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ThatCarGuy

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About ThatCarGuy

  • Rank
    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 06/01/2004

Personal Information

  • Location
    North Texas
  • Hometown
    North Texas

Current Equipment

  • Leg Pads
    Vaughn Ventus LT88 (34+2)
  • Review:
    I am probably not the best person to review these as I went from Reebok Premier XLTs to these. The sliding speed was a night and day difference.
  • Glove
    CCM Premier R1.9 Intermediate
  • Review:
    This is my absolute favorite glove of all time. It closes perfectly, even when brand new. It could use a little more padding in the palm but that might be my fault for using a intermediate glove for varsity hockey.
  • Blocker
    Warrior G3
  • Review:
    The sheer amount of things you can change on this blocker is just incredible. I've never had any pieces of equipment quite like it.
  • Chest & Arm Protector
    Vaughn SLR Pro
  • Review:
    I feel nothing through these. I do have an occasional issue with the left shoulder floater/wing coming untied from the back.
  • Pants
    Tackla (I don't know)
  • Review:
    Good. A little short maybe.
  • Mask
    Bauer Profile 950X
  • Review:
    Going from an NME 8 (7? I don't remember what I had) was a night and day difference. The 950X was so much more comfortable and I have never received a single ringer from it.
  • Stick
    True A6.0 FC Pro 25in paddle (cut to 24in)
  • Review:
    Soon I will update this field as I just ordered some Northstar G1 shooter sticks. I flat out love this stick. It is the best shooting stick I've ever used. It's not too unbalanced but it's definitely up there.
  • Skates - Boot
    Graf Supra G4500
  • Review:
    This is a solid skate. Being a graf it's super comfortable and the performance is pretty good with the right edge.
  • Skate - Cowling
    Graf Supra G4500
  • Review:
    Clearance is really good
  • Skates - Blades
    Graf Supra G4500
  • Review:
    Edgy.
  • Knee Pads
    Bauer Elite + Reebok Premier XLT thigh wraps
  • Review:
    Possibly the best combination I've ever used for knee pads
  • Neck Guard
    Custom PAW
  • Review:
    Very solid neck guard. I had to get a custom one because nothing else fit me aside from the soft cloth neck protectors.
  • Jock
    Bauer

Wish List

  • Leg Pads
    Vaughn SLR 2
  • Glove
    CCM Premier R1.9 Senior
  • Blocker
    Warrior R/GT
  • Chest & Arm Protector
    Kenesky
  • Mask
    Custom wrapped Bauer 960XPM
  • Stick
    CCM Premier R1.9
  • Skates - Boot
    Graf Cowless Skates
  • Skate - Cowling
    None
  • Skates - Blades
    Stock

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  1. ThatCarGuy

    Newer is better? Mini rant

    Thank you, Supposedly Vaughn will gonext year and I for one, am interested to see a more in depth look at how those pads perform. If you want to see a video of me using all the styles I listed in my post in one save(and rebounds) just ask and I'll send you the LiveBarn.
  2. ThatCarGuy

    Newer is better? Mini rant

    I was born in the Turco era (as I was taught) and started playing goal right as the butterfly era began to pick up speed. I love my Graf Supra skates and I love my XLT thigh wraps. I still use a boot strap on my skates. My Varsity goalie partner uses a set of custom McKenney pads that are more of a hybrid style pad than my Vaughn LT88s. I have also had the privilege of playing in a set of Reebok Premier III Pro pads. Those were some of my favorite pads I've ever worn. My only gripe with them was that they weren't too great in the sliding department (I'm a very much a butterfly goalie). I would love to have to opportunity to use gear that was made before I was, just to get that experience. I also agree with you in the fact that occasionally I'm looked at like I'm insane for not having the latest Bauer 2S pads or cowlingless skates. I feel I sit in a very interesting generation where half of us are moving on to the latest and greatest while the rest of us are still sitting on what we know works. I have been pushed by my parents and myself into becoming the most universal goalie I can be. Definition: I have learned and am working on perfecting athletic, butterfly, hybrid, and stand-up/pad-stack styles. Personally, I would love to try all the latest and greatest stuff just to see how it compares. I demand leather straps though. That is why I like my Vaughns over any other newer butterfly pad. I have witnessed those elastic straps snapping in two while the leather straps carry on. Trust me, I would have gone and picked up a set of Bauer 2S pads by now IF they had leather straps on them. I am also guilty of criticizing those without the latest and greatest. As previously stated, my goalie partner has McKenneys. I occasionally poke fun at his pads because they're not the "new style" of pad. I also criticize the skate lace toe ties due to the length of time it takes to put them on. I use the Toe Clip system on my pads, with no durability issues.
  3. ThatCarGuy

