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  1. 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 activities. Is there a lot of dirt/sand/crud on the surface that your always going through? That will play a factor in your cleaning schedule. Note: You can probably find these cheaper elsewhere, but I just linked so you have something to see.
  2. @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!
  3. 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!
  4. 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+wheels&qid=1558457591&s=gateway&sr=8-60-spons&psc=1 https://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_odkw=89a&_ssn=skatewheelsforless&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=89a+-eulogy+-revision&_sacat=0
  5. 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.
  6. 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 wherever I wanted. Note: Pushing is harder to do. Sliding is harder than it is on ice. Really requires good form and effort to get moving. When you DO get back on the ice, you'll be zipping around like crazy. Best thing you can do (obviously) is get more ice time. Stick an puck or whatever they call it where your at, is your best bet. Just pick a spot on the ice where people will leave you alone and go through reps. Do it both up and down, same rotations. You don't always need a net to work out, boards in the neutral zone are your workout friends (and no idiots trying to do a breakaway). That way your not getting burned out on one thing, cause that leads to getting sloppy. So what that would look like is this: Standing: right post to left to top center of crease. Left post to right to top center. Kneeling: right post to left to top center of crease. Left post to right to top center. Standing again--kneeling again--standing--kneeling--you get the idea.
  7. @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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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 clear all this up. But that's what I've read so far and my understanding. (So take it with some salt)
  11. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0047YO5O2/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1
  12. So here's what I've found. I ordered from Passau and after a week of no action on their end, I ordered from Kenesky. The Passau unit is still "in transit" a month later while the Kenesky got theirs here in a week. So take that for what you will. My usage of these are for in the street, not arena flooring, so I don't know how they will "slide" on arena floor. They do NOT slide on pavement! But that's not what I wanted them for, just wanted something to take the damage instead of the pads themselves so the pad would last longer. And I can tell you now, they are fantastic at taking a beating. Install was a breeze. Felt a little weird cutting the pads for the inserts, but you get over it when you realize the pieces will cover the hole you cut. It took about 15-20mins to mark, cut, push the pieces inside, then screw them outside piece to the inside piece. Overall, I went with these over the rollerfly slide plates because I thought they would be a bit lighter. No idea how much the rollerfly's weigh though, but the iceskin is all very light. Don't even notice it's there.
  13. I like them all except #5. Top pick would be #2 though. Bonus vote to those white pads though!
  14. Always fun messing about with pad makers.
  15. The "mantra" that I teach all my goalies (and that I use myself) is: "Next shot, next save". I started this with myself because we ALL have bad games/patches. Fact is, what has already happened, has happened, so it doesn't matter any more. The next shot should be your only concern, not the previous 10 or the last 5 games. Those DON'T MATTER! That's the very simplified way of saying it. Fact is, when you get into your own head, it's really hard to pull yourself out again (especially quickly). By focusing on something (next shot), I am able to maintain my head-space without letting the game/play affect me. It takes time to learn to control your head-spaces, to let things slide off you and to let things go. So for your next practice or game, go into thinking about today and not yesterday. Let the past go and play in the moment. I know all of that is cliche' or whatever, but it's what I do personally. It's what my students learn. I promise, it helps.
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