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Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby Godric on Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:49 pm

Do you play? Talk about it here.




I bought a pair of RBK skates a couple weeks ago and the bolts that hold the blade keep coming loose everytime I play its aggravating. Does anyone have any advice?
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby Pops16 on Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:19 pm

Its a design issue with those blade holders which, I assume, is the successor to the prolites. Either try new bolts or change the runners to tuuks. I made the switch from RBK/CCM to Bauer and have not regretted it. Bauer makes a more durable product. The RBK/CCM skates always fell apart on me, even at the high end price points.
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby Mr. Colby on Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:13 pm

Just go ask for new bolts at a local hockey store
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby Godric on Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:38 am

Mr. Colby wrote:Just go ask for new bolts at a local hockey store


I've replaced them already and I keep tightening them, anyway I'm looking for an alternative solution. Could I replace the plastic blade holder? Do they sell those?
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby Godric on Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:43 am

Does anyone know anything about these???

http://www.hockeymonkey.com/tblade-hock ... older.html

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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby MRandall25 on Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:43 am

Godric wrote:
Mr. Colby wrote:Just go ask for new bolts at a local hockey store


I've replaced them already and I keep tightening them, anyway I'm looking for an alternative solution. Could I replace the plastic blade holder? Do they sell those?


They sell replacement holders online (I've never looked in store for them). Typically run from 20-30 bucks for 1 skate, if you get Bauer TUUKs (so double that if you want to replace both).
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby CERV96 on Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:38 am

Try using lock tight on the bolts. Worked for me.
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby yubb on Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:49 am

Mine did the same thing. I pushed the blade up into the chassis so it was seated tight then tightened the bolts. They don't clang much now, way less than before.
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby yubb on Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:49 pm

Do everyone else's adult league games end with each team MF'ing each other?
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby Pops16 on Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:11 pm

I can't imagine those t blade holders being too sturdy. I haven't heard anything about then though. Wonder if the local pro shops would have trouble sharpening them.
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby ShipHockey7 on Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:59 pm

yubb wrote:Do everyone else's adult league games end with each team MF'ing each other?



more or less, yes.
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby JS© on Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:29 pm

Pops16 wrote:I can't imagine those t blade holders being too sturdy. I haven't heard anything about then though. Wonder if the local pro shops would have trouble sharpening them.


I think a guy back home had those and hated them. Remember him buying new blades and he showed up to the next game with people asking "what are those things?" Skated them for I think two games before he ended up going out and buying a new pair of skates.

I have a pair of Thermablades still in the box. Was gonna throw them on an older pair of skates before I got my Eastons. Ended up getting a very good deal on them, but I read they were somewhat heavy so I didn't want to throw them on my new skates and regret it later.

yubb wrote:Do everyone else's adult league games end with each team MF'ing each other?

If you mean by one team MF'ing the other, then yeah.
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby Mr. Colby on Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:34 pm

Pops16 wrote:I can't imagine those t blade holders being too sturdy. I haven't heard anything about then though. Wonder if the local pro shops would have trouble sharpening them.


You don't sharpen them, the edge is supposed to last ~4-6 weeks then you replace the part with the blade (~20 bucks), but you can't find the right size blades anymore because they haven't made them in over 5 years
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby Godric on Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:58 am

Mr. Colby wrote:
Pops16 wrote:I can't imagine those t blade holders being too sturdy. I haven't heard anything about then though. Wonder if the local pro shops would have trouble sharpening them.


You don't sharpen them, the edge is supposed to last ~4-6 weeks then you replace the part with the blade (~20 bucks), but you can't find the right size blades anymore because they haven't made them in over 5 years


what a dumb idea.
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby JS© on Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:26 am

yeah, that's dumb, considering a good skate sharpening will run you only $5-7
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby Mr. Colby on Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:15 pm

Godric wrote:
Mr. Colby wrote:
Pops16 wrote:I can't imagine those t blade holders being too sturdy. I haven't heard anything about then though. Wonder if the local pro shops would have trouble sharpening them.


You don't sharpen them, the edge is supposed to last ~4-6 weeks then you replace the part with the blade (~20 bucks), but you can't find the right size blades anymore because they haven't made them in over 5 years


what a dumb idea.


which is why they're not made anymore...

always seems like every few years someone comes out with a really stupid idea that some idiot in thinks is cool, 11 people like it and it fizzles out.

Last one i can think of is Rocket Runners on CCM skates - 2 years after making them they were throwing a pair in with the Crazy Light skates just so they could get rid of stock
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby shoeshine boy on Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:57 am

JS© wrote:yeah, that's dumb, considering a good skate sharpening will run you only $5-7


yeah but not everyone has a good skate sharpener close to them. it's easier now but there was a time when there was only one hockey shop in my town (and even that was still about 40 minutes from my house and stupidly not open on sundays) and the guys who sharpened at the rinks were AWFUL! rather than buy the T-Blades which I think are awful (they make a weird sound on the ice) I went out and bought my own sharpener: http://wissota.com/
cost was under $1,000 and I've probably made my money back between gas savings and charging my friends and teammates $5 per sharpening.

btw, they're not "bolts", they're rivets.
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby Godric on Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:07 am

shoeshine boy wrote:btw, they're not "bolts", they're rivets.


This is what I thought but when I asked for them at the proshop I was told they are bolts lol
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby Pops16 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:21 am

Godric wrote:
shoeshine boy wrote:btw, they're not "bolts", they're rivets.


This is what I thought but when I asked for them at the proshop I was told they are bolts lol

Ok, so now I'm confused. Rivets hold the blade holder on. Bolts hold the blade in place. So now I'm not sure I am understanding your original question. Did you have problems keeping the holders in place or the blades themselves?
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby shoeshine boy on Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:26 am

nope, absolutely rivets. anyhow, what model of RBK skate do you have? I've heard about problems with the cheaper models. probably just less attention to detail in the overseas factories. if you can replace the blade holders with Tuuks (http://www.hockeymonkey.com/bauer-holders-runners.html) that would be ideal. I'd guesstimate that probably 85% of NHLers have Tuuks on their skates whether they are wearing Bauer skates or not. the one downside to Tuuks is that all of the hardware is inside the plastic so if you need to tighten or replace your skate blade it's a bit of a pain getting inside there.
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby shoeshine boy on Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:30 am

I think we do have some confusion. I'm talking about the rivets that hold the holder onto the skate but maybe the OP was talking about the screws that hold the blade to the holder. those could be called bolts in some situations. if it's the blade coming loose from the holder than just get some locktite.
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby Pops16 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:31 am

shoeshine boy wrote:nope, absolutely rivets.


Not sure that answers my question. So the holders are coming off?

EDIT: Ah, ok. I'm with everyone.
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby shoeshine boy on Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:34 am

Mr. Colby wrote:
You don't sharpen them, the edge is supposed to last ~4-6 weeks then you replace the part with the blade (~20 bucks), but you can't find the right size blades anymore because they haven't made them in over 5 years



pretty sure that they're still making them but I'd be surprised if they last much longer. a few NHLers still use them. mostly Germans because it's a German company that came up with them. Dennis Seidenberg is the most notable. wonder how many boxes he has stashed?
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby meow on Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:33 am

Those T-blades make a very distinct sound when you skate on them.
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby MRandall25 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:43 am

So, what would be the point of replacing my current holder? I have Easton EQ skates with the generic Easton holder, and while I don't have any problems with them or the holder, I am curious to see if Tuuks would make a difference in anything (plus, I want to get black Tuuks a la Jagr, but can't find them anywhere).
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