    Martin Jones stick

    I refuse to talk about Jones right now.* *Stars lost
  4. ThatCarGuy

    Goalie Gear Nerd's Instagram Warrior G4 Review

    I just checked Goalie monkey's website to confirm and they are indeed cheaper than everything by a decent margin. Very tempting. One of my buddies wears G4s in about the same size as me so maybe I ask to try his on for a practice or something to get an idea of how they feel. I have my LT88s dialed to work perfect for me.
  5. ThatCarGuy

    Goalie Gear Nerd's Instagram Warrior G4 Review

    Sadly both. Poorest goalie in the world right here.
  6. ThatCarGuy

    Goalie Gear Nerd's Instagram Warrior G4 Review

    Can't afford custom
  7. ThatCarGuy

    Goalie Gear Nerd's Instagram Warrior G4 Review

    Sound's like the SLR should be my next pad lol.
  8. ThatCarGuy

    Coming Back From Retirement

    Excluding that one issue the Winnipeg goalie (I think) had with his Bauers.
  9. ThatCarGuy

    Habs (Price) 2018-2019

    And here I was thinking Bishop is one of the least consistent goalies in the NHL. Hm. Unless of course it's my lack of skill in the art of graphs, that's definitely a possibility.
  10. Looks fine to me 😉. I'll try to get a picture of my foamcore True tonight to compare.
  11. ThatCarGuy

    Affordable Foam Goalie Stick review

    There's also these: https://www.northstarsticks.com/shop/25-25-northstar-naturalred1-factory-overrun/
  12. ThatCarGuy

    Goalie Gear Nerd's Instagram Warrior G4 Review

    Perhaps I should've changed my wording. The Warrior blocker is far more tunable/adjustable than the CCM blocker. Or if you would like me to dumb it down to a level low enough for you, the Warrior blocker has more velcro and straps than the CCM blocker. On this episode of TheGoalNet: Netminder vs. The Forums Also I'm sorry. I'm a high school student and a goalie, in other words, I'm terrific at poking fun and insulting every little detail about a person. You're just too easy for my skill set to not have fun with things like typos and misinterpreting others comments. Everyone here is likely more professional than me but sometimes it takes that one dick-of-a-person in the corner to end a fight. Also think of this before attacking other: It's hundreds of people against only you. Try to picture that for a second, a crowd of people surrounding only you, and you are the target of their anger.
  13. ThatCarGuy

    Goalie Gear Nerd's Instagram Warrior G4 Review

    @netminder Seem's like #goaliegearnerd called you out of his most recent post of the G4s.
  14. ThatCarGuy

    Goalie Gear Nerd's Instagram Warrior G4 Review

    Just because the dimensions are the same does not make them the same blocker. The Warrior is far more customizable than the CCM. There are too many difference between CCM and Warrior to list them all. As stated by Mr Shifty, the internet is never all rock solid truth. Social Media has been designed for us to post the fun things about our lives.
  15. ThatCarGuy

    Goalie Gear Nerd's Instagram Warrior G4 Review

    (engages child mindset) We should all get Warrior G4 gear just to annoy netminder. Personally I wouldn't mind trying a set of them though I am satisfied with my LT88s.
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