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2022 Bauer Mystery Skate - Konekt Goalie Skate


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8 minutes ago, Punisher Goalie said:

Both. Insoles obviously I know I can - and do - change.

It is, admittedly, quite gross. Even with drying after every session with a boot dryer, I am buying skates once a year. I've been stretching my custom FT2s too long waiting for the Konekt release.

IDK I could be wrong, but if the shell and holder are durable enough, one might be able to get away with a liner change to extend the life of the skates well beyond what one would expect from a normal skate design.

1. I can definitely see how a removable/replaceable liner would be beneficial to you. 

2. lol wtf. I've had some liners that have seen wear and tear after 4+ years. But nothing close to needing replacement. Do you just sweat pure acid? 

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There's a goalie on reddit that's been tinkering with ski boot style buckles for skates and I have been testing them- pretty much mimicking the buckle system on the Konekts, just without the hinge system.

 

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I was looking forward to the Konekts, but at $1k, they're in custom skate territory.

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5 minutes ago, coopaloop1234 said:

1. I can definitely see how a removable/replaceable liner would be beneficial to you. 

2. lol wtf. I've had some liners that have seen wear and tear after 4+ years. But nothing close to needing replacement. Do you just sweat pure acid? 

I'll put it this way. I've been married for 13 years and never once been allowed to bring skates, or any other hockey equipment for that matter, into the house.

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3 minutes ago, jerd31 said:

There's a goalie on reddit that's been tinkering with ski boot style buckles for skates and I have been testing them- pretty much mimicking the buckle system on the Konekts, just without the hinge system.

 

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I was looking forward to the Konekts, but at $1k, they're in custom skate territory.

That's pretty cool, minus the hinge feature of course. Wonder how heavy those buckles are.

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2 minutes ago, Punisher Goalie said:

That's pretty cool, minus the hinge feature of course. Wonder how heavy those buckles are.

They add 5-6 ounces per skate.  I haven't noticed a difference at all in terms of weight on the ice.

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4 hours ago, jerd31 said:

There's a goalie on reddit that's been tinkering with ski boot style buckles for skates and I have been testing them- pretty much mimicking the buckle system on the Konekts, just without the hinge system.

 

4u9ireiwlv791.jpg?width=640&crop=smart&a

 

I was looking forward to the Konekts, but at $1k, they're in custom skate territory.

Bauer has gone away from custom with Konekt, even the pros are using stock socks. With the fact the liner and the shell are heat moldable and how much they can move, Bauer does not believe custom is required anymore.

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1 hour ago, coopaloop1234 said:

1. I can definitely see how a removable/replaceable liner would be beneficial to you. 

2. lol wtf. I've had some liners that have seen wear and tear after 4+ years. But nothing close to needing replacement. Do you just sweat pure acid? 

Queue the Aliens jokes and memes

MARINES…WE ARE LEAVING

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4 hours ago, jerd31 said:

There's a goalie on reddit that's been tinkering with ski boot style buckles for skates and I have been testing them- pretty much mimicking the buckle system on the Konekts, just without the hinge system.

 

4u9ireiwlv791.jpg?width=640&crop=smart&a

 

I was looking forward to the Konekts, but at $1k, they're in custom skate territory.

Interesting use of buckles... and with the top buckle positioned below the top eyelet I'd bet he does get better flex than you'd see out of standard lacing. As for Konekt in custom skate territory in terms of pricing... well they are custom skates being heat molded liner and boot. I know that's not what most think of in a traditional sense because they're off-the-shelf items that just get molded as opposed to bespoke one-off skates made just for your feet... but if the fit and performance are there I think you'd be hard-pressed to find a reason not to consider them custom.

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7 hours ago, coopaloop1234 said:

$1,225 CAD. A whopping $300 more expensive than an Ultrasonic skate. 

I get that this is a new build and there's some R&D to recoup, and that the main consumer market is either guys at the top level and/or guys wanting the best of the best, but wow that's steep.

If CAD/USD gear pricing patterns continue with the skate, I'd imagine this does not go straight through currency conversion for MSRP, and they just set a price.  I'm guessing $1100 CAD

6 hours ago, Punisher Goalie said:

Both. Insoles obviously I know I can - and do - change.

It is, admittedly, quite gross. Even with drying after every session with a boot dryer, I am buying skates once a year. I've been stretching my custom FT2s too long waiting for the Konekt release.

IDK I could be wrong, but if the shell and holder are durable enough, one might be able to get away with a liner change to extend the life of the skates well beyond what one would expect from a normal skate design.

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5 minutes ago, Chenner29 said:

If CAD/USD gear pricing patterns continue with the skate, I'd imagine this does not go straight through currency conversion for MSRP, and they just set a price.  I'm guessing $1100 CAD

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Interesting, I've never done a direct comparison between us and ça prices

Still too rich for my blood. 

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9 hours ago, jerd31 said:

There's a goalie on reddit that's been tinkering with ski boot style buckles for skates and I have been testing them- pretty much mimicking the buckle system on the Konekts, just without the hinge system.

