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My set just arrived at Majer Hockey today Pads: 35+1 extra stiff core, single external break Glove: 75 degree break, single tee, black skate lace Blocker: Stock All black and prima

My pads finally came in!!!! Can’t wait to get my hands on them.   

For those of you wondering, Warrior is still producing. I just received my set of G5's that I ordered about 6 weeks ago! Here are some pictures, next to my set of G4's that they will be replacing. The

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9 hours ago, cuprajake said:

Thats absolute balls, 

they dont work in the cost of people sending stuff back, i never had any issues with g4 or gt gear? just g5 and not just me, there more and more popping up

Well, if they don't factor that in, they won't be in business long. 

9 hours ago, cuprajake said:

point being it should never be sent out, not fcuk it will do, bad attitude to have imo.

give it a few months when all the seams are failing on sets, then come back.....

And if seams WERE failing I'd agree.  But what you were upset about were relatively minor cosmetic issues that would not have affected how the pads played.

Look, it wasn't my intention to slam your choice of gear.  For roller hockey (which I think I remember you saying you bought the pads for) I wouldn't spend top dollar either, as the stuff takes more of a beating no matter how well you treat it.   But the simple fact is that you have to assume that, regardless of who the MFG is, their top notch people are doing the pro stuff (for the actual pros, not retail "pro"), their novices and newcomers are working on the youth lines,  and other levels of skill are layered in between.   Sorry, when you buy a middle price point, intermediate pad, you probably didn't get the most skilled craftsmen working on them.  I don't have any proof that Warrior or any other MFG runs their factories this way, but I will tell you that in handling hundreds of pads/gloves at various price points and sizes over the last couple years at my retail job there are wider variances in what's tolerated in lower price point gear from just about every MFG out there.  I would say the only one I've never seen an imperfect item from would be Brian's Canadian-made stuff.  In fairness we don't move much of that so I don't have as big a sample size to draw from, but in my personal experience they've been flawless.

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8 hours ago, coopaloop1234 said:

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Man, I'm glad I've got that clownshow muted!  Regardless, take Warrior out of it.   I'd say the same if it were Vaughn, Brian's, CCM, or anyone else.   At the end of the day these are handmade products and there will be minor errors and differences.  I'm not saying Cupra shouldn't have been a little upset, but he's carried this a bit far imho.

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Ah well ive had 2 custom brians sets and they they were messed up too, those were full on custom top dollar, as were the badly sewn custom brians pants...

So i guess im just unlucky. The warrior stuff is the first snr level gear ive ever worn 

People dismiss inline like its a lower level, when in reality it can be a harder game and much higher level than most ice. 

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I finally got on the ice after having had the G5’s for what seemed like forever (8 weeks). Gotta day they performed flawlessly, and very similar to the G4’s I was coming out of. The harder knee stack foam helped me slide and push a bit better. And the New bigger T on the glove felt very natural, and allowed me to catch pucks just like with the g4. Didn’t notice anything bad about the blocker and was able to punch out some hard rebounds. 

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So just for discussion's sake, I took a look over my R/GT 2 pads and none of the quality issues @cuprajake or @Quadzilla32 mentioned are apparent. As far as I can see, my set was made correctly.

I do wonder if the re-start of the factory is potentially leading to these issues? It's not like the workers are going to be right back into the swing of things after a couple months break.

Doesn't excuse it, but may explain it.

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17 minutes ago, coopaloop1234 said:

So just for discussion's sake, I took a look over my R/GT 2 pads and none of the quality issues @cuprajake or @Quadzilla32 mentioned are apparent. As far as I can see, my set was made correctly.

I do wonder if the re-start of the factory is potentially leading to these issues? It's not like the workers are going to be right back into the swing of things after a couple months break.

Doesn't excuse it, but may explain it.

But according to warrior they never shut down production. I looked at my G5 set and I don’t see these issues. 
i also have no external break to look at for unevenness. 

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5 minutes ago, mikemc620 said:

But according to warrior they never shut down production. I looked at my G5 set and I don’t see these issues. 
i also have no external break to look at for unevenness. 

I thought they did shutdown? I may be wrong.

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13 minutes ago, coopaloop1234 said:

I thought they did shutdown? I may be wrong.

From what I was told they never shut down just slowed down. 
 

I want to see if they can fix the pads especially  the break foam if it is actually different size. The waviness doesn’t really bother me since it’s not on any of the sliding surfaces and you cant really see it. I already waited 13+ weeks for these ones, idk how much longer I would have to wait. 
 

on another note does the boot break In that much and lower the pad at all? Trying to see if the knee stack will come down at all. 

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24 minutes ago, mikemc620 said:

But according to warrior they never shut down production. I looked at my G5 set and I don’t see these issues. 
i also have no external break to look at for unevenness. 

I’ve been looking at a lot of g5 pads that warrior is posting on their IG and it seems there a several sets that look to have the same spacing as mine. Mine could just be bending in different places or one is curved more. The counter argument though is that the physical foam itself is a different size when measured. 

