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CCM P2.9 - First Impressions -


Znowleopard

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So this is the first impressions, ill add the review to this topic in a month or 2.

So here are the pads they arrived last week, ive used them once so far. Here are my observations.

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I went with 34 plus 2 in the Crawford colours. My previouse set where bauer 4000x in a size 35 plus 1, i was a little nervous about sizing as there seems to be lots of different opinions on how the premier line sits.

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As you can see the p2.9 only sit about 1 inch higher, and its also true when wearing them.

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One of my main reasosn for wanting new pads was because i felt like some of the goals i was letting in where due to how badly the thing rise sealed , looking here at the p2.9s they seal very well.

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I noticed when i took them out of the box that they where slightly twisted and weird, after a week of sitting out they seem to have straighten them selves out.

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I aslso noticed a few rough edges and some loose stitching, i guess that's part of buying a senior pad.

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Heres a pretty good picture of the speed skin, the pads slide pretty well, especially compered to my bauers. It took 5 mins to get used to the sliding and after that i didnt think about it too much.

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Out of the box they have a decent curve, i will try to straighten them out a little as i think the curve above the knee is a little too much.

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The strapping is pretty amazing, super simple and quick to put on. For my first skate i used the Medium strap as tight as possible, kept the nylon strap very loose, and strapped across the knee. I found this too tight and found that the pad didn't rotate quite as well as i wanted it to.

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The knee landing feels really nice, soft to land on but not floppy and feels connected to the pad.

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The leg channel is very smooth and is nice and wide.

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Im not sure if i will keep the bootstrap in, im not a fan of how stiff the plastic strap is and if i decide to keep it ill change it out with a leather strap.

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The biggest difference i noticed so far is how thick the thigh rise is, not so much the actually thigh rise on the inner side is, you can see that the bauer thigh rise is alot thinner at 37mm compered to the 65mm on the CCMs, this is probably whats going to take the longest to get used to, as i overlap the thigh rise when im in my stance, and i found during my first skate that my pads got caught on each other.  Also knee landing is making it impossible to put the pads vertically together(not that it really matters).

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The plus 2 might be a tad too high but you will get used to it.

Also try not wearing it so tight, move the strap in the inside to make it more loose.  The knee strap also, strap to the leg not the knee. 

Where do you knee land by the way?

Enjoy them, can't wait for my set in about 4 weeks time. 

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6 hours ago, mr_shifty1982 said:

The plus 2 might be a tad too high but you will get used to it.

Also try not wearing it so tight, move the strap in the inside to make it more loose.  The knee strap also, strap to the leg not the knee. 

Where do you knee land by the way?

Enjoy them, can't wait for my set in about 4 weeks time. 

 Yeah the plus 2 was probably too much,next skate I will wear it a bit looser, but I'll try all strapping options. My knee lands directly in the middle of the knee stack so I think the size on correct. 

I'm sure I will enjoy them, shame they don't have the max rebound although I might not need it it already føres out rebounds like a canon 

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Oh, man - this is so, so hot, @Znowleopard - I hope my wife doesn't catch me looking at these pics! LOL!

I always thought that style of knee landing looked like snow tire tread, and so I assumed it was hard and possibly uncomfortable. Nice to hear it's soft and comfy!

The boot strap in plastic (?) seems like a durability improvement to cater to that part of the market that skates and steps on their own boot straps (a guy in my goalie lessons actually does that repeatedly, leaving bits of his D&R antique leather on the ice for us to trip on, along with the toe tie bits he also manages to step on). Best practice is to NOT step on your own boot strap though, which I am sure you have mastered. If you do remove/replace the plastic one, please ship it to me, and I will give it to the D&R guy from my lessons :shakehead:

I won't be buying pads any time soon (because: kids. Have I used that excuse yet this week...?) so I'm happy to live vicariously through posts and reviews like this one. I'm happy for you, brother!

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55 minutes ago, Lucky Pucker said:

:drool:

Oh, man - this is so, so hot, @Znowleopard - I hope my wife doesn't catch me looking at these pics! LOL!

I always thought that style of knee landing looked like snow tire tread, and so I assumed it was hard and possibly uncomfortable. Nice to hear it's soft and comfy!

The boot strap in plastic (?) seems like a durability improvement to cater to that part of the market that skates and steps on their own boot straps (a guy in my goalie lessons actually does that repeatedly, leaving bits of his D&R antique leather on the ice for us to trip on, along with the toe tie bits he also manages to step on). Best practice is to NOT step on your own boot strap though, which I am sure you have mastered. If you do remove/replace the plastic one, please ship it to me, and I will give it to the D&R guy from my lessons :shakehead:

I won't be buying pads any time soon (because: kids. Have I used that excuse yet this week...?) so I'm happy to live vicariously through posts and reviews like this one. I'm happy for you, brother!

Dont worry there are more pictures to come, and this time with proper lighting. It might be a durability thing, might be a weight thing, might even be a cost thing, but whatever reason i dont like the bloody bootstrap.luckily i have my bootstrap tight enough to where it doesn't flop, maybe your messy buddy could try that ...hahah. If you arnt picking up new pads soon, at least do your groin and hips a favor and buy some elastic toe ties. Im sure your wife would be happy if your groin keeps healthy. ;)

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1 hour ago, Lucky Pucker said:

:drool:

Oh, man - this is so, so hot, @Znowleopard - I hope my wife doesn't catch me looking at these pics! LOL!

