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6 hours 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. 

I found that there was too much room and went with the inserts and works great for me.

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Not sure if this is the right place but I didn't want to start another thread, but the TF Inlines are now available on IW. Very interesting looking skate. I happen to hate revision, so the value is not there for me. 

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1 hour ago, ChrisG72 said:

I found that there was too much room and went with the inserts and works great for me.

I hate negative space in the toe cap so much my tongues are pushed forward (not all the way) AND I made my own version of power foot inserts with pieces of eva foam from the dollar store. It doesn't pack like the soft foam the power foots are made of. 

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On 11/8/2020 at 10:31 AM, 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.

I tried them on the ice and it was fine, no pressure point anymore. I’ll stick to stock laces.

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1 hour ago, transcription said:

TF9 skates have kind of soft sponge or something in the toe area. What must be the feeling for the right size - when the toes are on top of this sponge or right by it touching it lightly?

Whatever is more comfortable to you

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Second skate in my TF9’s, love them. Fit like a glove, even better than the second hand Custom True’s I had before. crazy how broken down my customs were, I barely need to tie the TF9 with how they wrap and how stiff they are.
 

Only thing I’m not a fan of is the holder size, was on 272 Tuuk and these came with a 263 Shift holder. It’s not too much length but it makes enough of a difference to throw me off. Thinking about going with a 272 shift holder though, I really like the blades and the holder. 

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12 minutes ago, dkmiller3356 said:

Totally love that True is posting their skates with the Tuuk holder on FB!!! LOL... even they know which holder is better!!WE4CAS2.png

They are just reposting someone else's pic. They do that a lot. JS is John Schiavo who owns true sponsored pro player. 

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1 hour ago, Sniper9 said:

They are just reposting someone else's pic. They do that a lot. JS is John Schiavo who owns true sponsored pro player. 

still funny....and IMHO still telling!

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1 hour ago, dkmiller3356 said:

still funny....and IMHO still telling!

It's not a secret the majority of people swap the true holders to tuuk or xs ones. At the end of the day whether people use the shift holder or not, they're paying for the shift holders so I don't think true cares lol

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4 hours ago, Sniper9 said:

It's not a secret the majority of people swap the true holders to tuuk or xs ones. At the end of the day whether people use the shift holder or not, they're paying for the shift holders so I don't think true cares lol

I like all of the current holders on the market; EDGE, XS, and SHIFT holder. They are all mostly similar but obviously have different locking mechanisms for replacement steel. Excluding professional players, I see more general consumers gravitate towards EDGE holders, or for whatever holder they have extra steel for. 

I have been testing the new Byonic steel which can fit in both the XS holder and the EDGE holder. If I was on the ice blindfolded I can tell you with confidence I would not be able to confirm which holder I was skating on between the two. I would absolutely be able to tell you when I was skating on the SHIFT holder though since the dynamic of that holder and steel is very different compared to the others. 

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3 hours ago, SkateWorksPNW said:

I like all of the current holders on the market; EDGE, XS, and SHIFT holder. They are all mostly similar but obviously have different locking mechanisms for replacement steel. Excluding professional players, I see more general consumers gravitate towards EDGE holders, or for whatever holder they have extra steel for. 

I have been testing the new Byonic steel which can fit in both the XS holder and the EDGE holder. If I was on the ice blindfolded I can tell you with confidence I would not be able to confirm which holder I was skating on between the two. I would absolutely be able to tell you when I was skating on the SHIFT holder though since the dynamic of that holder and steel is very different compared to the others. 

How do you mean, the dynamic of the Shift holder and steel is different?

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9 hours ago, flip12 said:

How do you mean, the dynamic of the Shift holder and steel is different?

The holder has more forward pitch and is taller than the other holders. It's also symmetrical. Those things plus the inability to use the various steel options resulted in a very different experience and "feel" when skating on the SHIFT holder vs others. 

IMO, while CCM tried to replicate the "feel" of the EDGE holder so that players could more easily transition to the XS holder from the EDGE holder, TRUE instead wanted to change things up.

