thebigm Posted January 27, 2019 Share Posted January 27, 2019 Alright the time has come where I write about my Vaughn VE8 now that they have seen enough action for me to write about them! Leg Pads (Mods) No boot Strap Pro Logos Nylon back leg channel didn't want the velcro to catch the airknit Stiffer for rebounds (layered the carbon fibre on the outside like the SLR) for bigger rebounds SLR Toe Bridge Alright these pads took me a while to figure the strapping out! I ended up having to get rid of my Koho Swiss knee pads as I couldn't get them to work well with the pads so I am back in Factory Mad knee pads! I basically removed the magnetic straps as I found the serve no purpose and removed the outer knee flap as I strap down. I switched the SLR toe bridge with a Nash one and punched an extra hole for an off-set boot strap. Reason I removed the SLR toe bridge was I kept cutting my shock cord! I have cut about 5 cords now and found the bridge to be the culprit! The benefit as well with the Nash bridge my foot is a little bit closer to the ice when I am in the butterfly and even easier to push! Now I like how I got it layered set up like the SLR as the rebounds go off of them pretty hard (which I wanted) similar to the Bauer and CCM Premier II! They slide very well with the weave material (If you want an update on how they last unfortunately I won't own them long enough to know!) only thing I dislike is the boot is kind of deep and there is an outer and inner edge and I sometimes sits a little funny and I feels a little weird. I wish it was flat like on the SLR! I like the rotation strap (professor/scrivens strap) though I would have preferred the SLR version I thing its doesn't rotate on the plastic ring that you feed it through and would also be easier to but it on! ( I am lazy putting gear on why I love my warrior pads) Overall the pads are really nice just took me way longer to dial them in than said Warrior or CCM pads! Glove (Mods) Pro Palm Black Skate lace pocket (wasn't an option on customizer) Pro logos I really regret not getting the one piece as it feels better than the two piece but I love how the glove closes! I don't have any more pop outs and I can actually catch the puck better than my Warrior glove! I modded the glove and refaced the outer portion to give me more room in my chesty and I think I am gonna mod it further by removing the air knit cuff as it's just in the way and I love the mobility of my warrior glove! Protection is what you would expect have only gotten one stinger and it was on the tip of the finger other than that it's great! Break in was easy. I did heat it at work before I went to go play and tied it up! Two skates and I can easily close it no problem! Blocker (Mods) Pro logos Carbon Fibre on top The least modded piece of gear. Carbon on top for bigger rebounds. This actually was one of the first blockers that needed to be broken in the pillow was a little too thick and was hard to adjust the first couple times of use. I had to loosen it up for the first 10 times then I put it a bit tighter afterwards. One thing I wish they would stop doing is putting the plastic windows on the inside of the blocker! First shot that hit it cracked the top one and it wasn't even a hard shot! I cut it out and when I find some spare Black weave pad skinz I am going to cover them all up! If you guys want other pictures let me know and if you have questions post them below or if you are interested in wanting to buy these let me know as I will have the for sale in the next couple of months or sooner! Pm for price. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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