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Boot Stretching is shown in this photo to make the width of the skate wider

What is boot stretching?

August 30, 2022

Ever take a puck off the skates? It can hurt like hell. It may even make your foot swell up. Ever take the summer off, or in extreme cases a few years? When you put the skates back on after a while or after taking a puck, do the skates hurt or give discomfort along…

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Hockey Glove Fit

July 31, 2022

We have all heard look good play good, right? While that’s important there are articles on this blog about finding what works for you. That’s the same case with gloves. They may be overlooked but did you know that there are 3 different styles of gloves? Standard / Traditional Over the past 10 years or…

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No Tape Needed

June 28, 2022

What do great products do? They solve a problem, or they take the original idea and improve upon it to make it solve the problem better, more effectively. This is exactly what No Tape Needed did with the shin sleeve. No Tape Needed improved an old product, made it fun, and is now finding success…

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Hockey Wrap Around

May 24, 2022

How do you get to work on your game outside the rink without ruining your stick? Street hockey is a great way for some but you don’t get the same feel of the puck and you will most likely trash that $300 stick. You could also use a shooting pad, but that doesn’t allow movement…

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Bay Area Hockey Repair and Sharpening

April 7, 2022

Hockey businesses come in all shapes and sizes. This blog features all different kinds that have carved out quite a niche. One that I haven’t covered yet is a repair shop or hockey store or repair shop. This is where Bay Area Hockey Repair (BAHR) comes in. Essan, the owner, is living proof that through…

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Third Assist Refhlex Glove Review

February 24, 2022

It’s that time of year again, pond season or odr szn as they say. Pond season allows players to get out into the elements and play endlessly. For the hockey purist, there is nothing better. However, for some players, dealing with the elements means cold hands (or if you’re like me, frostbite…thanks -18 without the…

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Victor Hockey – Giving hockey a new style

January 3, 2022

Hockey apparel for adults is kind of getting stale. It doesn’t just have to be a shirt that has a Bauer or CCM logo on it. This is where Victor Hockey comes in. Victor Hockey is creating its own path in the hockey world by blending traditional feel branding with graphics and merchandise that reference…

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What is a skate profile?

December 23, 2021

What is a skate radius? Why should I care? These are questions that I got asked a lot while working at Total / Pure Hockey. To put it simply, a radius is how rockered your steel is or the curve of your steel. The more rounded the steel the more you can maneuver but will…

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What’s the difference between butterfly and hybrid goalie pads?

November 16, 2021

Do you know what goalie pad you need? Goalie leg pads are built for styles of goaltending. There are two primary types, a hybrid style pad, and a butterfly style pad. Each one is built for a specific purpose. This article will help explain the difference (hopefully) and help you identify what type of pad…

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Maria Mountain – Goalie Training Pro

October 21, 2021

If you’re a goalie, and have ever Googled, or searched on YouTube, for off-ice workouts there is a good chance Maria Mountain has popped up in the search. She is an Exercise Physiologist that is helping goalies (as well as other athletes) reach their sports goals, and recover from injuries faster. She has been helping…

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