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About BadAngle41

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    The Answer is Usually Technique
  • Birthday December 1

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  • Location
    Indianapolis, IN
  • Hometown
    Rochester, NY

Current Equipment

  • Leg Pads
    Custom CCM Retroflex
  • Glove
    Custom Koho Revolution 580 Break
  • Blocker
    Custom Koho Revolution
  • Chest & Arm Protector
    Custom Passau Gen 2
  • Pants
    CCM HPG13A (Hershey Bears)
  • Mask
    Wall W6H
  • Stick
    Bauer 2S Pro (25" P31)
  • Skates - Boot
    Bauer S190
  • Skate - Cowling
    Vertexx Edge
  • Skates - Blades
    Tydan DLC
  • Knee Pads
    Modded Reebok Pro w/ Passau Internals
  • Neck Guard
    Custom Maltese Reiter Spec
  • Jock
    Reebok Pro and Shock Doctor Ultra Cup

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  1. @Richie41 I had this exact discussion a couple weeks ago... and IMO... when I need to replace the velcro on my Maltese... I'm going to change out to what @Beccaraptor does over at PAW. Makes total sense... easily replaceable. From one of her latest IG posts...
  2. Any wear on the Bauer Elite knee pads yet? Was considering a set as they wrap around nicely on the inside of the knee (as opposed to gform's normal offerings which focus on frontal impacts.)
  3. Is that THE mask from the How It's Made episode????
  4. True... and I think it would have been nice to include some of the other feathers (colors.) But... he also had a pretty good year last year and while it's a new graphic.. maybe he didn't want to change up TOO much from last year... keep those good vibes going...
  5. Just unnecessary. I mean honestly, my toddlers do a better job of ignoring things that irritate them than you do. How many times are you going to continue to visit this thread and air whatever grievance(s) you have? This equipment is little more than a TOOL. Did you feel the same way about the hammer the carpenter who built your house used? Probably not.
  6. BadAngle41

