Beer Leagues, Gear, and other Non-Pro Related Items

Dummy Hoy

Angry Pissbum
SoSH Member
Jul 22, 2006
6,089
Falmouth
I used intermediates for a while because I’m 5’7” 160 and cutting down a senior 85 was giving me too stiff of a stick. The shot was nice, but they break too easily and the Verberos have a 70 (or maybe it’s 75, I forget) flex option that is good enough.
 

Dummy Hoy

Angry Pissbum
SoSH Member
Jul 22, 2006
6,089
Falmouth
I just bought a pair of Nikita Zaitzev's slightly used skates off Sideline Swap for $350. I found them because I wanted a weird size (6.5 E), and they popped up on my feed. Boot is Tacks AS1- best fit I've ever had, and the strange thing is he has over sized holders (size 8) on the boot. It was strange getting used to it at first, felt like I was wearing speed skates...been pretty positive for my C cuts though, but I'm still getting used to it.
 

LogansDad

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Nov 15, 2006
17,193
Alamogordo
Scored my first goal last night in a 5-4 back and forth win. My line scored with 8 seconds left in the game to win it, too. So that was pretty awesome. Unfortunately, I only have 4 games and playoffs left with this team, as we are moving out of state in October, but we are moving somewhere else with a men's league, though I doubt it will be a rink quite as nice as the one I play at now.
 

Salem's Lot

Andy Moog! Andy God Damn Moog!
SoSH Member
Jul 15, 2005
6,102
Gallows Hill
Do any of you guys use Bauer Supreme or Nexus skates? I’ve got Vapors now and they kill my feet, especially the arches. I was told that Supreme is a better skate for flat foots like me. Anyone else have horribly flat feet, what skate works for you? I have Mission roller hockey skates that are very comfortable.
 

TheShynessClinic

SoSH's Doug Neidermeyer
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Oct 25, 2007
9,176
Between here and everywhere.
Do any of you guys use Bauer Supreme or Nexus skates? I’ve got Vapors now and they kill my feet, especially the arches. I was told that Supreme is a better skate for flat foots like me. Anyone else have horribly flat feet, what skate works for you? I have Mission roller hockey skates that are very comfortable.
I have a pair of the 1S’s and MX3’s from Bauer and they fit my flat feet way better than the CCM Jetspeeds I was using, for what it’s worth.
 

RIFan

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Jul 19, 2005
1,767
Blackstone MA
Vapors are a narrow fit compared to Supremes and Nexus. If your flat footed you probably have wider than average feet and either of those might help. I have the opposite problem of high arches that don't collapse well. I went from a standard Easton width to CCM Supertack and even though I dropped down 1/2 a size the CCM's were wider and made a huge difference in comfort. I didn't know what it was like to skate without my feet killing me. You might also want to look at changing out your footbeds.
 

LogansDad

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Nov 15, 2006
17,193
Alamogordo
I'm annoyed. We had our first playoff game Thursday night, went in as the 5 seed. I'm moving next month so it's the last chance I will get to play with this team. The team we were playing against was the 4 seed, but spent the first half of the season getting destroyed, before they got to add this one dude who was clearly above our league level.... to the tune of leading the league in points by 10 after not playing the first 11 games of the season.

So, he dropped a hat trick and an assist on us, while basically controlling play the entire game en route to beating us 6-3. On top of that, he spent the entire game whining about penalties and getting in the ref's faces (he's the first dude in the league I have shouted at after he scored, fell on his face and slid into me, knocking me over on top of him, then getting up and trying to get me called for a penalty), and, after his first goal, when we were up 1-0, skated past me slapping his stick on the ground like a giant douche, and I think my biggest regret of the season is not dropping a shoulder into him then and there.

To top it off, the 2 and 3 seeds both lost, and we beat the 1 seed all 3 times we played them this year, so the league was basically wide open for us.

Sorry for the rant, but I'm still pretty steamed about it.