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  1. Please share anything you can find? The study referenced above is new in 2019. I don't think anything relating to Hiller would be relevant anymore. The NHL would be silly to not test a combined helmet, shell, an cage combo. It would be interested to see them isolated, but the real value to the goalie is the assembled unit. Bauer, as example, makes all the helmets in the same factory. There is no "pro department" for helmets anymore. So if the NHL tests a 960 XPM and it does well, that's a great resource for the whole community.
  2. I am just trying to put this lehmans terms to make sure I am clear. So 50% less weight means 10% more energy transfer?
  3. I think Hank and Duby used 1-2 set each last season. That's really low for pro. So even each pro as a reference point is a snow flake.
  4. Is anyone here Charlie.1 Kristian.1 or Mac from the bracket challenge? @coopaloop1234 - Verification required. Don't try any mind tricks on me
  5. @CJ Boiss @Patrick - Thank you for taking the time to research these topics and summarize them. Given it's 151 pages, you saved us all a lot of work! One note though is that the NHL is testing masks as we speak. Their concern is the rise shot to the mask related concussions. It's interesting that the research in articles you sent is from 2015 or earlier. So did something with the masks, sticks, etc that caused a rise to shot related concussions or did the NHL get better at recognizing concussions from shots when in the past the focused on collision concussions https://www.tsn.ca/nhl-concerned-by-rise-in-goalie-concussions-1.1193829 "The big change seems to be an increase in the number of concussions resulting from shots off the mask. Of the 15 concussions last season, 10 were as a result of shots off the helmet, while two came from collisions. One came from a stick to the mask, one was a result of a backup being hit on the bench without a helmet, and one was unknown (Crawford). "
  6. By your calculations, you are saying a helmet that is 50% lighter gives up 10% energy absorption?
  7. Does that have a zipper? Can you replace it?
  8. Sounds like Brian’s is working well then. If you think the pads are too soft, order a custom set and get a stiffer thigh rise. I have a 4-1-1 in mine and they’re very stiff, but still flex when needed
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    R GT/2

    This Chocolate Brown talk actually just cleared up one of my curiosities in life. I always thought the bindingingless Warrior gloves looked different and I figured it was because of the no binding fingers. However, when I compared it to a CCM blockade, the blockade looks more like a traditional glove to me. The thumb is the piece that looks different to me. Staring at all these glove pictures cleared it up for me. The way the leather wraps over the thumb gives it the unique look. This has nothing to do with performance, just an observation that had me curious for sometime.
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    GDS Goalie Camps

    As it should be!
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    GDS Goalie Camps

