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  1. Version 1.0.0

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    My Bauer Custom Goal Gear Catalog (22 Pages) Pictures from catalog converted to .pdf, not a direct .pdf catalog.
  2. For Sale: RBK 20K Pro Goal Skates - 11D -Used one season of NCAA Div 1 Hockey -Custom ordered through RBK rep while I was in college. Good condition, removable blades, lots of life left especially for a recreational player -Located in Victoria, BC, Canada. I have an extensive history of selling gear both locally and internationally through GGSU (Facebook), and will provide my real name so you can be assured the transaction is legitimate -Happy to Facetime to give you a personal video tour of the skates -Asking $225 CAD + Shipping if Necessary -These are also posted locally -Please feel free to contact me at ckatunar@gmail.com ****I do not regularly check this website. Please contact via e-mail.
  3. I used to use Superfeet, the yellow hockey ones and then the newer yellow hockey carbon version. They worked pretty well, definitely an upgrade over the stock insoles, but they were lacking some arch structure and I would still get some foot soreness every few games. Decided on the Speed Plates because they were supposed to mold to your foot and then be a more rigid support. Even though the Superfeet (especially the newer hockey carbon model) have a rigid piece through the arch area, it's really still part of the heel cup support more than anything Baking The guy at PHL baked them for me in store, but it was right at closing and he kind of rushed the process. There were a couple wrinkles along the inside edges that I sort of felt, but may have just been cosmetic. Decided to re-bake them at home. That process was super easy, follow the directions on the package, the black lines on the arch disappear when they are at the right temp, slip them in your skates, lace them up, 5 minutes sitting, 10 minutes standing (only got 5 and 5 in store) and you're good. Fit and feel When they are cooled, they just feel like a hard plastic, so more structure than Superfeet, but didn't seem like it would be all that comfortable. The material on top is a pretty standard fabric with some grip lines at the toes. But it turns out that works pretty well when the overall structure is molded to your foot. I haven't had any arch pain or noticed any feeling like I wished I had some extra cushion. Nothing scientific in terms of energy transfer in pushes and all that, just very satisfied with the product. There's a 2.0 version with what looks like upgraded materials on top and bottom (last pic), will probably look into those when I figure out my next set of skates.
  4. Hello all! I know what you're thinking...we already have a lot of reviews on the True 2 piece skates (yet none on the 1 piece). But in my opinion, with a product as important as a skate and the inability to try them on, we need as many reviews as possible. After all, nothing can impact your game more than an ill-fitting skate. It affects your comfort, motion and speed. Plus if you are as picky as me, it is next to impossible to buy something without demoing/extensive testing in store. I have put about two dozen ice times on them by now. While I don't think this is a high enough usage time to truly review most equipment, I believe it is for skates since you are on them, and using them 100% of the time. For this review, I will break it down into five separate categories: Comfort, Fit, Performance, Features and Quality/Price Comfort This is probably the most important category when it comes to considering the True skate. As we all know, it is a custom skate built off a scan/tracing built to the specifications of your foot. This is especially comforting (pun 100% intended) when you have a weird foot like myself. I have skinny heels, a very wide forefoot and an incredibly low arch. But this isn't all...I have an EXTREMELY pronounced inner ankle bone. This has made finding a comfortable skate nearly impossible for me. Aside from a very old pair of Nike Bauer One95s that lasted me for years, every skate I have ever owned either fit too big or caused pain in the ankle and/or forefoot. At first sight, you can literally see the boot shaped to your foot. In this next pic, you can see the extra space for my inner ankle. It was hard to get on camera, but it is very noticeable in person. You can also see my arch and space for my forefoot but I was unable to really get a good pic of those for this review. But believe me, it's there. There is no denying that this skate is hands down the most comfortable skate I have ever been in. There was zero need to punch out any areas, and everything lines up perfectly where they should be. I was stubborn at first and used my Superfeet insoles. Superfeet have always been a lifesaver because of my low arches. Before then, I would be uncomfortable and stand pronated (bad). But after asking in the True threads about insoles and the opinions of some users, I decided to give the stock footbeds a try. Happy to say the stock footbeds work just as well as my Superfeet! Plus, the True footbeds are softer (and more comfortable). I would like to try to cut the red footbed at the arch as I have seen Scott do on True's Youtube page, but I have not (more on this in features). If you are stubborn like me and are reluctant to switch, give the stock footbeds a try. You won't be disappointed! One problem I had with comfort is that the right skate was made a bit too short in my opinion. The toe of the skate has some nice, soft padding which is nice, but I feel like my big toe and second toe (what is it actually called :p) were pressing up with it too much. To solve this, I compressed the padding a bit and it was a relatively easy solution. My left foot is a tad bit smaller, so I had no problem with this at all. I can see how some people would like this, but I like a little bit of wiggle room in my toe box. Fit Now, I've been raving