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wox33 last won the day on June 20 2019

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    North Dakota

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  • Leg Pads
    CCM Eflex 4 33+2
  • Glove
    CCM Eflex 4
  • Blocker
    CCM Eflex 4
  • Chest & Arm Protector
    Vaughn VE8 Pro Carbon
  • Pants
    CCM HPG12A
  • Mask
    Fusion Zero 961
  • Stick
    Warrior CR1
  • Skates - Boot
    Bauer Vapor 1X
  • Knee Pads
    Bauer Vapor 1x
  • Neck Guard
    Bauer Supreme 18
  • Jock
    Warrior Ritual X

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  1. I have to second this as well. I was tempted to grab another one when these first dropped in price since my original was a pro return so I wanted to see if there might be a difference but I couldn't bring myself to do it. Though I have seen plenty of good reviews on it so hopefully it works out for you bunny as I really wanted mine to work.
  2. The images on the Axis chest protector look interesting. The belly segmentation looks very different. Not a fan of the massive looking shoulder floaters though.
  3. wox33

    New CCM Revolution Line

    Oddly enough I was able to go back to a different leg pad haha. I really did like the whole super stiff core and soft break but for some reason or another I could never get a good five hole seal and was getting a lot of cheap ones squeaking in so I went back to a Eflex. I do really miss those hard rebounds though.
  4. I've been looking high and low for the last few months and have come up empty as well. Not sure what the deal is on them.
  5. Just make sure to ask about the smell. The last used chesty I bought looked great in pics and smelled like someone died in it. Last time I buy one of those used.
  6. I have no idea. The last one I had was a RX10 version that was one of my favorite gloves. Now that they are making their own stuff and not ghosting for Bauer you'd think they would make you anything they have the molds for but that may not be the case.
  7. Whoever from Vaughn told you this does not know what they are talking about. I had the PVE1 glove and it was the most awkward glove I had ever used. I tried on multiple VE8s in both 1 and 2 piece and neither of those were the same as the PVE. I will agree with everyone saying the VE8 2-piece feels the most similar to the 5500 though but I still don't think its exactly the same. But being as Vaughn still makes it I don't know why you would just buy one from them or ask JRZ to whip one up for you since their clone has always been the closest to the original in my opinion.
  8. wox33

    Brand loyalty

    I think the binding on my blocker would do me in. So much anti binding around here haha
  9. I would say my butterfly is pretty average as well and it hasn't been an issue. Honestly I really like straight pads so if they had the no precurve option like they do on the Premier 2 I probably would've gotten that. Double break pads just get too flimsy above the knee for my liking and I like how single outter break pads look more than anything.
  10. You can make it tighter or looser but it doesn’t go up or down. It’s really bad placement as @Aquilzz stated right across the calf. I started wearing it looser and as low as possible and it’s been fine. It just doesn’t anchor the way the RRC does. When I first wore them I had it tight and it was really uncomfortable but now I don’t even notice it.
  11. And realistically I knew most of them were going to be there when I ordered. I just could never get comfortable in the new Bauer stuff and I was less than impressed with the Vaughn set I had so going to something I knew worked for me was my biggest want even if there were some minor shortcomings. The new Axis line has me intrigued even though I will need to keep these in play for a couple more years or I might get smothered in my sleep.
  12. No kidding. Every set that I see on there has multiple leather straps. I get that most of them are pro returns and those guys don't like change but I feel like eliminating useless straps is a no brainer especially when you can get new elastics whenever you want at those levels
  13. I haven't paid much attention to Darcy since Minnesota let him go but when he was there he seemed to be really streaky and always good for a soft goal at least once a game. He also let the other team get in his head a lot and always seemed to be jawing with someone at all times. But if he's cleaned some of that up I can see how he would be a viable starter.
  14. So, it's been about three months and 30+ skates so I figured it would be a good time to do a quick update to my initial review and update the durability and playability of my Eflex 4 set. Pads Overall these pads are a good fit for my game but there are a few things that I don’t like about them. Pros : Lightweight – this is the lightest CCM pads I have ever used and when on the ice they don’t feel all that much heavier than my old 1X set Construction – these are put together extremely well and there are a lot of small details didn’t exist on previous versions that really make it feel like a top-level pad Seal – the reduction in those squeaky goals compared to the Vapors I used previously has been noticeable and I always feel stable in the butterfly Boot flex – I really like a soft boot and a stiff upper pad and these are about as perfect of a combo as I have used. The boot flexes like a Vaughn but still holds its shape in the thigh rise Cons: Strapping – This isn’t a major complaint and most of the strapping is good but the placement of the RRC style strap is too low and goes straight across the calf instead of behind the knee and I really don’t like it. I also would’ve liked if they extended the loop for the nylon strap out a bit from the side of the pad, so it was easier to thread through Rebounds – I would’ve liked if the Max rebound stuff they used in the Premier line was available on these as I do like a livelier rebound than these offer Sliding – In my opinion Speedskin doesn’t do anything. It doesn’t make it any worse but 2 mins into any skate and they slide the same as regular Jenpro Glove No real complaints with the glove other than it took a bit longer than expected to break in with a game ready palm but now that it is it feels great. Didn’t have a chance to put it on a scale compared to my EF3 glove but it feels similar. Only palm stinger I’ve had was a close-range shot caught me in the crease of the palm down by my pinky otherwise palm protection has been great. Nothing I would change about this glove though I would like to give a 580 break a go since I used one of those back in high school. Blocker Lefevre blockers have always been a personal favorite and this one is no different. This is my first one with the fingertip protection and I’m glad they finally added it as it has saved me a few times. The new wrist strap is also great and much better than the old Velcro one. I don’t like the full cuff option and if I could re-order, I would just do the half as it feels a bit tight. I would also like to see them offer a layer of something in the board to make shots pop off a bit harder. Durability So far I have no real durability concerns. There is a tiny spot of wear on one of the knee landings and one of the eyelets on the face of the glove has a small rip in it. Otherwise if I cleaned them up they would look close to new. Final Thoughts This set has been very close to what I would consider a perfect set as any issues I have had are minor and nothing is game changing on the ice. I can confidently say I if I went back in time, I would order these again. If you want a pad that plays softer without ever feeling sloppy or mushy then I don’t think you can go wrong with these.
  15. Sewing is one of the easier things to do as long as you use a heavy duty thread so it holds. And if you go to sell it you can just use a seam ripper and the arms are back to the stock length.
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