    I am curious what his tie to Murray and Flower are. Did he work in Pittsburgh?
  12. This came up on IG. One of the goalie schools uses it regularly said it works just fine on a regular cage, but it was shaped around a cat eye for sure.
  13. I was hoping we would have hit this metric about 2 years ago... but better late than never... we hit 1000 members!
  14. Here’s some pics
  15. You my friend may be a massive exception to the rule or don't RVH or both!!! It is awesome that you are playing still and that's great. I am not knocking people who play past 40... just being realistic about a numbers game
  16. I think you have missed the beauty of of the site maybe? It’s not supposed to be any 1 thing in particular. It’s supposed to have something for every goalie. Pick what you’re interested in, start topics, and communicate with others interested in the same thing. If you personally don’t care about the latest gear reviews, then skip them. Ask questions about your own game in the technique sections and ask questions of guys who post videos of themselves playing. Only using those sections of the site should provide you exactly what you’re looking for. As for the over 40 comment, there’s a reality that once you hit that age... you probably have very limited time left between the pipes. I’ve spent a lot of time and some money getting this place going and I don’t want it to die like GSBB did. To be sustainable long term, we need youth and new members. That’s just a reality of sustainability. It wasn't meant to offend anyone, but it was phrased in a manner that I hoped would get people’s attention. Getting younger members is the number 1 hurdle I think this website may have for living a long life.
  17. Hopefully it’s clear the joke about Russia is meant to bring some light to this situation. I personally feel people are taking this thread too seriously and getting bent out of shape about something they could easily ignore I took the suggestions about the number of posts around this topic. Joe took the feedback about contributing more of his Bandits content and is doing that. So compromise and suggestions from the community has prevailed here
  18. @Colander After just finishing Chernobyl, I can assure you our community is very far from Soviet Russia. Why are we so opposed to Joe potentially making a dollar or two? If he hijacked other people's threads and said, "go buy SSLC", we'd have an issue. That would be abusive spam. But if he starts his own thread to share something about his project and promote it, why is that an issue?
  19. Hi Griffin, welcome to the site. As @SaveByRichter35 mentioned, click around. There's lots of threads on the GNetik IV and the Vapor 2X Pro. With that said, can give us some more info? What do you like about your GNetik 3? What don't you like? What level of hockey do you play? How often are you on the ice? What do you think you want in a pad that you don't currently have?
  20. Joe is NOT paying me. The only form of paid for ads on this site are banner ads. That is all automated and I have no idea who is going to pop up as an add. With that said, @Joe Messina is sharing his newest project. He is used to Instagram where making a daily post is a "requirement" of running a successful page. He is basically re-sharing IG posts with us. If his posts also double as ads, then so be it. I don't have a problem with people in the goalie community sharing/selling things that might be of interest to other goalies. In my opinion, that's part of the community. Joe was one of the first people to step up and help this place create original content, which helps drive traffic here, and which in turn helped the site become sustainable. It's taken nearly 3 years to get 1000 members on our website. By contrast, the IG page has almost 20,000 followers. If the numbers don't make it obvious, the .com world is sorta dying if you're not already established. If we are going to act like like a bunch of curmudgeons because someone wants to re share stuff that might help him sell a product, then this site is going to stale very quickly. Although some of @Max27 and @Jonathon v 's posts leave me scratching my head, I am happy to see young blood that is excited about equipment and here to learn. If we act like assholes to them, they are going to disappear. That is going to turn this place into a bunch of over 40+ guys chatting gear and someone might as well start an iMessage or What's App thread. By contrast, if we are constructive and helpful with the kids, hopefully more will sign up or people who watch the website and don't comment will build up the confidence to chime in. This site isn't going anywhere, but I honestly think people need to chill out. You have one of the top goalie instructors and entrepreneurs of accessories taking time every day to comment on the site. That's a great thing. I can assure you if chirp Joe aggressively here and then ask a question on one of the Bandit's threads, he's not going to respond. It's awesome that Joe, @Kirk3190 , @Tim_TRUEHockey etc take the time to be here. I think we need not take that for granted. For the last time... If you don't like this thread, stop looking at it. If you don't like it you're not missing anything. If he occupies 1 space on The Latest for 1/2 a day, the world is not going to come crashing down and the community aspect of the website is not destroyed. This place is not the GSBB or any other bulletin board. We are allowed to do stuff our own way.
  21. I dont have issues with it watching the puck into the glove. It more forces you keep your whole head down when you are moving and watching the puck come off the blade.
  22. In this video, it seems like the goalie really kicks up his pushing leg and it gets high off the ice. IMO, that would be considered poor form, no? Or is an exaggerated movement part of the drill?
  23. TheGoalNet

    Hot Takes

    I actually tagged people who said I don't call other people out in a post on the "Attack of the Clones" article, haha As for Bauer, I can almost guarantee those are either printing tests samples wont end up in use or Bauer got permission. Bauer had a whole Star Wars mask line with the NME a few years back. I also previously asked Brian's about getting a liquor bottle embroidered on the boot of my pads ( @Mroy31 after the customs mishap, you might guess which bottle). Brian's said no problem with the permission of the brand. I emailed Diageo and asked for permission and they said no. Brian's wouldn't do it. I will bet my left small toe that Bauer operates the same now that this is in retail.
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