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  1. I gotta a pretty narrow stance sometimes I don’t get a good push when in my butterfly
  2. So is that too much of a taper because for a while I wanted to get a 78 degree taper but that was dumb thought
  3. I put some slack in it And it ended up breaking but off during a practice so I put another lace in with no slack. I think the 5 hole gap IS because of the 80 degree boot taper and the pads are still a bit big on me
  4. Hey so first off I would like to say sorry I've been posting a lot in the last couple days, but I'm on a roll. Anyways, I am on 2 teams, and one I played on just for the incredible goalie coaching. This goalie is on that team with me, and I have known him my whole life. I still hang out with him sometimes to this day, and hes funny and a well respected goalie. He isn't as in tune with his gear as my nerdy a$$ is, so he was hoping I could help him find new gear. He is also a second year bantam, but there is one problem. He has a growing thing, so hes 15 and about 4 foot 11. I still love him as a friend and he's doesn't care about his height much, but It's really hard to find goalie gear for him lol. I know it would be easy for him to get a pair of intermediate medium quality gear, because hes a 29 + 1 or 2, and that's around int. sizing. But he is looking for pro level gear. Only reason is because hes been using a pair of brains netzeros or something like that since squirts, so they are pretty old. He has told me he knows he isn't the greatest goalie, and especially because of his size, he won't be playing college hockey or high level. He also only goes on the ice about 3-4 times a week. So he wants pro level pads, and glove and blocker because they will last him a long time, and hes been using shitty pads for a long time, and wants to get some pro pads. If he got them they would probably last him 4-6 years or more, because he's not on the ice very often, and he doesn't take the fastest shots. So I totally agree it would be cool for him to get pro pads. Only think is, he is 4 foot 11, wearing 29 inch pads, and the smallest brains optik or gnetik 3 or 4 we could find used was a 32 inch, which I know for a fact would be much too big for him. I know brains can do 30 or 31 + thigh rise sizing if you go custom as the smallest size they will make. Which will probably fit him. But he probably won't be able to spend 1800 on a pair of pads like the optiks, because his dad knows he isn't planning on playing high level (so high quality gear isn't as much a concern to him). I realllllly want to help him get optiks or gnetik 4's, but I don't think he will be able to spend 2600 for a full set. I checked sideline swap for a 30+1 pro level pads, is there anywhere else where they might have that. I would greatly appreciate the help, cause I might do something with trying to sell people goalie gear when im older (I love brains so maybe a brains rep) and this could be a good way for me to start by helping him get a set. Also I think he deserves a new set
  5. Ok I will try to loosen the skate lace on my pro laces. I’ll give some updates tonight or tomorrow if I remember
  6. ok thanks. I also have a boot taper, so I noticed when the 5 hole is sealed and the pads are on not being worn, the boot is slightly off the ground. I think when I drop down in my butterfly my ankles/feet push down the boot, and force the thigh rise up. @TheGoalNet or @Max27 do you think this could be the case. Look above at one of the pictures I put of a single pad by itself on the floor, the boot is in mid air
  7. The 34 plus 1 is a bit big on me but I’m growing into it. My knee is about halfway up the knee stacks
  8. So the 2 with the perfect seal are when NOT on my leg. Other 2 pictures is the pad on my leg, as you can see there is a gap, and it is a little bit worse when I have my kneeguards on (Which I don't because I was in my house)
  9. Another follow up, I was checking them without any pressure on them, so basically the pads laying in the butterfly on my floor, and they had a great 5 hole seal, I put my knee in 1 of the pads, but very close to the top of the knee stack, basically very close to the top of the pad, and the seal seemed good still. Keeping in mind, my leg wasn't in the pad or strapped, and My leg wasn't even in the pad at all, I was just testing the knee. So it seems they seal better when my knee is higher up. They are 34+1 and im 5 foot 7 or 5 foot 8. Ill put some pics up in a second
  10. @TheGoalNet I too am curious to hear what you have to say as you had medium knee stacks on a pad with little to no torsional flex (optik) and stiff ones on the gnetik 4 which has lots of it
  11. lol sorry about that if I get a Snapchat I just ignore them. Also are u sure it’s the torsional flex, I really want to fix this problem. I should be keeping my stick there but just for that odd shot I don’t get my stick on. I really want to fix this. Also I don’t really make the strapping very tight, it’s pretty loose and they are all elastic and Velcro straps
  12. Just like to add this me sitting in my butterfly before I get on the ice, I know that’s what a stick isn’t for, but I still want that great seal I can get my finger through there, and a puck can fit through too
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