the same size holder? If so, did one side of the holes line up (iirc the inside should line up) or did you / the shop have to redrill both sides?

Yes, same size holder. I was in Bauer Supreme NXG size 7ee with 263 Tuuks. And though True Custom does not list sizes the foot beds are labeled as 7 and my new Tuuks are also 263. 

The best I can guess just by looking is that 4 of the holes in the heel line up but they had to drill 2 new ones. In the front it looks like maybe 2 holes line up but it’s hard to see into the toe area. This goes got both sides

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Decided to not switch out to Tuuks right now. Brand new skates so I'm not keen on drilling new holes.  We made a slight adjustment to the blades to set me a little more upright feeling. I was on them for 3 hours today and they were starting to feel much better. Still a pain to get on and off but better than the first few days.  

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Really wanting to try a pair. Thinking of the TF7. Wondering what size everyone thinks? I’ve worn Bauer supreme size 6. Feel unsure of whether to stay at 6 D or go down to 5.5. Anyone know if going down a half is recommended like I’ve seen with tf9? Not close to any store unfortunately other than a Perani’s which isn’t carrying them. Thank you !

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1 hour ago, Wingnut said:

Really wanting to try a pair. Thinking of the TF7. Wondering what size everyone thinks? I’ve worn Bauer supreme size 6. Feel unsure of whether to stay at 6 D or go down to 5.5. Anyone know if going down a half is recommended like I’ve seen with tf9? Not close to any store unfortunately other than a Perani’s which isn’t carrying them. Thank you !

I would go down at least half a size. In my case I had to go down one full size. 

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The junior sizes have the same features. You will likely end up with a smaller holder size and steel, but the junior size is cheaper; so if you can't get used to the smaller holder size you could always pay to have longer holders installed with the savings.

I second the recommendation to go down at least a half size in the True retail skates vs.  most other brands. I wear 8EE Mako II skates and 8W TF9s were clearly too long when I tried them on. 7.5W felt better, but I would want to try on 7W, 7R and 7.5R before making a final decision if I buy them in the future. I am sure a skate in the same size I have now is too big though.

The TF7 may feel slightly tighter than the TF9 to start due to the thicker tongue, but the tongue will compress over time and can also be swapped out. The physical length of the TF9 and TF7 is the same and they are built on the same last. I would not size up just to accommodate the thicker tongue.

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I finally tried TF9 on the ice yesterday. Wow, so uncomfortable and so many pressure points. I never experienced something similar with other famous hockey brands. Is it expected? Is there any brake in period?

I baked them in a store. It’s so hard to believe the owner of the company: “The most comfortable skates you’ve ever had” 🙂

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3 hours ago, transcription said:

Is there any brake in period?

If they have been baked then there should be very little break in period. I was talking to someone yesterday at my local rink who had just purchased TF9's, he was on the ice for 6 hours on his first skate in them, to quote what he said - "most comfortable skate I have ever worn".

If you are finding them that uncomfortable you should go back to the store and get then rebaked.

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7 hours ago, transcription said:

I finally tried TF9 on the ice yesterday. Wow, so uncomfortable and so many pressure points. I never experienced something similar with other famous hockey brands. Is it expected? Is there any brake in period?

I baked them in a store. It’s so hard to believe the owner of the company: “The most comfortable skates you’ve ever had” 🙂

How long were they baked for?

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8 hours ago, transcription said:

I finally tried TF9 on the ice yesterday. Wow, so uncomfortable and so many pressure points. I never experienced something similar with other famous hockey brands. Is it expected? Is there any brake in period?

I baked them in a store. It’s so hard to believe the owner of the company: “The most comfortable skates you’ve ever had” 🙂

I'm going out on a limb and saying most likely your skates weren't baked long enough, I just bought the TF9 yesterday and they need to be baked for 12 minutes. And yes, I'll still say the most comfortable skate I've ever owned.

If you are having any pain points or discomfort the True's are by the easiest skate to mold around any problem areas. Take them back to the store where you purchased them and have a knowledgeable employee take you through the baking process. 

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2 hours ago, Monty22 said:

How long were they baked for?

As I remember they baked them for up to 10 minutes or so. It was ~3 months ago, so it’s hard to recall. I think I’ll head back to the store and ask them to rebake the skates.

Thanks.

