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On 12/21/2019 at 10:54 PM, LordOfTheCrease said:

looking at the shoulders has me thinking that the "Hellebuyck Halos" for the chicken-winging will become a thing.

 

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Very interesting. Does anyone have any insight into the purpose of those caps? Is it really so they provide more coverage when “chicken-winging”? 

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I find the chest/ribs super protective - I had a couple guys this past weekend who caught me in areas that would have left a mark in my old Vaughn unit. The arms aren’t as mobile (as my 2x pro) or beefy like the chest - took a nice welt off of the upper biceps the first time I wore the unit. 

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Arrived the other day. The pants are perfect and so much more mobile than my Warrior ones. The C/A is a bit stiff but I haven’t had time to adjust anything and I’ve been told they come with the arm straps cranked down out of the box. Can’t wait to give this a shot at my next skate!

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1 minute ago, benner33 said:

Arrived the other day. The pants are perfect and so much more mobile than my Warrior ones. The C/A is a bit stiff but I haven’t had time to adjust anything and I’ve been told they come with the arm straps cranked down out of the box. Can’t wait to give this a shot at my next skate!

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Sweet colors - thanks for the update. 

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On 7/24/2020 at 10:53 AM, benner33 said:

Arrived the other day. The pants are perfect and so much more mobile than my Warrior ones. The C/A is a bit stiff but I haven’t had time to adjust anything and I’ve been told they come with the arm straps cranked down out of the box. Can’t wait to give this a shot at my next skate!

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Any updates on how you like the chest? I’ve been thinking about getting one and probably getting the arms beefed up a bit. 

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Got my chest in today. Hopefully I can get it on the ice soon without it being a playoff game. The arms definitely seem to be stiff, I got extra padding added to the ribs/side and arms. Glove mobility seemed to be pretty good and didn’t have much interference with my mask. 
 

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On 10/15/2020 at 5:46 PM, mikemc620 said:

Any updates on how you like the chest? I’ve been thinking about getting one and probably getting the arms beefed up a bit. 

The arms are great no stingers at all but just enough to know you got hit (which I want). Took a while to break in and become flexible but it’s holding up very well and I’m super happy with it. 

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Optik 2 is really, really nice. I was a huge fan of the Vaughn Ventus and I think I like this even more. Stock arms are definitely more beefed up than the regular Vaughn arms. Haven't had any stingers or anything anywhere. Honestly, unless you are like Pro level and just getting pounded on in practice, you probably don't need to add padding to this thing. I beer league at a medium/high level once or twice a week and this will be great for years to come, I can already tell. Oozes quality as does all the Brian's product line.

It did take like a month's worth of hockey for the arms to break in just right. I do not tuck and I did not end up having to modify this in any way like I usually do (adding straps/loops etc to tie to on the inside of the chest protector). I simply use a 120" lace and have that coming out of the front laces of the pants. I then loop it through the slit opening on the front flap (there is elastic there) and then wrap around my waist and tie in the front. Keeps the chest pad from rising up and keeps it perfectly placed. I also got some velcro loop the same width as the exposed velcro hook end on the collarbone protector and covered the exposed spot so that my jersey doesn't snag.

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On 11/28/2020 at 8:35 PM, mikemc620 said:

Got my chest in today. Hopefully I can get it on the ice soon without it being a playoff game. The arms definitely seem to be stiff, I got extra padding added to the ribs/side and arms. Glove mobility seemed to be pretty good and didn’t have much interference with my mask. 
 

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can you take pics of the added padding?

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