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I am demo’ing a pair of the Factory Ultralights with Cordura on the face. I am wondering why with the current obsession with weight why this has not become more common practise. Without Jenpro in strategic places, Cordura can stick to the ice. Of course a Cordura faced pad doesn’t look “right” for many people. Cordura may let out air, therefore has potential to have a deader rebound than Jenpro or an even less porous material, not to say it couldn’t be backed with a wonder material to enhance hot rebounds.  Cordura could be perceived as weaker than Jenpro, but I ask this: how many bullet-proof vests use Jenpro?

Admittedly, these pads are somewhat yesterday’s news, as Dennis now touts the Proto, the somewhat polarising and controversial pad without a side roll that is even lighter than the Ultralights that does not use Cordura on the face, but will still make a pair of these. But these are well within the bounds of being the lightest pads you can buy. 

The core material on the Proto is different and thinner than the Ultralight, so we are talking about a previous generation pad when speaking of the UL. I am certain that weight weenies could spec Cordura on the face of a Proto and have an even lighter pad. 

I will be weighing these compared to my Pooper GP#2 mk 2 (started life as a Vaughn pad) and even the mk1 (Brian’s ZeroG) for giggles. The mk 2 are a senior pad, but use a thinner core than the mk 1. The distinct lack of plastic and metal, as well as no knee rolls on the Factory pads will definitely put these into a different weight class, as the Vaughn uses a metal clasp on the professor strap, and the Brian’s uses a large plastic clasp; both have ornamental knee rolls and retained the metal boot buckles for my skate lace and leather strap carrying system. I did shave 1” from the thigh rise on the Vaughn, as well as removed the boot strap. No pad is “mine” until something has been modded. 

Maybe the next step after sliding surfaces that have so little friction that you could slide to the blue line in one push and rebounds that can shoot the puck at the opposing goalie will be to further lighten the face, and the answer is still likely Cordura.  What is old could truly be new again when it comes to goalie equipment...

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6 hours ago, Scythe said:

I got these from Paul at The Goalie Store. Pretty much all cordura. You're right about dead rebounds.. that's the first thing I noticed when I used them the first time. 

For sale by the way. If anyone is interested. 32"

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That is a cool set of pads.

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3 hours ago, cuprajake said:

i had a full set made by paw, yrs ago. if you google cuprajake paw they will come up in images all red

they were around 4lbs iirc 35" pad, i only used them for inline, but held up really really well.

Cordura is perfect for Sportcourt. You would need little jenpro on them. I’ve seen them, but was the sliding surface Cordura, as well?

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On 11/12/2019 at 9:05 AM, bunnyman666 said:

Cordura is perfect for Sportcourt. You would need little jenpro on them. I’ve seen them, but was the sliding surface Cordura, as well?

Is Sportcourt the rubbery finish gymnasium flooring?

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41 minutes ago, bunnyman666 said:

Yep.

Nice, thanks. 

We play some janky gym ball hockey a few times a year. I’ve always kept a junker set just for that, but nothing ever slid anyways. This would be simple enough to commission an inner gusset cover up, from say a PAW, Wilcox, etc. 

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On 12/15/2020 at 8:17 PM, Rengaw21 said:

Anyone know where Aeroflex pads were made? Can’t find the answer anywhere.

Dig. There were tons of discussions of the Aeroflex gear online. Maybe on GSBB (RIP)... But many of those guys are here.

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