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Hello all, I am new here but I’m getting back into playing after a long break.

Does anyone have experience with the Brian’s XL palms on either the goalie Gnetik glove or breaker? I’m considering making the jump from Vaughn but the stock Sr Brian’s cuffs sit too far up the palm of my hand. For those with bigger hands, does the XL seem to fit better?

No shop around me stocks any Sr XL and when I email Brian’s they said it’s pretty much a custom order. Thanks!

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Hi and welcome.

I'm not sure how much success you'll find with people having the XL palm in an especially new model (though I know they've offered it on older ones). You must have some awfully big mitts to need more than the standard one, the intermediate palms are almost too large for me!

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On 4/5/2022 at 2:58 AM, keeperton said:

Hi and welcome.

I'm not sure how much success you'll find with people having the XL palm in an especially new model (though I know they've offered it on older ones). You must have some awfully big mitts to need more than the standard one, the intermediate palms are almost too large for me!

My hands are kind of stupid big at 8.5 inches palm to the tip of my middle finger, yet I’m only 6ft tall. 
 

My biggest issue with the stock palm is where the wrist cuff sits. It uncomfortably sits up to high on my hand. 

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6 hours ago, motowngoalie said:

Not trying to change your mind, but have you given Warrior's blockers a shot? They have different size palms available and you can also alter it's position on the board, might be an option if you don't want to go custom.

I agree. I enjoy Warrior's removable palms on my full right blocker. It makes it very easy to wash the palm and to move the glove to a position where I get the best grip possible. 

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On 4/6/2022 at 11:27 AM, Puckstopper said:

I don't believe changing palm size will change where the wrist strap sits.   Might be worth reaching out and seeing if they can adjust where it's sewn in at. 

I’m hoping a larger palm will have longer finger channels. Right now, with my fingers pushed all the way in my palm doesn’t really sit where the palm of the glove is. I could be wrong though about the bigger palm.

On 4/6/2022 at 11:36 AM, motowngoalie said:

Not trying to change your mind, but have you given Warrior's blockers a shot? They have different size palms available and you can also alter it's position on the board, might be an option if you don't want to go custom.

 

On 4/6/2022 at 6:05 PM, ilyazhito said:

I agree. I enjoy Warrior's removable palms on my full right blocker. It makes it very easy to wash the palm and to move the glove to a position where I get the best grip possible. 

I had no idea! I’ll look into them, although I’m not a huge fan of their catchers. 

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4 hours ago, Thinline_slim said:

I’m hoping a larger palm will have longer finger channels. Right now, with my fingers pushed all the way in my palm doesn’t really sit where the palm of the glove is. I could be wrong though about the bigger palm.

 

I had no idea! I’ll look into them, although I’m not a huge fan of their catchers. 

Why don't you like the Warrior catchers? 

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3 hours ago, ilyazhito said:

Why don't you like the Warrior catchers? 

Purely an off-the-rack feel and I think it has to do with my bigger hands. It just wasn’t a comfortable fit. The only off-the-rack catcher and blocker I felt fit well was Vaughn. 
 

I bet I’d get along well with a Warrior with the right size palm, but then I’m back to custom ordering.

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Interesting. I never knew that. But then, my hands are on the smaller end of normal for adult male hands. 

Every manufacturer has their variances. For Vaughn, it's bigger stock sizing for gloves. For Bauer, it's smaller pads for the same nominal size (I wear a 35 in Bauer when I am a 34 in CCM). 

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  • 4 weeks later...

I thought I would update this as I now have a full set of Brian's Gnetik V pads and got some ice time today.

The glove and blocker are regular palm sizing as that's what the store had in stock. I had a chance to play around with both at the store just to get the feel of the regular palm size and decided to go for it.

They are quite snug for sure, which is a big difference between the Vaughns I'm coming from. Luckily the cuff on the blocker doesn't ride quite as high as other Brian's I'd tried on, so the fit is pretty dang good. The extra padding on the index finger of the blocker hand kind of threw me off at first as the Vaughn doesn't have it. It takes some of the "give" out of the finger but I don't feel like my hand is jammed against the tips, which works.

Really happy with them.

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4 minutes ago, Thinline_slim said:

I thought I would update this as I now have a full set of Brian's Gnetik V pads and got some ice time today.

The glove and blocker are regular palm sizing as that's what the store had in stock. I had a chance to play around with both at the store just to get the feel of the regular palm size and decided to go for it.

They are quite snug for sure, which is a big difference between the Vaughns I'm coming from. Luckily the cuff on the blocker doesn't ride quite as high as other Brian's I'd tried on, so the fit is pretty dang good. The extra padding on the index finger of the blocker hand kind of threw me off at first as the Vaughn doesn't have it. It takes some of the "give" out of the finger but I don't feel like my hand is jammed against the tips, which works.

Really happy with them.

Ooooh! Can we see some pic of your set?

Signed

Brian’s Fanboy

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3 hours ago, Lucky Pucker said:

Faaaawk! 😍🥰

That set would actually match perfectly with my team’s sweater. Sick set up, dude!

Thank you! I was lucky to see it all together new at the shop.
 

I have been in there once every 10 days or so because they are getting inventory but at a trickle so they haven’t had it long. I’ve been wanting to try the Gnetik V catcher just to see how it fit and finally the one shop who’s heavier with Brian’s in my area happened to have the set. I walked out with the catcher, wore it for the evening (off and on) and finally got pretty comfortable with it.

72 hours later I went back for the rest of the band, I felt pretty bad breaking them up like that. I’m not malicious. 

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