SaveByRichter35 Posted May 14, 2018 Author Share Posted May 14, 2018 6 hours ago, und3rd06 said: Hi guys, Happy to have found an "active" goalie forum. Long overdue since GSBB has gone silent and I find Facebook useless as an information source. My question: How long did it take you guys before you feel good in a new Brown chest ? I bought a Brown 2400 and have used it for 6 months when I play pickup to "break it in". I would say I might have 20 to 24 hours in it max. I still don't feel comfortable in it, it just feels like the plastic parts are too stiff/bulky and hinder my movement, especially the shoulder floaters (I did ask for 2 inch wider and removable shoulder lifts that I don't use anymore, don't like added height). I did have a super hot shower in it(read that it helped) played around with strapping, etc.. still I just feel like I don't like that chest and might have to sell it I do find it hot so I might remove built in neck collar to help in air flow. I might also remove the extra chest pieces to help reducing bulkiness. Any help/tips would be appreciated. Yikes. The over sized shoulder floaters are definitely unnecessary bulk that you don't need to be dealing with. I would actually have some width trimmed from my shoulder floaters if I could do it all over again. I also agree that removing the built in collar will help a lot as well. I am not saying you shouldn't wear any neck protection at all, but, you will get much better airflow with a guard separate from the chest. I personally wear a Maltese collar. Another thing I hate about Browns are his NHL spec arm floaters. It is such an awful design. He stresses to wear the straps for the floaters on the loose side that way it allows the arms lots of room to move inside of the floaters. It works, there is room to move the arms if you strap the floaters on the loose side but It still doesn't take away from the fact that its a shit design. I actually sent mine back to Brown to have him remove the inside flap to make it more like the previous non NHL spec floater. Problem solved. I have a 2200 so I don't have all that extra padding on the ribs. I don't know how much those will add to the bulky feeling you're having but it could be part of it. If you've worn it for 6 months with a hot shower(nice thinking by the way) mixed in there as well, it should have broken in nicely by now. The first time I wore my 2200 was during a weekend goalie camp and by the time it was over it was plenty broken in. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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