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14 minutes ago, RichMan said:

Another question...

Has anyone added more foam on the inside of the calf landing to give the pads more lift to level with the knee landing?

Maria Mountain did it, I saw it on her YouTube channel

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1 hour ago, Ross said:

@RichMan I added more foam to the inside of the calf landing on my G5 pads. It’s easy to do as there is a strip of Velcro there already that the foam pillow can bond to. 
 

Ha, that's funny. I did almost the exact same thing with my G4s and had to do it on my G5s because it felt weird without it. 

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Forgive my ignorance as I've never really had a calf pillow, and I understand the better/faster seal. But in terms of comfort, would it not add more stress to the knee after a certain point? I would think that you would want your knees to be at a higher or at least at the same height as your calf.

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1 hour ago, johncho said:

Forgive my ignorance as I've never really had a calf pillow, and I understand the better/faster seal. But in terms of comfort, would it not add more stress to the knee after a certain point? I would think that you would want your knees to be at a higher or at least at the same height as your calf.

Ideally, you don't want to go any higher than the knee block, true. Most goalies have torsional flexibility in the hips and knees enabling the skate boot to be parallel or near parallel to the ice when in their butterfly. I don't have that luxury anymore (don't know if I ever did, coming from old school goaltending in my younger days) and so I feel lots of stress in my ankles as my toes tend to want to point straight down to the ice, sometimes with an angle on a good day (thank goodness for the advent of bungee like toe ties).

I'm curious about the science involved as Maria's video was mentioned, and then you have makers without calf wedges, some with slight ones like my Warriors and then some with massive ones like the new Bauer Mach. It's hard to follow what is right and isn't. Other than Maria's take on it, I don't think there has been much written on the subject out there, at least available to the public. 

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