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  1. Fantastic movies. Fun fact, my wife and I watched both of them the day before he was fired. To that end, I present to you the greatest 30 minutes of hockey highlights you'll ever see:
  2. Not padded, but very grippy, very thin, and very breathable. I used to use this exact glove under my Brians. It's a raquetball glove. https://store.racquetworld.com/head-web-racquetball-glove.html
  3. I hear chinese people also know how to use sewing machines. But yes, the problem is QC more than anything else, especially when the workers are paid by the piece.
  4. Absolutely, no question.
  5. I think it's 3/4", its actually on Amazon too if thats easier/better: (link removed because its the wrong one) EDIT: Actually I'd have to check... I'm not sure if you want the one with pins on both sides or just one side. EDITx2: You need one that is adjustable on one side, and pin on the other. Still Sea to Summit brand. like this: https://www.rei.com/product/850234/sea-to-summit-1-pin-side-release-field-repair-buckle Here's a photo of my repair job:
  6. July 1, 2015 is when they were delivered I used to wear them 2-3 times a week, though that's now 1-2 times a month since I quit playing league games in Oct 2019. Definitely think there were growing pains when True came on board and things ramped up. I actually dont think things were any different (as far as the fit/finish complaints about excess glue etc), but now its a major brand and not a small "mom and pop" handmade skate shop. At least as far as perception goes. I think more people were willing to accept issues when they were a small company. Mine certainly had some excess glue and stuff here and there. I couldn't care less if my feet didn't hurt anymore, which they didn't. First skates I've ever owned where my feet didn't hurt! Mine show normal wear and tear but nothing signifiant. Some nicks here and there, the tongue is wearing out a bit but that's no big deal, and some "paint"(?) around the top is wearing through, but the liner is still totally intact, eyelets are good, rivets are all fine (granted they were done by JR so the quality is better than most LHS), no cracks or anything like that. The only real issue I have is that after losing 60lbs they're a bit loose. I'm sure a bake would help that but I've had them long enough that it's about time for a new pair anyway, especially since I want to go cowlingless. They're still plenty comfortable though, and still way way better than anything else I've ever worn, so I'm not really in any sort of rush. I'm now playing so rarely it's probably not worth the money anyway.
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    Giving it a go

    Thinking of doing some goalie (and skater) repair. I have a sewing machine that can easily handle anything that could be thrown at it. I've already done simple stuff like hemming goalie jersey cuffs, fixing numbers that are falling off a jersey and adding/changing stripes on goalie shells. But I want to get into actual gear mods and repair. I'm actually thinking of trying to make my own gear. There's a guy on YouTube and Facebook that makes his own gear and while his first set looked pretty crap, his new stuff seriously looks pretty damn good. Any suggestions on the best way or project to start? I was thinking yet another toe tie system since I'm still using the Monster pro bridges I bought years ago back before they went to shit. Maybe something similar but with my own changes since there are a few things I would have liked to change. The other thing I'm considering is knee pads since aside from Passau I still have never found anything I liked. Also, the Monster jock is amazing but again... Monster. So maybe a jock?
  8. Still using my old VH skates with absolutely zero durability issues. Nothing more than standard wear and tear.
  9. Looking forward to that. I will, without question, be buying another Passau chestie.
  10. I need to use it or the shoulder straps slip off my shoulders. Maybe the bag is meant for taller guys (and therefore much wider shoulders)? I cut the buckle off and replaced it with this (since it wouldn't require any re-stitching to insert it): https://www.rei.com/product/850233/sea-to-summit-2-pin-side-release-field-repair-buckle
  11. First time on the ice in two months, and only the second time since I quit my league team. This was... bad. I was slow, and exhausted, and way out of shape (the weight is coming back on quickly these days). Winterfest is going to be ugly. I also had a really really bad bruise on my right knee that made it really painful to butterfly. I can't believe how slow this is, both me and the play in general (granted its a pick-up where the average age is probably late 50s). Oh boy. EDIT: Oh, I was also trying a Bauer 2X glove. Wasn't a fan. The break angle was the only thing close that I've found retail that I've liked, but otherwise it felt kind of off. I could probably get used to it if I had to, but I think I'm going to stick to Passau.
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    2xpro sizing

    Where are you guys demoing the 2X from? I want to demo a set but don't see anywhere that they're available
  13. I'm not sure if other sticks have gotten better now or not but I'm definitely happy now. A trigger grip should be no problem at all. The paddle (at least on the CCMs I modified) do have some material in them so you don't even need to epoxy over the cut unless you don't use tape on your grip. With mine I'm basically cutting out the entire bottom shoulder of the paddle so a simple trigger should be no big deal.
  14. That was me. I ordered mine with the custom grip and whatever size it was (the Passau equivalent of Warrior 26" - I don't recall the actual size). I received them and they didn't have the grips and were about 2" too big. They said they stopped doing the grips (but wasn't told ahead of time that was the case) and I seem to recall they refunded half my money, or something like that (again, i don't remember). I ended up cutting my own grips into them with a dremel, which meant cutting down the paddle too. So I ended up with the grip shape I wanted on my nice new red "ASSAU" sticks. That said, I really liked them other than the paint chipping being far worse than my Warrior foam cores, but I don't really care about that too much. CCM Premier P2.5. I got one just on a whim for a tournament and it had none of the pingyness that the CR1 I had used had. I don't know if its because it's a CCM (first CCM goalie stick I've ever used), or if its because its a lower-end stick, or because I had cut my custom grip into it (which means I hold the paddle with my whole hand) but there was no pingyness at all. I've since bought another one. When a composite I actually like becomes just as cheap as the foam cores I used to like, it's time to switch.
  15. The new version is way way way improved over the first version. The only issue I've had is that the chest buckle kept popping open so I just replaced that. Looking at it closer, the "prongs" that hold a side-release buckle closed are pretty rounded. I replaced with a Sea to Summit field replacement buckle and no more issues. The craftsmanship and stitching is significantly improved from the first version, too. And they've clearly put a lot of thought and effort into reinforcing the shoulder straps (which is what tore on my v1). Great bag, and it's massive and easily holds everything including leg pads.
  16. Even I've moved to composite at this point. That's saying something.
  17. It's their backpack. https://passauhockey.com/en/boutique/accessoires/sac-a-dos-pour-equipement-de-gardien/
  18. Used on one trip to Chicago. Has all the kinds of scuffs on the bottom you'd expect from use, but no real damage. The chest strap buckle was replaced as the stock one that came with the bag was defective and would not stay closed. $169 USD new. Looking for $140USD shipped from San Diego. I'm not sure how much I can get shipping down to with this thing but I expect about $20 or so within the US.
  19. Dude, is Passau cursed?? I also had to wait to play in my new gear forever due to a broken ankle. Just hope that you don't develop a blood clot like I did
  20. This photo was the best part of the entire finals. As soon as I saw this on TV i knew it was going to be a meme.
  21. Just a matter of time before we see flames and skulls and all the other trademarks of the sublimated jersey world.
  22. Pretty much all modern skates are designed to be baked. Baking is no longer something you CAN do and is more of something you’re SUPPOSED to do. Bake them at home. Follow the instructions VH posted on YouTube a while back.
  23. I’ve seen those wallets. They’re really cool. If that’s what this is, it’s exciting.
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