I'm running low on my stock of Reebok 9K P34 (Hamrlik) blades. Unfortunately Reebok dropped that pattern so I have to choose an alternative.
Does anyone have first-hand experience with the newer Reebok patterns? It looks like P40 (Hedman) and P42 (Duchene) look the closest but I can't really tell from the pictures which is actually closer. I'm wanting a very mild curve, flat face (no wedge), round toe, highish lie.
Also, going by the Reebok catalogs, starting in 2012 they seemed to have changed the P40 pattern from a Lie 5, Square toe pattern to a Lie 5.5, Round toe pattern. Does anyone know if this is indeed true?
Reebok and CCM are weird. They keep moving names around and changing their patterns, many of them don't match anything else.
And I don't think they offer a range of patterns; they all seem pretty similar to me. I love the AI9 and was checking out the RBZ the other day, but I can only buy them pro stock because there are no longer any retail patterns that I would use.
It looks like P40 (Hedman) and P42 (Duchene) look the closest but I can't really tell from the pictures which is actually closer.
Originally Posted by Jarick
Reebok and CCM are weird. They keep moving names around and changing their patterns.
Compounding the problem of the names and patterns frequently changing, the pictures that most of the online retailers use are not kept up to date unless they use the current catalogue. I bought a p34 blade back in the day because Hockey Giant's picture indicated a more open toe than the actual item. Oh well, clearance pricing made it worth taking the chance.