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Ziemc97 last won the day on March 6 2018

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    Vaughn V9

    This issue is solved if you're able to go custom by asking for the carbon reinforced perimeter option for legacy builds like the 5500 and 8800- I also haven't seen the issue in anything with 'carbon' in it, ie, V6 onwards. So anything at retail these days won't have that issue. Boot also really only 'settled' with pads stuffed with the black snake foam, which isn't at retail as of the 2300 onwards I believe. All Vaughn's do shrink or compress slightly, but the newer the lineup, the less it's a factor. Asking a retailer/goalie guru like Dudo at GM to help you out is great idea too!
  2. Haha, or I need your gear! Looks awesome.
  3. One from the top, B1B; team is the Energy Eagles! We're doing pretty well right now, 7-3.
  4. Two pics I liked from the last few games; have a new set of Vaughn's coming down the pipeline that I'm really excited about, but can't deny the performance of the Optik pads and CCM mitts for the time being! Mask was painted by myself but the leaves were red; had to cover with blue vinyl. Also impressed with the 1X sticks; definitely not as much pop as the 1S for shooting, but I much prefer the feel for rebound control, feels like I can pick where I want to put the puck.
  5. Actually wore the 1X gear during the summer- the reaction behind my movement felt incredible but I eventually went back to the gear I felt was more stable and consistent; the 1X stuff demands perfect movements to get perfect results and I felt like if I played 'off' the way faster sliding and less curved profile was a detriment. Whereas my softer Vaughn's (with an extra inch of thighrise) were more forgiving; less slide meant more control, more curve and flex meant more comfort and coverage etc. I felt less 'caught' because my mistakes weren't amplified by my gear. All personal thoughts obviously. Dislike Brian's gloves and the Lack pads were too big for me so I never wore them sadly
  6. Ha, small world. Yes I did, tore my hamstring really badly in our first game and saw limited action that year because of it. Awesome season though! Our team was amazing.
  7. Long time listener, 1st time caller. Missed GSBB so loving this place. I’ve used what feels like hundreds of different pieces of gear and this is what I’ve settled on... for now. Here’s the setup- Bucket- 961 with gold cateye. Painted myself. Usually use a Sportmask 515 but it has a badly dented cage right now. Both have Maltese and Sportmask chin cups. Pads- Vaughn V7 XF. Size has settled to a 35”+2. Custom pulse graphic a la Ward’s demo set from 2009. Custom ordered through TGC, they were my dream pads and still are. Custom strapping Gloves- Vaughn Epic 8800. Glove has a vision T and skate lace along with a game ready palm. Blocker has a leather palm and carbon board. Super light and comfortable. Dream gloves. Skates- VH’s that were used that just so happened to fit me perfectly. Cutout Vertexx cowling and 4mm step steel. Most important piece of gear to me. C/A- Pro return Ventus LT98. Vaughn has long been the most comfortable chesty to me and this one is light and mobile. Pants- Vaughn V6 pants. They’re protective but not too light honestly. Retail pants are underwhelming. Knee guards are PAW and are another critical piece of gear. Sticks- Currently using Bauer 9000 pro returns in 25.5” p31. Bauer sticks till I die. Any questions, fire away! Have some pics of setups from past seasons too.
  8. Won our men’s A-league championship last week and thought I’d post a few shots. More info on the setup in the ‘Show off your Gear’ thread
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