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  1. Looks like the T collapsing into a Y?
  2. In case anyone missed it, this concept was done in 2009. The designer references such vintage brands as RBK and Nike-Bauer (lol)...it looks like it done for a design portfolio than actually marketed to gear manufacturers If we want to engage in mask design discourse, we may be better served looking at what's actually being made and sold now and trying to improve on something that was admittedly dead in the water the day he published
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    2xPro->True

    Do a few things. Get your floor to knee measurement, match it up with what True gives you Take your current Bauers, find the center of the knee block, move over horizontally to that same spot on the backside of the pad. Plant a tape measure there and go straight up to the top binding. 20.1 and Axis should be roughly equivalent Where the numbers skew is if you're going from 20.1 to Eflex, or Axis to 12.2 20.1 boot adds about half an inch I went from a 33+2 (35 overall) Eflex 4 to a 32 + 2.5 (34.5 overall) 20.1
  4. Not really much to write home about so far, IMO. Ignore the mouse cursors, my son was playing on my desk and bumping into my elbow while I was screen grabbing these The customer direct market seems pretty saturated at the moment (Battram, Kenesky, Simmons, Passau), not sure what another player thinks they can bring that those guys don't. The eyelets on the side of the pad look like a nasty cut waiting to happen
  5. 100% best I've ever used, and I've used a lot. Heaton Helite 5 (6750, not the one with the crazy wings), Vaughn 3700 custom BHG "Helite 5" Vaughn 5500 Vaughn V2/6000 Brown (503?) Reebok P1 Reebok 11k Reebok P1 Bernier pro return Brown 2200 CCM AB Pro Kenesky PP1 The BHG Helite 5 remake was probably my second favorite, but I was getting nasty bruises in it 6 months after getting it
  6. The elastic is counter-intuitive to pushing off with the inside of the toe box in the RVH
  7. The premise behind the Maltese foam was to create something that would not stiffen up/harden over time like traditional Rubatex. If the padding in your mask is still soft you can continue to use it. I've heard of people taking it as far as saturating the padding with water every so often, then going in with their hands and fingers and "wringing out" the padding to flush out any excess sweat/etc (wear gloves, you'll see some icky brown water come out) Also note that for the price of a new Bauer, you can pick up a mostly-similar Otny CC with ECO padding from GoalieParts.com
  8. Correct me if I'm wrong, but your first statement sounds like you had it installed as a layer of padding on the chin...that's not a chin sling, that's just chin padding, and was a very common mistake. The injuries you experienced were likely pressure cuts. Here is an actual chin sling setup so we can confirm we are talking about the same thing. Note it the sling is suspended off the chin. To combat the issue of the padding pulling out from the hardware, you can back the sling with some jenpro or Padskinz. If you want to take it a step further, you can sandwich a rubber washer
  9. Don't worry, the Eco wore through from the inside because it slightly denser foam, which would create a hot wear point on the outside when machine washed...and I believe the skin is slightly different Passau was making everything for Maltese the last year and a half or so; the skin is identical. The Roughneck and Maltese used the softer version of the gel foam that wouldn't create hot spots from the inside.
  10. The stick and the form are probably related. Maybe you are sitting back on your heels in the butterfly because your stick is too long. Or maybe that's what you felt was comfortable so you got the taller paddle, but didn't realize it's making you sit up taller/backwards
  11. Thanks for posting in-depth, it's always fun to check out other people's specs and see their thought process., and it looks like you were able to put together some pretty sweet modernized gear with their custom options. I don't follow Vaughn lines enough to know if this is an evolutionary leap from the V8, but the V9 logo looks worlds better! Is there any reason why you didn't elect to eliminate the air mesh in the shin? For me, I've always found that material to be lacking from a durability standpoint. Big props on the reinforced T, I think you'll find some significant gains w
  12. I asked Vaughn for a 5500 chest back when the 8800 first came out and I was shut down. I wanted the smaller shoulder floaters. Maybe they were pushing hard to get 8800s out in the general public back then, or they've loosened the reins on some of their custom policies. They used to be a hard no on doing vintage graphics, and now we're seeing the old V2 and Legacy graphic on their pros...
  13. Size 8 skate here, found even the Trav spec too tight at the toes. I tweaked my ankle quite a bit on these. I just ordered another pair with Trav spec +2 inches
  14. This c/a was actually pretty good for the pricepoint back in the day
  15. Will Vaughn still custom build a 5500? Back in the mid-00s, one of my buddies at the shop scored a Khabibulin return 5500. Thing was a tank but moved really well. I wonder if you could call in and have it custom ordered...
  16. Check your technique too I’ve noticed when I’m ramping pucks up instead of out to the corners, my weight is back on my butt instead of slightly forward. This causes my stick to tilt back and I jab at the puck as it’s coming in. Your blade should be perpendicular to the ice and meeting the puck at the heel.
  17. Good point, which leads me to another topic... If you watch interviews or talk to a lot of guys playing pro hockey, you will find that for many, the NHL was never the ultimate goal. They focused on dominating every league they played in at that specific time in their life and eventually found their way into the league. Focus on what you need to do to be the best in your immediate space, and you will find it builds on what you need in the future. And finally, this guy: Who the fuck are you and what did you do with the real Coop? Why are you being nice?
  18. At age 20, I was released from my junior team two weeks before nationals. I was with the team 3 years. My first year I won the starter job as an underage 17 year old...we won a lot of games but lost in the final. My second year we won states and lost in the semis at nationals. In my third year, a lot changed - I had a new goalie partner and half the roster aged out, so I had a new team and lost some of my friends. I struggled throughout the season and it ended up with me getting cut when I got to the rink for practice one morning. Looking back, I realized I didn't work as hard as
  19. The heel of your left skate kicks up a little bit more than your right. Do you have any injuries on the left?
  20. No. Literally in the catalog. Ultrasonic and 2X are in there with custom options as well
  21. The seatbelt nylon straps don't engage the teeth on the plastic slides as well as what other manufacturers use. Other companies use nylon straps that are a bit thicker and have a woven pattern to it which snags pretty well. My arms got blown up in my PP1.
  22. If you look at the Bauer custom catalog, this pro department C/A is available at retail.
  23. Duh, gear's been shrunk multiple times since then Note that pants shrunk in the years between your comparison pics, and Giguere's weight is back on his heels in the pic you shared. No gear is going to be able to immediately give you a better flare. There is some biological capability (how deep-seated your hip sockets are). Keep in mind the sample size you are seeing is at the NHL level, so you are seeing less than 1% of goalies represented globally. Don't feel peer-pressured into having a perfect butterfly You want to SMR (self myofascial release) before you stretch
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