CJ Boiss Posted March 31, 2019 Share Posted March 31, 2019 I started goaltending two years ago, and I've been wearing a Vaughn V3 7500 that I picked up used and very well broken in. It was a budget buy, and I've gotten more out of it than I had any right to expect, but it's about time that I upgrade. A lot of the chesties I've checked out in-store (Bauer, CCM, Brians, Brown) seem to have rib padding that rides all the way up into your armpit, which I've discovered I hate, and overall tend to be very stiff; like I'm strapping on a bunch of planks, rather than contoured body armour. I play a pretty mobile game, and don't want to feel like I'm fighting to move my arms or upper body. (I also wouldn't mind some shoulder floaters that don't ride up so close to my helmet, so I can track behind the net a little better) I come up against some guys that can rip a hard shot pretty regularly, so I don't want to skimp on the materials. I've been looking at the McKenney Pro Spec 870, and Passau. Both seem to be along the lines of what I'm looking for, and won't break my bank the way a new carbon Vaughn model would. Does anyone have first-hand experience with either of those, or any other recommendations? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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