about the comfort, so that means they should fit perfectly as well right? Spoilers: yes they do but it has actually taken a lot of trial and error to find the right fit. It all started after the first bake. It baked so well that the eyelets "cuffed" in. Not only did this make it way too tight in the ankles, but it severely limited my forward flex for my stance as well (I have a very aggressive/deep stance). Not to mentioned, it made getting in and out of the skate very troubling and PAINFUL (as my ankles would have to be forced in). Getting them re-baked and rolling out the eyelets fixed this issue, but it is certainly something to note. My aggressive stance: (keep in mind, this is from a semi-far away shot...I get deeper in my stance if its closer). I will try to find a pic for reference and edit later. Eyelet cuff before below... (after pic is at the beginning of the review) Another problem I had with finding the fit was something as simple as lacing the skate! My old strategy for lacing made the skate WAY too tight in the ankles (actually a good thing as you don't have to crank down the eyelets). But there had to be a middle ground, because if I tied them too loosely, my foot would be "wobbly" and therefore not sturdy in the boot, and I would have heel slippage. The heel slipping wouldn't be as noticeable in the True boot as there is a built in heel pocket as opposed to other skates, but I still had the problem. Keep in mind, I like to feel REALLY connected to my skate and love them to be tight. The funny part is, I have to use these skates barefoot now because I couldn't find a pair of socks that wouldn't compromise the fit. Here's how I cured the lacing problem. Step 1 was waxed laces. Now I know what you're thinking..."waxed laces for a custom made boot?!" and I thought the same thing. But they have made a huge difference for me. They don't loosen up when moving up eyelets or during play, and I can feel snug without having to tie them tight. Step 2, my new lacing method. I still lace them up normally all the way up (pic 1 below), but an important thing I have to do is flex my knee to the toe of the skate while I am tying them (pic 2 below). This keeps me secure in the ankles/heel but also give me my aggressive stance back. 1. 2. So here is how I lace my skates from top to bottom: "Loose" means zero tension on eyelets "Snug" means minimal tension on eyelets. Like loose with an extra pull. "Tight" means full tension on eyelets. Obviously not my full strength, but noticeably tighter than snug. A third thing about fit is the adjustable tongue. It is a great idea in concept. You can adjust it lower/higher because it is on a velcro strip. I prefer to keep my tongue in line with the velcro strip, so there is no under/overhang. I consider this the "middle ground" or the best of both worlds. It keeps room in the toe box which I like, but is snug on the rest of my foot and does not inhibit flex. Performance: This is going to be a short section because I don't have TOO much to say. After I got the fit/lacing down (especially for my stance and movements), they have performed great! They are an extremely stiff boot, but coming from a 1S and 1X skate, it has a similar(ish) feel to Curv Composite boots. Not sure about CCM, as I have never been in a CCM skate. However, if you are coming from a non-composite boot, it's going to be a huge adjustment. In fact, I feel like they are a tad TOO stiff. Whereas the Supreme boot has an "anatomical" top, and the 1X has a flexible rubber-esque ankle top, it's clear that the True skates are just a reinforced player boot with no tendon guard. As players are a forward-back type of stride, side to side flex isn't as important to them. But it is for goalies...it's almost our entire game! I would really like to see a better design for this regarding their goalie models. It is certainly something that I have gotten used to, but I don't feel like that's something that should take adjusting. When it comes to protection, I have had ZERO issues. When first ordering, I was worried the toes would not be reinforced well enough as they don't appear like they would be. We all make those saves where we really have to stretch our legs on a shot going wider than anticipated, one timers, tips, etc that hit our skate instead of our pads. I am super happy and now feel 110% confident I can take an accidental shot off the toes and be fine. In terms of weight, when looking at demo skates at the store, these skates feel noticeably heavier than other goalie skates. But let's be honest, cowlingless skates just became a thing last year and these things are no more heavier than a skate with a cowling. I also don't think weight is a huge factor for a goalie skate vs a player skate. Another thing to note, is that these skates fit so well, I barely notice the excess weight. I can only comment on the performance of the boot, however as that is all I purchased. I am not a big fan of the Step VH holder and I think Tydan blades perform better than Step Steel after trying both. I also think the Vertexx Edge holder is perfect for a cowling less skate in terms of weight, feel and ease of access. Although this is not a Tydan DLC review, I cannot recommend them enough. I can go weeks between sharpenings despite playing 5-6x per week. The only problem is the heat from a sharpening can take off the coating fairly easily. And I trust my pro shop guy, so this was not fully user error (although humans aren't always perfect). Features: Let me just say this: I DO NOT like the velcro tongue. It likes to detach when putting the skate on and it takes an extra step of adjustment when putting the skates on to make sure the tongue is fitting right. I would certainly like to see the option to have the tongue permanently affixed as an option, or for True/VH to lace it in or use a higher strength velcro. After all, once you have it where you like it, it doesn't need to be removed. So why is it so easy to remove it? The Lundy Loop is a very