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1 hour ago, Chenner29 said:

That knee wing looks a different shade of red than the rest of the gear.

Didn't the G5s have the AirSlide in that area?

I wonder if they have a new sliding material there (hence the color mismatch)

 

39 minutes ago, ArdeFIN said:

Good pick, might really be some vinyl or even a plastic sheet like PE. That's what I have on my GT pads and yes it slides.

Kova is offering vinyl for kneewings and Varusteverstas makes a lot of vinyl swaps too. My Reebok XLTs are getting that too to test it IRL. 

Should be really slick from what I've heard but can it beat the PE plastic. 

From what information I've been able to get, I was told that the knee wing was an almost plastic like material. 

That's probably what you're seeing. 

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Switching to plastic rather than air slide in this actually makes a ton of sense to me because as helpful as air slide was to me I did run into issues a few times where hinging on the post was difficult because the slots are the complete wrong direction for that kind of movement. Removing air slide from the knee should solve that. 

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23 hours ago, Yzueblin said:

It’s the same design since g3 man 😂😂

I wish.  IMO, the G3 was the pinnacle.  The G4 had that stupid Bauer-ish reduced outer roll (why is the trend to voluntarily reduce our surface area??) and the G5 has the bulls* puffy "cover edge".  Adding a pillow underneath the outer roll does not give more overall surface area.

Let's go back to thin and light pads with full outer rolls.  Also, please come out with a 1-piece blocker for the G-series.

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4 hours ago, RichMan said:

The G3s had leather straps option capabilities, right?

just for the boot, but so did the G2 - g5.  u prob can rig something up if u want leather for the other straps like mushroom straps for the calf  air slide velcro. 

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6 hours ago, DL42 said:

just for the boot, but so did the G2 - g5.  u prob can rig something up if u want leather for the other straps like mushroom straps for the calf  air slide velcro. 

Actually, the G2 had full leather strap accessory kit (knee and calf straps too).  I went to Warrior when the G2's came out.  IMO, the best pads ever made at the time.  But the G2's biggest flaw was the strapping.  It had standard elastic straps (something like 1.5-2" thick) but it wouldn't hold my leg in the channel and my knee kept coming off the knee block.  Also, I had a lot of problems with my supplemental knee pads catching on the knee block.  At least in my case, getting the leather straps was mandatory, I strapped them loosely just to use as "limiting" straps to make sure my leg stayed in the channel. 

Then the G3's came out, and even though my G2's were just a little over 1 year old, I didn't blink an eye to upgrade.  The strapping on the G3's (that single super wide triangle strap that they still have today) is perfect.  The knee strap also has a built in nylon limiting strap too.  For some reason, I stopped having knee pad binding issues too.

IMO, the innovative Warrior "toe" straps are another no brainer.  I assumed all goalie pads would use that design, but I guess I was wrong.  To my surprise, I see a lot of people don't like them.  I've torn my MCL twice while playing - I attribute it partially to using classic toe ties.  I find Warriors elastic straps (one goes under your skate toe and the other I choose to go through my skate's Lundy loop) are genius and work perfectly - perfect pad rotation - zero leg stress.

But the G4's and G5's have given me no reason to upgrade.  Hoping the G6's can do better.

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39 minutes ago, BonesDT said:

Actually, the G2 had full leather strap accessory kit (knee and calf straps too).  I went to Warrior when the G2's came out.  IMO, the best pads ever made at the time.  But the G2's biggest flaw was the strapping.  It had standard elastic straps (something like 1.5-2" thick) but it wouldn't hold my leg in the channel and my knee kept coming off the knee block.  Also, I had a lot of problems with my supplemental knee pads catching on the knee block.  At least in my case, getting the leather straps was mandatory, I strapped them loosely just to use as "limiting" straps to make sure my leg stayed in the channel. 

Then the G3's came out, and even though my G2's were just a little over 1 year old, I didn't blink an eye to upgrade.  The strapping on the G3's (that single super wide triangle strap that they still have today) is perfect.  The knee strap also has a built in nylon limiting strap too.  For some reason, I stopped having knee pad binding issues too.

IMO, the innovative Warrior "toe" straps are another no brainer.  I assumed all goalie pads would use that design, but I guess I was wrong.  To my surprise, I see a lot of people don't like them.  I've torn my MCL twice while playing - I attribute it partially to using classic toe ties.  I find Warriors elastic straps (one goes under your skate toe and the other I choose to go through my skate's Lundy loop) are genius and work perfectly - perfect pad rotation - zero leg stress.

But the G4's and G5's have given me no reason to upgrade.  Hoping the G6's can do better.

I also really loved the Warrior toe ties that came on the G2. I kept them when I sold those pads and transferred them to my new set and used them until they wore through and couldn't be sewn back together anymore.

BUT - the new versions of the toe straps I found to be significantly tighter. I don't know if it was how they attached it across the bottom of the boot instead of anchoring it on one side, but the tension on the front of my skate was way too tight to be comfortable. The elastic piece extends parallel to the front of the boot, as I have highlighted in this picture:

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I couldn't use them, and eventually replaced them with ProLaces ties.

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Hmm, didn't know that.  They are adjustable - there is velcro under that jenpro.  Did you try lengthening the strap?  Also, you could easily lengthen the strap by adding a loop or a keychain ring between the clip and loop.

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36 minutes ago, BonesDT said:

Hmm, didn't know that.  They are adjustable - there is velcro under that jenpro.  Did you try lengthening the strap?  Also, you could easily lengthen the strap by adding a loop or a keychain ring between the clip and loop.

It is not easily accessible to adjust; the G2 version has a velcro tab that folded over itself and worked well. It ended up, to me, being more of a hassle than it was worth on the G5. Just wanted to give a heads up that it seemed like their default/stock tightness of the toe tie had become tighter feeling since the G2 era, if that is an area of concern for you.

One thing I wish more companies would copy/imitate/get inspired by is the bindingless boot - it really cuts down on wear in that area. Maybe there are patent or copyright reasons why they can't, but it would be nice to see.

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Has anyone messed with the knee strap setting from within the knee block to lengthen it? I wasn't aware you could do that. When I tried to attach the outside wing to the furthest setting to try it out on ice, the knee strap (neoprene) wouldn't extend far enough making half of the male velcro side rub on the sock material behind my knee.

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5 hours ago, Teezle said:

It is not easily accessible to adjust; the G2 version has a velcro tab that folded over itself and worked well. It ended up, to me, being more of a hassle than it was worth on the G5. Just wanted to give a heads up that it seemed like their default/stock tightness of the toe tie had become tighter feeling since the G2 era, if that is an area of concern for you.

One thing I wish more companies would copy/imitate/get inspired by is the bindingless boot - it really cuts down on wear in that area. Maybe there are patent or copyright reasons why they can't, but it would be nice to see.

The bindingless boot just looks so clean as well. 

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