robertbarker Posted May 12, 2019 Share Posted May 12, 2019 I recently decided to return to the ice and play goal again after about 15 years. I replaced some of my gear including my chestiie and glove with Vaughn Velocity VE 8 Pro Carbon equipment. The other day I was at stick practice and a shooter was shooting slap shots from just inside the blue line and he was focused on glove side high. At the end of practice I took off my arm pad and had a large goose egg and bruise on my glove hand wrist. His shot was maybe 60 to 70 mph so I had little trouble following them and at least getting a piece of them so I don't understand why the bruising is so bad. Granted the shooter was a big dude and his shot was very heavy but surely they shoot much harder than that in the pros. I expected pro spec gear to offer more protection than that. When I look at the forearm section I see that the carbon fiber plate is good and solid but there is very little padding to back it up so the puck is slamming a carbon fiber plate into your arm. I can't see the pro goalies putting up with this. Anyone have any experience with this ? I have a high density foam pad in an elastic sleeve that's meant as a forearm pad for some other sport (soccer?) and I'm planning to wear this tomorrow night when I play in a pick up game but I don't expect to get peppered like that in a game situation (amateur over 50). I can't afford to replace it again since I had to replace my 30 year old skates last week and my leg pads are equally as ancient Other than this issue the gear is fantastic, by the way. Almost no breaking required , fits comfortably, and light weight. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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