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  1. A lot more plastic. It's in the shoulder and arm floaters, as well as the bicep and forearm pads.
  2. Chenner29

    Warrior G5

    Would you mind taking measurements on the front of the pad, running the tape measure along the surface? From the center of the knee section up to the top binding. I have found any kind of pre-curved pad can skew the measurement an inch or two. The Warriors are a bit tougher to measure for sizing as the knee block and padded leg channel make it hard to get a true measurement unless you're going off the face of the pad. Really, this is more indulging my curiosity as my friends group has found that Warriors fit really weird (paging @ZeroGravitas - he wears a 33+1.5 CCM and a 35+2? Warrior). This is how I sized pads back in 2006 working retail. I'm not saying this is the correct way, but we rarely got returns because we screwed up sizing. I would get an ankle to knee measurement (after offering up a prayer that people on the other side of the line measured correctly), then run to the floor and measure a couple pads from the mid knee down to the boot break. Then we'd talk thigh rise. Total "top of pad" runs from the center of the middle knee roll straight up. Vaughns traditionally had the shortest stock thigh rise, Koho had the largest. We'd get occasional calls from guys in Sweden wanting to order TPS pads with a + 4 thigh rise because they all loved Henrik Lundqvist. According to their sizing charts, +0 on a 35" Warrior is 8.5" and a +0 on a 35" CCM is 11". Both companies claim to measure from above the knee. We can start there...
  3. I'd guess you are seeing offshore-manufactured samples/prototypes. Maybe SLR-X was an actual thing at one point, or will be next year when the line is due for an update (Velocity was updated this year).
  4. RSVD: Thoughts: build quality, materials, protection, comparisons
  5. Hey folks, I had the opportunity to pick up one of these from Sideline Swap and pulled the trigger. This was marked as a Varlamov pro return, Fit 3 with -1" on the arms. Obviously, with rinks shut down, I have not been able to get it on the ice yet. I don't think it's worth a full scale review, as AFAIK these are NHL issue only. They won't be widely available, and it doesn't look like any facsimile is going to be making it to the retail level. However, I will dedicate some space to my thoughts on it and open up discussion for anyone who wants to find out more. I'd be happy to answer questions, take measurements, or whatever else you may have. Enjoy the pictures in the meantime.
  6. I thought the SLR-X was their April Fool's line...
  7. Phil never told me gel was tested with Vaughn. He did say that Mike wanted to license his composite sticks for $5 per unit sold.
  8. Yes, the whole unit is padded with the same material.
  9. Before you go spending money on another pair of pants, I believe the padding in the CCM pants is removable. Have you tried that first?
  10. Unfortunately, that design philosophy has gone by the wayside over the last decade.
  11. Same here. I think the toe cap in this instance is a freak occurrence, but I've seen too many durability issues with the carbon in the holder to ever plunk down money on a one piece. Once my current 2pc Trues die out, I will probably go with a custom Bauer.
  12. If you're worried about the velcro over the back of the shoulders, you can always sew the pieces down when you find a setting that you like.
  13. Not sure why this was in Chest Protectors...I'd guess the pain was so bad, it must have affected OPs cognitive abilities. I've moved it to a more fitting sub
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