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  1. 5 points
    So I just got my new Eflex 4s in and was able to use them the night they came in so I figured I would throw up a quick initial thoughts post so I can do a full review after some more ice time. I ordered these through Goalie Monkey on April 8th and they took exactly 10 weeks to show up at my door. I don't think I would go with them again for a custom order but to their credit everything came in the correct specs and colors. Pads In the past I have worn 34 whenever I was using a Lefevre product but on these I decided to go with a 33+2 and I am glad I did. I was falling off low in my Vaughn's and with these I hit dead center on the stack and never slipped off either way. I went with single internal/single external with the deep soft boot. I wish you could do straight angle with the Eflex instead of precurved but these aren't too bad and I like the look of a single external break the best. The strapping is the stock elastic with the tight leg channel. I did get the removable outer flap and the behind the ankle removable boot strap just so I had the options just in case. These took me about 20 mins on the ice to get fully comfortable in but they are much closer to what I like compared to the Vaughn PVE's I was in. They are super easy to move in and seal to the ice amazingly and the rebounds were closer to what I wanted compared to the PVEs. Can't comment on the speedskin as the ice was awfully sloppy as it was humid out but it was still easier to move than it was in the Vaughns. Glove Glove is a 590 break with game ready palm. Seriously considered going back to the 580 since it seems everyone is jumping back on that train and I used one back in high school but I recall having issues shooting with that break and I didn't want to hate something that cost as much as this. Went with the stock double t with skate lace and the standard wrist strap. Also did the intermediate insides on this one and I really like the snug feel of it over my Eflex 3. Break in was okay but it still needs some work as I used it mainly just to block that first night but it will break in and be fine like every 590 I've used prior. I did like that they moved the hand straps on the inside to much more comfortable positions so you can really tighten it without causing discomfort. Blocker On the blocker I went with the straight finger protection which I personally feel is the best option they have as it protects well and doesn't get in the way like the curved used to for me. If I could do it again I would go with the half cuff instead of the full as I really don't feel like you can get it open enough. Otherwise the blocker is great and feels a good bit lighter than the Premier 1 I have been using. I also got it with binding since I think blockers look the best with binding.
  2. 2 points
    Ditch your boot and add an elastic toe strap such as Pro Laces. With modern pads boot straps serve no purpose and if you look at the famous "price strapping" that nearly every company uses, it's not needed. Any Elastic straps on the pad (knee and calf) should be sung but not over tight. The other route would be to add an after market professor strap to the leg channel. Outside of a toe strap every other strap can be very loose.
  3. 1 point
    With the powers granted to me by the heritage of the GSBB in the prehistoric era of goaltending equipment admiration, here is the 2019-2020 NHL gear sitings thread we've all been waiting for! Can't wait to see what the industry will be coming out with this year! Here is a picture from B⭐️!! Nice graphic work as usual with the richness of sewn-on graphics! Lawa
  4. 1 point
    22 games in my Gnetik 4 pads and I can't think of one goal that got past me because of the seal of the pads. Not an issue for me at all, tie up your Smart Cords properly along with a loose boot strap and you are golden. Pictures are deceiving, on ice performance is all that matters.
  5. 1 point
    Changed the sharp to 1/2 and what a difference. Didn't feel like a sliding penguin. Still trying to get used to the blade and light skate, thanks guys.
  6. 1 point
    Get yourself a passau backpack bag. They just released the next generation model. It'll fit all your gear and is ridiculously simple to carry
  7. 1 point
    The theory of torsional flexing pads not sealing the ice well is true if torsion is achieved ONLY through soft foams. We knew this when we originated our R/GT series & did not want to accept poor thigh rise seal as a tradeoff for achieving torsional flex. So, instead of thinking with foams, Pete journeyed into redesigning the internal core breaks. Most hybrid goalies whether they realize it or not want/desire torsional flex solely from the knee down. This lead us to creating a pad that worked independently below the knee, from above the knee. The end result, a pad that has torsional flex, great connected feel in your shin and ankle area and no negative thigh rise seal concerns. This is accomplished with the same stiff foams as the counterpart G# series so no super soft foams that breakdown & give out soft/risky rebounds.
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