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43 minutes ago, transcription said:

As I remember they baked them for up to 10 minutes or so. It was ~3 months ago, so it’s hard to recall. I think I’ll head back to the store and ask them to rebake the skates.

Thanks.

You have had the TF9 skates for 3+ months? 

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1 hour ago, transcription said:

Yes, but the rinks in my city have just opened. I didn’t have a chance to try them before.

You didn't feel the pressure points in the store as they cooled? You didn't try them on inside at all after? 

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41 minutes ago, Sniper9 said:

You didn't feel the pressure points in the store as they cooled? You didn't try them on inside at all after? 

I tried them in store after and at home multiple times. But skating is different. Skating revealed that discomfort and pressure points. For example, on top of my foot between 4th and fifth eyelet right under the tongue, there is a pain point that I started to feel after 5 minutes skating, which I didn’t feel before. I’ll try to lift the tongue higher next time to see whether is makes any difference.

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Be careful during the bake, you don't want to tighten the laces too much, like 70-80% tight of how you normally tie them. Also, if you can try to have someone else tighten them for you, you want to be careful how you pull them tight obviously to not tear an eyelet but also to get the right wrap. It's also key to make sure you try & sit with knees at 90 degrees and your feet flat during the 15 minute cool off.

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3 hours ago, the_game said:

Be careful during the bake, you don't want to tighten the laces too much, like 70-80% tight of how you normally tie them. Also, if you can try to have someone else tighten them for you, you want to be careful how you pull them tight obviously to not tear an eyelet but also to get the right wrap. It's also key to make sure you try & sit with knees at 90 degrees and your feet flat during the 15 minute cool off.

I watched videos on youtube, the guys say that knees must be right over the toes. I wasn’t told to do that in the store. Also, when the skates are warm, should I make the kicking motion to land my heel right in the end of the boot (as usually)?

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6 hours ago, transcription said:

I tried them in store after and at home multiple times. But skating is different. Skating revealed that discomfort and pressure points. For example, on top of my foot between 4th and fifth eyelet right under the tongue, there is a pain point that I started to feel after 5 minutes skating, which I didn’t feel before. I’ll try to lift the tongue higher next time to see whether is makes any difference.

Are the pressure points on the actual boot or only around the tongue area like you described.  If tongue, then you're probably lacing too tight. Or like u said move the tongue around.  

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4 hours ago, Sniper9 said:

Are the pressure points on the actual boot or only around the tongue area like you described.  If tongue, then you're probably lacing too tight. Or like u said move the tongue around.  

The main concern is area under the tongue. I tried to move tongue a bit higher and it added some room in that part. Will see how it goes when I’m on the ice.

Another concern is on the right part. It feels like that tipping bone (sorry English is not my first language) doesn’t go in pre-baked pocket. I’ll definitely go back to the store to bake them again. I have a plan to try a different tongue (the one from tf7) and to see whether it gets less painful. 

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On 11/6/2020 at 9:43 PM, transcription said:

The main concern is area under the tongue. I tried to move tongue a bit higher and it added some room in that part. Will see how it goes when I’m on the ice.

Another concern is on the right part. It feels like that tipping bone (sorry English is not my first language) doesn’t go in pre-baked pocket. I’ll definitely go back to the store to bake them again. I have a plan to try a different tongue (the one from tf7) and to see whether it gets less painful. 

Okay, it looks like tongue manipulation improved the situation. I was on the ice yesterday and I didn’t notice pressure point under the tongue. Another problem that appeared is that moving the tongue higher freed up some space close to the toe of the boot and it feels kind of loose in that place now.

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1 hour ago, althoma1 said:

In front of the toe or above the toe? If it's the latter, you could try powerfoot inserts: https://www.adrenalinedesign.ca/powerfoot/

I haven't used them myself, but quite a few people seem to like them and they're designed to take up the space above the toes. 

Thanks for the link. The feeling is like around the toes, but I do realize that it must be above ones.

Another try. I switched the laces to default ones (I used waxed before), lowered the tongue back to initial position and the pressure point doesn’t feel that much. I wonder how it’s going to be on the ice.

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4 hours ago, transcription said:

Thanks for the link. The feeling is like around the toes, but I do realize that it must be above ones.

Another try. I switched the laces to default ones (I used waxed before), lowered the tongue back to initial position and the pressure point doesn’t feel that much. I wonder how it’s going to be on the ice.

It's probably bc you were over tightening. 

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