Big2 Posted August 4, 2018 Share Posted August 4, 2018 So my son did a Demo today for 1.5 hrs on both the CCM Premier 2 and the Brians Optik Fly. FYI the ice was very dry - had probably bean made last night and frozen till we got onto the ice! So let me start by my disappointments (order is irrelevant ) 1) Brians Optik - Opti slide, my son felt it did not slide as well as the CCM Speed skin 2) Optik smart toe - looks like Brians is cutting on quality, more flimsy than the one on his GNetiks 3) Optik knee area both on the pad and on the knee stack - his GNetics where in Primo these where in nylon material per the one used in the section behind the pads. Already showing sign of wear and do not expect for this section to wear well! 4) CCM Premier - the quality of the entire pads looked cheap, the Demo set which had very little use already showed tiny wear sections on top of the outer roll and the two section that meet on the break I AM NOT HAPPY! Positive points 1) Optiks glove - this thing looked like it swallowed everything that came close to it, the CCM was also pretty good but there where a few pop outs 2) Premier obviously they have lost a lot of weight and by hand felt very similar to the Optiks 3) Premier pads - looked less flimsy per my son he felt more connected to them. At the end of the day looks like my son will be leaving Brians for CCM - I have to inquire on a couple of things, he has massive hands and the CCM was slightly snug will be asking if he can get a slightly larger glove for his hand? Another thing I learned is that du to his hand size the break on the glove occurs just behind where his fingers meet his palm, shouldn't the break line up with the break in the palm, like a baseball glove? i also have to find out if CCM has weave material available for their pads?? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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