bunnyman666 Posted June 9, 2019 Share Posted June 9, 2019 I bought a pair when I bought my Supreme 1S glove. I had read about them here. Joe Messina may be maligned here for a variety of reasons, but being that these are literally the cheapest BYO peg option on the market at $75 per pair, I wanted to try them. I always felt that the items like his edge protectors and these pegs were solid offerings. I will not parody these or the edge protectors for the goal posts, as there is no gimmick with those products. They do come in a heavy-ish U-Line tube container to carry them in. Mine was damaged, but I pin that onto Diluted Hockey’s sterling packing for shipment, not the manufacturer. Diluted Hockey was whom I bought these and my OD1N glove from. I tried these at a stick and puck today. I want to thoroughly try these out at no pressure situations before trying them in game situations. My initial impressions are this: I should have looked on YouTube before trying them the first time. The lack of metal on the base (save for the claws) did not allow you to bang them into the ice using the weight of the goal. I tried banging them into the ice and got a teeny bit frustrated trying to get them in. Maybe in another scenario, a ref could get them in. I know rink staff would have a cow if I had brought in a mallet! Despite being a lower Midwest late spring day today, the ice in this facility was pretty hard. The goal did stay on the pegs, but I know they weren’t deep enough to stay in if the net were pushed. These will never be a Marshpeg, but my days of skating in rinks that use those is dwindling. Waiting for a rink attendant to drill the holes is a pain. When Marshpegs dislodge, it is a production to get the goal back onto the Marshpeg. I do see how when properly installed, these would do well and only allow the goal to break away when pushed hard enough. I freaking HATE the regular rink pegs, and even as poorly installed as they were, they were a vast improvement. Had they been installed correctly, I think they would be great. I do attribute this to user error, though I have a solution that I would go ahead and make *IF* I had access to a machine shoppe. Maybe one way to improve these would be some sort of installation tool to use with the goal, allowing you to drop the goal on top of the tool with the pegs under to help drive them in. That would significantly increase the price. Again- I should have watched YouTube before using these. If they were a bit intuitively easier to use, these would get a higher grade. I will add to this review as time goes on with more usage. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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