    gnetik IV pads

    First one... I like the balance of Red and Black better than in the second.
  7. First Skate on 20/32 Radius Notes: When pivoting I no longer sensed that I was fighting the front half of my steel... far less resistance on those quick turns. What I found most surprising though was how... given the pitch and combo radius... I felt I had significantly better hinge control when in RVH. The outer leg seemed to glide in a nice arc almost effortlessly... like it wanted to do exactly that. Hollow Notes: At first the 1/2" I found to work best for me on 3mm steel felt shallow compared to how I've felt a 1/2" before. But After a few laps... some stretching... and some warm up shots... all was forgotten. During game play I didn't give this hollow a second thought. I could potentially go to say 7/16" on good ice... but for the current ice conditions in my area right now... 1/2" will continue to do the job. Blade Matching Notes: I'm not sure how much the blade matching helped... but I think it's safe to say it certainly doesn't hurt and I'd plan on doing it to all my sets of steels when they're sent in for the radius. Overall: The smaller radius in the front along with the medium pitch forward felt very much as described by Bob... "Like a player combo it has two radius on the runner, a shorter one in the front of the skate for responsive and tight, quick turning, and pivots and a larger one in the rear of the skate for balance and blade on the ice for powerful pushes, slide stops and recoveries." I'll have a few more skates I'd like to use them in... and it has made me VERY curious as to how much I'd like the 17/32 @Teezle utilizes. Almost certainly going to be sending these LS5Gs back for the even smaller radius up front. Once I get what I want dialed in... both sets of Tydans will be sent for the final treatment. (Picture to be posted later today for reference on the 20/32.)
  8. $6.75 for a Hollow Sharpening... $7.75 for a FBV. Shipping for me was ~$7 each way... so all in certainly more expensive than a LHS but as @bunnyman666 pointed out... sticking to their process also means a good consistent sharpening which maintains the profile.
  9. UPDATE: I sent my LS5G steels off to NoIcingSports on Wednesday last week... had them back to me the following Monday. Quick and easy. First skate with them will be this evening. Eyeballing them compared to my TIN coated Tydans I could notice a slight difference on the front half where the 20' radius was applied. I'll be particularly interested in the Medium Pitch Forward. As I said before... even if I do like this... I'll be tempted to at least try the 17'/32' and/or adjust the pitch to dial everything in and not wonder what could be.
  10. Totally agree on the pitch I'm getting from the boot/holder already. Which is why I'm fortunate to have 3 sets of steels right now so I can use one as the guinea pig for this whole thing. Right now I feel like I'm fighting my skates a little bit. I watch to pitch forward but they're almost pushing me back on my heels. I was in Grafs w/ Cobra holder... swapped it to Vertexx.. then did S190s... and now in 2X Pro. So i've comfortably made the transition.. but just as of late felt sorta off. Quick movements on my toes feel like i have too much steel involved etc. This is exactly what I'm hoping to find with the 20'/32'. My only concern is will I get it and immediately love and not want to change? Or (more likely) think it's great... but I wonder if... and get try a couple other profiles done to really know for sure what I like. As I mentioned to above in my reply to @Teezle... I am looking for that agility improvement.
  11. Ah... you're talking about HOLLOW if I'm reading correctly... a 17/32" HOLLOW. I get a 1/2" on mine... but this topic is more focused on radius as a PROFILE. Note the difference in 17/32" and 20'/32'... the latter using a ' designation referring to feet not inches. So a 20'/32' is a combination radius being put on the steel which means I will be removing the stock Bauer 30' radius and have the front half(ish) portion of the steel w/ a 20' radius while the remainder will be done at a 32' radius. I will also be pitched forward slightly compared to stock.
  12. I figured the response was a canned one... but more interested in how you came to your 17/32. Was that a trial and error for you? If so, can you help describe what you felt from the initial change and what makes 17/32 just right for you? As for the hassle piece... you nailed it. When you LHS does fine sending out is a hassle. For those in my situation... the hassle is having the LHS screwing up your skates.
  13. The use of a radius (or a combination of radii) has always made total sense to me on a player's skate. Aids in either gliding or agility... pitch the player more on the toes or heels... all that stuff. Essentially it should compliment the player's skating style and what they want to achieve. But when it comes to a goal skate... I have always kept mine the stock "flat." It wasn't an overly conscious decision... more of habit. Played for years with them like that and adjusted hollows of course but that was the extent of it. Relatively recently however, after a series of poor sharpenings that were completely uneven I found myself feeling off balance. My solution was two fold. First... buy some new steels... Second... start doing mail order sharpenings. With that.. the more I looked... the more I was curious about getting a good radius put on all my steels which was the same and have them blade matched so each pair (L&R) were identical to one another and the radius would be the same across all my sets of steel. At first... my thought was just clean up the stamped stock radius and get a 30' on all... I mean I've played with "flat" for years and its been fine. But curious as to what someone who does this for a living might say... I reached out to the guys at NoIcingSports.com to get their opinion. Based on my age... weight... level of play... and feel for my current "radius"... "For radius, I strongly recommend the combination radius. It really outperforms single radius goalie profiles. Like a player combo it has two radius on the runner, a shorter one in the front of the skate for responsive and tight, quick turning, and pivots and a larger one in the rear of the skate for balance and blade on the ice for powerful pushes, slide stops and recoveries. For you, our 20'/32' combination will work very well for you. I have more than 1000 goalies on this radius, none haven't loved it. I use it myself. I also recommend a medium forward pitch to get you off your heels, to give you a deeper knee bend for a lower crouch, easier pivots, better balance, and quicker 5-hole closure. I think you'll like this combo profile way more than the stock 30’ neutral radius you have on the Bauers now." - Bob @NoIcingSports So I packaged up a set of Bauer LS5G today and sent them off. The radius, sharpening (1/2"), and blade matching ran me $55 plus another $7 for the return shipping. If I like it I'll send the TIN and DLC coated Tydans for the same treatment. Then I have a good rotation of steels which (aside from steel height based on prior sharpenings) will all be the same. If I don't like it... keep working with Bob until we find it. Will it help or will I continue to suck and blame my steels? I'll post updates as to how the project progresses... minor adjustments to radius or pitch until I dial it in just right. I'll also try and share whatever I learn during the process... the actual mechanics of it etc. Of course any comments from personal experience or questions from radius virgins like myself are welcome...
  14. @TheGoalNet... How do YOU not have a case w/ D30???? https://www.wirelesswave.ca/en/phone-cases-and-protectors/m793944/gear4-iphone-x-xs-d3o-piccadilly-case/
  15. I'd say I like a good song regardless of genre between whistles. Something to bop around to. My only gripe is the lazy scorekeeper who plays the same song until it ends instead of having one in the queue for each break. I mean if you're going to the trouble of bringing music... bring music... don't just hit pause and play.
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