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I'm extremely happy that I stumbled onto this page while researching my first new set in nearly a decade. I'll do my best to keep this short. I'm hoping some people with personal experience can guide me into a 'correct' decision.
Looking to get into a set of Warrior GT Classic, but I'm having trouble deciding what size makes the most sense for my game/size. I'm right between where the Warrior Sizing guide recommends a 32+1.5" and 33+1.5". I'm a hair over 5'7" with a FTK of 19.25".
In high school, with growth anticipation (lol), I was in a set of Vaughn V3 7500s at 35+1". After never hitting a growth spurt, we made some minor configurations to make the pads 'work'. I'm used to pads being loose and sitting very low as a result. But it's been about 6 years since getting shot at, so I figure now is the best time to get into a new set of properly-fit pads and build new muscle memory.
I'll be playing 2-3 week in men's league and random ice time. I'm a predominately butterfly goalie with some hybrid tendencies.
Through my research I've found a common consensus to be - Warriors are stiffer (which is fine for me) and they sit a bit higher on boot than typical (can anyone confirm?).
Does anyone have any knowledge/recommendations on which route I should go - 32+1.5" or 33+1.5"?
My fear is that since I'm used to a bigger pad, the 32+1.5" will seem like an extreme difference. But I'm not sure if the stiffer, .5" and higher boot sit might make it closer to a 32+2".
Any suggestions, questions, feedback, personal stories, etc. would be greatly appreciated! Thanks again for any and all help. I'm excited to be a part of the group!