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  1. 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:
  2. 90% of the gear that I purchase comes TGC. Can't recommend these guys enough
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. a tight knot should hold them in place and I don't think your pad will fall apart
  6. 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
  7. It's more like someone could jump from a V7 to a V9 easier than someone could jump from 1S to Ultra Sonic. Both should be fairly routine changes, but over a couple release cycles, Bauer has changed their gear more than Vaughn This is NOT meant to be a knock on Vaughn. Vaughn a different strategy than Bauer. Being at the bleeding edge of innovation is not what Vaughn is trying to do. As I said above not bashing Vaughn, but this is a great example. Vaughn was last to market with their sliding material. Bauer, Brian's, and CCM did it first. Vaughn may have done it the best, bu
  8. Brian's announcement to make... but an update on their plans is probably coming soon.
  9. It's the most 1 because CCM and Lefevre split. CCM by Lefevre was at around 50%. Secondly, most Vaughn guys have some dated specs. Pros like their gear because it doesn't change too dramatically... hence not innovative
  10. 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.
  11. I don't disagree that it would be hard, but I think people appreciate nostalgia. Look how well retro air jordan's sell and he retired before a 20 yr old was born... This is the image they'd have to use though, can't be koho
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