CraigS Posted December 1, 2021 Share Posted December 1, 2021 Hi all…latched onto new G5 pads a couple months ago…paired with a demo GT2 glove and blocker. Awesome set all around, love the glove and blocker but struggling to get used to the new pads. My history…I’m pretty much a grey beard, started playing when I was 47 and almost 51 now. I’ve been in used Reebok, Brian’s Alite, Optik 1’s and Velocity V7. As far as fit/feel the Alites were the best…should have kept them…oh well. With the G5’s, I tried them stock with the toe ties and boot straps but found, depending on how I go down I was landing quite high on the knee stack. I am in the right size - 35’s. I dropped the strap behind my knee down to the calf and it didn’t help and made me feel like the tops of the pads were always interfering with each other. Next step was adding some length to the toe tie (thanks VOGoalie for the no sew idea!) and removed the boot strap. Definitely helped me land properly on the knee stack most of the time. Strap behind the knee was ok in this configuration but tried dropping it to my calf attach point today and didn’t like it at all so have moved the strap back to the behind the knee position again. so…is this amount of “playing around” and struggling normal with a new, stiff pad, or am I trying too hard to get the pads working for me? I am really finding that the knee stacks interfere with each other when I am skating and the tops of the pad get caught up on each other in a normal stance. Normal when getting used to a new pad? I saw the older thread comparing the G4 with the GT2 and especially the comments by #Puckstopper who has had both…maybe I am more suited to the style of the GT2 pad? Thinking of going to the Pro Lace ties, have always used them and liked them. would appreciate any advice… Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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