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  1. i know how they look, but they won't allow a puck through and I have been hit on those bars while they are like that for years now. That is actually the 3rd cat eye cage on this mask. They all bend like that from the shots I see anyway and by bend I mean literally the first shot that hits the bar they bend. But like I said subsequent shots they seem fine, the puck can not reach my face/eye, the welds are 100%. The steel is not going to spectacularly fail. Maybe I should start a go fund me
  2. fyi. i doubt anyone follows this path I went down but... first off do not use https://www.zapglue.com/epoxy-resins?lightbox=image1vez I did so on the recommendation of a local hobby store when I told them what it would be used for. I took a puck off the piece and it fell off. sad face... but that did not deter me, i went and put it back on using: http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/epxy_plstc_s/overview/Loctite-Epoxy-Plastic-Bonder.htm that stuff has literally fused it to the shell like it's one piece. I also for good measure put 2 rivets in. I have since taken a bomb off
  3. i'll have to wait to finish this off i think. the paint is not quite setup enough for clamping. but this is what it'll look like pretty much done, I'm going with a 2 part epoxy and then this frankenstein will live!
  4. ok so i'm proceeding with my frankenstein project lol. so i don't want to put a piece over the carbon fiber matt on the inside. mainly because of the condition of the abs shell in the chin. A piece on the inside won't prevent pieces of shell flying off, and I think that might happen. nothing big but once it starts flaking off the whole area will get compromised. So I have a 1/4" thick piece of sheet abs just layin around that I use to make armour, don't ask unless you want me to explain further there So I made a pattern with a piece of paper, cut out my piece of abs. put it i
  5. btw, this stuff looks like what you want to use to glue ABS together. https://www.michaels.com/playlist%2Fshop-by-age-12-plus/10161780.html
  6. so it's definitely the entire way through the abs shell as I can wiggle that tab that is created by the 2 cracks. that and looking at it on end you can see the crack is through. So I'm on the fence now on how to do the repair. Did some more reading on this and the fiberglass resin stuff you get from 3M for car repair stuff doesn't really adhere to abs all that well. Since the crack is through the shell, I'm not sure if just a 2 part resin would strengthen that area enough that it do much if it got struck by a puck again. @MangoRhinehart is there a specific 2 part resin you are thinking of
  7. so upon closer examination. the outer shell is cracked through. the inner kevlar (or is that carbon fiber?) is still intact. So i'm thinking I put a couple of layers on the outside after sanding a little to rough the surface up for adhesion and that will get me through until i can find a new to me mask. thoughts?
  8. So I have the original Itech NV7 mask, it's been a work horse and has taken quite a beating over the years. I now have 2 cracks in the chin (sorry no pictures yet) basically i have a tab with a crack on either side one side the crack is maybe 1/2" the otheside a little less then that closer to 1/4". The cracks are all the way through and you can wiggle (with some force) the tab slightly. So a new mask is not in the cards right now, I might have a line on a promask that a friend no longer uses but still checkin on that. Meanwhile I think i want to try and just repair it with a f
  9. just an update. these skates are awesome. Definitely an upgrade from the XIX vapors I had. The sculling backwards thing was me not controlling the angle of the blade so that's a non issue now. I notice my pushes when down are 10x better then they were, I really don't even notice that I'm wearing these really they are that comfortable on my feet and protection is great. Took a slapper off the toe with no issue at all.
  10. so I baked em at home first, then got em sharpened and did an open session in them They fit really well. I kinda noticed the arch thing, but I have high arches to begin with and after skating in the for a bit didn't even notice it. Also did a league game later that week, so after 2-3 hours in them between those I'm thinking they fit my feet just about perfect. The only oddity I noticed was when I would scull backwards I'd tend to kick out on my toe/ball of my foot area some, like the blade didn't bite and I was sliding out just a little. I think that's due to the fact that these have mor
  11. well... that was what caused much hem-hawing. I can't try skates on really, nothing near me that has anything in stock that I would actually buy. but the return policy is good, and I've always liked bauer skates. So I guess I'll let ya know once I get em... (saturday they arrive)
  12. so i finally ordered some skates. HockeyGiant has bauer reactor 9000's at $199 and they have 15% off right now on everything. So i figure $169 for new reactor 9000's can't go to wrong there. get em in a couple of days... tx all!
  13. So I have a pair of Vapor XIX goalie skates. I have worn these so much that I'm just about out of steel that can be sharpened, I probably can get 2 or 3 more sharpeninings and that's it. I know most didn't like the translucent/blue cowlings. Personally I didn't care one way or the other because the fit is perfect. So here's the question. I'm looking to replace these and what skates fit similarly to these? I'd prefer to stick with Bauer but that's not set in stone. I was looking at a pair of S190's but not sure how they compare. The local goalie shop of which there is 1, re
  14. So I won an auction on Ebay from user: bnazz95_2013 First off I was a little cautious because of the sellers history, but he was selling a pair of goalie skates and I'm in desperate need of some new ones. The auction has a reserve on it, and I meet the reserve, but the seller goes quiet. Doesn't respond to any messages I've sent, never sends the item. Basically this user has a history of not sending items if he doesn't like the price he got. The feed back I saw was people saying "if you don't like the price put in a reserve!" this auction I won had a reserve that was met so w
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