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  1. great review! thanks! I only had three ice with 1S and felt amazing. your review further confirmed me in the idea that my next pads will be unambiguously Bauer and most likely Ultrasonic
  2. moving sewed the front of the boot and the rest of the skin assembled a skin with a core to determine the angle of sewing of the side parts and marked sewed the side parts. peeled off the protective pads and instead sewed pieces of jenpro to strengthen and protect the seams after which he glued all the layers and added foam where it was missing to be continued
  3. work on this project consists not only in restoring the destroyed parts, but also in eliminating constructive solutions that proved to be not very productive and which led to the destruction of parts one of these design flaws is the upper part of the pad, which was originally made thicker for greater rigidity, which resulted in a tucked CORTECH skin When playing the butterfly, the top corners of the pads are inevitably prone to abrasion. and regardless of the model and manufacturer. top corners of my Opt1k for Od1n, this was aggravated by both the design itself and the material of manufacture Bauer quickly realized this problem and in later releases of the 1s line the top of the pad was thinned and covered with a Jenpro binding. so I also made a thin upper part by sawing off the core then proceeded to the most important part - CORTECH skin. Bauer's hell and paradise. extremely lightweight and sliding innovative material showed very low durability in places of bending loads according to previously defined dimensions I cut the boot from the main body of the skin the main problem was the detachment of the CORTECH from the knitted base which was glued again the left boot was in much worse condition and even the knitted base was torn had to glue on a piece of new fabric as a base soft foam was glued to it for leveling after which, literally piece by piece, the old base and the skin itself were glued onto the new base the foam from the inside was also very destroyed so it was removed and replaced with a new one pad loops are glued to it marked the new size and cut to strengthen the skin in the place of subsequent stitching, a car protective pvc skin was glued the cut off top of the skin had the same flaking CORTECH and inner foam problems, which were fixed in the same way also the outer roll was cut for the new skin size Finally, an additional drawstring loop has been added in the knee area for a more secure fit of the knee block to be continued, do not switch))
  4. a new interesting project begins which I will follow
  5. stumbled across the internet when "The Price is not Right"
  6. and sew again a change in the dimensions of the core entails a change in the skin laced the core and both skins together to determine the new dimensions in comparison with Opt1k determined the new position of the knee block and marked it on the core also marked out the inner lining where changes were required. both in length and width re-sewed and cut off the excess removed the neoprene part of the CRS and repaired the seam then removed the attachments for the belts and the external knee valve that I did not need after which he proceeded to the most important thing - the restoration of CORTECH skin but I will talk about this a little later, when the work on it is finished Thank you for the attention to be continued
  7. When Bauer presented the new Od1n line, special emphasis was placed on the new skin, which is a one-piece molded piece without stitching. thus reducing the overall weight of the pad. it really is. since it is the outer parts that make up 3/4 of the pad's weight since the core itself is very light
  8. on my old Reebok 6K, which has the same design, I cut these parts along the red lines, and sewed Velcro on the chest and back (green). something like this on Velocity. but my back was redone and not a standard part
  9. little progress after the knee block, proceeded to the calf pillow. nameless calf pillow it is unclear why Bauer came up with a separate name for her on Ultrasonic, although she was not a novelty. such were also on the previous lines of the Supremes. and on pads from other manufacturers. marketing is such marketing)) this pillow is located between the outer and inner shin protectors inside thin LD foam covered with foam rubber on both sides from OIpt1k, I still have pieces of foam in a funny pyramidal shape. which there were part of the core cut it to fit the Bauer foam and adjusted the overall size the total thickness turned out to be 4,5 cm to compensate for the new thickness, I slightly altered the pillow cover and attached Velcro to the outer shin protector next in turn is the outer shin protection from the side of the leg canal, it was covered with high-tech material 37.5, which had already been very badly worn according to the description, the material 37.5 was supposed to maintain a certain body temperature and remove excess moisture from it but in reality ... high-tech material 37.5 was glued (!!!) to the usual LD foam, which was sewn to another foam of the same type, to which another honeycomb material was glued that is, a material designed to remove heat and moisture was glued to a material that is a heat and moisture insulator by nature When I had a test run of these pads, I really liked the CRS system. but the neoprene part of it was destroyed and cannot be restored therefore, the pad mounting system will be changed. for this I cut off the elastic strap and added another Velcro strip to the outside instead of high-tech but very destroyed material 37.5, I sewed ordinary Air Mash material along the border of the rubberized zone I glued it a little to emphasize the surface relief and restore the seam on the bend in the end, a binding-edging was sewn along the outer edge of the part that's all for now to be continued
