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  1. I had just come to the realization that I hadn't posted any pictures of my mask after getting it back from the painter in April, so here are a few.
    9 points
  2. New custom set of v9s! Mods: 34+1 single break Toe laces (instead of clips) Extra Flex boot Full carbon face blocker Single T 7000 series glove
    7 points
  3. New Gear 🙂 Mask: Custom RXS GTO 68 Long chin Glove : Bauer 2X Skinned as Ultrasonic Pads and Blocker: Bauer Ultrasonic
    7 points
  4. Hi All, I know this thread is probably a ton of fun for you... but it seems that some of the discussions have gotten nasty. This is a hockey website, we don't really need a political thread. I am all for buddies talking about their Subaru's and or beer or their favorite Hollywood muse's... but let's just keep it light?
    6 points
  5. Hi guys, My name is Devin and ill be helping out moving forwards in the forum here for TGC! We will be posting a little more regularly here, and look forward to helping everyone with their gear related needs! - TGC Devin
    5 points
  6. Hello all, It’s been some time since I’ve posted and I’d like to come back and assess/ update my initial post. It’s been almost two years since I’ve broken my collarbone wearing a Brown. After much deliberation as well as assessment, experimentation...I’ve came to a conclusion. A custom Brown chest protector is the best option money can buy in terms of protection. Yes I’ve said it, even with breaking my collarbone while wearing one initially. Now let me explain. The most important thing you can do as a goaltender is to update your equipment especially if you lose or gain weight. Whet
    5 points
  7. Was I posting in Russian? Shit, I have to stop drinking vodka when I post. Or else it was Russian hackers. Either way it's bad news. Wait, why am I wearing an Adidas track suit and black leather dress shoes...?
    5 points
  8. A few folks wanted to take a look at some of my off ice routines... I'll put some stuff together here. Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, physical therapist, or in any related industry. I've put together this stuff through some research, trial and error, and talking to various health professionals. Some of my ideas may not be correct, and I am not claiming to be an authority on the subject. Recommended tools: Lacrosse ball Balance Pad Foam roller Resistance Bands Yoga/Stretch Strap Intro: For most of us on this board, hockey has more or less fa
    4 points
  9. Just curious, have you looked at any possible physiological solutions for your hip issues? Don't get me wrong. I love talking about new gear, but I don't think any equipment out there is going to help with hip issues. I've been battling stiff hips since a couple knee injuries in my mid 20s. 36 years old now, but wearing stiff pads (x-stiff core Lefevre 20.1). For me, the physical issue was trying to maintain a sedentary lifestyle with the rigorous demands of playing the position (I got very lazy after competitive hockey). Sitting at work didn't help much. The issues compounded
    4 points
  10. Some comparables... Weight: As expected... the size 7 Graf/XSG combo comes in at 913g... nearly identical to @mr_shifty1982's custom AS3s w/ 4mm steel (910g.) Holder & Steel Height: Dropped .36" (9.23mm) at the heel and .16" (4.02mm) at the ball of my foot. In other words... the XSG holder is not only shorter but also much more neutral with only a .49" (12.40mm) drop compared to Vertexx Edge of .69" (17.61mm.) Steel height difference came in at a hair... so for the purpouses of this review I'm calling it a constant. Boot: Despite the visual (could be the graphic or lack of c
    4 points
  11. Pads purchased and will arrive next Monday Ignore my mediocre photoshop but here’s my pad wrap plan for the season
    4 points
  12. Well folks, with the bubble playoffs being over and another 3 months or so til the next season starts, I thought I'd put some words and sentences together to compare and contrast these two lines. To start off with, bought a pair of two piece, V1 Trues back in 2017 and endured a strong love/hate relationship with them. The good: Fit, feel, performance The bad: Finish, quality Uneven outsole (my right skate was slightly tilted) Constantly riveting and re-riveting the holder Super stiff high ankle area. The tops of the boots above the ankle would dig
