coopaloop1234 Posted September 26, 2019 Share Posted September 26, 2019 Let's talk about the red-headed stepchild of the glove world. The Blocker We've all heard the mantra "A blocker is a blocker is a blocker". We hear this often from many members of our union and how as long as the overall function of the blocker is adequate that they don't care about the specs or feel of it. As in their mind, they're all the same. But how much does this relate to you? After talking with @cwarnar and his ongoing issues of being able to choose his next set. (Make up your mind bud). We got to talking about blockers and whether or not they really mean much to us in the overall gear picture. For myself, I've never followed the "blocker is a blocker" idea. I'm lucky enough to live very close to a premium goalie gear retailer (The Hockey Shop), so I'm very familiar with each piece of new gear that hits the shelves. I've tried on every glove, every blocker, every pad, etc. that comes out. I don't like CCM or Brians blockers. Brians gloves have always been super hit or miss with me, but their blockers have always felt cheap and like a very large afterthought in their gear. CCM gloves/blockers are just bad. This is very opinion based, but I never understood why guys like their gloves/blockers so much. They always feel very odd in my hand and they never feel like a premium piece of gear. I like the new Bauer blockers, I think they're doing great things with their revamped lines. The SLR blocker feels off, but the PVE and Velocity blockers would sit in my second place category. And surprise, surprise, my favourite blocker is the Warrior. The glove feels great, the finger protection is fantastic, none of it ever bunches on itself, and the ability to not only wash but change the hand placement is a very large quality of life feature that I really do appreciate. Are you guys as picky as I am about blockers? Less? Even worse?!?!? What are features or specs on your blockers that you just can't live without? Or am I just one the few that are just a tad too picky about my blocker? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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