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Adam Cooper

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Adam Cooper last won the day on December 29 2018

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About Adam Cooper

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Personal Information

  • Location
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Hometown
    London, Ontario

Current Equipment

  • Leg Pads
    Brian's Opt1k FLX Pro
  • Review:
    Fantastic Pads, exceptional sliding, great seal to the ice and just really well built.
  • Glove
    Brian's Opt1k
  • Review:
    Best glove ever! This thing eats pucks for lunch. Great pocket. Only negative would be it's a little heavier than some other high end gloves.
  • Blocker
    Brian's Opt1k
  • Review:
    Solid Blocker.
  • Chest & Arm Protector
    Warrior Senior Ritual GT
  • Review:
    Great size, mobile and light. The negative is that I've taken lots of stingers in the arms.
  • Pants
    Vaughn 1000 Velocity 6 Pro Goalie Pants
  • Review:
    They are great. No issues
  • Mask
    X8 Sportmask
  • Review:
    This is a tank, it takes puck shots with not issues and it also looks great.
  • Stick
    Reebok Premier and Bauer LS5G
  • Review:
    Love the weight of the Reebok Premier but the paddle has been known to cause some odd deflections
  • Skates - Boot
    Bauer Vapor
  • Skate - Cowling
    Vertexx Edge
  • Skates - Blades
    LS5G Vertexx Carbon
  • Review:
    Amazing! These things last between 10-12 skates before sharpening. They are also much more durable from getting damage from the posts.
  • Knee Pads
    Warrior Ritual X Senior
  • Review:
    I wear them under my socks and with tape they stay in place great. Only negative would be protection on really hard shots. Next time I would upgrade to the Pro version.
  • Jock
    Bauer Supreme
  • Review:
    Solid double jock where I've taken direct hits with out being in pain.

Wish List

  • Chest & Arm Protector
    Vaughn Velocity VE8 Pro Carbon or CCM Extreme Shield II
  • Stick
    Bauer or CCM are my favorite brands for sticks
  • Knee Pads
    Bauer Vapor 1X
  • Jock
    Warrior Pro

Recent Profile Visitors

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  1. Basic video on tools I use for customizing, taping and cutting my goalie sticks. I used to never really cut down my shafts now I love having a short shaft having used Curtis McElhinney's used Bauer 1S stick he used with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
  2. Here is the gear I use to GoPro all my hockey games. Hope this is helpful. If you have any questions let me know.
  3. I finally got around to doing a video on these Senior Warrior Ritual X knee guards. So far, my favourite knee guards having used the Bauer Vapor X, Bauer Supreme's, and Brian's Pro Knee Guards.
  4. Here is my lad test video on how I revitalize my goalie gear from time to time in making it look new again.
  5. I have this chesty and have been using it for a while now. I agree with many of your comments above . I hope to do a follow-up video to my first impressions video in the coming weeks. Positives: - Super light and mobile: The CCM Extreme Flex Shield II allows for maximum arm movement and does not weigh you down. - Coverage: It's not the biggest chesty out there but it provides the perfect balance of size (good sized shoulders) and mobility. The CCM Premier is just too massive and I don't want to look like a robot out there. This chesty allows be to be a hybrid goalie that can both block shots and scramble. - Chest Protection: no problem taking direct hits to the chest in this chesty. I only had one stinger that got that spot above my cup in that soft bottom flap area - Elbow/Arm Joint Protection: one reason I got this unit was to upgrade in this particular spot versus my Warrior chesty. The elbow floaters are great and never had a stinger in that area. - Fit and Customization: amazing fit whether you want it tight or loose. Tons of strap customization. Room for Improvement: - Neck guard: I'm still not pleased with the neck guard. I have it working now but they should have lowered this more. Right now I just push it down and in and it works fine allowing me maximum movement of my mask. - Forearm protection: this area between my wrist and the elbow floaters is prone to getting the odd stinger. I've been nailed here a couple times on the blocker side in particular. - Bicep protection: same as the forearms. I've taken some blasts that just hurt. I guess that is sometimes the price I have to pay for a lighter unit. In Summary: I'm winning lots of games in this chesty and my movement has improved so I'm sticking with what works and if I get the odd stinger so be it.
  6. I justed added the bungee toe ties to my pads earlier this month. Figure these are a little easier to thread through my skates versus the elastic ties. Here is my video on installing.
  7. Glad to hear they are working out for you. Mine are still shelved for the moment. Thanks for sharing.
  8. Here is my video review of these Bauer Vapor X Knee Guards. In my opinion, I still think the Warrior Ritual X Knee Guards are better and way more comfortable. I will miss the protection of the Bauer’s but comfort on landing is more important to me.
  9. @raucebyalien @TheGoalNet @RichMan @Chenner29 So I just finished shooting a video review of these knee guards. I hope to get it fully edited and posted this weekend. It’s looking like I’m going to give up on these things just like @raucebyalien
  10. @TheGoalNet and @RichMan. Hi guys. I shelved my Bauer Vapors for the last 5 games and went back to my Warriors. Maybe this Friday I'll put them on again and take your advice at trying to break them in. I just think the comfort can't compare and I've probably had a really hard shot hit my knee just 3-4 times over the last 1.5 years. Considering that ratio I might be more willing to stick with the Warriors which offer less protection. But I will give these Bauer some more games so I can do a more accurate video review in the coming weeks. A friend let me borrow his Bauer Supreme Sr. Knee Guards for a game and I hated them. Too bulky, and the comfort was not good at all. Steer clear of those ones.
  11. I'm with you @TheGoalNet. For my last 3 games I went back to my Warrior Knee Guards. They are more comfortable than the Bauer 1X for landing. I'm still keeping my Bauer's and will go back to them but they still need a work in period.
  12. Fun shinny game the other night where we got two GoPro cameras set up. We got video of a guy scoring and he ended up breaking his collar bone and ribs. First have was tight with both teams at 2-2. We then had the two team flip and then the goals started flying.
  13. Thanks so much @Nohtaram ! Since I started I have not tucked. I wear this over my suspenders. Maybe next week I’ll give it a shot. That makes for a good topic of discussion. What percentage of goalies tuck their chesty? What are the main benefits?
  14. @Max27 Absolutely love it! I find it so quick to move and it is exceptional at deflecting pucks into the corners. It is just so easy using one arm to pass pucks out of my crease. Curtis cut this stick short so still getting used to the height 25” (I typically use 26” or 27”) and shortened shaft. The advantage of the shorter stick has helped me stay lower providing better balance and being quicker to butterfly.
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