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  2. benner33

    Warrior G5

    I’m 6’ 1’ (damn close at least) and 35” is for sure the right size for the landing gear side. I added 1/2” to my G5 set this time so mine are 35”+2” and I like it (once they break in it’ll be perfect).
  3. benner33

    Warrior G5

    I used similar things with my G4 set but haven’t used a stretcher with my G5. With my G4 and now my G5 I used this method of home baking but I skip the break part and instead work the glove till it cools and push down on the point of the single T a bit. After a week and doing it twice it’s getting there (I’ll post a pic tomorrow tired from a game tonight). Oops forgot the link. https://www.goaliegearnerd.com/ggn-hacks With my G5 I also shot pucks around to get the turco grip going after a bake while warm too. and like others I loosened the strap on the thumb outside on my G4 but honestly feel it’s better on my G5 so I’ve just loosened it a touch.
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  5. coopaloop1234

    Warrior G5

    Here's my R/GT2 Pro. Foam sticking out a bit. I can close it off a bit more by adjusting the "pocket" but it's never affected anything. I believe the G5 still has that axis tee system right? If not, these gloves break in pretty easily. Here's my catcher that has had nothing done to it but playing in it.
  6. Never been, so wouldn't know 😢
  7. Well, I don’t know how much to explain, but you can get suspender button sets at most fabric stores (wouldn’t be surprised if places like men's work clothing stores or MEC have them as well*). The buttons are sort of self-clenching: The “front” button has a pin that protrudes from it that you push through the fabric. The back button has a hole in it, so once the pin is passed through the material, you insert the pin into the hole and then give it a rap or two with a hammer. The video linked below explains it pretty clearly. In the case of my hockey pants, I had to use a cinder block and a piece of 2x4 as a backer for the button on the inside and then hit the button on the outside as I couldn’t get a good swing with my hammer to hit the button on the inside with the buttons buried as low as they were. At the risk of overstating the obvious I will add I only did the back two. I am also including some pics of mine – first is the inside buttons with the suspenders attached. May not be clear so I will state the buttons are placed pretty well along the belt line. The second is the outer buttons in place and the final is just to show off my Husky suspenders. HIH https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIuDMabAd1k&t=101s *Sorry – can recall the American equivalent of MEC
  8. Nakka30

    Warrior G5

    How tall are you, just asking, because Ive seen how the warrior pads sizing are kinda wonky, I ordered 35+1 and am around 5'11
  9. I was in high school/college when most of the pads we're bantering about were released. I've personally owned Helite II's and Pro90z and can safely say that I regretted selling the II's to buy the 90z set, despite the fact that Pro90z's were my dream pad until I actually strapped them on. Now, on to Velocity vs all other previous "box" pads: People I played with were aware of box pads like Vic and Aeroflex, but never bought them for one reason or another (availability, price, or just the fact that they "looked freaking weird"). Velocities on the other hand were light, sexy and revolutionary without being TOO revolutionary. EVERYONE I knew wanted a pair and for a while there it seemed like if you weren't wearing Velo's you were wearing a clone from Simmons, Battram or someone else. It is 100% fair to give the OG Velo line credit for pushing box style pads to the front of the discussion. One humorous note: As I thought back on it, Pete Smith has been involved in more pads that put performance ahead of appearance than any other designer I can think of. I love the way my Warrior setups play, but I totally get why people struggle to get onboard with the look of the pads and gloves. Maybe Pete deserves a spot on the list for pioneering "function over form"?
  10. Puckstopper

    Warrior G5

    Use a pocket stretcher for sure! Mine is a piece of 1x2 I had lying around. I angle cut the edges and covered that areas that will touch the glove with some old PadSkinz I had lying around to avoid tears. It's worked wonders on my GT2 and now my G5 glove. I alternate between stretching the glove and tying it tightly closed. Most gloves I switch every night, but Warriors have responded better to 2 nights of being held open followed by a single night of being tied shut.
  11. If we add mask tech, is the current style of mask attributable to Harrison? I think Tony Esposito was the first with a cage on his old school mask, but that's more akin to the old style mask rather than the new style. Could also throw in the helmet/cage combos since the original mask cages came from there.
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  13. Am I out to lunch in stating that BROWN pads were the first widely used foam pads, available to the public and in wide use by the Pro's?
  14. jfu91

    Warrior G5

    That's what I do too. Your workmanship on the PVC is better than mine! Loosening the strap on the outside of the glove helps to stretch out the glove in this direction and "rounds" out the T when opening the glove.
  15. Agreed. This feels like something Brian's or Bauer would jump on board with.
  16. Which is odd to me. A lot of manufacturers stressed the "extra coverage" that a bindingless blocker provided. I'm surprised it never caught on with the gloves aside from Warrior.
  17. Yes, this is where it comes down a matter of opinion! Makes the topic fun The staying power of Velocity vs the revolving door of Winlite, Aeroflex, Aeroflex by Tackla, Smith, Vic by Smith, Helite 1, DR Laser, and CCM Supra is why I personally give the nod to Velocity. Vaughn took the concept and made something that made sense for the mass market. I would argue that no one is yet to do that with the 100% bindingless glove? It's been around for years, but Blockade died and Warrior does not sell as well as the other bigger brands. This style glove has 0 presence at pro as well. To me the shape and the construction are seperate topics too? Foam stuffed pads caught on. Boxy shaped pads took a long time.
  18. Now we are beyond my knowledge, haha But I do agree, I don't think it's a 100% deer hair pad. If it was used in the shin only, that would still separate it from the Helite II and make the name change for the Helite 5 and dropping the deer hair make sense?
  19. I believe that the Pro90Z and Brian's "AirPac"-era pads both had foam in the outer rolls and possibly knee rolls. I know for a fact that my two sets of Brian's pads from this era had deer hair shin areas. I believe that this was done in the roll areas to limit or eliminate pad settling, and therefore, pad shrinkage. I think that this little blurb in the ad copy referring to deer hair construction is only to distinguish the Pro90Z from the Helite line, which by that time was well known as a pad with foam construction. Without a doubt, Vaughn's Legacy line was immensely successful and innovative while retaining the general look and feel of a typical goalie pad. I would consider the Vic / AeroFlex pads a success: They made it into the Show, they were around for a few years, they evolved, and the designer is a goalie gear legend that's still innovating.
  20. Care to explain how you did this? I like the look of tucking in my jersey but rock suspenders. And we all know looking cool is the most important.
  21. Back to the OG question. My money is on Vaughn for the first commercially successful foam pad. But you can not discount Winlite/Aeroflex, they came before the Vaughn Legacy pad, but both brands fizzled pretty quick, so can that be considered successful?
  22. I did the latter - just put two new suspender buttons inside the pants - worked well.
  23. Cut holes in the jersey? Attach the suspenders inside your pants?
  24. Anyone know how to tuck a jersey with suspenders
  25. 1994 Helite 3 "Foam filled pad" Pro90z "Deer hair construction" 1998 Helite 5 replaces 90z "New polyfiber/foam pad design"
  26. He was in CCM by Lefevre. He is not in Lefevre. This is that weird? It's a divorce. Some kids will go to mom and others with dad.
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