ArdeFIN Posted February 27, 2021 Share Posted February 27, 2021 As mentioned on some earlier thread I got my hands on a quite new pair of VE8 gloves, only Pro so no Pro Carbon which from what I've seen is only a bonus. The catcher glove is in pretty good shape, only the lacing around the pocket has been worn out which was the reason I got these rather cheap. Nice to have such new gloves and see what's been invented into these as earlier Vaughn gloves are already familiar. Catcher is well broken in, really smoothly and precise operating. I had no experience except quick hand in for 590 style glove and was interested to see how it would work for me. What I've read this glove design is Vaughns clone for the CCM Premier. As I'm not a fan of 600 I had some precaution but this VE8 is really what I like. I seem to like all the Vaughn gloves though. Opens really wide and pancake and closes like butter. The finger plastic is sticking inwards at the break edge for some reason so that needs some attention. First thing to notice the cuff is almost straight copy of CCM atleast from what I remember. I have no CCM gloves at the moment to compare though. Some twist is included to make it a bit more Vaughn. So open up the glove and see what's inside then. Only pictures of padding and plastic but these are the most interesting. Finger plastic is normal and not broken which it shouldn't be at this age. The outer edge is strenghtened with extra plastic strip and some thin HD foam over it. Just the same as CCM is doing here, except CCM is using felt/foam only in single layer. Cuff is padded with HD foam where CCM uses same shape but made from styrofoam. And the plastic is the same shape, wrist strap goes through and as in CCM here the plastic is starting the crack the same way. Excellent copy job! There's also a crack at the thumg area which had some effect on the rigidity but I didn't notice it earlier. Maybe the thumb protector gave enough support so it didn't bend too much to notice. Winegar bath is going on to get rid of the smell and dirt. And then some new plastic and ready to put things back together. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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