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Everything posted by WillyGrips13

  1. Okay, I’ll start small. What could be used to treat the wear spots, if anything?
  2. 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
  3. Here are the foam bars I removed from the inseam of my Brown pants.
  4. I had a similar issue with my Brown pants. Removing a vertical foam bar from each inseam allowed me to get my knees together. It’s possible I had to cut open the fabric to get to it. Not sure why manufacturers are putting a piece of padding in an area that clearly hinders performance🤔.
  5. This is the integrated throat guard from a John Brown C/A (2100). It’s been attached to the unit from when I got it in 2006 until a month ago. Now I’m using my Maltese with the C/A and this was not needed. This throat guard is just a foam ring, no plastic. The piece that hangs down has no padding and is just there to attach to the C/A and to allow for flex. Decent amount of wear including a hole in the strap and an area that has been patched. Strap’s elastic is a bit stretched. $10 USD + shipping from Toledo, Ohio 43612.
  6. I reorganized the basement. I’ve been drumming (poorly)... set up the old Wii... Painting... and here are our children...
  7. I think in this case your best option would be contacting Kenesky. They seem to be willing to do fully customized set-ups including structural customizations not just aesthetic ones. Check out their Facebook page.
  8. Well Simmons is still making gear. They moved their operation to Buffalo. So all you haters got to keep on hatin’. Website is simmonshockey.com click on it to hate on it.
  9. To counter the Simmons quality comment, I’ve had a set of their leg pads and gloves in use since 2012 and they’re humming along nicely. That includes a period where I was playing 5-6 times a week for multiple years. I have had the gloves spruced up by Sara at PAW and I’ve put Shoogoo on the wear spots on all the gear. For reference I have worn pro gear from Vaughn, Brown, Bauer, TPS and don’t feel any drop off in the Simmons gear. But the OP’s point is valid. More and more people have less and less disposable income and something non-essential like hockey will not be prioritized by a family who doesn’t have the means. Granted, if you’re a phenom you will likely find your fees paid for by organizations and it will be easier for you financially. But most kids are NOT phenoms, despite what many parents think.
  10. It held together successfully tonight.
  11. Got Carhartt suspender buttons on Amazon. Installed one where the original was missing. Seems like it does the trick. Skating tonight, so it’ll be tested.
  12. An AHL guy Martin Frk shot 109.2 mph at the AHL skills competition. You guys officially sound old. It’s Allstar festivities. What do you want? It’s supposed to be fun and light-hearted. The 3 on 3 mini tournament format actually makes it more interesting. I’m just worried a goalie will eventually pull something trying to keep up. Did you notice how young most of the participants were?
  13. So if I need to replace a suspender button you guys recommend a craft store like Michael’s? Goalie Monkey didn’t appear to have any suspender buttons on their site.
  14. This right here is how defending theory should be taught. Sadly even at the NHL level, players are not following it. Instead they sag back passively to block a shot or chase the puck around or swipe at the puck and get burned. If NHL players can’t even defend properly, how can we expect weekend warriors to do so? To the OP, I laughed when I saw your thread title. There ain’t no changing what beer leaguers do on the ice. You want an improved performance, get better players or join a better team. Twenty plus years of adult league sports has taught me no “team talk” is worth anything more than fodder for when beers are being consumed.
  15. I strained my groin a few years back in a game in the first period and left the ice in the intermission. After the game the other goalie approached me. He was (and likely still is) fifty pounds overweight. He said my problem was I stretched. He said he doesn’t stretch at all. He was joking but I think he was also telling the truth. @bc30 I’m referring to Bobby Guliano. You know him, right? Amazing goalie in spite of his extra heft and lack of game preparation. 😂
  16. I’m guessing this thread is one of the only places banning this is even being considered. Seriously, don’t allow the goal and this won’t be a problem. It’s a skill using your stick on the puck and it’s below the crossbar. Figure out how to stop it. We’re living in an era when goaltending and offense are at extreme levels. The defending in our era sucks. Maybe something like this will actually force players to use body contact on plays around the goal instead of reaching for the puck with their stick or trying to block shots.
  17. Damn, this thread got good all of a sudden. I can hear the sound of the players getting hit in my head. “Ooh-ughh”
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