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  1. Westcoast Tender

    Speedskin wear

    I noticed the wear after the 9th time I wore them, so my claim was well within the 90 day warranty period. I think that’s the only reason they replaced them. I was told wear is not usually covered but because it happened pretty much right away they did.
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    Speedskin wear

    The Hockey Shop put some heavy industrial glue on the wear for me when I first noticed it. Stayed on for a few skates, then wore off. I was surprised CCM warranty’d them as the warranty normally covers structural issues not wear isssues, but obviously very pleased they did.
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    Speedskin wear

    CCM allowed the warranty claim. Cam at the Hockey Shop was fantastic to deal with. The replacement pads...almost all Jenpro, just a little weave on the front.
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    Small Goalie Problems - Pad Sizing

    I’m the same height and ATK, so I can relate to really being intermediate in size but wanting pro senior quality gear. I believe most companies will make you 32” pads custom...so you’re looking at spending $1800. I’ve been in 32” CCM pro intermediate for several years now. CCM pro intermediate use exactly the same materials & foams as their senior pro. And although someone might tell you they’re 10” in wide, I can guarantee you they are in fact 11” wide just like the senior pads. One area they are smaller is the length of the boot. Intermediate sizing assumes you’re in smaller skates. I personally love the shorter boot because I do in fact have smaller skates. I had a set of CCM senior pro in 33”...I struggled more with the slightly longer boot tripping me up then the extra height. CCM is one of the only companies to still offer Intermediate Pro as an option. They have slightly less options then senior pro but still do have different strapping choices, leg channel options, and of course colour options. They cost ~ $900 CDN... half the price of senior pro. I also found the hockey shop didn’t openly advertise CCM Intermediate Pros but had no issue ordering them for me.
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    Speedskin wear

    No worries. The eFlex are probably one of the last hold backs still using traditional strapping. I wear my new eFlex 3 straps exactly the same as the original four year old ones with no wear. When I first noticed the wear, the store I bought them in put some glue substance on to hopefully stop the wear. It’s worn off now. Anyone know of something else that might work?
  6. Westcoast Tender

    Speedskin wear

    I’m not sure how you determined I have a “weird” strapping setup, especially from one close up of the knee wing. I use the stock strapping setup, so if rubbing is happening from the stock strapping, CCM needs to change something on their end.
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    Speedskin wear

    These are pros. Custom ordered but Chinese made. Both knee wings show wear but the right has more wear. I’ve tried to figure out whether it’s from rubbing on the calf wing but that doesn’t seem to be the case.
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    Speedskin wear

    So when I ordered my eFlex III, I decided to go with speedskin, I’m now wishing I ordered regular jenpro. I’ve used them less than 20 times and the knee wings already have wear. You can see from the front picture they’ve barely been worn. Anyone else having wear issues with speedskin? I have already contacted the store I ordered from and CCM “extended” the warranty period but that doesn’t exactly translate to rebuilding them in jenpro. The last pictures show the knee wings on my eFlex I pads. Four years old with more than 400 ice times on them and no wear. Any suggestions as to what I could do or put on the pads to lessen the wear would be appreciated.
  9. Got this for $100. Never had a Reebok/CCM Blocker before (always Vaughn). Seems really solid. Wishing I ordered two now that GM has them back up to $199. Although I suppose $199 is still good for pro-level Blocker. BTW if anyone needs new pads and doesn’t mind old stock GM has XLT pros for $499...I just got new Eflexs, otherwise, I’d probably be buying some.
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    Mask Weight

    I have two Hackvas. Both with full paint jobs and both mediums. One weighs in at 3.40lbs and one at 3.48lbs (Maltese in this one). My Masked Marvel Assassin comes in at 3.92lbs. Weigh difference between it and the Hackva is noticeable.
  11. Westcoast Tender

    Chest Protector Weight Database

    Brown 2400 (size ~small) 7.63lbs Brown 2400 Russian spec (~small) 8.05lbs
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    Brown Chest Protector Thread

    I’ve worn the new one three times and compared to the Russian spec, there’s essentially no break in time. Ten minutes into the first session, I forgot I was wearing anything new. I do admit the Russian spec took time to break in, probably a good 6 months for me to feel good and comfortable in it but I did come from a very used Passau unit.
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    Brown Chest Protector Thread

    Thought I’d post some pictures of my new 2400 chest unit (Blue unit) This is a regular 2400. I already own a 2400 Russian spec (Black) but wanted a regular one for less intense games. Just to be clear the Russian spec is awesome. I’ve never had a stinger or any issues with it, just decided to get a second one and thought I’d get a regular one to give it a go. In case anyone is curious to the differences... The obvious stuff first. Bicep protection. Regular one has smaller rectangular piece. It does have plastic piece in it. Russian one has bigger oval piece. Shoulder floaters. Regular one non-segmented. Russian one is segmented. The shoulder floaters on the Russian also are thicker. Definitely thicker foam. I think the plastic is the same thickness. Not so obvious. Shoulder cap under shoulder floaters. Russian one has plastic and high density foam. Regular is soft foam, no plastic. Backside where arms attach. Russian has small soft foam piece where arms are sewn in. Regular reinforced with leather, no foam piece. Weight difference. Russian = 8.05lbs. Regular = 7.63lbs. I’m small, so I would consider these senior x-small/small size. Haven't worn the new one yet but eager to try it.
  14. New Chestie. Brown 2400. I put more pictures in the Brown thread.