    4 points
  13. Who's the fucking giant?
    4 points
  14. Vaughn doesn't really promote who designed the pads in the way True will rely on the "by Lefevre" brand. If Vaughn was bought by Walmart and fired Mike, most goalies probably wouldn't know Any Lefevre retro stuff will have limited appeal, and mostly to old-timers who already know/appreciate Lefevre, so I doubt that will boost sales much. The younger crowd is looking at the NOW, so it's more important to get some of today's big names in their pads. And I'm sure they will, as there were alot of pro's lining up outside Lefevre's door this summer for some new pads. But pro goalies can also s
    4 points
  15. True is absolutely paying the NHL licensing fee... That is sort of the point Lefevre Solo: No NHL Licensing fee No budget to endorse goalies like Carter Hart No Sr or Jr line - This is what sells at retail and makes the most stable sales for everyone Summary: Lefevre solo is very cool, but it's a very tough business True Solo: Starting a goalie line from scratch No brand recognition as a manufacturer of pads, gloves, blocker Summary: Anyone remember Warrior pre-Smith? True Acquires Lefevre: Pays the NHL licensing fee Endorses
    4 points
  16. @keeperton I have an easy, reversible (although I can't imagine why I would do so) modification that allows the backhand protection on Brian's GNetik I-III and Heritage gloves to open up and away from the finger stalls. This will allow you to more quickly and thoroughly dry the glove, as well as allow you to properly sanitize the glove if and when you choose to do so. Tools & Materials 1 inch nylon webbing: 5 inches or so 1 inch plastic loop/buckle 1sq inch of Jenpro or similar Speedy Stitcher w/ waxed thread Needle nose pliers The photo
    4 points
  17. Ehh, I'll have to disagree. Torsional flex that generally come with softer pads does allow easier movement and added flexibility to help reduce hip strain. @Yzueblin RGT2's are a "soft" pad in that they have a softer boot and a bit more torsional flex than the G4/G5 lines. Though keep in mind that they share the barrel like leg channel of the G4/G5 line and play pretty loose. It's more of a middle ground pad and it wouldn't be my first choice if I was prioritizing specs that comes with softer pads. I've had the RGT 1's and 2's and the 2's play even stiffer than the 1's. If you want
    3 points
  18. Saw a dude on the Lightning rocking a rad fro. No. 7, Mathieu Joseph. A+ hair. Coolest dude on the Lightning.
    3 points
  19. 4. Decicion made, I'll go from outside towards in with the webbing and at the perimeter loop forward only with out extra twisting or such. Running the lace flat and around will give the aesthetic looks again. 5. Now at the perimeter side going straight through the next thing is to decide the other direction, you could make it go from inside out through the loops if you'd like but that will make a little if not at all visible change to anything. So for easy process I selected the same way as when coming towards perimeter. One down and one up and again one down, looking good
    3 points
  20. Finally got my replacement set in yesterday. Couldn’t be happier. Also noticed a few aesthetic changes they must have made since the early sets were made
    3 points
  21. Don't think I've heard of the term "double seal" before. But if it's just like you said and keeping both skates on their respective posts when the play is behind the net, then I think I know what you're talking about. It's a technique that requires a good amount of flexibility, core strength, and the gift of height. Being able to cover both sides while simultaneously being fluid and upright takes a lot of effort that, I think at least, should only be practiced once you have a decent grasp on RVH post play. I have a strong down game and am very comfortable in the RVH, but I don't have
    2 points
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  23. You mean a small company that just started to operate independently doesn't have a massive amount of funds to have a wide array of coloured specialty materials in less than a year's span? Next thing you'll tell me is that they were more occupied with properly negotiating a merger with a large conglomerate.
    2 points
  24. Thanks! Yeah maybe we can call VE8 with Quickslide VE8.5. I will say, IMO the Velocity was the bar none the best pad on the market back then. Either my gear taste changed after V4, or everyone else started catching up. You'd be surprised how expensive rolls of Jenpro are - IIRC, tens of thousands of dollars. For a small shop like Lefevre, this is a huge initial investment. I'm sure Fastglide is even more expensive - it feels thicker and there's a pattern embossed on it, so extra material and labor is involved. White is the most popular color on professional gear by
    2 points
  25. Simmons might be what you are looking for? I have a pair of 999’s with knee rolls and all that and they are super soft, actually the reason why I got new pads because they were too soft for me. Pretty much a velocity knock off and I’ll second what was already stated that they do settle and need to order up a little bit in sizing. My 34+1.5 warriors are taller than my 34+2 Simmons. I have a narrower BF but weirdly enough the warrior single break stiffer pads help me close my 5 hole a LOT easier than my Simmons double break pad.