I always thought that style of knee landing looked like snow tire tread, and so I assumed it was hard and possibly uncomfortable. Nice to hear it's soft and comfy!

The boot strap in plastic (?) seems like a durability improvement to cater to that part of the market that skates and steps on their own boot straps (a guy in my goalie lessons actually does that repeatedly, leaving bits of his D&R antique leather on the ice for us to trip on, along with the toe tie bits he also manages to step on). Best practice is to NOT step on your own boot strap though, which I am sure you have mastered. If you do remove/replace the plastic one, please ship it to me, and I will give it to the D&R guy from my lessons :shakehead:

I won't be buying pads any time soon (because: kids. Have I used that excuse yet this week...?) so I'm happy to live vicariously through posts and reviews like this one. I'm happy for you, brother!

That part of the market that is stepping on their boot strap is doing something terribly wrong and I really hope CCM is not considering them in their design meetings.  The new strapping material they are using was designed to save weight over leather.  Supposed to be as durable, but I've heard it begins to delaminate over time.  

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2 minutes ago, jayluv54 said:

That part of the market that is stepping on their boot strap is doing something terribly wrong and I really hope CCM is not considering them in their design meetings.  The new strapping material they are using was designed to save weight over leather.  Supposed to be as durable, but I've heard it begins to delaminate over time.  

I seriously don't know how much at the end of the day that material saves the "weight" plus on the stock it's one damn strap at the boot....I like the leather straps a lot better that plastic is a bit annoying

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2 minutes ago, mr_shifty1982 said:

I seriously don't know how much at the end of the day that material saves the "weight" plus on the stock it's one damn strap at the boot....I like the leather straps a lot better that plastic is a bit annoying

supposedly it adds up, but I agree, 1 strap can only save an ounce maybe.  I have 3 of them on an E3.9 set I just picked up and 3 leathers on my XLT's, I should swapped them out and weigh them both to see.  Maybe if I get bored enough...

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8 minutes ago, jayluv54 said:

supposedly it adds up, but I agree, 1 strap can only save an ounce maybe.  I have 3 of them on an E3.9 set I just picked up and 3 leathers on my XLT's, I should swapped them out and weigh them both to see.  Maybe if I get bored enough...

If you get bored enough haha long term I think that those leather straps actually get lighter than thee plastic...just a guess.  But a good experience for you IF you get bored :)

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2 hours ago, Lucky Pucker said:

:drool:

Oh, man - this is so, so hot, @Znowleopard - I hope my wife doesn't catch me looking at these pics! LOL!

I always thought that style of knee landing looked like snow tire tread, and so I assumed it was hard and possibly uncomfortable. Nice to hear it's soft and comfy!

The boot strap in plastic (?) seems like a durability improvement to cater to that part of the market that skates and steps on their own boot straps (a guy in my goalie lessons actually does that repeatedly, leaving bits of his D&R antique leather on the ice for us to trip on, along with the toe tie bits he also manages to step on). Best practice is to NOT step on your own boot strap though, which I am sure you have mastered. If you do remove/replace the plastic one, please ship it to me, and I will give it to the D&R guy from my lessons :shakehead:

I won't be buying pads any time soon (because: kids. Have I used that excuse yet this week...?) so I'm happy to live vicariously through posts and reviews like this one. I'm happy for you, brother!

Unfortunately, that plastic strap is a mushroom strap and old DR pads use straps that feed through the pad, using either a specialised tool (I own a plastic version, as I own a pair of older Brian’s) or taping the new strap onto the old one and pulling it through the pad.

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51 minutes ago, bunnyman666 said:

Unfortunately, that plastic strap is a mushroom strap and old DR pads use straps that feed through the pad, using either a specialised tool (I own a plastic version, as I own a pair of older Brian’s) or taping the new strap onto the old one and pulling it through the pad.

Oh, I realize that the plastic would not be compatible with the vintage D&R (Bulletproof, I think). Besides, this guy's a bit of a disaster - even came to the last lesson without a fucking stick, and asked to borrow my spare! I wasn't actually looking to hook this guy up ;)

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1 hour ago, Lucky Pucker said:

Oh, I realize that the plastic would not be compatible with the vintage D&R (Bulletproof, I think). Besides, this guy's a bit of a disaster - even came to the last lesson without a fucking stick, and asked to borrow my spare! I wasn't actually looking to hook this guy up ;)

Ugh...

He’s that guy.

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1 hour ago, itis121 said:

Bomb ass pictures! Great write up thinking of picking up a pair looks like pro level gear is out of the picture due to still paying and saving up tuition. Just got to find black with orange accents. 

Yeah you might have better luck with colour options in NA I was pretty limited on my options 

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56 minutes ago, Lucky Pucker said:

Yup - but at least it saves me from being that guy; at least for the lessons group!

That is true.

I don’t understand why people never bring two sticks. I hate moochers! It’s one thing if both sticks break, but not even bringing on would make me get in touch with my inner Ebenezer Scrooge!

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