  10. Hello again) gluing is finished and sewing has started. the process is fascinating, but very long. I do not have a sewing machine, everything is done by hand. so all my projects are real hand made)))) first of all, I started making a new wrapper for the knee block I thought for a long time which block construction to use in this project. and then thought for a long time. the solution was not easy - I will not do an integrated knee block on the Bauer ... firstly, it takes a long time and with this project I have a sorely lack of time. secondly, these are the stiffnes pads I work with (except for my homemade pads, which were prior to Opt1k but interrupted). Bauer completely lacks torsion bending, and in general, in all parts of the core, they are stiffer than Opt1k. I lack the flexibility in the hips to make the pads even stiffer with an integrated knee block. therefore, the traditional block-to-pad binding will be used, but with changes that reduce the excessive looseness of the block, which is inherent in 1S the block will have a one-piece wrapper instead of three as traditionally for this, I completely disassembled the component parts, separating the Velcro and the binding from the sliding platform next, put the binding back on the sliding pad and sewed together with the former middle part of the block wrapper then I made a new piece of nylon to compensate for the increased thickness of the knee block which will be the landing pad of my knee and sewed it to the front with an elastic band between them I thought for a very long time how to fix the block on the pad as tightly as possible so that it would become as loose as possible with a sliding pad it will be sewn into the skin and the back part is tied to the core with a standard pad lacing for this I will need a valve on the inside of the block to bind to the pad To do this, I took a piece of Velcro from one of the parts of the block and sewed first to the bottom of the sliding pad after which he wrapped the lower part of the block with it and sewed it to the back of the casing having received the required valve. cut off jenpro inserts reinforcing the anchor point of the building block and made the right size sewed the jenpro to the Velcro flap and cut it to size and got a ready-made block of the desired design to be continued
  11. meanwhile, the work on the separation of the component parts continued the core of the second pad had a very strong split in the hip lift and was glued back while it all dried up, I took up the knee block. Bauer has the toughest knee block I have ever experienced and the presence of Poron in it does little to protect against high impact load on the body. during my ice sessions in them I even had problems with my lower back besides, it was a little thin. on Brians I increased the thickness to 2 "and I liked it. so for the Bauer knee block I also added the foam left over from the Brians block to the solid LD foam and on top attached the inner part of the Bauer with Poron and convex "pads" having received such a sandwich with a thickness of about 5 cm (2 ") but you can't just take and increase the bend below the knee and then put the knee block in place the knee block will have a different "wrong" angle the increased bending must be compensated for by increasing the thickness of the core under the knee as seen in the Brians photo therefore a foam strip was added to the knee and below the knee to compensate for the new thickness Funnily enough, this frozen food box foam has a significantly higher density than the Bauer core foam. this is what I used to increase the stiffness of the Brians core earlier after gluing, the desired corner was cut and everything is well aligned and sanded this gave a new "correct" angle of adhesion of the knee block to the core the torn boot was also glued in place then again to be cut off)))) As I said earlier, I don't really like the height of the hip and the position of the knee block on the Bauer. so I will cut off the excess a little. when gluing the external CURVE in place, I shifted it lower by 1.5 cm, which made it possible to cut off the "excess" without destroying the composite itself and if changing the height of the thigh was a simple task, then reducing the height of the lower leg and knee block is already a more difficult task. To do this, I again cut the freshly glued boot, but already according to new sizes, also reducing the length by 1.5 cm also 1.5 cm were cut off from the boot this gave a very precise cut allowing good adhesion of the parts and which was also well sanded the "step" formed after gluing was also sanded finally, strips of material were glued on the inside to protect the joint in the end, it so happened by chance that the angle of the boot became closer to 90 degrees like on the Vapor, which will be another nice bonus to be continued....
  12. The only logical explanation I see is that they made this piece of Poron in the shape of a kneecap and positioned it in the center of the block, apparently with a view to landing a bare knee. but now almost no one plays without knee guards you are absolutely correct that the over-knee hip lift will give better 5 hole closure. my Brians originally had a Fly core that does not have this bend and is as straight from the knee as Bauer (right picture) I already "made" it, just keeping the pads upside down This was helped by the very construction of the Brians core, which from the knee upwards consists of two layers of HD foam 8mm thick and flexible enough at Bauer this foam is in one layer and its thickness increases on the rise of the thigh from 10mm to 12mm at the very top. it is much tougher and white foam is glued to it from the inside therefore, to make a bend over the knee, it would have to be cut and glued, which will undoubtedly reduce the overall rigidity. I do not want to do this. in spite of the fact that in the process of repairs I upgrade the pads "for myself", I also want to leave some of their features in order to use Bauer's solutions the extra bend below the knee that I did should be enough
