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  1. 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
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  2. 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
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  3. 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
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  4. 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.
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  5. 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.
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  6. 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
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  8. 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.
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  9. 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
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  10. 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
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  11. Ultra Sonic - Yes, the softer boot, knee block, and strapping make it feel like a new pad. Quite frankly, I don't think US feels like anything I have tested before. With that said, the next closest would be 1S/2S. So it's new, but it's Bauer Supreme. That's why I used 1S users will jump into it easily, but will appreciate how much it's changed Yes, Vaughn developed and commercialized the Professor strap... and every brand, but Warrior 😉, has copied them! That was a great a development and I love it on all my pads. If I want to get knit picky... that didn't come from R&D. That was comm
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  12. 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.
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  13. 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.
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  14. Hey Guys.I’m working with a goalie coach from the qmjhl here in Quebec and we were discussing various techniques. He has heard very little about the double seal and not sure about it’s technical breakdown. I tried looking on the internet for videos but couldn’t find anything good. Would you have anything you could share with me weather or be a video or technical breakdown? Really appreciate if you can! Thanks About double seal: Russian goalies use it a lot. I know Carter Hart talked about incorporating it in his game as well. Basically wide butterfly with skates on both posts when
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  15. Thanks for the pic! For all of us who are short, Dobby did it a ton during the playoffs at only 5’10’’ so flexibility is the major underlying component. I heard the term double seal on the ingoal magazine podcast as used by Carter Hart to describe this technique
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  16. Please form a line behind @SaveByRichter35 and everyone else requesting fellatio services.
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  17. That's all I took from what you wrote.. not that the wasn't pertinent... but you know...
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  18. It's Brian's version of the 90 deg. It does not really feel perfectly like a 580, but it's fantastic. contact @TGC Devin and ask for my glove. They have the order and can help with it. Here's more info on the glove:
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  19. welcome to the forums, he gets a custom 90 degree break on his TGN Spec Optik 2. Meant to replicate a 580 but it isnt quite. @TheGoalNet anything else to add about it that I missed?
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  20. Most of your career, you’ve probably warmed-up with the rest of the team or been left to do your own thing. Either scenario leaves you with some know-how and knowledge gaps in exactly what a goaltender needs before a skate. Let’s get rid of the guesswork for you! Your position is unique, but only a fraction of your prep work needs to be goalie-specific. Let Dan Allison and Jess Buckley, Win Your Warm Up Co-Founders and professional strength coaches shed light on the process. When you’re in a pinch to get dressed for an adult league game, you can get away with some bare minimum stuf
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  21. My kids are playing. We live in NJ but have been forced to mostly play in PA. NJ just allowed league games last weekend, but my kids have been playing in PA since August for the most part. As for the rules - they've been changing. Some rinks allowed parents in the rink, some don't. Some will let us in the snack bar/ restaurant to watch (snack bars are packed!) while the stands are empty. Nobody really has this figured out right now, so we just roll with it. My kids teams mostly just tailgate with a parent streaming the game through facebook live. We have TVs in the parking lots with
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  22. Thanks again. Funny how many goalies will have new team gear yet use their old sticks. Out of all the equipment, changing your stick is the easiest. The Whalers mask on the Canes is ironic. Also the reverse flow writing is unique.
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  23. Gatineau/Ottawa area is locked down. I was supposed to start in September. It got pushed to October. Now it's January if things improve. Otherwise it will feel like an NHL lockout. I've missed a season before on account of injury. This time around is different and almost feels worse. I hope all this goes away soon cause it's really messing with my patience.
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  24. I highly doubt that Lefevre went out and had a product specially made for use on their gear. The vast majority of components you see in hockey gear today are already being made for applications in other industries. Thanks for correcting me on Primo. Haven't followed Brian's much either.
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  25. Pretty sure I took a couple off the toe with not only 2X Pro but S190 as well... don't recall ever being painful by any means. Certainly felt different from having a cowling on.
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  26. My intention is to use a lysol wipe or something similar to wipe down the pads. I'm just trying to be extra careful. I should've clarified that in my previous post, sorry about that.
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  27. Isnt it odd, that Lefevre is on the better part of the 10th month since thier solo launch and they STILL only offer just white in the fast slide option?? I find it that quite amateur, sorry, but whats the reasoning for next to no colorway choices on their website after 10 months?? the first 2-10 weeks i get, but im more then suprised the 'bestest' doent offer the same as the rest. by now.
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  28. Real quick since you expressed some uncertainty: The launch of the VE8 didn't have quickslide, but it was put later and treated as a launch for the SLR2. I know this from demoing some VE8s early and they had a weave sliding surface. Velocity 1 was definitely between 2001-2002, my brother got some on launch but I don't remember during what time of the cycle in the year, then I got some before my 2002-2003 season.
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  29. I would also wrap the lacing and knot with hockey tape to protect it from to much friction from skates. I did it with my pads couple years ago after seeing first signs of fraying and naver had any problems.
