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WillyGrips13

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About WillyGrips13

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  • Birthday 08/22/1977

Personal Information

  • Location
    Toledo, OH
  • Hometown
    Huntington, NY

Current Equipment

  • Leg Pads
    Don Simmons 586
  • Review:
    Soft and with torsional flex. Works well for me.
  • Glove
    Don Simmons Matrix
  • Review:
    Asked for a baseball-style glove. This achieves that.
  • Blocker
    Don Simmons Matrix
  • Review:
    Bindingless thin board with solid, unobstructive finger protection
  • Chest & Arm Protector
    Vaughn Epic 8800/John Brown 2100
  • Review:
    Vaughn: Mobile and light with decent protection. Brown: Solid protection, relatively mobile. Heavier and hotter than modern C/As
  • Pants
    John Brown 2000
  • Review:
    Solid protection and mobile.
  • Mask
    ProMasque
  • Review:
    Solid protection. Refurbished once.
  • Stick
    CCM 26” Price
  • Review:
    Deflects and shoots just fine.
  • Skates - Boot
    Graf 750 Goaler Pro
  • Review:
    I like Graf skates. Comfortable.
  • Skate - Cowling
    Graf Cobra
  • Review:
    I prefer traditional protection. I had the inside toe area shaved down for improved attack angle.
  • Skates - Blades
    Graf
  • Review:
    It’s embedded in the cowling. I like the feel of Graf blades.
  • Knee Pads
    PAW
  • Review:
    They stay in place, cushion the knees for dropping and protect well from shots.
  • Neck Guard
    Maltese used with Vaughn. Integrated with the Brown
  • Review:
    Maltese: Solid and protective. Don’t notice it while wearing. Brown: Mostly ornamental. I would advise a separate throat and clavicle protector.
  • Jock
    Eagle double cup
  • Review:
    The gray one. Protects fine.

Wish List

  • Leg Pads
    John Brown 2100/287

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  1. This sounds like a fetish... Talk dirty to me.
  2. WTF with these ads? I’m tired of seeing a disgusting dead rat ad. Reported it countless times. And yes, @Lucky Pucker the ads invade the content all the time. This site is definitely not designed to be viewed on a phone. I’m sure I’ll get the, “works fine for me response” now.
  3. First off, I’d say try keeping the top strap of the knee pads looser. I think many people think the tighter they affix the straps to their legs the less likely they will slide down. However the natural shape of our upper legs means anything tightly strapped to them will look for the narrowest point which of course is lower down by the knee. If you want custom sizing I know P.A.W. makes their knee pads based on each customer’s measurements. They can make any type of attachment mechanism to pants or pads. Also, they offer the garter belt option. I use this brand and they stay in place. Brown is another company that makes equipment based on customer measurements.
  4. He added a step since posting the video. Atsko Silicone Water-Guard after finishing painting and before Snoseal. I think they will hold up.
  5. Yes, I did indeed use his method. I posted results in the thread about what we’re doing during the pandemic. Forgot to post here. I am a member of the Vintage goalie gear Facebook group. I tend to like the content there a bit more than here.
  6. I’ll give them a whirl at some point. Perhaps by the time we all finally get back on the ice, all our gear will be vintage 🙄.
  7. Enough talk... 😎 Finished my pad refurb job. Sanded, used watered down paint as dye multiple times on worn areas. Painted over. Silicone water-guard spray then Snoseal beeswax layer. Method courtesy of CooperGoalie on YouTube. And before shots
  8. I ended up watching the whole video. Weird how the conferences were set up. I guess they’re always changing the alignment of teams.
  9. I have 2000PN model pants I got around ‘06. I wore them regularly until 2010 when I switched to Vaughn 8800 Epics. I switched back to these regularly a few years ago. I have the Brown suspenders on them, too. I like them. They have better tailbone protection than most pants. They hold my cup in place better than my Vaughn pants, which is helpful because the elastic from the cup waistband is shot. Protection is great with them as with most things Brown. They may be heavier and warmer than other manufacturer’s pants. I removed the inner thigh five-hole bars because they made closing my five-hole below the pant line difficult. There are pads there anyway that are sufficient. I’ve had plenty of sewing work done on these over the years. They still function properly and protect well. If I order Brown pants in the future, I’d get the model with the flaps above the thigh caps. Not sure if I’d get the inner belt. Brown will make a custom pair of pants for you with whatever mix of features you want. Also it will be custom measured to you and whatever color combination you want. His current models have some updated features compared to mine, including the hip flaps and inner belt I mentioned, an outer belt that is protected by padding and a cutout on the back bottom of the hamstring area. Check out the Brown facebook page and Instagram page. A lot of great examples of all their gear. More variety than shown on their website.
  10. Painting a goalie (Hextall in oil). Almost done. Nordique’s logo needs to be finished. Painting goalie pads with acrylic paint using the Cooper Goalie’s method on YouTube. Just awaiting the silicone water-guard to be delivered for the sealing step in the process. Also did a once over with a heat gun on my bucky Salvi pads to melt the Snoseal that I put on last time. It was still a bit sticky. And now I’m gonna leave them out for display. The basement has turned into a play room. The old Wii is down here, too😄.
  11. Damn. You guys are piling on. Although I’m not a fan of the graphics, the quality looks fine. I am viewing on a phone screen, though.
  12. Okay, I’ll start small. What could be used to treat the wear spots, if anything?
  13. So I got these Heaton Pro90Z leg pads years back (2013?) from someone on the GSBB, Northstar35 (?). The goal was to see if I could play more stand-up style with them. When I was younger I played in pads similar to these and was comfortable. However, over the years my game has changed and these pads are just too awkward for me to play in as they are constructed. Specifically the lack of landing gear to allow some rotation. I’m wondering if I should have the pads modernized by adding landing gear with a jenpro knee-wing. I would also be interested in having a jenpro covered calf protector with a wedge similar to what later Heaton models had. Perhaps the current knee wing and calf wrap could be moved to the outside of the pad since there is no protection there. But would having these adjustments be blasphemous since pads like these are scarce now? Would it be too costly? Who would be willing to do the work? Is there too much wear to the pads to justify this work? Should I just get John Brown or Kenesky to build a model similar to these? I’m not having this done anytime soon if at all. What are your opinions? Modernize the pads, keep them to use once a year, sell them to someone who would use them or display them? Thanks
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