  13. Are you wondering how the most revolutionary pads of the decade work? It was very interesting to me. During my life I have disassembled and repaired many pads - Reebok, Velocity, Itech, Bauer, Brians. but the more I took apart Od1n, the more I was amazed at the creativity of the Bauer developers. almost every technical solution is aimed at achieving the set goals - better glide, better rebounds, low weight and rigidity Let's start with the base of the last - its core. The idea to use foam in the construction, which is a set of thermally compressed granules, appeared in my memory in the Reebok P1. but there only the lower part of the block is made of it Bauer went further and made the whole core, which gave it great rigidity. outside - traditional HD-foam, and inside - soft foam (yellow) - very soft, but very short-lived material. to further increase the hip lift, a CURV composite was used which was added between the HD foam and foam and on the outside of the HD foam. Next comes the most important and most important part of this patch - the leather, which Bauer calls Cortech leather. It is a multi-layer construction made of polyurethane leather on a knitted elastic base. but what is hidden inside is much more interesting. and there is a soft foam that does not stick to the base, but, apparently, is applied to it during the molding process when I disassembled the block on the skin, there were clearly foreign components - traces of a previous not very high-quality repair a plate of unknown origin made of soft plastic, apparently designed to increase the rigidity of the last in the place of the boot bend under which there was a strip of genuine leather connecting the two parts of the leather and firmly glued to the soft inner foam everything was deleted further sliding of the lower leg t was thick enough to offer a common design for all pads but in reality it turned out to be made of lightweight molded plastic on the outside, covered with a CORTECH skin. there was no foam cushion inside, but there was a void and a small reinforcing frame made of foam the lateral fenders of the shin were quite traditional - a pocket with foam inside, but here Bauer distinguished himself. the outer lining is made of breathable mesh and the foam itself is a honeycomb structure with holes to reduce weight and ventilation between the retractable platform and the side wings is an unnamed pillow, the name of which ("help butterfly") Bauer came up with only with the advent of Ultrasonic)) it was also very traditional - a pocket with foam inside the knee stack was a traditional design of the external, internal valves and the knee block itself between them, fastened together with Velcro. the binding of the pads is also quite traditional but then it was more interesting. the outer flap was also made of molded plastic coated with CORTECH the inner flap is a traditional pocket with foam inside, but the foam itself was no longer traditional. Poron XRD patch hinted at its contents at first it seemed to me that this black foam is Poron, but in my C / A Totalone I remember that it should be yellow and so it turned out. inside there was a small piece of Poron the size of a kneecap you can also see how worn out the outer coating is - this is another "proprietary" disease of this model. the knee block itself is the same pocket with foam inside but inside there was a mega-rigid foam plastic of a pale pink color I met a hard block on my P4 from where it switched to Opt1k but Bauer's foam is much tougher this is all for now to be continued
  14. Thanks. I like doing this. there is a lot of work with this project, because I want to do everything well and subsequently use them as long as possible, so due to lack of time the work may take several weeks
  15. Hello everybody after the end of the Opt1k project I had several ices with them and I liked the result of the work - the pads became noticeably stiffer, and the integrated knee block gave excellent stability in the butterfly but despite reinforcing the core of the pads, the rebounds were not as hot as I would have liked. is it possible to improve this? I don’t know the answer. I've heard a lot that with the introduction of the S line, Bauer made the hottest rebound pads I decided to find out if this is so As an experiment, I bought 1S Od1n in a "dead closet" state (hello, bunny man) for $ 70. the pads had all the problems characteristic of the first generation of this line erased upper corners that someone before me has already tried to fix a torn fold on the boot, which was also very unsuccessfully tried to fix erased side binding (I'm not sure if Google will translate this word correctly, but from the pictures you will understand what it is about), which is also a constructive miscalculation by Bauer also felt (and was confirmed later) the pad had a broken boot and had a strange bending below the knee before I finally decided that I would keep the pads for myself and start reanimating them, I spent three ice sessions in them and the first impressions I was very impressed with Despite this condition, the pads glided amazingly (especially on bad ice), so I slipped past the posts and had incredible rebounds. and the hit of the puck on the pad was accompanied by such a loud sound that could be heard outside the ice))) and they did all this better than the modernized Opt1k ... The Bauers were XL (36 + 1) and the Opt1k 35 + 2 giving an overall size of 37 "for both. Comparison showed they were indeed the same but at the same time, Bauer had a much flatter profile, without a pleasant curve like Opt1k which made it somewhat difficult to close the 5 hole for my not the widest butterfly pad weight 2196 grams versus 2142 for Opt1k Bauer's knee stack was about 1-1.5 "higher than the Opt1k and during testing my knee landed on the bottom of it, although it never fell off the stack, I must admit also hip lift (+1 for Bauer and +2 for Opt1k) I don't really like, so when Bauer is restored, the heights of the knee stack and hip lift will be slightly changed to find out how the patient is feeling, you need to perform an autopsy (lol) yesterday's autopsy showed that the patient died before the autopsy the pad did have a crack in the boot and the foam has already begun to decompose therefore was mercilessly removed removal of the foam showed that the core had many splits, which were glued in the first place I was also surprised to find that the core had an internal break under the knee, which looked like a clearly "factory" origin As far as I have information on the construction of 1S pads, they did not have an internal break that appeared on 1X afterwards. what is this? custom? also the pad had foam splitting on the top and the outer CURV composite came off the foam thus there is a lot of work to be done, but it is not impossible first of all, all the cracks in the core were glued and the inner break under the knee was also glued, which gave the core a curve similar to Opt1k Thank you for the attention to be continued p. s. sorry for the large number of words and for my english, i am writing via google translator
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