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Dummy Hoy

Angry Pissbum
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Jul 22, 2006
6,126
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
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Jul 22, 2006
6,126
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
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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!
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Jul 15, 2005
6,174
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

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Oct 25, 2007
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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
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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
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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.
 

TFP

Dope
Dope
Dec 10, 2007
17,402
Won our summer league semifinal game in OT last night. Playing in the championship for our 3rd straight Westborough A League title on Thursday. Playing the team we despise who also despises us. It’s going to be an absolute battle.

3 straight would officially make us a dynasty.
 

TFP

Dope
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Dec 10, 2007
17,402
If anyone has a LiveBarn account the rink streams it on there - it's been quite humbling to watch myself on video, but it makes for good highlight video content.

And if anyone watches - I won't tell you what number I am until after the game.
 

Dummy Hoy

Angry Pissbum
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Jul 22, 2006
6,126
Falmouth
If anyone has a LiveBarn account the rink streams it on there - it's been quite humbling to watch myself on video, but it makes for good highlight video content.

And if anyone watches - I won't tell you what number I am until after the game.
He’s the short fat kid on D.

I do have live barn...not the same though. I want to feel the animosity in person.

Edit: for the record I’m also a short, fat kid on D, but I’m only about 70% of the player TFP is, so joke’s on me.
 
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TFP

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Dec 10, 2007
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There are 5 people on my team shorter than me. And my jersey is pretty slimming.
 

TFP

Dope
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Dec 10, 2007
17,402
Dominant 5-1 win tonight and their goal didn’t even go in. A dynasty is born.
 

wiffleballhero

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Mar 28, 2009
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In the simulacrum
I am considering picking up a stick with a 65 flex rating. For a really long time I've played with 75, and for years before that I played with 85, but those, in retrospect, felt way, way too stiff.

75 seems about right, but I wonder: I'm 5'9" and play with a stick -- now -- a bit shorter than would most people my height, cutting it so it lands at my shoulders when on skates. I think I want something more whippy? Is this worth taking a flier on or is 65 too flexy? FWIW, I play in a no slap shot league. How is this likely to go for me?
 

Salem's Lot

Andy Moog! Andy God Damn Moog!
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Jul 15, 2005
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Gallows Hill
I am considering picking up a stick with a 65 flex rating. For a really long time I've played with 75, and for years before that I played with 85, but those, in retrospect, felt way, way too stiff.

75 seems about right, but I wonder: I'm 5'9" and play with a stick -- now -- a bit shorter than would most people my height, cutting it so it lands at my shoulders when on skates. I think I want something more whippy? Is this worth taking a flier on or is 65 too flexy? FWIW, I play in a no slap shot league. How is this likely to go for me?
I’m 5’ 10” and play with a 75 and I don’t cut it. If you’re cutting a 65 flex so it lands on your shoulder that should be fine.
 

Salem's Lot

Andy Moog! Andy God Damn Moog!
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Jul 15, 2005
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Gallows Hill
Fine as in more whippy snap and wrist shots, or fine as in I'll not notice the difference except that it breaks faster?
There is always a higher risk of breaking sticks with a lower flex but you’re already using a 75, so 65 won’t make much of a difference there. It will feel slightly whippier. Keep in mind you gain 2-3 flex points for every inch you cut off, so if you’re cutting 6 inches off a 75 flex, it’s really a 90 when you’re using it. A 65 flex is an 80 with the same cut. Unless you’re hammering a lot of slap shots now, an 80 flex isn’t really a risk to break more than what you’re using now, and will feel looser. Now if you buy an intermediate stick that’s manufactured at a 65 flex at a shorter length, those you may have to worry about breaking a lot of those, since they’re literally designed for high school aged hockey players.
 

wiffleballhero

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Mar 28, 2009
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In the simulacrum
I'm switching to an 8' front and 10' back radius with forward pitch. We'll see how it goes. The rink I am skating at has ice like lumpy concrete right now because (I think) they are keeping it super cold to stay ahead of the humidity. Last time out I could barely get an edge to push off, and I have been thinking about giving it a go with a more severe forward pitch anyway. It is also a small rink so I have high hopes for how this is going to work out in the corners.
 

wiffleballhero

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In the simulacrum
Way better. I liked it a ton, I might even go 7/10. But it is probably just about the change into a pronounced forward pitch. Way more acceleration. Worth it all the way.