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  1. Sorry Pelle31...I haven’t been on the site much recently. I’m glad you ordered the Russian spec. Turns out, I sent my regular 2400 back and had John add the Russian spec padding to it, so now I have two 2400 beefed up. Yes, I felt some stingers on the arms and shoulders. Nothing major but enough that I knew when packing my gear up for a game or training, I’d always gravitate to the Russian spec one. Figured the regular one would rarely get used, so I got it beefed up as well. I’ve taken quite a few shots in-close off the shoulders and arms, absolutely no issues. Your chestie looks great, nice colours.
  2. Upgrading the smaller pieces. New knee pads, neck guard, and jill. As usual, Sara builds top notch stuff. This is my third set of knee pads and jill but first throat guard from her. I have two old Maltese, but wanted to try a PAW. Heard good things about it. Feels pretty good and feels like it will be very protective.
  3. The Hockey Shop has some in stock https://www.thehockeyshop.com/collections/goalie-catch-gloves-senior/products/ccm-axis-senior-goalie-catcher-580-break-angle?variant=32088954273858
  4. I’m also a female goalie (5’4”). I wanted/needed a senior glove since I play with the guys as well as the gals. I didn’t find the protection good enough in intermediate gloves. I have tried many different manufacturer gloves and found I like Brian’s best. I custom order with pro palm. Although the catcher is stiff at first, I am able to work it in nicely. Brian’s also has an option to leave it in the “break in” machine at the factory longer. The material they use inside the glove is really nice for small hands as well. It does not become slippery when it gets sweaty, so I don’t feel the need to continually adjust my hand inside the glove. The final thing, I’d say is that for small hands the break of the glove is perhaps more important than for larger hands. I absolutely can not use a glove where the break requires more finger power to close. I need a glove where the break sits mid palm so I can more of my grip to close it. I have owned a Subzero 2, subzero 3, Gnetik 3, & I’m just waiting on a new Gnetik 4.
  5. My point wasn’t about making a goalie better in ability by wearing white gear, obviously that would be ridiculous. It’s that shooters consciously or unconsciously have a slightly harder time picking out the goalie’s position peripherally. And I’m sorry but I know players of all ages and ability will burry their heads and shoot without looking at the net...especially under pressure. And this is coming from someone who isn’t a fan on all white gear. My favorite set I owned was navy based. If you sit in a chair looking at your phone, say in a coffee shop with people moving around you...I’m guessing the person with a bright shirt on stands out more than the one wearing a similar colour to the walls using your peripheral vision. I have notice through reading a few other threads out there, that most goalies who think this is BS happen to have dark gear
  6. So I never really thought white gear gave any advantage in net. “It’s all in the goalies head”. I guess for a position that depends heavily on your mental strength maybe in itself that validates it as an advantage if the goalie believes it. I’m saving for a new set of pads and trying to decide on colours. The one thing I like best about dark pads is the ability to hide puck marks and keep the equipment looking clean. I did some reading on whether white pad theory is true or not. Well pretty much for every opinion that says it is there’s an opinion that say there isn’t. For beer leaguers you could argue that most keep their head down when shooting, so that negates the advantage. I’ve been thinking on this after reading an article about Fluery’s move from his yellow pads to white. How a eye specialist in Ottawa wrote to the Pens and told them that bright yellow is the easiest colour for the eye to quickly determine shapes. Someone might argue since beer leaguers don’t look at the net as much that white pads might give more advantage to beer league goalies. If the player is relying on peripheral vision (consciously or subconsciously) what would be easier to see out of the corner of your eye? Dark pads or White? What’s the general opinion out there?
  7. Excellent info. Thanks ZeroGravitas
  8. So the exterior material is different? That was one of the things he told me was the same because they made improvements on it.
  9. I was at a hockey store recently and was looking at the vapor 2X pro pads. Big price tag $1900. The young guy working there told me, I could consider the senior level pad vapor 2X at a price tag of $1000. He told me they were very similar and the senior was almost as good as the pro. When I asked him for more details on the difference between the two, he could really tell be other than to say the internal foams were probably different. Does that really explain the $900 price difference? I could not find anything on line to explain the differences. Anyone have any information of the differences? Anyone have the senior 2X? If so, how do they perform, any wear issues..?
  10. I understand that some are fitting their pads in. I haven’t tried, as that makes it too heavy to comfortably carry for me.
  11. It definitely seems well put together. I definitely like it for the price a I paid. I wanted a backpack goalie bag and the only other one I’m aware of is the Passau one (which is likely a similar price point to what this one will be...my guess). I like it better than Passau’s. The U opening is much more desirable. The size I like better. It appears to be durable material but not as physically heavy as Passau’s material. I like all the pockets inside. I haven’t been asked to give feedback yet to Pacific Rink. There are a few minor things I would suggest. Would I pay full price for one, I might, $200 for a goalie bag seems a drop in the bucket compared to the cost of everything else ($600 glove, $400 blocker, $600 Chest protector, $1000 paint job on my helmet....list goes on & on).
  12. The Hockey Shop. 20% off today only, online only.
  13. I have 3 subzero gloves (one subzero 2 & two subzero 3). All pro palm. I have no issue with closure once broken in...and I’m female with small hands. I did have to break them in, just like the “old” days. Work the closure, tie them up, straight out play with them for awhile. The reason I bought pro palms is that I wanted them to last. I don’t want them broken down in a year. If I’m going to pay $500+ for a glove I want to get several years out of it. Two of them snap shut no issues, third one is still a work in progress but I’ve put it to the side for now (only purchased it because I heard the subzero line might be discontinued and it’s my favorite glove). Like almost every aspect of goalie equipment, it comes down to personal preference.
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