Archive for Sergei Shirokov

Initial Thoughts: CCM V10 Helmet

Posted in Equipment Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 9, 2011 by prostocknation

I got a hold of a set of Manitoba Moose helmet stickers and that was enough justification for me to go out and purchase a new helmet and make use of it.  While the majority of the AHL is outfitted in Reebok and CCM helmets, I decided to get the same model as my favorite Moose player, #52 Sergei Shirokov.

The CCM V10 is similar fit to my existing helmet, the NBH 5500, and I love EPP and memory foam so it was perfect.

Since this is Pro Stock Nation, I wanted to make this retail helmet look as pro stock as possible.  Excuse the messy desk.

Front shot: Just your average CCM V10… White, Medium.


Side Shot:

Time to cover up the ugly CCM branding on the sides and rip off that cheap looking “10” sticker.

Back shot:

I always remove the size, CE and warning stickers, they make the helmet look way too busy.

Shirokov uses a Bauer HS22 Pro Straight but you won’t imagine how hard it is nowadays to track this model down.  They are now banned for sale in Canada (you can only get the HS23 which looks totally different) and I went to three different shops in California which had none in stock.  I ended up mounting an Oakley Pro Modified visor to this helmet since I stocked up a few years ago and had spares lying around.

I brought my helmet and visor to my LHS to get mounted since I did not have the necessary screws and spacers available.  Tip: If you guys ever get work done at your local shop, make sure you are not in a rush.  Unfortunately I was in a hurry that day so when the employee showed me my visor mounted to the helmet, I didn’t double-check anything.  After I left the shop I took a closer look when I got home and turns out they over-torqued the visor and cracked it.  I won’t drop any names at this moment but it was my first time getting work done at this particular shop just because it was close to my work and I am not impressed.

The CCM logos on the side are covered up with the Advance Electronics stickers.  If you look closely you can see the crack from the top screw mount to the top of the visor.

The back looks much cleaner now with all the unnecessary stickers removed.  The only two stickers I was not able to use were the AHL 75th Anniversary and the Can/Am stickers because on a Pro helmet they would be located where the HECC and CSA stickers are on the retail counterparts.  Removing these two stickers are a no-no.

Aesthetics aside, how does it perform so far?

Like I mentioned earlier, the fit is similar to the NBH 5500 so for those of you with more oval shaped heads, this helmet may be suitable for you.  The helmet is one of the lightest I have used, obviously not to the same extreme as the Easton S19 but at half the price it holds it’s own very well.

The ventilation on this helmet is excellent, you can actually hear the wind being channeled through the helmet as you skate.

The only con I have about it so far is the amount of sweat that runs down your face when you’re sitting idle on the bench.  While EPP foam helmets are more notorious for this compared to lets say, VN foams, this helmet is much more prone to it.  While it isn’t a major problem it still is a small inconvenience.

Before I go too in depth into a review on the helmet I’ll give it a few more ice times.  I just wanted to show off the Moose stickers for now.

Until next time!

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– M

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ProStockNation.com Visits The Vancouver Canucks

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 8, 2010 by prostocknation

Sorry for the quality of the pics, we didn’t have our DSLR with us this time.

Not much explaining needed.  I’m sure Canuck Fans have seen these doors plenty of times.

View from the Best Buy Club on the 500-Level at the Rogers Arena.  Not only did the ice get a new paint job but the floor in the bowl did as well; white with a blue and green scheme going on.

Back to the Canucks room.

Looks like Rypien’s skates are getting some attention.  We didn’t want to step foot in this room without the Equipment personnel present out of respect because we know how much pride goes into their work.

To clear up any rumors about the Sedins allegedly wearing an “11K” helmet, looks like they’re still using the 8K.  They’re  giving Bauer X:60 gloves a try and still skating in Supreme ONE95s after testing out Total ONEs at the end of last year.  We were surprised to see no Total ONEs in the room.

Sergei Shirokov is back in town and skating; we hope he earns a full time spot on the roster this year.  His gear remains pretty much unchanged since last season; Bauer 4500 Helmet, Bauer XXXX Pro Gloves, X:60 Skates.

Side note: On top of being a skilled player he is also willing to go out of his way for his fans.  He came out to find us after the Moose played the Heat in Abbotsford last year and signed my authentic Shirokov Moose Jersey.

 

Thanks again Sergei!

– M