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Adam Cooper

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Adam Cooper last won the day on December 29 2018

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About Adam Cooper

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Personal Information

  • Location
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Hometown
    London, Ontario

Current Equipment

  • Leg Pads
    Brian's Opt1k FLX Pro
  • Review:
    Fantastic Pads, exceptional sliding, great seal to the ice and just really well built.
  • Glove
    Brian's Opt1k
  • Review:
    Best glove ever! This thing eats pucks for lunch. Great pocket. Only negative would be it's a little heavier than some other high end gloves.
  • Blocker
    Brian's Opt1k
  • Review:
    Solid Blocker.
  • Chest & Arm Protector
    Warrior Senior Ritual GT
  • Review:
    Great size, mobile and light. The negative is that I've taken lots of stingers in the arms.
  • Pants
    Vaughn 1000 Velocity 6 Pro Goalie Pants
  • Review:
    They are great. No issues
  • Mask
    X8 Sportmask
  • Review:
    This is a tank, it takes puck shots with not issues and it also looks great.
  • Stick
    Reebok Premier and Bauer LS5G
  • Review:
    Love the weight of the Reebok Premier but the paddle has been known to cause some odd deflections
  • Skates - Boot
    Bauer Vapor
  • Skate - Cowling
    Vertexx Edge
  • Skates - Blades
    LS5G Vertexx Carbon
  • Review:
    Amazing! These things last between 10-12 skates before sharpening. They are also much more durable from getting damage from the posts.
  • Knee Pads
    Warrior Ritual X Senior
  • Review:
    I wear them under my socks and with tape they stay in place great. Only negative would be protection on really hard shots. Next time I would upgrade to the Pro version.
  • Jock
    Bauer Supreme
  • Review:
    Solid double jock where I've taken direct hits with out being in pain.

Wish List

  • Chest & Arm Protector
    Vaughn Velocity VE8 Pro Carbon or CCM Extreme Shield II
  • Stick
    Bauer or CCM are my favorite brands for sticks
  • Knee Pads
    Bauer Vapor 1X
  • Jock
    Warrior Pro

Recent Profile Visitors

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  1. Adam Cooper

    Goalie Czar - On Ice Game Video

    @Max27 Absolutely love it! I find it so quick to move and it is exceptional at deflecting pucks into the corners. It is just so easy using one arm to pass pucks out of my crease. Curtis cut this stick short so still getting used to the height 25” (I typically use 26” or 27”) and shortened shaft. The advantage of the shorter stick has helped me stay lower providing better balance and being quicker to butterfly.
  2. Adam Cooper

    Goalie Czar - On Ice Game Video

    Solid game last week with the Cerebral Czars. Held on to 1st place in our division.
  3. Adam Cooper

    Chest Protector Weight Database

    Here is my first impressions video of the CCM Extreme Flex Shield II Chest Protector. I continue to be really pleased with this purchase. Just like @TheGoalNet still playing around and experimenting with placement of the shoulder floaters and neck protector.
  4. Adam Cooper

    Chest Protector Weight Database

    @TheGoalNet I took the opportunity to weigh my CCM Extreme Flex Shield II - Large and it came in at 6.4lbs. My Warrior R/GT Senior Large comes in at a light 6.2lbs. I weighed them both multiple times to make sure. Considering the added protection of the CCM and D3O foam that’s really good. I’ll be posting a video soon of my first impressions.
  5. Adam Cooper

    Bauer 1S - Curtis McElhinney Stick First Impressions

    Thanks so much for the positive feedback @aircanuck Good for you that you get to play that often. With family and work I’m only able to do twice a week. I never thought of cleaning my stick. Great idea as I try to clean my pads once a year. Great to hear it’s so durable. That makes spending $200 worth it. I’m in Toronto. I’m hoping to do a fun collaboration video in the coming weeks with another goalie YouTuber. Can’t say more than that but it’s going to be fun and it’s focused on gear. As for the 2S, thanks for the offer. I’ll be very interested to see how that cutout section holds up. If I run out of video ideas I may have to take you up on that offer.
  6. I picked this stick up the other week at Scotiabank Arena's shop where they sell used gear by the Leafs. They sell everything from skates, helmets, sticks, gloves, pads, etc. It's not often I see a stick like this in such great shape and for only $200 CAD. A stick for Andersen is about triple that cost and to be honest, I probably would not use one of his sticks for my hockey. This was one of two sticks left by Curtis. The other one was all taped up and I preferred this one so I could see if there was any damage. Anyway, I've never had a high end stick like this before. My most expensive goalie stick probably only cost me about $120 CAD so this is a nice upgrade from my current Bauer S27. The 1S is just so incredibly light. It almost feels like I'm using a player stick it's that light. It is going to be really hard going back to a low end stick again.
  7. Adam Cooper

