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About WillyGrips13

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    Advanced Member
  • 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
  • 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
  • Review:
    It’s embedded in the cowling. I like the feel of Graf blades.
  • Knee Pads
  • 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. Forgot about this thread. We have an addition since I last posted in this thread. Here’s Jethro. He joined us when we lived in Toledo, Ohio a little over a year ago. He and Sultan are frenemies. So we have a Connecticut cat and an Ohio cat living in Memphis, Tennessee.
  2. Is anyone else tired of hearing Pierre Maguire blame everything on the goalies? I am. Although, I suppose I could have ended the sentence after his name. Ed Olczyk is the same way.
  3. I just watched the entire video. That was awesome. Plenty of details I never knew about stand-up goaltending are included. I enjoyed this goaltender’s playing style. I may have to try some of these. Loved the narration, too. Thanks for posting this.
  4. Yeah, I started doing this twenty-plus years ago. I was going to play with groups that may or may not already have two goalies. So instead of being the third goalie or not playing that night, I could skate out on those nights. I’ve kept up with playing both in some capacity. Currently, I’m playing goalie on a beer league team on Sundays and an over-35 group on Thursdays. Meanwhile, I go to stick and pucks as a skater to dick around. I was playing on a team last season as a defender, but that team folded and the players were distributed throughout the league. I was already picked up as a g
  5. Sorry to hear. Thanks for sharing. Do you have other skating opportunities around? Or are you retired?
  6. Dallas put on a masterclass on redirecting shots in that game. At least three tipped goals by Stars attackers.
  7. WillyGrips13

    NHL 2021 Season

    Love the way the Senators throwback jerseys look.
  8. If you get the 2200, I’d love to hear how you like it. I was scared away by it’s shape and went with the more conventional one. To those who carry their pads separately, do you really need a goalie bag for the rest of your stuff? Wouldn’t a player bag be sufficient?
  9. I was fortunate to get onto a good team here in my new home, Memphis, Tennessee. The rink is the only one for hundreds of miles and is actually in Mississippi. Only twenty minutes from my house. Surprisingly good hockey with tons of transplants due to FedEx having headquarters here. Plus local kids from Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas who play here. Ole Miss club hockey plays here, too.
  10. I have this one. https://brownhockey.com/products/ac/b/2400 The dimensions are different than the Brown bag you’re looking at. Mine is big and at times ungainly. A negative for me is the shoulder straps are a little long, making the bag hang a little low. This in turn causes me to lean in the other direction to balance the bag as I walk. Positives are that it is durable, it has the U-shape opening and a separate end compartment. Personally, I’ve never been able to carry my pads outside my bag. I’ve tried it and it just didn’t work for me. I’ve had a smaller Bro
  11. New gear isn’t just for goalies. Got new Eagle gloves made in NYI/EDM colors. Decided to get all color coordinated for a recent stick and puck. Helmet is black, so I left it out of the picture.
  12. Maybe it’s because he has zero clearance for his pads. They come down around his skates and almost touch the ice on either side.
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