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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 V9s. Definitely recommend paying the up-charge and getting the stitched logos.
    8 points
  3. 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
  4. New Gear 🙂 Mask: Custom RXS GTO 68 Long chin Glove : Bauer 2X Skinned as Ultrasonic Pads and Blocker: Bauer Ultrasonic
    7 points
  5. 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
    6 points
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. I purchased pro return Victor Fasth totalone nxg
    4 points
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Pads purchased and will arrive next Monday Ignore my mediocre photoshop but here’s my pad wrap plan for the season
    4 points
  13. 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
  14. Who's the fucking giant?
    4 points
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Picked up some new bits to put on my True skates when they arrive.
    3 points
  18. 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
  19. Saw a dude on the Lightning rocking a rad fro. No. 7, Mathieu Joseph. A+ hair. Coolest dude on the Lightning.
    3 points
  20. If it aint broke, don't fix it. That has been my mindset when it comes to sticks. I'd play around with paddle height, lie, makeup of course... but never stepped into the realm of paddle modification. Seemed weird and pointless to me. Shaved down for some whole hand grip... trigger for more control... always seemed like modding for the sake of modding. InGoal's recent article on Lundqvist's paddle... and more specifically Sean Murray's deep dive on the why had me curious though. For those of you who don't have a membership... it essentially goes into how the repositioning the hand/w
    2 points
  21. UPDATE: Following up on a post I split out into its own topic on Footbeds/Insoles... the Sole Active Medium with Met Pad is working out very well. They take up just the right amount of that additional volume the Graf toe box in particular affords over the Bauer... and provide more support for my higher arches. In fact the Soles felt so good that last night I decided to try out the Active Thin pair I had picked up in my 2X Pro... just to see if they'd help out the pain I was having in them. While I felt the Met Pad was noticeable... and more comfortable than either the stock ins
    2 points
  22. [RANT WARNING] We've had trainings and pre-season games the last 2 months (since end Aug), and just as our first regular season game (Regional League) was about to kick-off tomorrow, they shut down all sports for the next 4-6 weeks 😠🤬 because corona numbers have went up again. But death rate is low and AFAIK hospitals are not overwhelmed. Most people doing sports are young and fit, why now stop them? Makes no sense. Corona is out there, we need to learn to live with it, not keep doing rolling lockdowns/"slow-downs". People who are at risk should take special precautions, but let everyone
    2 points
  23. I won't sit back with my toes on either post, but I will drop down into a very wide ready-stance with my feet a few inches off of the posts. As long as I'm tracking the puck guys can't get me on a quick wrap, and if they pass out front I'm on my feet so I can get angle and depth faster than if I was doing a true double-seal.
    2 points
  24. As a goalie instructor myself, here is my take on this subject: I find that, unless you have the leg (wing) span to reach both posts while having little to no 5 hole gap (think Bishop and Rinne), it could be to your full advantage on quick back door plays. Otherwise, I feel that the shorter the goalie, the less effective it can be as you put your legs in a position (outspread) that takes away full control and power of your body transfering from side to side also risking an unusual overload on the groin area, the last place you want to injure yourself as a goalie. This being said, if
    2 points
  25. Please form a line behind @SaveByRichter35 and everyone else requesting fellatio services.
    2 points
  26. That's all I took from what you wrote.. not that the wasn't pertinent... but you know...
    2 points
  27. i tried it and i felt like i broke something so i havent tried it since but it requires immense flexibility. I know Varlamov and Vasilevskiy do it a lot, its very much a flexibility thing. Ive got a bigger frame (6"1.5, 175 pounds was what I came up as recently) and I struggle a lot with it. If you can efficently transfer in and out of basically a split when youre in the RVH its a huge thing you can add to your game but if you try it when you either arent warmed up or arent very flexible youre definetley going to pull or hurt something in your body.
    2 points
  28. Okay, I am glad you understand where I am coming from. I talk with CCM much more than I talk to Vaughn. But I have had similar conversations with both companies. When you are as popular as they, combined 80% of the NHL, it's tough to do anything too crazy. You always need to walk the line of making a better product and not losing your core user in the process. When your goalie market share is small or your not viewed as a goalie brand, Bauer pre-OD1N or Brian's pre-SZ1, it's much easier to try something crazy and outside the box
    2 points
  29. Updated view of the stall Initial impressions after one ice time. These things are awesome. So much better suited to my style of play than the G4’s were. I feel like I might have to get different knee pads though since the top of the calf wrap sometimes gets caught on the bottom of my knee pad. The seal is perfect and the rebounds are like nothing I’ve ever used before. I can’t wait for the gloves to arrive.
    2 points
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 10/2006 born and last 3 year collection. Fun and love.
    2 points
  33. 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
  34. Here’s a look with more to come on measures and comparisons to 2X Pro...
    2 points
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. Does anyone have "Cuban's" 70's pic from GSBB? That was an epic fro.
    2 points
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. Great summary. *Shudders* Hey, any time there is an added amount of gear to speculate and drool over, the better.
    2 points
  43. Gotta love the ever changing goalie gear landscape!!!!! My playing days are done but it’s still entertaining as hell.
    2 points
  44. Lacing operation was described in the other topic so I'll skip it mostly and only represent the ready pictures. Before it's complete it still needs the finger protection and the cuff parts. The skate lace pocket goes nicely into the whole black theme and skate lace fills in the pocket creating an optically solid look. Sure it is solid catching the puck too 😁
    2 points
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