These changes resulted in a significantly different experience which some may enjoy and other will not. 

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26 minutes ago, SkateWorksPNW said:

The holder has more forward pitch and is taller than the other holders. It's also symmetrical. Those things plus the inability to use the various steel options resulted in a very different experience and "feel" when skating on the SHIFT holder vs others. 

IMO, while CCM tried to replicate the "feel" of the EDGE holder so that players could more easily transition to the XS holder from the EDGE holder, TRUE instead wanted to change things up.

These changes resulted in a significantly different experience which some may enjoy and other will not. 

That’s a great summary, and makes me really want to try the Shift holder.

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5 hours ago, SkateWorksPNW said:

The holder has more forward pitch and is taller than the other holders. It's also symmetrical. Those things plus the inability to use the various steel options resulted in a very different experience and "feel" when skating on the SHIFT holder vs others. 

IMO, while CCM tried to replicate the "feel" of the EDGE holder so that players could more easily transition to the XS holder from the EDGE holder, TRUE instead wanted to change things up.

These changes resulted in a significantly different experience which some may enjoy and other will not. 

I’ve skated on Tuuks my entire life.

When I got my True Customs I really wanted to give the whole setup a chance including the Shift. I could NOT get used to them. I struggled badly with the Shifts, especially backwards skating and transitions. I went so far as to profile the steel twice but it was just too much of an adjustment for me and I ended up swapping for Tuuk Edge. Felt 100% back to normal in 10 minutes. 

In fairness I know a few guys that had very little trouble adjusting and are enjoying their Shift holders. 

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The thing that is bugging me the most about my TF9's is the holder size being 263 where as I am used to a 272 Tuuk. That being said I'm giving the Shift holder a chance as I actually really like the pitch & height of the holder, in an odd way it makes the holder & blade feel stiffer, like you're getting that much more bite or energy transfer when you're skating. I've got them profiled but that small length you lose from 263 to 272 is still bugging the crap out of me and I will probably put on 272s. That being said I'm actually leaning towards going with a 272 Shift holder rather than a 272 Tuuk.

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1 hour ago, the_game said:

The thing that is bugging me the most about my TF9's is the holder size being 263 where as I am used to a 272 Tuuk. That being said I'm giving the Shift holder a chance as I actually really like the pitch & height of the holder, in an odd way it makes the holder & blade feel stiffer, like you're getting that much more bite or energy transfer when you're skating. I've got them profiled but that small length you lose from 263 to 272 is still bugging the crap out of me and I will probably put on 272s. That being said I'm actually leaning towards going with a 272 Shift holder rather than a 272 Tuuk.

I have a set of 272 holders laying around my garage. If you want them send me a PM. No cost. I might even have some steel for them too. 

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I've had my TF9's for about 7 weeks now and once passed the annoying part of getting them on and off, they have been a great skate.  Also I was thinking of switching out the Shift holders to Tuuk, but gave them a chance and now they feel really good for me.

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FYI:

True Hockey guarantees you will love your skates or you get your money back! Buy a pair of TF9 or TF7 Skates and go play! If you are not completely satisfied with the skates, you can return them for a full refund!

Details: Offer applicable to skates purchased from now until 1/31/21. Complete skates must be returned to within 30 days from the date of purchase with a copy of your invoice to receive the full refund. Not all retailers are participating so make sure to check with the retailer first. 

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That’s a good offer and since I am thinking about these skates one I would take advantage of.  Problem is Covid is running rampant and lots of people aren’t on the ice.  They need to extend that offer well into 2021.

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2 hours ago, BenBreeg said:

Well, it makes it less valuable to the consumer, and really to True, if people can't take advantage of it because of it's limited duration.

I think he was referring to what I said about it being the same offer as CCM. Agreed though, the value of the True skate lies in is price. A nice return policy is great, but this is a very short window. Gives someone a bit of extra value, but with a lot of states closing play into January, it kinda offsets this value. If someone were really concerned about not liking their skates and needing to return them, CCM is still the best option. So yes, it's still a good offer, but not such a good offer

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