ZeroGravitas Posted August 1, 2021 Share Posted August 1, 2021 On 7/30/2021 at 6:07 PM, bunnyman666 said: Wouldn’t it be fair to say the jumps up to G3 were quantum leaps and G4 and above were evolutions? I think quantum leaps is a bit much, but other than that, I think that is a fair assessment. I think the issue is that everything Warrior released after 2017 (GT release) hasn't been revolutionary, while the competition brought out the big guns. Warrior released the G4s in 2018, same as year Premier 2 and Bauer 2S. G4s had Airslide and Hypercomp and some tweaks to the leg channel. P2s had some huge improvements - a much lighter core and updated strapping, plus some smaller tweaks - updated knee landing material, softer boot, Speedskin. Bauer came out with the 2S - updated CorTech skin, updated knee and calf and some other tweaks. Since G4, Warrior has put out GT2 (Hypercomp and what else?) and G5 (CoverEdge+, core tweak and strapping tweak). Meanwhile CCM has put out EF4 - another pad with a lot of improvements over its previous incarnation. Bauer has recently released the Ultrasonic and Hyperlites, which have been game changers with their knee systems. TL;DR - IMO, Warrior needs to shake things up by making some large, tangible improvements to their gear. Other manufacturers have been overtaking them for a while now. On 7/30/2021 at 5:46 PM, ThatCarGuy said: Doesn’t help that when you live in a hockey community like Texas everyone wants the shiniest and newest and best looking. They don’t give a damn about performance. Don’t get me wrong I love looking good as much as the next tender but if the pad sucks what good does it do? In Texas it’s super frustrating because the other guys selling gear at our store don’t push for warrior in the slightest. Everyone pushes ccm or bauer as comfortable vs performance (respectively). Warrior is constantly looked down upon at our store and throughout the hockey community sadly. Hoping that a product some day soon changes that. I imagine they hoped the helmet would be that product and I gotta say we’ve sold almost as many F1 buckets as we have Bauers. Apologies for rambling. If we're talking about performance, I don't think Warriors are the best performing pad/catch/block out there - sticks are a different beast. I've had GT1, GT2, EF4, Ultrasonic, EF5 and have an order in for Hyperlites. In terms of performance, my Ultrasonic set has blown everything I have ever had out of the water. To me, it is no comparison. My goalie co-workers all seem to agree that other brands perform better than Warriors. One co-worker didn't like his GT2s and another with his G4s. Our store seems to have a similar viewpoint regarding Warrior, except I think we've only sold a handful of F1s. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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