    2 points
  26. First of all, this site is already setup for double spacing when you press the enter button. PLEASE stop hitting enter so many times and causing so much unnecessary space between your sentences. Its so fucking annoying to look at. Secondly, for the second time, the topic being discussed is the TOE OF THE BLADE NOT THE HEEL.
    2 points
  27. Dryden wore Cooper pads and trapper, and alternated between Cooper blocker and Bourdon blocker. Fuhr broke into the league wearing Koho pads, Koho trapper and Brown blocker. Then went on to wear Brown pads with CCM mitts. Then moved to all CCM gear. Then was in his D&R setups before moving back to Brown, and finally that Franklin stuff. Smitty was mostly Koho pads with CCM blocker and Cooper, sometimes CCM trappers. He briefly used Brown pads towards the end of his career. I am old.
    2 points
  28. Here’s a look with more to come on measures and comparisons to 2X Pro...
    2 points
  29. Agreed, I don't think it's the entire marketing campaign... but I personally feel they would be silly not play that card. They paid a lot of money to buy Lefevew, they should do everything possible to leverage the brand. Roy, the number of cups over last 30 years a starter in Lefevre wore, the number of Vezinas, etc. "Lefevre's unmatched legacy and True's commitment to R&D" should be the pitch.
    2 points
  30. May make sense, but doesn't make it right - doesn't that guy have a beanstalk to climb or something??
    2 points
  31. Yea, True is kind of a new/small/nichè/quirky brand, who is now pairing with the decades old, conservative/veteran Lefevre ... let's see what kind of kids this strange marriage produces
    2 points
  32. UPDATE: With marriage of boot and holders complete... skates are on their way home... hopefully they arrive as scheduled and maybe I can get them on the ice this coming weekend!!
    2 points
  33. Does anyone have "Cuban's" 70's pic from GSBB? That was an epic fro.
    2 points
  34. Then we get to the second cord. It goes through with the same ruleset as the first one but with the addiotion of crossing over the first cord, a new rule to remember. Continuing from the previous here is the second cord done. The crossing over is very simple once around and for simple setup I went with forward and around here too. It doesn't do much for the aesthetic in this simple webbing just there has to be some lockdown when the cords go across eas other. Looks simple and nice, and definitely can see if the puck is in. Another one from the inside of the pocket. J
    2 points
  35. I can sum up Vaughn sales in our store pretty quickly: Vaughn isn't a brand very many people who aren't already wearing it come in to look at, but they're a fairly easy sell IF the person isn't fixated on buying Brand X because Goalie Y wears it. Vaughn did themselves a big favor by including QuickSlide at the senior price point on the SLR2 and stole a few sales from Brian's and CCM because of that. The other thing is that Vaughn (and to a certain degree some Brian's stuff as well) have a feel that some people are very comfortable with. I've had several people who were in Vaughn curr
    2 points
  36. I bought the Warrior R/GT2 full set back in 2019. These are my first set of brand new pads since the summer of 2004. I previously wore the Simmons Ultra Light 2 full set. Still trying to get used to the 75 degree glove. I know, boring, boring with the white colorway. But based on my budget, it's all I could do at the time. This was when I first bought the pads, right before my first game in them, last October. And this is what they look like now, after only 25 games from the 2019-2020 season (ended in March). I seem to make a lot of saves with my right leg. I think I do a lot o
    2 points
  37. Great summary. *Shudders* Hey, any time there is an added amount of gear to speculate and drool over, the better.
    2 points
  38. Gotta love the ever changing goalie gear landscape!!!!! My playing days are done but it’s still entertaining as hell.
    2 points
  39. I feel like the same phrase could be applied to your sex tape
    2 points
  40. Action photo? Doubt this counts but I am technically there
    2 points
  41. Shit man I wish you would’ve texted me this question. I actually don’t have my skates on hand currently. My skate guy has them. I went and did something...possibly stupid...but something nonetheless lol. I guess we’ll see how it works out. But yes he did call copper in the heel.
    2 points
  42. Maybe if ccm offered custom graphics they wouldn’t get so much hate for their stock ones cuz nobody would use them
    2 points
  43. 2 points
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