 

4u9ireiwlv791.jpg?width=640&crop=smart&a

 

I was looking forward to the Konekts, but at $1k, they're in custom skate territory.

It is being considered a custom skate

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13 hours ago, BadAngle41 said:

I went back to 2X Pro skates recently and not lacing through the top eyelet... it has worked well... anxious to get these on my feet and see what kind of flex range I get. Remind me of the release date and tell me when you'll be working and I'll find a reason to make it up your way to get fitted.

I’ll be sure to let you know, we have the skates in already, just not the special konekt specific skate oven and other heat molding materials yet. Not sure when we’ll get those in but I will keep you in mind when we do!

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11 hours ago, netminder said:

Put a cowling on it and call it a day:

This type of skate tech with hinge and bootie has been around for decades

No one is arguing that. There were previously goalie skates shown in my last pic that had this concept and Bauer openly acknowledges they were the inspiration 

All of the good new boot technology comes from the ski industry, not roller blades. Skiing is a way bigger market and that is why the development comes from there.

The materials are also 1,000 times better than when the Micron goalie skates were in their heyday. Like with many innovations, the concept is not wrong... it's the available technology to execute the design and the market readiness are a big factor in something sticking.

Palm Pilot was cool, but it was too early and the average consumer market was not ready for it. iPhone was a hit because it was way easy for anyone to use, the technology was better, and the marker was more ready for it.

Konekt is the modern smart phone. Micron plastic skates are a Palm Pilot. 

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I’m very curious to hear the reviews on these.  I’m in a pair of original custom VH skates that are nearing end of life. My previous Bauer 2012 Pros were the most uncomfortable skate I’ve ever owned. 
 

Are you able to adjust the hinge flex on these?  If so, how?

Is there an msrp yet?

 

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1 hour ago, Pl99 said:

I’m very curious to hear the reviews on these.  I’m in a pair of original custom VH skates that are nearing end of life. My previous Bauer 2012 Pros were the most uncomfortable skate I’ve ever owned. 
 

Are you able to adjust the hinge flex on these?  If so, how?

Is there an msrp yet?

 

It adjusts based on how much you need it to hinge. It moves accordingly. $950 usd

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On 7/4/2022 at 11:59 PM, Pl99 said:

I’m very curious to hear the reviews on these.  I’m in a pair of original custom VH skates that are nearing end of life. My previous Bauer 2012 Pros were the most uncomfortable skate I’ve ever owned. 
 

Are you able to adjust the hinge flex on these?  If so, how?

Is there an msrp yet?

 

There is not a dial to adjust the flex profile. Lots of people have asked me about this. I do NOT see the purpose of it after using the skates. It only flexes when your ankle flexes and it's not like floppy. Anyone interested in this skate should not skip it over that concern.

With that said, I know people like stiffness profiles, so maybe it's an update to a future version of Konekt?

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12 hours ago, TheGoalNet said:

There is not a dial to adjust the flex profile. Lots of people have asked me about this. I do NOT see the purpose of it after using the skates. It only flexes when your ankle flexes and it's not like floppy. Anyone interested in this skate should not skip it over that concern.

With that said, I know people like stiffness profiles, so maybe it's an update to a future version of Konekt?

Thanks. This is what I was asking. 
 

Im assuming you have had a few skates in them. Are they staying in the bag permanently?  

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On 7/7/2022 at 12:50 AM, Pl99 said:

Thanks. This is what I was asking. 

Im assuming you have had a few skates in them. Are they staying in the bag permanently? 

The Bauer konekt skate is now available for sale at Perani’s hockey world.  The fit seems a bit odd…almost pulled the trigger but I couldn’t get over the fit.

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1 hour ago, Desert Tendy said:


The Bauer konekt skate is now available for sale at Perani’s hockey world.  The fit seems a bit odd…almost pulled the trigger but I couldn’t get over the fit.

 

 

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What was the issue with the fit?

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12 minutes ago, ryan_0 said:

What was the issue with the fit?

Top of the ankle I experienced a ton of pain when I flexed and it was either too tight or too lose.  I imagine once it’s baked it will get better but not sure if I want to chance it for $1k.  

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32 minutes ago, Desert Tendy said:

Top of the ankle I experienced a ton of pain when I flexed and it was either too tight or too lose.  I imagine once it’s baked it will get better but not sure if I want to chance it for $1k.  

Oh ok, I think I've read some other people were having issues with the ankle fit. I wonder if this will be a common problem. 

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10 hours ago, Desert Tendy said:

Top of the ankle I experienced a ton of pain when I flexed and it was either too tight or too lose.  I imagine once it’s baked it will get better but not sure if I want to chance it for $1k.  

The shell and the liner are thermoformable. Yes, they are NOT going to feel right out of the box. You have to trust the process and get them baked. They come with a kit that enables the shop to deal with any potential pain points in like 20 different ways.

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