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Jhet
Jun 3, 2013

.Spec posted:

Has anyone tried out sticks from prostockhockeysticks.com and had any thoughts? I've somehow broken two sticks since Jan and I'd like to not shell out the cost of another True if I can get something comparable for less (especially since it's going to break eventually). I played with a stick from allblackhockeysticks before and it was _fine_ but didn't feel great so I'm looking for alternatives.

I have a friend who ordered custom sticks from there because he gets a fitness budget from work, and he's a big and tall guy who wanted some flex in a long enough stick without having to worry about a flimsy extension. He's happy with the sticks, but they took forever because they were custom. Buying an existing stick is probably going to give you a good experience.

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Kevlar v2.0
Dec 25, 2003


.Spec posted:

Has anyone tried out sticks from prostockhockeysticks.com and had any thoughts? I've somehow broken two sticks since Jan and I'd like to not shell out the cost of another True if I can get something comparable for less (especially since it's going to break eventually). I played with a stick from allblackhockeysticks before and it was _fine_ but didn't feel great so I'm looking for alternatives.

I've had good luck with refurbished sticks from https://www.hockeystickman.com/

You might have to check back every so often to see what they have available, but you can get $300 sticks for like $60.

.Spec
Oct 4, 2001

Cool thanks for the feedback. I'll probably order something this week and hope my stick holds up for the start of the season next week.

Pleads
Jun 9, 2005

pew pew pew


Hockeystickman has been good to me, and I think maybe they do a referral discount or something so get a goon code and see if it saves you $5 (I donít remember if this is real but I feel like it is?)

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007

.Spec posted:

Has anyone tried out sticks from prostockhockeysticks.com and had any thoughts? I've somehow broken two sticks since Jan and I'd like to not shell out the cost of another True if I can get something comparable for less (especially since it's going to break eventually). I played with a stick from allblackhockeysticks before and it was _fine_ but didn't feel great so I'm looking for alternatives.

My current Sherwoods are from pro stock hockey and they're fine. There's a sticker on them that says something along the lines of "for professional use only," which gives me a laugh.

On a side note, I've been in 3 straight ties now. Ties suck.

Chemmy
Feb 4, 2001

Thatís Pro Stock Hockey. Prostockhockeysticks make their own brand.

Anyhow I bought one and itís pretty good, especially for the price. Refurbed sticks and stuff like the All Blacks shoot really poorly, they all feel dead.

I really liked the Nexus 2N Pro but donít like the Geoís shape. I tried a bunch of stuff since then and didnít love any of it. I just got a 77 flex P92T mid kick. Itís really light.

Iíd say stuff like All Black is 70% as good as a high end stick for 33% of the price, the Pro is 95% as good as a high end stick for 66% of the price.

edit: Iíve got a Trigger 7 Pro, Jetspeed FT5 Pro, and Hyperlite here. Iíve gotten rid of a Geo. All of them weighed ~10g more than advertised and the Pro is about 5g less than advertised. Uncut (the stock was long like CCM) mine weighed 370g.

Chemmy fucked around with this message at 23:29 on Sep 21, 2023

shyduck
Oct 3, 2003


Anecdotal, but I have a couple of teammates that have gone through True pro stock sticks purchase fairly recently from ProStockHockey like they're made of glass. I know that's the tradeoff but seemed extreme

Stitecin
Feb 6, 2004
Mayor of Stitecinopolis

Ginette Reno posted:

My skate runner broke on my Bauer Vapors last night. Gonna see if this pro shop I'm going to can put a new holder on for me so that I don't have to shell out another $500 for a new pair of skates.

This is actually my 2nd pair of Vapors in a row this has happened with. I'm either too fat (likely) or blocking too many shots (what I'd prefer to tell myself).

Hockeytron.com has Stepsteel runners
for $5 and spare blades for $3. Pro shops can install them relatively cheap.

Krime
Jul 30, 2003

Somebody has to do the scoring around here.
Long story short, my skates are 20+ years old (Nike Quest 1s)

I obviously haven't played much, but I'm starting to coach my little guy's 6u team as an assistant.

I did the Bauer 3D foot scan thing and it suggested

Vapor - size 11.5 (Size 13 shoe) Fit 1 - I have narrowish long feet

Thing is I found a Supreme Fit 1 for hilariously cheap locally...

So, would I be ok in the Supreme Fit 1 vs Vapor Fit 1?

Don't know enough about their builds to decide.

Chemmy
Feb 4, 2001

The only thing that matters is fit. Try them on.

If you donít extremely know what youíre doing donít overthink this to save $50: go to a store and try stuff on.

Kevlar v2.0
Dec 25, 2003


Chemmy posted:

The only thing that matters is fit. Try them on.

If you donít extremely know what youíre doing donít overthink this to save $50: go to a store and try stuff on.

Try every boot in the size you want, then just decide which price tier you want with that type of boot.

The last time I bought skates, I tried on a bunch of models and liked the Bauer Supreme fit best. The newest Supreme line was like $900, but one tier below that was only like $400. They've lasted for over 5 years and are still structurally great.

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007

Try them on if you can, but Supremes are wider than Vapors.
I used to wear Vapors when I first started, but the newer ones were super tight on me, so I had to move to the Supreme line when I got them a couple years ago.

Jhet
Jun 3, 2013

Henrik Zetterberg posted:

Try them on if you can, but Supremes are wider than Vapors.
I used to wear Vapors when I first started, but the newer ones were super tight on me, so I had to move to the Supreme line when I got them a couple years ago.

Supremes are targeted to people who want better ankle support while skating. Vapors are cut a little lower are are supposed to be better for really tight turning and agility.

Most beer leaguers should be paying for Supremes at best. The really good skaters will notice the difference, but it's more if it fits and feels good then you should be wearing those. You can get them baked a few times, so if you're buying used take them in some where to get them baked to your feet.

I did manage to wear the heels out on mine already after a year, but I was in them 20-30 hours for most of last year (over 1000 hours easily). This year should be closer to maybe just 20 hours a week? I'm going to need to buy new skates in a few months already when the rest of the padding falls out of the heels. I haven't found a way to fix it nicely, but I can at least wear them for a bit still.

Jhet fucked around with this message at 05:24 on Sep 25, 2023

JUST MAKING CHILI
Feb 14, 2008
Vapors have a shallower heel. Supremes make me feel like Iím skating upright and vapors+super feet footbeds make me feel like Iím on my toes. Otherwise the pitch is the same because the holders are the same and have the same geometry. The boots should fit the same, fit 1-3 are the same regardless of model. Low medium and high volume.

sellouts
Apr 23, 2003

what does pitch have to do with it when you can just get a custom radius and add a degree of pitch if you want it? I think Iíve even seen +1.5

JUST MAKING CHILI
Feb 14, 2008
Exactly. IMO the only real difference between Vapors and Supreme is how they fit your heel. Geometry is the same otherwise.

In other news, I got moved up a division and one of the guys on my team wears #69, because he used to work in the pornographic film business.

Jhet
Jun 3, 2013
Iím pretty sure thereís a team in our league that used to be sponsored by a porn site or sex shop. A bunch of them have names that are thinly veiled innuendo on the nameplates. Theyíre a fun group of players either way.

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calandryll
Apr 25, 2003

Ask me where I do my best drinking!



Pillbug
I thought the Supreme also had a wider toe box.

My teammate played with a team called the Predators. Their jersey was the Predator in a thong, with the goalie's mom name tattooed on the leg.

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