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5 minutes ago, Quadzilla32 said:

I want to see if they can fix the pads especially  the break foam if it is actually different size. The waviness doesn’t really bother me since it’s not on any of the sliding surfaces and you cant really see it. I already waited 13+ weeks for these ones, idk how much longer I would have to wait. 
 

Honestly it's your call. If my pads came in like that, I would have asked warrior to fix the issue.

As this would be a warranty issue, you wouldn't be put in the back of the line and the wait time would be significantly less in normal circumstances, let alone that 13+ weeks you waited.

I'm sure the issues wouldn't effect the playability and function of the pads by any means, but if the cosmetics of it all bug you (especially for the price) feel free to exercise your options as the consumer.

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My G5 sr set has zero issues as far as build goes. They’re a massive improvement over the G4 for my preferences and after only 3 times on the ice with them I’m going to wear them to a game tonight

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2 hours ago, Quadzilla32 said:

From what I was told they never shut down just slowed down. 
 

I want to see if they can fix the pads especially  the break foam if it is actually different size. The waviness doesn’t really bother me since it’s not on any of the sliding surfaces and you cant really see it. I already waited 13+ weeks for these ones, idk how much longer I would have to wait. 
 

on another note does the boot break In that much and lower the pad at all? Trying to see if the knee stack will come down at all. 

It's already quite a flexible boot break out of the box - are you looking for it to break in more than that?

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When you look at the g4/gt2 pads the seam between the face and the sliding surface is perfect. 

Most of the g5 im seeing on here and on Instagram all have really crap seams, un even, and just not as crisp as the earlier stuff 

Warrior deffo dropped the ball here

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3 hours ago, Teezle said:

It's already quite a flexible boot break out of the box - are you looking for it to break in more than that?

I don’t want it to be more flexible maybe I didn’t word that correctly I don’t want the pad to turn into an “L”. If the pad flattens out the stack will move down, sorry if that’s confusing. 

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On 7/9/2020 at 5:54 PM, cuprajake said:

Ah well ive had 2 custom brians sets and they they were messed up too, those were full on custom top dollar, as were the badly sewn custom brians pants...

So i guess im just unlucky. The warrior stuff is the first snr level gear ive ever worn 

People dismiss inline like its a lower level, when in reality it can be a harder game and much higher level than most ice. 

This really just sounds like you're unlucky at this point. The closest to any imperfection I've had on any gear ever is poorly finished seams (from a couple of different manufacturers) that did not effect durability of the equipment.

I don't think anyone dismissed roller. The only thing I saw (in this thread) was that it definitely chews up pads more. I've never played it, so I have no idea.

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Man, I've got some serious FOMO on this line. I feel like selling my G4's, but I can't really justify it with how little I've used them. Probably wait for the G6's I guess...

As a side note, is anyone stocking the "classic" colorway? Red/white and royal/white look awesome in classic on the stock gear in this series. The Hockey Shop had it up on their site, but the pages have all been taken down.

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Are the calf wrap sections lace-in like they were on the last generation of Warrior pads? My buddy is reworking a previous generation GT senior pad and the calf wrap laces in. He is changing the wrap to make it rotate better without a knee wrap. 

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On 7/9/2020 at 7:34 PM, Puckstopper said:

Man, I'm glad I've got that clownshow muted!  Regardless, take Warrior out of it.   I'd say the same if it were Vaughn, Brian's, CCM, or anyone else.   At the end of the day these are handmade products and there will be minor errors and differences.  I'm not saying Cupra shouldn't have been a little upset, but he's carried this a bit far imho.

I reread your comments after seeing some of the banter and I didn't have an issue with it.

I don't blame anyone for being pissed off about QC issues with gear. I also personally would hold pro gear to a much higher standard than intermediate.

The comments from everyone here have been fair and cover both opinions on the topic well.

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On 7/10/2020 at 4:16 PM, Quadzilla32 said:

I don’t want it to be more flexible maybe I didn’t word that correctly I don’t want the pad to turn into an “L”. If the pad flattens out the stack will move down, sorry if that’s confusing. 

I don't think they will, because of the piece of foam under the boot break that prevents it from permanently staying bent into an L shape.

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4 minutes ago, Teezle said:

I don't think they will, because of the piece of foam under the boot break that prevents it from permanently staying bent into an L shape.

After using these pads for several ice times I can confirm the boot break is not limited by either the foam under the boot or the outer roll. These pads play wonderfully I just need to mess with the strapping to further tighten them since the straps are now broken in

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6 hours ago, motowngoalie said:

Man, I've got some serious FOMO on this line. I feel like selling my G4's, but I can't really justify it with how little I've used them. Probably wait for the G6's I guess...

As a side note, is anyone stocking the "classic" colorway? Red/white and royal/white look awesome in classic on the stock gear in this series. The Hockey Shop had it up on their site, but the pages have all been taken down.

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I believe that warrior had these color combos In their catalog but it sounded like the shop would have to put in an order for them if they wanted the classics set up. 
 

maybe they put them up to early and realized it? Before I got a deal on my Pro’s I was going to go with the classic black and white setup. I think they did an awesome job keeping the pads simple and clean but with good accents. 

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