TheGoalNet Posted January 2, 2019 Share Posted January 2, 2019 For anyone who’s not on IG... NOTE: This is based of my personal opinion and equipment I’ve extensively tested during the nearly 2 years TheGoalNet has existed... haven’t tested it all ( yet ) We’ll be counting down 5 #NetWorthy awards... First up is #5 “Biggest Eye Opener” - This is a product that I had low to no expectations for and became a staple in my bag. The gitch (base layer) is more comfortable than any I’ve worn before, the rubberized knee helps with knee pads, and the built in cut resistant sleeves saved time in the room. #NetWorthy award #4... “Best Stock Flap” goes to Brian’s GNetik IV. Right outta the box, this glove basically opened and closed better than any glove I’ve ever owned before. For any goalies concerned with pops outs, give this mitt a gander. It’s amazing what easy closure can do to keep a puck in your mitt #3 ... #NetWorthy award for Best Strapping goes to... CCM Premier 2 Strapping is highly based on preference and there’s many good solutions out there, but CCM P2 felt best to me. It’s responsive It rotates well It’s comfortable Easy to use #2 in the 2018 #NetWorthy awards is for “Most Effortless Slide” and this is the hardest to quantify... but, it felt like rink to rink, fresh ice to dirty, or big push to little push that OptiSlide was the most effortlessly fast. Some goalies may have a preference toward a tech that slides differently or responds differently based on the push. If you want the most effortless slide though, OptiSlide is my pick. It’s available on Optik and GNETIK IV And the #1 spot for the #NetWorthy awards... Most progressive new product This category is the most important to me because with out thinking “how can we do this differently?”, the industry would never progress. Things like the Velocity pad, Smart Straps, cowling-less skate, composite goalie sticks, or solid core pads were all once crazy ideas. They’re now common place among goalies and retail shelves everywhere. Congrats to Bauer for once again thinking outside the box and trying to make a stick that takes full advantage of composite design... instead of trying to make something that “feels like a foam core” Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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