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03-19-2014, 11:36 AM
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Most adults don't use them. You should be able to tighten them plenty by hand unless you have arthritis or some other ailment.

If your laces are too short, get longer ones, and also try waxed laces as they hold tighter.

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Most adults don't use them. You should be able to tighten them plenty by hand unless you have arthritis or some other ailment.

If your laces are too short, get longer ones, and also try waxed laces as they hold tighter.
I have 108's, and I just got some waxed laces so I am hoping this remedies the situation, but I have yet to get ice time to test them. Thanks, stupid job...

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03-19-2014, 01:03 PM
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I have 108's, and I just got some waxed laces so I am hoping this remedies the situation, but I have yet to get ice time to test them. Thanks, stupid job...
Do a search for the topic on alternative lacing methods. There are some on there that are much easier to tighten with minimal force.

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03-20-2014, 05:05 PM
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My nephew has a pair of Bauer Vapor x70 but am looking to buy him a pair of the Graf Supra G35 Jr. Ice Hockey Skates w/ T-Blade System (comes with free pair of regular skate holders)
$359.99

What are the pros and cons if I bought this for my 9 year old nephew? Are the boots in Graf skates too hard for a kid?


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03-20-2014, 05:09 PM
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Good luck finding a steady supply of t'blades. Avoid.

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Good luck finding a steady supply of t'blades. Avoid.
Comes with regular skate holder. But as a skate in general can anyone comment on how grafs usually are?

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03-21-2014, 12:39 PM
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Just going with a pair of Reebok White K Pump Jr. Ice Hockey Skates. With his Vapour X70's we have to replace the skate holder because it's screwed up and going to put black skate holders in them

But his next pair of skates I'm saving up for a pair of Reebok RibCor Pump Jr. Ice Hockey Skates when it comes to tryouts


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03-24-2014, 07:15 PM
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Easton Mako Jr. Ice Hockey Skates - $599.99
Bauer Supreme TotalOne MX3 Jr. Ice Hockey Skates - $599.99
Graf Ultra G75 Lite Jr. Ice Hockey Skates - $554.99
Reebok RibCor Pump Jr. Ice Hockey Skates - $479.99
CCM RBZ Jr. Ice Hockey Skates - $479.99



Out of these 5 skates which one would be best for a 9 year old? All are suppose to be top of the line but which one you guys think are best? Thank

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03-24-2014, 07:24 PM
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It's really all personal preference, have him try them all on. I think the mako's will be the most hit or miss though.

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Easton Mako Jr. Ice Hockey Skates - $599.99
Bauer Supreme TotalOne MX3 Jr. Ice Hockey Skates - $599.99
Graf Ultra G75 Lite Jr. Ice Hockey Skates - $554.99
Reebok RibCor Pump Jr. Ice Hockey Skates - $479.99
CCM RBZ Jr. Ice Hockey Skates - $479.99



Out of these 5 skates which one would be best for a 9 year old? All are suppose to be top of the line but which one you guys think are best? Thank
Read the skate thread...

Also, he's 9? Is he one of the best skaters playing AAA and a heavy-set kid all at once? If not, then all of those skates are completely overkill and might even be a hindrance to proper skating skill development.

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Read the skate thread...

Also, he's 9? Is he one of the best skaters playing AAA and a heavy-set kid all at once? If not, then all of those skates are completely overkill and might even be a hindrance to proper skating skill development.
He is trying out for AA Rep and is 4''11 120 lbs 9 year old. I never could play hockey as a kid and I just like providing him with the best equipment

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Way overkill. Look at mid-end models. By the time he breaks them in, he would've already outgrown them.

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Way overkill. Look at mid-end models. By the time he breaks them in, he would've already outgrown them.
He may out grow them too I guess. He has been wearing 4.5 for a year but you never know.

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He may out grow them too I guess. He has been wearing 4.5 for a year but you never know.
Really? You don't think a 9 year old will outgrow any pair of skates he wears?

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Really? You don't think a 9 year old will outgrow any pair of skates he wears?
In a years time you don't know. We got him 4.5 and a year later he said they still fit perfect. Kids grow differently. But who cares about the cost anyways? Just money. Can just give it to one of my other cousins who are coming up the hockey pipeline. We're all family

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03-24-2014, 08:28 PM
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I don't think you understand.

They're extremely stiff, these high end models. No 9 year old would see any tangible benefit from a top end skate vs a mid or upper mid end model. You would not only be wasting your money, but also risking him losing comfort and mobility because of that stiffness.

Trust me on this one. I've fit hundreds and hundreds of kids of all ages and levels to know what I'm talking about, just read the skate thread.

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03-24-2014, 08:30 PM
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I don't think you understand.

They're extremely stiff, these high end models. No 9 year old would see any tangible benefit from a top end skate vs a mid or upper mid end model. You would not only be wasting your money, but also risking him losing comfort and mobility because of that stiffness.

Trust me on this one. I've fit hundreds and hundreds of kids of all ages and levels to know what I'm talking about, just read the skate thread.
Ok. I was kind of leaning towards the RibCor because I heard they are suppose to have the softest boot but I'll get em to try out a few skates.

It's all going to pay off if he makes the NHL, he will remember who bought him all the expensive equipment jk

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Alright.

Then why ask if you're not open to advice?

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03-24-2014, 08:32 PM
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Alright.

Then why ask if you're not open to advice?

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How am I not open to adice? I said I was going to check out the skate thread. Relax much?

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How am I not open to adice? I said I was going to check out the skate thread. Relax much?
Clearly not.

Good luck.

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Clearly not.

Good luck.
Ok Thank you for your time sir.

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Hi All

Does anyone have any experience with Sherwood T90 shoulder pads, and Sherwood protective equipment?

Stuck without any stock issues here again, and I can import sherwood without struggling with import restriction, and was looking at the sherwood T90 pads. Are they any good?

Thanks

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Are the hockey gloves that are sold at Canadian Tire any good?

I notice that they sell a lot of hockey equipment that I don't see at other hockey stores and was wondering whether the quality of their equipment is the same as places like Pro Hockey Life relative to the cost.

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The vast majority of their gear is SMU, such that they are not inherently worse or better than gear from that manufacturer for the same price.

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Cool.

Also, what does SMU mean?

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