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  30. Off the top of my head, I can think of Quick, Campbell, Schneider, Rask are all playing in legacy gear lines (see what I did there). It's tough to say with the other manufacturers. I think Price was one of the first to ditch the boot strap. I wanna say I remember seeing pics of him during the Eflex 2 years where he basically just took the boot strap out. We could see the hole in the boot on TV. 580 was the only glove break offered until Koho 590 came out. Giguere was "the man" at the time after his insane playoff run in 2003, so maybe this is the hivemind effect again. The 55
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  31. First high school scrimmages in the dells are expected to be Monday and Tuesday. Our official season kickoff is November 16th.
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  32. Lehner used his Isles sticks for a little while he was on Chicago
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  34. As a new bauer user the rebounds, stiffness, and sliding are like nothing I’ve ever seen coming from my previous warrior sets
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  35. Agreed on the R&D, but I would say it's more tied to player gear. Warrior is the only brand left tied to a shoe company, New Balance. Bauer is part of a group that owns Easton Baseball, Mission Roller Hockey, Cascade Lacrosse, and Maverick Lacrosse. Peak Achievement Athletics is the name of the group. CCM is owned the PE firm Birch Hill True is part of True Temper sports who is in golf shafts (True Temper, Project X, and Graffaloy), True Baseball, and True Lacrosse. Brands that make player sticks and skates have the largest revenues. They also have more testing equipmen
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  36. @breaklouis35 BC Canada here. We have an average daily infection rate of 100 people per day. Or 237 per 100,000 people. The provinces hit the worst are Quebec and Ontario and they're at 1,102 and 462 respectively per 100,00 people. To put that in perspective, our worst areas are lower than the lowest state of Pennsylvania which is 1,425 per 100,000 people. You guys suck at this. My two leagues I play in have slightly different rules on the ice, but the before and after is the same: - Masks on when waiting outside and when walking inside - dressings rooms only available 15
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  38. I'll be going through college and then OCS and TBS. And because I want to select the judge advocate MOS (4402) I will have to go to Naval Justice school too. I originally wanted to be an F/A-18 Weapons Systems Officer, but I decided to change my career designation since they are moving away from two seat aircraft, and thought law would be enjoyable.
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  39. I have Simmons 586 pads and they’re pretty soft. Had them since 2012. They advised I get them at a taller measurement because they settle. Indeed I normally wear 34” but I got 36+2” and they fit, surprisingly. Also, I’ve worn ProLaces for several years and they relieve stress on my hips and make putting the pads on easier. I recommend them. Another option for soft pads would be going custom through Brown or Kenesky. Both companies will make the pads how you want. Finally, playing more stand-up will certainly help. Although, it’s hard to have the same level of success doing so. I’m getting olde
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  40. I have been in two pairs of Vaughn V4's over the past 7 years. I demoed a pair of P4's back in 2013, and I remember not being able to move well in them and generally felt like they restricted movement. I use the Gigeuere 99.9% of the time, and the Vaughn V4 leg pads that I am currently using are about as straight as an ironing board, despite them being very soft. To make this work, I use rather large knee pads, like the Koho 589's and currently Factory Mad. This allows me to trap pucks in my five hole and decrease the amount of strain that is put on my hips. I can't speak on the War
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  41. Olkaa hyvä. (=You're welcome) ☺️ Thought I'd add a few pictures of a floating T here too. Someone was wondering how they should do the boot with floating T. Well it's just how nice you want it to look. Make a web as simple as possible, it's actually only the one seam between the sides that needs something else than following those rules you had. Or, you might go with "single lace" around the whole pocket. Begin as usual from either side, extend the lace in the boot area with a simple knot or what is preferred: (I wouldn't suggest to use one lace for the whole job, that woul
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  42. New Gear 🙂 Mask: Custom RXS GTO 68 Long chin Glove : Bauer 2X Skinned as Ultrasonic Pads and Blocker: Bauer Ultrasonic
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  43. Friend of mine just made his order official on Monday! Ill have to get him to join so he can post all the pictures when he gets them! -He went with the Prime graphic (Split graphic) on the Fusion pad frame -OLD SCHOOL! Custom Leather strapping (not shown) -Prime stock blocker custom colors
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  44. Arrived the other day. The pants are perfect and so much more mobile than my Warrior ones. The C/A is a bit stiff but I haven’t had time to adjust anything and I’ve been told they come with the arm straps cranked down out of the box. Can’t wait to give this a shot at my next skate!
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  45. Guys, I feel obligated to share my personal Brian Heaton Story. I am currently the Director of Goaltender Development for a Private Hockey Training Center (9 years running, 3 locations), a boys Varsity Hockey Goalie Coach (also 9 years running with currently 1 NHL draft pick & 1 signed), & I also work for a major equipment manufacturer (not Brian's). In other words, when I heard about the man, myth & legend of Brian Heaton, that's what I always wanted to do. I'm blessed to have made a career out of this sport, without going any further than college hockey in a small town tendi
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  46. Lets not forget...never played goal in his life. Who would of thought.
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