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About breaklouis35

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    York, PA

Current Equipment

  • Leg Pads
    Warrior Ritual GT2 Senior
  • Review:
    Awesome! Minus the knee fraying only after four uses...
  • Glove
    Warrior Ritual GT2 Senior
  • Review:
    Having a hard time catching pucks so far.
  • Blocker
    Warrior Ritual GT2 Senior
  • Review:
    It blocks.
  • Chest & Arm Protector
    Vaughn Velocity VE8
  • Review:
  • Pants
  • Review:
    Surprised they are still going
  • Mask
  • Review:
    I need a new one
  • Stick
    Warrior Swagger Pro LTE
  • Review:
  • Knee Pads
  • Review:
    Still not used to them
  • Neck Guard
    Something from squirts
  • Review:
    Still works!
  • Jock
  • Review:
    Protects the twig and berries
  1. The first few days I felt very uncomfortable doing the program, but after that it's been feeling better and better. She also has a YouTube video for game day warm ups that has some of the exercises or stretches from the program included. I felt pretty loose by the time I got to the rink. Wish I had time to do it before I got dressed at the rink.
  2. Yeah, my thumb loop feels close to end of my thumb instead of the middle of my thumb. I guess I'll have to mess with it. This is my first new glove in over 15 years and I'm 6 games into the season and it still feels off to me. Keep saving pucks in the palm and below (cuff, I'm guessing is the right term), instead of catching them in the webbing. It's driving me nuts. Thanks for providing these. I didn't realize I could have that elastic strap so loose. Wish I would've seen it before my game last night, oh well. I am not sure if my glove came with the practice palm that you mentioned. I have the senior version of the glove. Thanks for your help!
  3. I should have clarified, the type of cycling I do is called flatland bmx. Which consists of rolling balancing tricks on one wheel (no ramps). I did notice last night at my game, my butterfly flare felt a little wider. I've been doing this program since last Sunday. We unfortunately lost (I got hung out to dry) but my butterfly flare felt wider and I was stopping shots that I don't think I would've stopped two weeks ago.
  4. I wonder if I have the same problem. But when I play and do a butterfly on the ice, my knees don't hurt. Strange. I do ride my bike quite a bit, so I wonder if that could be the issue, as well.
  5. For anyone who has tried this, did you find your knees hurting after the first few times? Specifically for me when I do that 50/50 stretch, where you have both legs 90* or looking like a z, when I go to stretch the back leg, I feel this crazy pain in my knee. I feel the stretch, where she says you're supposed to, but dang, my knee felt it too. I brought my back leg up a few inches on the ground and that lessened that pain, but it was still there. Thanks for any input.
  6. Thanks, I'd appreciate the picture.
  7. I also have a GT2 and the thing feels huge to me. Do you have trouble closing it? Has anyone ever tried playing without the thumb loop? If I put my hand in the glove without my thumb going into the thumb loop I can close the glove so much easier.
  8. This year, I actually decided to keep track of my GAA and SV% because the league I am in doesn't provide any of that. They don't even provide how many shots on goal. When I was in high school, my dad used to take count of the shots on a clipboard and show me where the shots were taken and where they scored from. It was interesting to look at and helped me the next time we played against that team. Now I count the shots in my head during the game, it helps me stay focused. Last week was the first time I actually let the statistics creep into my brain while I was on the ice. It didn't help, I can say that. I agree with @CJ Boiss about having a good team in front of you as compared to a not so great team in front of you and how that can mess with your stats. I would try not to worry about it too much and just focus on the game at hand. Hope that helps.
  9. Whoa, cool! He's not that far from where I live and in the next year or so, my wife and I are planning to move into that area. I will definitely look him up. Thanks! And thanks to anyone who responded, I appreciate it. I thought I would've been ridiculed, glad I wasn't!
  10. I'm 30, started when I was 5 as a goalie and never looked back. I would say my mental/emotional game is fair, not great. If a goal gets past me that I probably should've had, I get a bit angry with myself for two seconds and then just look forward to the next shot. If something gets past me where I can't control the circumstances, (guys not clearing the puck out or the guy just has a laser beam shot and can pick corners), I usually just shrug my shoulders and continue on with it. I think I'm more concerned with letting my guys down. If that makes sense.
  11. Thank you all for responding. I was quite nervous posting, as I never posted before on a forum, but I saw a lot of positive things on here and decided the time was right. And it is continuing. @Mroy31 I am located in York, PA, USA region. Not much going on out here. Hershey, PA seems to have a pretty good scene, since the Hershey Bears of the AHL play there, but it's a bit of a hike for me to get there. @seagoal Thanks for responding! Unfortunately, all the times they have here for stick and puck/open hockey are during the hours I am at work, so it's virtually impossible for me to get to the rink. I understand about being on here helps, but I really need more ice time. I will definitely look into contacting the junior team to see if I can get a hold of someone. I just don't want to feel like I am letting my team down all the time. Even though they say things like, "oh it's not your fault/we really left you out to dry there/thanks for making those saves/etc." It's frustrating, I want to be able to do my best, I know it's just rec/beer league, but I like to improve no matter what, whether it was playing AAA when I was younger or subbing for a different team.
  12. Hi, I'm new to the forums and have been strowling on here for the better of a year to get some insight on certain topics. I've been playing for 25 years at this point and just last year I finally decided to join a rec league where I live. Long story short, last year, I did okay, and this year I'd like to do better, unfortunately, I can't control who my team is. So I was wondering, does anyone have a goalie coach that they go to maybe once or twice a week to work on stuff? I haven't had a goalie coach in about 12 years or so. I remember when I was younger I used to go to stick and puck and work with a goalie coach. The rink I play at is under new management and it's hard to get a hold of anyone there. I know they have a junior team that plays there and they have a goalie coach, but he doesn't have an e-mail or phone number listed on their website. Is this ridiculous? I know it's just rec league, but I enjoy trying to improve myself. Thanks for any thoughts or suggestions.
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