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    G4 Sr vs G3 Pro

    G3 pro vs R/G4 pro, yes its G3 and not R/G3 and R/G4 and not G4, does not exist. For sake of comparison below its just g3 and g4. Blocker all the same except for the board , hyper comb in g4, slight difference in stitching patterns. Glove like people saw was redesign, g3 felt more round like a pan vs catch glove with wider pocket and open. The g3 has less protection and break as mentioned above vs. the g4. G4 little stiffer but after using it a couple time its better, no need to dunk it in water, for the finger area, u have to grab a roll of puck and curl the palm around the puck,, that's how you break in a glove and not leave it flat, that produces a perfect seal. The G4 has better protection then G3. With a Warrior removable catch glove liner in the G3-G4 you can add D3o in the palm and make it pro , U don't need the pro version, Pads are where the real difference are. Not going to waste time with what you already know from marketing material. I like the G3 better it has a stiffer foam in the knee block and it is removable as well, the G4 is not removable and is mushy foam making it unstable, Also the air slide in conjunction with the foam pushes the airslide foam into the block. To fix this u need to add a piece of dense plastic square the size of the knee place bt the layers to not have it collapse. The inside front edge and side of shin. The g3 is flat foam u can feel the puck if it hit the pad and rebounds out, on the g4 its more like a roll u can't feel the puck, it is absorbs and dies. If you play between the G3 and G4 u can feel the difference, same with the knee blocks, g4 compresses, g3 does not. The pad flex on the knee and thigh, the g3 with single the knee break becomes way too flexible vs the G4 , no breaks w /hypercomb on the face of the pad. The g3 breaks down at the flex point faster then the g4, once the pad is flex u cant' unflex it. If you want to flex these pads do it at the knee not thigh. If you ever want to stiffen up the thighrise on the outside, you can grab a piece of plastic like ruler and slide it down the backside thighrise slot. add a hole(drill) the plastic and add a lace through it to get it back if u want later. These are small differences b/t the 2 pads. end of the day u can buy the sr and be fine , no need to spend more then 1k on a set if last season.
  2. Combination of lie, paddle , shape of blade including toe and heel, paddle shape shoulder. nhl legal paddle goalie length is where it is 3”wide starting point not where the shaft connects with the paddle And going down to heel. At the shaft middle not the bottom side of paddle. they don’t list lie bc blades are rocker now except for p31 mostly speaking and some other ones. if u want the proper positioning find a pro goalie that ur height and size and use their pattern and modify accordingly.
  3. u really don't need a double break. once u flex the pad it stays at that position. having a double external break will make the pad too flexible. it does have 2 internal breaks on the g3- g4. the GT is pre-curved which accomlpolish the same thing. you dont need it and at the end of the day u have the knee pads and the knee blocks to block it. Just bc u had it before doesnt mean u need it on the Warrior. its like the boot cut on the gt at whatever degree it is cut. , the skate rotates out and is not lock into the boot, if it is sized correctly there should be a problem. even the wear u wear it u don't need it.
  4. https://www.thehockeyshop.com/blogs/goalie-gear-reviews/warrior-swagger-stick-collection
  5. Do whatever is comfortable for paddle shoulder shape, but it will position the blocker angle a certain way, a simple way to get better grip is to put a small knob above the paddle on the shaft. keeps vibration down and u can hold it loose and secure. also micro adjustment for handpositioning . On blade shape, not so much the toe or heel shape but bottom of the blade shape- rocker round vs flat square. majority of pros use rocker - it allows better control and mobility vs flat, allows the blocker hand closer to the side and covering low. curve and blade shape 2 diff things when together is a pattern (less the actul custom paddle size). both markzak n price retail pattern have rocker blades the mzark has higher lie vs price a lower lie.
  6. complete NO, NO and NO. totally diff. just because it has a flat spot doesnt mean they are same. SAM is a templete that prosharp sell to the store and the store push to the customers to get extra revenue to profile. a real shop would be able to change the front /back or middle profile of the blade. it funny how they would recommend SAM to any goalie regardless of skill, weight or height. CAG is just a flat spot across the blade, more of a name but most people use the term like Kleenex for tissue or xerox for copies. if u want to be like QUICK then u want CAG on skate not SAM. Quick is running a 60/120 CAG
  7. diff lie is going to throwoff the comparison and the shape of the blade. 2 sticks of same length, one is bent 90 degree and other is straight . Are they the same?!?!
  8. grab a pair of old player pants or goalie thigh guards and some plastic ties and put themup top or lace it in.
  9. DL42

    Warrior G3 pad mod

    that doesnt happen if u wear the knee to the calf and not across
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    Optik 2

    its a strap above the calf that was there but all the stupid cool kids thought that less straps means u r cooler so the mfg got rid of everything underneath the knee and now the are back tracking and adding a straps that serve the same purpose and calling it new mind blowing features that will help you more.
  11. I use a 80/160 which is CAG, tired some other ones like SAM and and 30' and hated it. Those designer profiles is for the companies to sell more to equipment shops, true craftsmen can profile it anyway u want which most can't do. Go ask the shop if they can do CAG XX/XX , 99% of them can't, they can only do radius or whatever template they have. cag puts a flat spot in the middle of the blade, where the first number is how much is on the front half of center and the second is total flatness. 60/120 has zero pitich and has 60mm in front of center and 60 on back of center. And yes That is what Johanthan Quick uses, CAG profile is also use by Cam ward 70/140 or was, kevin weeks with a slight pinich forward 85/165. This give us the strongest push and sharpest edge as it is not just one point vs radius.
  12. any curve yes , but i'm talking about blade shape. totally difference, Yes the rocker will help u if u know the motion of the stick is an arch and u lead with the stick. It closes the low blocker side when u move laterally. u may not understand this but if u take a look at majority of all pro stick kthey are all rocker. the flat blade does not allow u to keep contact with ice and lifts off at the toe and or heel. u can control rebounds better instead of lettting it hit the stick and rebounds go in front.
  13. crawford is flat bottom blade shape and the price is rocker. Price is better pattern for stopping the puck..
  14. no , diff factory. heritage is in ontario. The one passau is in quebec
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