    1X Knee Pad Video Unboxing

    Quick update on the Bauer Vapor X Knee Guards I've been wearing the last couple weeks. Similar to @RichMan @TheGoalNet I found these knee guards left my knees really sore after my first two games. What I realized was that I was not wearing them properly and getting rid of the garter belt and going with tape really helped with stability and landing in the right spot. In the beginning, I had my knees more aligned to the Curve protection which caused them to land more on the seam versus the proper landing spot. That's now corrected and the last couple games I've had no pain, no stability issues and no knee fatigue. Now these are still not as comfortable for landing versus the Senior Warriors or Brian's Pro knee guards that I've used but for now I'm very happy with these and sticking with them. Still not direct hits so I can't share how they hold up to shots yet.
  8. Adam Cooper

    Goalie Czar - On Ice Game Video

    Check out my latest video where I've added text on suggestions for save analysis. In this Friday Night Shinny Game I highlighted a number of goals and what I could have done differently. Let me know what you think. What would you have done differently? Do you agree with my suggestions?
  9. Adam Cooper

    Chest Protector Weight Database

    Yes, I will try to weigh my CCM Extreme Flex Shield II chesty this weekend. I have a "Large." To follow-up on the earlier thread. Couple first impressions since I've now played in this thing 3 times. 1.) I've taken a couple direct bombs (very hard slap shots) to the chest and shoulder with no pain or issues. Did not feel a thing. Still testing out the arm protection. 2.) Movement in this chesty is excellent. Moving arms up above my head is not as good as my prior Senior Warrior chest. The shoulder plates get in the way so sometimes harder to put on my mask and jersey. Not a big deal as in game situations I never put my arms that high. 3.) The neck. Several of you have asked questions about this. I would say that I've had to make lots of adjustments to the neck as it rides a little high. Right now what has been working is that I can push the neck guard down to provide better movement of my mask. I already wear both a neckguard under my chesty and a dangler so I've got lots of protection. The other option I'm going to play around with is adjusting the shoulder velcro to lower the neck guard to a level similar to other chest protectors. @TheGoalNet can you share how you have the neck area positioned when you wear this? Overall, still incredibly happy with this chesty. Because I have better movement in the arms I also find I can handle the puck better.
  10. Adam Cooper

    1X Knee Pad Video Unboxing

    @TheGoalNet @Nohtaram I have the Warrior Senior Knee Guards. They do not offer enough protection from shots. I got caught on the knee with a medium shot wearing these and I got a bruise that really hurt which is why I switched to the Bauer Vapor’s. It seems I just gave up comfort for protection. Never tried the Warrior Pro’s but sounds I like they are the “it” Knee Guard to buy. If the Bauer’s turn out horribly for me I’m switching to those as well.
  11. Adam Cooper

    1X Knee Pad Video Unboxing

    I’m in the Brian’s Optik Flex pad with standard knee block. The Warrior Ritual X knee guards worked fine for comfort but after a year now the knee landing is losing its cushiness. I was hoping the Bauer Vapors would offer at least the same. It really is like Goldilocks and the Three Bears when choosing knee guards. If they are too soft you risk losing some responsiveness and power slamming pads into the ice. Too hard and your knees get sore or worse, bruised or strained. For landing comfort only I would rank my knee guards I’ve used as follows: 1. Warrior Ritual X Senior 2. Brian’s Pro Senior 3. Bauer Vapor X Senior If I considered all components my ranking would be different.
  12. Adam Cooper

    1X Knee Pad Video Unboxing

    Oh noooo..... Wow! This has me worried. I should have paid more attention to Matt’s comment on hockeyreviews.com. He said these aren’t the best knee pads to wear for back to back games... I’m going to continue trying these Bauer Vapor X knee guards to see if they cause any lasting effects or bruises on my knees. Coincidentally, I just sold my Brian’s Senior Pro Knee Guards today.
  13. Adam Cooper

    CCM EF Shield 2 C&A Unboxing

    This chesty is so customizable that you can wear this neck so tight you don’t need a neck guard or you can really lower it so your mask chin has no interference. You can also push down the neck area as shown below. I did not do that for my game as it was not necessary. You can also adjust the floaters so they wrap more around your shoulder. Pics below with straps.
  14. Adam Cooper

    1X Knee Pad Video Unboxing

    Nope, just let the Velcro strap do the work to shape appropriately. Using the strap and fitting it into your sock should work fine. These rotated really well in my Optiks. If you wear over your socks then yes, I’d be concerned this shell might get caught on something. Maybe @TheGoalNet can share his thoughts as I’ve only wore these once.
  15. Adam Cooper

    CCM EF Shield 2 C&A Unboxing

    I hear you. Dukes is my go to place and I actually called them first as I knew they sold this chesty. They sold out after Boxing Day. They said they did not anticipate any more of this white model coming in. Default was Pro Hockey Life and I had no idea they had a boxing week sale for 15% off and this product qualified. Thank goodness as this thing is very pricey. Agree on the neck height here in th pic. I had to lower the neck as it was interfering with my mask chin. I tried on the Premier and Warrior see pics below. I found the shoulders a bit too big for me and the arms were not as flexible. I had it and the Vaughn Velocity as my runner ups. Since I already own a Warrior chesty wanted to try a new brand.