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  1. BonesDT

    Warrior G5

    Well, all I know is that it was certainly enlarged from the G2 to the G3 because I had both. The G2 has a flat block while the G3 turned into a triangular wedge. I don’t have any experience with the GT2 or G4 so I don’t know if there was further enlargement of that piece but my G3 looks just like that G5 picture.
  2. BonesDT

    Warrior G5

    I have the G3 glove and it has that triangular rod giving it a I_I closure as well. I also had the G2 and it had a I_I but the foam rod was not as triangulated/3-dimensional as the G3->G5. Ever since I’ve used the Warrior I_I palm closure, I will never go back to a pancake V closure again.
  3. I was told by Victory that the W4/V4 are not clear because they are partially rubber. The V6 is clear because it’s 100% poly. Not sure about the higher numbered masks, aren’t they fiberglass?
  4. Thanks for that info. I reached out to Quik (the official North American distributor of Wall Finland masks) but they never got back to me. I’m going to reach out to Victory next. I didn’t realize the waffle style was an old style. Any thoughts on it? Any thoughts on the W4/V4 mask in general? I know it’s “plastic”, but I don’t subscribe to the internet’s “widowmaker” school of thought and I think plastic masks have their benefits.
  5. Can anyone shed light on what’s going on with these companies. I’m interested in the W4 aka V4 mask. I read somewhere that they split up and Wall USA branches off. They now seem to be called Victory, but “Wall USA” masks are still currently sold by Pure Hockey, Perani’s and Sports etc. Also the “Wall USA” W4 seems to have standard glued in padding while the Wall Finland W4 and the Victory V4 have the removable waffle velcroed padding. To confuse things further, the Victory Instagram account first seems to boast they are made in Finland then boasts they are USA made. Then they have a second Victory account under the name GoalieBuilt. My head is spinning. I just want to buy the mask.
  6. I can't answer the first question, but my guess is significant. The GT2 Senior is the certainly the beefiest Senior-level chestie currently on the market, including the Bauer 2.9. I believe Ruckus007 agreed in this thread that it's on par with a Pro-level chestie. If you're looking for maximum protection, the GT2 Senior is a steal. Check out my thread comparing the GT2 Senior with a Warrior G4 Senior. You can safely assume the current Bauer & CCM Senior chesties are all on par with the Warrior G4 Senior:
  7. So I ended up using Harbor Freight's Anti-Fatigue Foam Mat Set. It's $8.99 (but I used a coupon and got it for under $8) for tons of foam. So far, so good. Definitely a softer landing over the stock Styrofoam. The stock Styrofoam is 1" thick and has a thin very low density topper that you can peel off and re-use. The HF foam is slightly less than 1/2" thick and you can cram 3 pieces in the knee stack, but I felt that was counterproductive, so I used 2 pieces and re-used the soft topper. I'm not a foam density expert, but my guess is it's higher than LD45. https://www.harborfreight.com/4-piece-anti-fatigue-foam-mat-set-94635.html
  8. Thank you. Did you use the Poron XRD like you would HD foam and at the bottom of the stack?
  9. Hey guys - slightly on topic, I want to replace the rock hard styrofoam in the Warrior Ritual G3 Sr knee blocks with some softer foam, like the picture below. I don't need the stitch fabric, the Warrior blocks open right up with velcro. I just need basic sheets of foam that I can cut to size and stack. Does anyone know what this foam is called and where I can buy some?
  10. No problem. That’s exactly why I posted. No one talks about Senior gear. No stingers yet, but still too early to tell. I don’t mind stingers tho. Helps me feel where the puck is rebounding. The very flexible bicep and wrists would be the biggest concern. The GT2 has a much better design. I wish I could transfer just the GT2’s bicep and wrists to the G4.
  11. YES! I get that inside piece thing too. The top edges of the bicep plastic can dig into your armpits, but I think I dialed in the adjustments to avoid it. I think we can all agree the G4 bicep plastic is a horrendous design. Otherwise, no pain for me (it depends on the level of play of course) and I find the whole unit to be extremely comfortable.
  12. Is that the $560 Pro Carbon or the $430 Pro version? That's impressively, in fact, unbelievably, light for a Pro-level (or Pro'ish-level, whatever the $430 Pro is considered) chestie, no less one that has a "full beef-up" package. What's a Russian Spec?? Sounds intense. Does it mean superman padding or does it simply mean it's old-large-spec compared to new NHL slim spec?
  13. The last pictures show the internal side flaps of the elbow floaters. Neither have an elastic strap like my 2012 Bauer Elite Sr, which prevents the flaps from possibly folding under themselves. Also, after bending both Warrior elbows, the floaters stay compressed and don’t easily return to their flat position. This is probably due to the lack of that internal elastic strapping.
  14. This is a comparison between the Warrior Ritual G4 Sr (2018) and Ritual GT2 Sr (2019) chest protectors. These chesties are identical in design but the GT2 is clearly much beefier, specifically everywhere in the arms, the shoulder floaters, and the sternum pad. The G4 is $270 and the GT2 is $320. The G4 weighs 5.81 lbs and the GT2 6.64 lbs. The shoulder floaters seem to be similar size and design but the GT2’s are thicker. The GT2 has more breaks, but the G4 is just as flexible due to the thinner material. Yes, that is an upside down “R/GT2” permanently sewn into the shoulder floaters and a manufacturing flaw. The elbow floaters are identical but the GT2 has an additional flap pad on top making it much beefier. The added flap also adds a half inch in width for blocking surface. The bicep area above the elbow floater and the wrist area below are significantly different. The G4 has a broader but rounder shape but it is very thin and flexible plastic. The GT2 is square and solidly thick plastic (I can’t pinch it). There’s reinforced fabric right at the wrist strap on the GT2. The sternum pad is thicker on the GT2 and thick consistency through. The G4 is very thin and then thickens in the middle. The entire backsides seem to be identical.
  15. Haha. Yup. A for effort trying to deviate from the competitions but F for working. It’s definitely been a deterrence to me trying their line simply because I didn’t understand them. So I just checked and the brand new Ventus SLR2 Pro is $350, which is the same price as the X2.9, which is the upper limit of Senior-level chesties. It actually looks like a nice chestie in the pictures and similar to the others I tried maybe I’ll try to check it out soon. There is a Velocity VE8 Pro (non-Carbon) but its $430, which falls in a weird price range between everyone else’s Senior-level gear and Pro-level. It’s ironic. When I was a kid I remember always seeing the Vaughn stuff in stores and obsessing over it and dreaming to one day be decked out in full Vaughn gear. As an adult with a job, I’ve yet to own a single piece. Maybe one day.
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