nice add, and I am happy to see it is a big loop to make feeing straps through easier if you like to do that. For a custom skate, there is surprisingly limited features one is able to get. As mentioned, I ordered boot only and put different holders/runners on so that was a nice custom option. It's very nice that they will drill holes for you preferred holder. When ordering the skates, there are only four different custom options: Colour of the quarter package, embroidery and normal/reinforced and white or black felt tongue. The colours and embroidery are $25 a piece and are no means a performance changer, just a nice to have vs a need to have. Neither is the tongue unless you have lacebite issues as goalies already have pads on to protect that area. As mentioned above, I would like to see the option to have the tongue permanently affixed. I believe this could be implemented easily. I would also like to see an extra red footbed included with the skate. With how Scott preaches how important the red footbed is, and the ability to add one/cut out a piece for the arch, I think this is a very minor cost that can have a positive affect. Another idea would be to have an upper "stiffness profile". The achilles area has a very soft/flexible material and I would like to see an option to get the top part of the skate wrapped around with this material for the top maybe 1/4-1/2" or so. That's about all I can think of for features, but would love to hear more ideas as well. Quality/Price Finally the last part of my review! Has anyone made it this far? First I will talk about price as it's easy. The boots cost me $699 CDN (plus $50 CDN for embroidery and colour). The compete 2 piece costs $849CDN. This is incredibly reasonable considering this cost is in the same category as other top end skates. Not to mention, these are custom and are made in Canada. In fact, it's a great price. The box it comes in is also bar-none the best box I have ever received. I have it on display! How many boxes can we say that about? And I use the drawstring bag in my hockey bag to protect my skates from anything that may damage them/vice versa. While I agree with the upcharge for embroidery (as it's more material and an extra step), I don't think colours should also be an upcharge. It's not like it's adding extra material or time...as it's literally just a colour change. Does white/red/etc cost more? I doubt it. But this is my opinion...I think the colours look way better than just the black and it is a negligible amount of money considering the cost of the skate. And by no means is it necessary! Just my opinion. When it comes to quality and quality assurance, I do have a few issues. 1. There is excess glue in places that do make the skates look a bit cheap in my opinion. While I understand these are handmade, I do think when you're at the top end price point, this needs to be fixed. By no means does this affect performance or durability (so far), it does look bad. There are more than two spots as the pics would suggest as well. 2. This is no biggie by ANY means, but the laces that came with the skates were hilariously long. Even a triple knot would still cause them to land on the ice if they came untucked from my hockey socks. The guy I ordered from says he's seen laces that have come hilariously long like mine and too short in other cases. I would like to see True actually send laces that are appropriately sized. It's not a difficult thing to do. No pic, as I quickly changed them out. 3. My order was actually messed up. I had ordered the black felt tongue, but obviously received the white. I don't really care about this either, as I only picked black because I was told it was the "standard option", but True/VH needs to double check these things. Luckily, for me it was just the felt colour/laces/glue excess and not something major like an imperfection/wrong embroidery/eyelet colour. But they need to be on top of this. If this was a goalie pad, I would be upset. Conclusion To be honest, I cannot rate these skates on a scale of 1-10. But I can say that if you're experiencing any foot pain in off the shelf skates or cannot fit into an appropriate size, I cannot recommend these skates enough. I can be on these things for hours and my foot still thinks they're my fluffy slippers. TL;DR: Great skate that has its quirks and has made my goaltending a much more comfortable experience. Let me know if you have any questions and thanks for viewing!
  5. My left skate is right and straight on the inside along the eyelits, but on my right skate there is a crease/fold, what should I do? Will rebaking them help it get straight like the left?
  6. I'm not quite sure when it happened but it probably started out innocently enough, worn out stock foot bed or maybe even just sore feet. I heard about these great inserts and wanted to try them, I mean what's the harm in that right? I could always go back to OEM whenever I wanted. But the reality is I can't. My name is @BadAngle41... and I Superfeet. Grafs for years, then a pair of Tacks, back to Grafs, now in a Bauer. No matter what the brand I can't help myself... I Superfeet. Maybe it's been so long that I can't explain what they do, but rather what stock ones don't do. I tried using the OEM foot bed from my S190s and I felt totally off. Complete lack of cushioning on the balls of my feet, heel felt like it was sliding around, and just generally off balance.The cushion on Superfeet (Yellow), very comfortable at throughout the foot. The heel cup keeps my heel in place, a bit raised to move me slightly more onto my toes, and just a more connected feel to the ice. Who else uses non-OEM foot beds in their skates? If so, what brand and why?
  7. Link to my Kijiji ad. 3 pairs for sale. Willing to ship within Canada and to US as well. Prices in Cdn. https://www.kijiji.ca/v-hockey/winnipeg/goalie-skates/1288978831?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true
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