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1 hour ago, SaveByRichter35 said:

To your credit my old set was a 33", no thigh rise addition lol.  I still don't wear knee pads though :giggle:

The last crippling knee shot did it for me (helped that I upgraded to a pair of pads a little roomier in the knee). In fairness - they are only pared down junior Warriors so it kind of amounts to a couple rounds of duct tape... but you win out as the last holdout.

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3 hours ago, elie said:

I am in 30+2 int ve8s but the tight leg channel is bugging me, thinking of upgrading to the v9s, wondering if you feel the leg channels are the same width or if the v9s are wider?

Hmm, that's a good question.  Honestly, leg channel width is not something I pay attention to or think of.  It's not a point of interest or concern for me, personally.  I also no longer have the VE8s so I can't compare them anymore, sorry.

I would suspect that the leg channels are identical or nearly identical, but that is just speculation.  I do wear Warrior Pro + knee pads, which are quite bulky and wide, without the knee wing flap on the pads.  I can't say that I noticed any differences transitioning from Velocity 8 to 9.

Maybe you could give some of the nicer hockey shops a call and ask them to measure for you with the 8 and 9 side by side.  I recommend The Hockey Shop in Surrey, BC or any Goalie Monkey store.

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On 7/13/2021 at 2:10 PM, seagoal said:

Thank, I appreciate it.  I'm not surprised this hiccup happened.  This was a big jump (for me anyway) in terms of feel.

It's a good lesson for us goalies making a switch to something different that just because it feels different and weird and awkward at first doesn't mean it's a deal breaker and that the change was bad.  I think a solid 2 weeks, more than a half dozen times of use is a good, warranted trial period.

My whole goal in this thread was more of a documentary...getting this all on record for goalies to reference in the future when going through trial and error with new gear. I was never giving up on the red gear or gasping for air (yet) :)

Ain't that the truth. 

Going from my RGT2 to my 2S pads has been a hell of a transition and a lot of the same issues you were facing at the start of this thread have been almost identical to my learning progress. 

I have only about 7 skates on my 2S pads, and only the last 2 of them the strapping has been 90% there. I feel that since I have the strapping to a point that works for me and the pads, I can truly start to adapt to the pads and allow them to influence how I play. 

I can't say the transition has been the smoothest ever. It's taken some time to get used to the lack of flex in the boot, lack of torsional flex, no break in the knee, angled boot, and completely different leg channel/strapping. 

My experience on this switch reminded me of this thread and I just wanted to chime in too. 

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47 minutes ago, chile57 said:

FYI @SaveByRichter35 - last I knew @seagoal had converted to being a Bauer fanboy. He's drinking whatever Kool-Aid @coopaloop1234 is serving up. 🤣 

Seagoal is in M5's and is working his way towards getting a Shadow set. So yea, him, like @ZeroGravitasy, @maxtm30, @Hockey34, and @A.YOUNGoalie13 are all Bauer fanboys now. 

I am glad you think people actually care what I say. Pretty sure you guys just tolerate me at best around these parts. 

 

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12 minutes ago, coopaloop1234 said:

Seagoal is in M5's and is working his way towards getting a Shadow set. So yea, him, like @ZeroGravitasy, @maxtm30, @Hockey34, and @A.YOUNGoalie13 are all Bauer fanboys now. 

I am glad you think people actually care what I say. Pretty sure you guys just tolerate me at best around these parts. 

Wtf is an M5 or a Shadow?

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7 minutes ago, ZeroGravitas said:

M5 Pro is the SR price point version of the 2022 Supreme flagship pad, which is known as the Mach.

The Shadow is the 2024 Supreme flagship. Release is imminent.

Oh.  Ok.  Clearly I am way out of touch with the current gear lines.

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8 hours ago, coopaloop1234 said:

Seagoal is in M5's and is working his way towards getting a Shadow set. So yea, him, like @ZeroGravitasy, @maxtm30, @Hockey34, and @A.YOUNGoalie13 are all Bauer fanboys now. 

I am glad you think people actually care what I say. Pretty sure you guys just tolerate me at best around these parts. 

 

To be fair I was a Bauer fanboy before I even found this place, but yes it has gotten a little worse since joining.

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2 hours ago, Hockey34 said:

To be fair I was a Bauer fanboy before I even found this place, but yes it has gotten a little worse since joining.

I didn't imply you weren't before hand lol 

Out of that list, the only convert is seagoal and young goalie 

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To be clear - a would be affinity for Bauer isn't a knock on anybody. You can at least color me intrigued by Bauer's offerings. Maybe I'll one day take the plunge as well.

Stretch to go from serving Kool-Aid to caring about one's opinion @coopaloop1234 😂. I'm just acknowledging that you eventually beat him into submission.

And - since the internet can of course be ambiguous - in the interest of clarity this is a joke.

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Also intrigued by bauers, they seem really nice but questions of durability are a minor concern. Bigger issue I have is I think even an XXL might be a skosh small based on their size chart. Almost took the plunge on the used bishop pads on SLS but I already had my SLR4s ordered.

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20 hours ago, A.YOUNGoalie13 said:

I thought you were kidding lol

Dude I haven't been active here for a year plus.  I thought @seagoal abandoned his Subaru and got a BMW lol.  @TheGoalNet @Chenner29 and @BadAngle41 speak of these new True pads in our group text and they may as well be speaking Chinese.  No offense @Chenner29.  Wtf is a catalyst?  I thought they used 12.x, 20.x and whatever the other one was.  Its been a while since I paid attention to anything.  I had no idea until 2 weeks ago that Brian's stopped building the Genetic and started making the Iconic line.

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20 hours ago, ThatCarGuy said:

They do outperform just about everything on paper. But they're not as comfy or as durable as most other brands

And therein lies my issue.  I've been wearing my Vaughn set for a decade.  The blocker longer.  I can't afford to get new shit every few years so I need shit that will last me.  

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Damn @SaveByRichter35 - be careful - talk like this is bound to get your membership here revoked... 😂

12 minutes ago, SaveByRichter35 said:

Dude I haven't been active here for a year plus.  I thought @seagoal abandoned his Subaru and got a BMW lol.  @TheGoalNet @Chenner29 and @BadAngle41 speak of these new True pads in our group text and they may as well be speaking Chinese.  No offense @Chenner29.  Wtf is a catalyst?  I thought they used 12.x, 20.x and whatever the other one was.  Its been a while since I paid attention to anything.  I had no idea until 2 weeks ago that Brian's stopped building the Genetic and started making the Iconic line.

 

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35 minutes ago, SaveByRichter35 said:

Dude I haven't been active here for a year plus.  I thought @seagoal abandoned his Subaru and got a BMW lol.  @TheGoalNet @Chenner29 and @BadAngle41 speak of these new True pads in our group text and they may as well be speaking Chinese.  No offense @Chenner29.  Wtf is a catalyst?  I thought they used 12.x, 20.x and whatever the other one was.  Its been a while since I paid attention to anything.  I had no idea until 2 weeks ago that Brian's stopped building the Genetic and started making the Iconic line.

Sum ting wong?

12.X line became Catalyst
20.X line became Hzrdus

All lines will carry the Px# branding

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On 5/19/2024 at 1:45 PM, coopaloop1234 said:

Seagoal is in M5's and is working his way towards getting a Shadow set. So yea, him, like @ZeroGravitasy, @maxtm30, @Hockey34, and @A.YOUNGoalie13 are all Bauer fanboys now. 

I am glad you think people actually care what I say. Pretty sure you guys just tolerate me at best around these parts. 

 

For once I’m getting called out for something true.

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