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Member Since 25 May 2013
Offline Last Active Jan 13 2019 08:07 AM

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In Topic: Need advice choosing skates

11 January 2019 - 04:58 AM

On a side-note, if you feel your skates are too stiff for forward flex, you can try to experiment with lacing as-well. So I skip the second-to-top eyelet in Vapors which allows for sufficient forward flex while providing lateral support, when I skip the top eyelet I feel I lack lateral support. Plenty of additional options (lace loops between top and second eyelet, etc) available if you look at the corresponding threads here and MSH.

In Topic: Which helmet fits you best?

04 January 2019 - 07:54 AM

Best fit: Easton S19/E700

Best fit with good protection: Bauer 5100


Both fit very well when worn with a thin skull cap.

In Topic: jofa ovi style floating slash guards wanted

26 December 2018 - 04:36 PM

Was going to suggest the same thing. I have one guard (actually from a low-level Jofa elbow pad forearm part), and then simply heated up some Kydex and pressed it on to achieve the same shape. You could do the same thing without having a "mold" by pushing the warm sheet of Kydex against a large-diameter pipe / pot / etc, after adding the raised area in the middle (used for structural integrity I'd assume) by taping on few layers of cardboard or similar.

In Topic: Looking for a W71 replacement

21 November 2018 - 06:45 AM

@ragingbull for Europeans Fischer Hockey is also a viable option, they offer "players models" (you select curve, flex, shaft shape, length and grip) with various curves as-well. Might be worth a shot asking them how much you'd pay for their top model (mid-kick only) CT-950.

In Topic: Shinny / Pickup Colour Discussion

19 November 2018 - 05:26 AM

For some strange reason over here it is Red vs White, Black being assigned so the numbers even out.


What however really grinds my gears is jerseys with mixed colors, meaning e.g. a Black jersey with white shoulders/arms, a Red-White jersey with a diagonal split through the middle (looks Red or White depending on the side), etc.


My personal recommendation to new starters over here: get yourself a solid Red and a White (or at least one that when turned inside-out is almost white).