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  1. I'm still using my Vaughn V7's. They look bulky and just from holding them you'd think they are going to be bulky. But once they are on, they fit tightly (or loosely if that's your thing). You can get them with or without the garter belt. If you get it without, the tabs are there to add something later. I've never used them, but the SLR versions seem smaller. So that's always an option if that's what your going for.
  2. I like the idea and where they are going with it. There are a few goalie training options on Steam for VR systems and a few are even free (even if they are not free, it's a one time payment of $20 or less). I just can't justify $69 a month for this since it would be only me using it. Seeing how rinks are opening back up (here atleast) that would be 4 stick n puck sessions ( 1 1/2hrs each) every month.
  3. You CAN run a car without oil. But SHOULD you? The lube that is in/on a bearing is designed to last a long time (Ignoring environmental factors). But putting some on will keep you rolling and rolling smoothly. It protects the bearings itself. Here is a good article on why/how you should take care of your bearings. https://bonesbearings.com/support/maintenance/
  4. Have you thought about something like this? : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B082P6XM9K/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I started using these to cover my apple watch while I'm skating out. Have taken slashes and blocked shots with it, no pain (ok, shots I felt a bit, but no bruises). Because of that, started to wear them in net to see if I liked it and I do! Just a bit of extra protection never hurts. Plus side, if you really don't want to do mods/ are uncomfortable doing mods, this is a quick solution.
  5. Hi-Lo Inline Skates Explained Hi-Lo set ups change the composition of the skate mainly the frame length and wheel size which directly impact the acceleration and maneuverability of the skates. There are ups and downs of a hi-lo system as there is with a standard set up as well. These differences will adhere to different skating styles and situations making hi-lo setups better in some instances and standard set ups better in others. Whether in a hi-lo set up or standard set up of skate wheels the size is going to determine the way the wheel is going to perform in differing conditions.
  6. For cleaning i use: https://www.inlinewarehouse.com/Sonic_Turbo_Wash_Bearing_Cleaner/descpage-STW.html For lube: https://www.inlinewarehouse.com/Sonic_Super_Oil_Bearing_Lubricant/descpage-SONOIL.html I'll put a drop of lube on each bearing about every 3rd skate (hot and dry weather here). Cleaning I'll do about every other month. Both are probably overkill, but I like to take care of my stuff. Your mileage may vary of course. With just doing it for fitness, it all depends on the surfaces your on. Good rule of thumb for cleaning is every 3-4 months for someone doing your type of activ
  7. @TheGoalNet Your 10lbs heavier than me, can't believe that would make a difference if we both used 85A. I have a bunch of skates done already and havn't had to rotate wheels yet. So maybe, MAYBE, if I'm rotating on the 20th skate (picking a number), you'd have to rotate on the 19th? But if you want to try the 96A's, I don't think your crazy. Just keep us updated if you do!
  8. Correct. If you scroll down a bit there's a chart under the big blue KSS banner there is a hardness scale. It explains it all pretty well. Didn't know they made a 96A, can't imagine I'd ever use them!
  9. Well, you CAN find 89A wheels, but they are mostly for speed skating. 86A's can be found a little easier some times and those are 200lbs rated. Personally, I think the 85A's will be fine for you. Just skate smart, avoid choppy/split/cracked surfaces. Don't give the wheels a reason to break down faster. I will say though, I'm 200lbs and I use 85A's in the same skates I use in net and as a player. I'm getting normal wear on them, nothing to cause any worry. 89A: https://www.amazon.com/Players-Choice-Outdoor-Rollerblade-Bearings/dp/B07B4MNVDG/ref=sr_1_60_sspa?keywords=outdoor+hockey+whe
  10. Depending on your weight, yes, those are what you want. For example, 82A (also an are for hard surfaces like asphalt) are for people 180lbs and under.
  11. loki1416

    Help with RVH

    Do you have hardwood/tile floors in your house? Specifically the hall way? I had a huge problem with my left pushes, so this is what I did (besides get more ice time). First, find towels/material that slides well with weight on it on the floor. Put knee pads (cheap junkers from big box store) and then put towels around my knee pads. Drop down into b-fly on one side of the hall. Use the wall like it's your post so your in proper RVH. Push to the other wall and into same setup. Repeat. Secondary thing: Did this in the kitchen going around the island. Basically just moving whe
  12. @Colander I have not used the sewn on ones. But I have used the iron on ones. After 3 years they are still going strong, not even a corner lifting off. So that could be an option. Got them on Amazon for $5 for the large back number and $6 for both arms.
  13. While standing? It's not that hard and you don't have to be that flexible. I'm 5'9", the goal is 6', and I can easily get a foot on either post. Only downside with street hockey is that the nets are not pegged, so it may move on you.
  14. Rollerfly: https://www.rollerfly.com/index.html Slide plates: Passau Pro Iceskin: https://passauhockey.com/en/boutique/dek-hockey/ensemble-de-iceskin/ Passau Iceskin: https://passauhockey.com/en/boutique/dek-hockey/ensemble-de-iceskin-2/ Kenesky also has some slide plates but I can't seem to find them on the website. As for your behind the net problem. I play that standing up on the goal line with one foot on either post. That way I can collapse to the side I need to with a leg there and prepared.
  15. My understanding is that for the teams that are for sure in, is that the games they were to play are only so they can get their game back in shape. So yes, exhibition. I did hear talk that they might make those games count for something to re-seed the playoff brackets once they get it down to 16 teams. So that would make the games less an exhibition type and more of a fight for placement. Obviously that won't give anyone home ice advantage, but would potentially give them a better match up (I.E. 1st VS. 8th). I expect that once we get closer, more information will be released that'll cl
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