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  1. Tim_TRUEHockey

    White Toe Cap Option - coming soon

    White bottoms on the one piece goal skates is no longer an option. It was phased out pretty quickly after the product's release as the painted didn't hold up well and added weight.
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    TRUE Goalie Skates - 1 Piece vs. 2 Piece

    Yes we're very aware of goalies' varying preferences in terms of blade height, pitch, etc. One thing you could consider is going with a boot-only option with us and then putting on whichever holder/cowling you prefer. Saves you about $150 upfront.
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    White Toe Cap Option - coming soon

    Wanted to share with you all that, based upon feedback and requests from several NHLers, we'll be offering a white toe cap option in the near future. Probably not be for a few months, but it's something that started based on a convo one of our pro reps had with Carey Price regarding his (Price's) desire to have his skates as white as possible to give contrast when the puck is near his feet. We showed the design to Tuukka Rask and his goalie coach Bob Essensa who both liked it. In fact one prominent goalie coach commented that he felt goalies looked faster in white skates versus black (not sure I agree...but an interesting insight). Look for them to be in pros hands (on their feet rather) soon with the option being added later this year.
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    TRUE Goalie Skates - 1 Piece vs. 2 Piece

    To be clear - the 2 piece is taller than the 1 piece. So I'm not sure why goalies would want us to emulate the height of the one piece.
  5. Tim_TRUEHockey

    VH Goalie Skate - Cowlingless?

    Sorry I'm late to the party - in the future feel free to email me directly: Tim.McCarthy@TRUETemper.com. I try to respond to all messages within a business day.
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    TRUE Goalie Skates - 1 Piece vs. 2 Piece

    In the world of social media and media attention around goalies - you would hear about it.
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    TRUE Goalie Skates - 1 Piece vs. 2 Piece

    It depends upon the country they're in and the pricing set by the retailer.
  8. Tim_TRUEHockey

    Show Off Your True Gear

    It's just some extra tape for the ring finger to get extra contact. I saw Schneider to it years ago, tried it and it stuck.
  9. Tim_TRUEHockey

    Show Off Your True Gear

    Throwing my personal twig up here.
  10. Tim_TRUEHockey

    Hutton's Skates

    Looks like a neoprene sleeve of some kind - I confirmed with the pro rep that covers the Blues that it is isn't anything we made for him. - Tim
  11. Tim_TRUEHockey

    Blade/Holder Height

    Thank you! Sorry I've been away. As always, feel free to also email me with questions - Tim.McCarthy@TrueTemper.com
  12. Tim_TRUEHockey

    TRUE Goalie Skates - 1 Piece vs. 2 Piece

    Please email me and I can provide you with that info - Tim.McCarthy@TrueTemper.com
  13. Tim_TRUEHockey

    TRUE Goalie Skates - 1 Piece vs. 2 Piece

    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.
  14. Tim_TRUEHockey

    TRUE Goalie Skates - 1 Piece vs. 2 Piece

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

    TRUE Goalie Skates - 1 Piece vs. 2 Piece

    Tan you for the message. Several notes: I've worn the 1 piece for about a year and a half and while I would say it's marginally heavier than my previous set of non-VH skates, it was not something that I ever noticed on the ice. The performance gain from having skates that fit my foot exactly (I have extremely normal feet) was massive though. I typically equate it driving in a car with electronic braking vs. hydraulic. With the latter, there is a subtle delay between when you compress the pedal and the car responds. You're typically unaware of that delay until you drive in a car with electronic breaking and there is zero delay. Same holds true (no pun intended) when wearing a custom made skate - every subtle movement is translated fully and instantly to the skate. I've recently switched to the 2 piece version of our skate and can say that I was comfortable within minutes. The pitch is considerably more forward but beyond that it felt very similar to my 1 piece just with an even better attack angle. Unlike when I've worn taller blades in previous skates, I didn't feel like I was skating on stilts.