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TRUE Goalie Skates - 1 Piece vs. 2 Piece

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On September 8, 2017 at 11:46 AM, Punisher Goalie said:

@Tim_TRUEHockey, if I want a specific cowling on the 2 piece skate, will you still it at the factory? Or is my only option to buy the boot only and get the cowling installed myself? Thanks!

You would need to provide us with the cowling so we can install it or have your local shop do it when you get the skates molded.

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9 minutes ago, Tim_TRUEHockey said:

The holders actually are different between the player and goalie versions of our skates.

Are they? Everyone has been saying that they're the same holders. Can you tell us how they are different?

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Same holder - made for player blades 3mm in width and if I am not mistaken where developed by Step steel!

The only difference between the player/ goalie holder is that an insert is removed and or inserted when the holders are molded to allow for the toe strap to pass. ( that is the little triangle seen under the toe area )

I don't know how you can say their different? As per Freely if you can elaborate?

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@SaveByRichter35 Thanks. After reading this and everything else I can find on the subject, I’m settled on the two piece. All accounts are that it’s lighter, achieves the same solid custom fit, and I can change the holder and steel if I want to. I sent my tracings and order form in :)

Can’t wait to try them!

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1 hour ago, Punisher Goalie said:

@SaveByRichter35 Thanks. After reading this and everything else I can find on the subject, I’m settled on the two piece. All accounts are that it’s lighter, achieves the same solid custom fit, and I can change the holder and steel if I want to. I sent my tracings and order form in :)

Can’t wait to try them!

Welcome to the club! :)

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On 8/23/2017 at 9:29 PM, Tim_TRUEHockey said:

I have yet to see one in my 1.5 years w/ VH/TRUE.

I have, I'll take pictures when I get home.  I used a Hi-Lo chassis with 7272 7676 set up.

Update, I now use 6868 7272. Its the closest I've felt to an ice set up. I also added helmet loops near the first two rivets to use with elastic toe ties

True Roller.jpeg

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Took me a while to get pics

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16 minutes ago, Potttat said:

Could you get the one piece and then just add a taller step steel to get that extra edge?

The steel in the one piece skate is proprietary, so no (unless they release a taller version of it)

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After a proper bake and sharpening, I am very happy with my two piece skates. All the reviews about the custom fit are accurate, it’s totally unlike any retail skate. Would like to write a more extensive review at some point.

Only issue I’ve noticed so far - the slot for toe ties is a bit small (picture below). My Brian’s Smart Toe straps (2.0 model with the Velcro sandwich) BARELY fits through. I have a pair of HALs so I can try them but I’m not sure they will fit without some serious smushing. Obviously this is no problem with regular laces and it won’t be a problem for me when I install Pro Toe Bridges and RYNOs but I thought I’d mention it. 

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1 hour ago, Punisher Goalie said:

After a proper bake and sharpening, I am very happy with my two piece skates. All the reviews about the custom fit are accurate, it’s totally unlike any retail skate. Would like to write a more extensive review at some point.

Only issue I’ve noticed so far - the slot for toe ties is a bit small (picture below). My Brian’s Smart Toe straps (2.0 model with the Velcro sandwich) BARELY fits through. I have a pair of HALs so I can try them but I’m not sure they will fit without some serious smushing. Obviously this is no problem with regular laces and it won’t be a problem for me when I install Pro Toe Bridges and RYNOs but I thought I’d mention it. 

Wow, that’s really small! 

I will likely get a pair next year. Nothing wrong with mine but really want to go cowlingless. Mine will be 3 years old at that point.

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I dunno....heard more than a handful of guys in cowling-less skates getting hurt and/or feeling discomfort. The idea and technology is still new, I think I'm gonna wait on improvements on later generations of that skate. For someone like me who's had a broken foot, I can't gamble that way.

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I've had a broken ankle too. I dunno, i feel like a reinforced boot should actually be more protective than a plastic cowling.

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Just now, TheGoalNet said:

@ULTIMA - According to True, no known injuries to pros from the cowlingless skate 

With all due respect to them, if there was even one injury involving, do you think we'd hear about it? Let's be real about it.

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I think if Carey Price broke his foot, we'd all hear about it 

I haven't heard about about a broken foot toe, etc... that would be picked up by best writers. 

It would be our job then tie it back to the skates 

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1 hour ago, Punisher Goalie said:

After a proper bake and sharpening, I am very happy with my two piece skates. All the reviews about the custom fit are accurate, it’s totally unlike any retail skate. Would like to write a more extensive review at some point.

Only issue I’ve noticed so far - the slot for toe ties is a bit small (picture below). My Brian’s Smart Toe straps (2.0 model with the Velcro sandwich) BARELY fits through. I have a pair of HALs so I can try them but I’m not sure they will fit without some serious smushing. Obviously this is no problem with regular laces and it won’t be a problem for me when I install Pro Toe Bridges and RYNOs but I thought I’d mention it. 

Don't go through that first hole.  Just cross the straps at the front of the skate, run down the side, and cross under the larger main hole.

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52 minutes ago, ULTIMA said:

I dunno....heard more than a handful of guys in cowling-less skates getting hurt and/or feeling discomfort. The idea and technology is still new, I think I'm gonna wait on improvements on later generations of that skate. For someone like me who's had a broken foot, I can't gamble that way.

I have taken one hard shot to the Toe already, honestly I can say I felt nothing, just heard a loud smack, just like in my CCM cowlings. Haven’t been hit in any other areas of the skate yet. 

14 minutes ago, SaveByRichter35 said:

Don't go through that first hole.  Just cross the straps at the front of the skate, run down the side, and cross under the larger main hole.

Good suggestion. 

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2 hours ago, Potttat said:

What are the prices for both the two piece and the one piece

Iirc $850 for 2 piece, $1000 for 1

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On November 6, 2017 at 1:36 PM, ULTIMA said:

With all due respect to them, if there was even one injury involving, do you think we'd hear about it? Let's be real about it.

In the world of social media and media attention around goalies - you would hear about it.

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3 hours ago, Tim_TRUEHockey said:

In the world of social media and media attention around goalies - you would hear about it.

I'v already got VH skates. But as I said, I can't gamble on the one-piece.

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