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  1. VOGoalie

    Warrior GT2

    Don't get me wrong, I love my G4s, but you've definitely hooked me with this post! Excited to see what's in store for the GT line!
  2. I went from a Bauer RX10 pad to the Warrior G4s and made the switch from tight to loose fairly easily. I also ran the knee lock tightly around the back of my knee in the RX10s and now with the G4s, I run the knee sling to the top calf wrap position. I also went from two boot straps on the RX10s to the G4 elastic toe and then running the boot around my heel. Pretty much the opposite ends of the strapping/pad set up spectrum. The strangest thing is that for me, I didn't even notice a difference in my play. I though the G4 Active Leg Drop design would feel sloppy, but the pads are actually pretty responsive. And if you do make the switch, the weight savings will blow your mind (at least it did for me!)
  3. When the original Boston Garden closed, I was in college and worked at the New Garden (then named the FleetCenter) it's opening season and for a number of years after. One big factor was the Old Garden seating was so steep and the balcony overhung the lower level that it felt like the fans were right on top of the players. This made for a pretty hostile environment for visiting teams (nevermind the fact that the stands could generally be hostile). Once the FleetCenter opened, fans complained that it didn't feel the same and they could never make enough noise like in the old Garden. Also, I think the old Garden (aside from being smaller), had asymetrical bench placement which I think gave the Bruins an advantage when changing. Looking back, I wonder if teams with smaller rinks had worse road records or played different systems when at home and on the road. It's funny, it's seems so long ago that I don't remember it that well. Then again, I was in college so it may have been all the alcohol that makes it hard to remember.
  4. Ha, I just get really excited when I find free stuff and it's actually awesome! (As opposed to free stuff that looks good when you drive by it on the sidewalk then you realize it's not once you put it in your car...)
  5. I use Davinci Resolve 15. It's Free so it fits one of your criteria (there is a paid version with extra features). But there is a steep learning curve depending on what you're looking to do editing wise. If you just want something to cut down your footage into highlight clips, that's pretty straightforward, but you can go pretty far down the rabbit hole if you want to do things like color grading and multiple sources. And while it's free, it does take up a fair amount of resources to run (it is a robust video editor). But it's free! And there are lot's of tutorials online!
  6. VOGoalie

    G4 Thread

    Thanks! It's nice to know that my videos are actually helping people! Hmmm, great idea, but maybe I'd have to go with Julie the Cat (only because she has less lines and I'm lazy) Ha, yeah, I had been messing with my 6000 and G1 strapping way back in like 2011/2012. Actually, now the G4's are pretty much what I always envisioned!
  7. VOGoalie

    G4 Thread

    Yep, my name's Wayne and I used to go by wachin. But most probably remember my Smith 6000 pads that were all navy except a white weave face and single navy 6000 line graphic. I seriously loved those pads and my 5000 gloves, but honestly, I think the G4s are the evolution of Pete's design that I've been waiting for! Having been an early adopter of Pete's bindingless design, I can really appreciate the work they've put into the G4s.
  8. VOGoalie

    G4 Thread

    Hey everyone, thanks for the kind words! I was a member back on the GSBB so it's nice to some old names and also new ones! I really just started making videos to connect with other goalies. That and I just wanted to start doing something fun and creative. When I pulled the trigger on my G4 set, that was the perfect opportunity to re-launch my channel. Thanks to all for the positive response! On topic, I'm totally digging the G4s! I think Pete and the team really nailed it with this incarnation and the equipment exceeded my expectations!
  9. OMG, I totally rocked this combo back in High School. I guess it was before masks were readily available... or color photos for that matter...
  10. Do you mean a 12 month support program? My last purchase from Monster was in April 2016. My order was delivered March 2017. I'm all for supporting small businesses, but 11 months for a set of knee blocks? To Monster's credit, I did receive my order as well as a nice phone call from Jeff and a few extras, but that's no way to run a business. Everyone encounters personal problems, but if it's impacting your business, at least stop taking new orders! In the time it took to make my knee blocks, I went through the entire process of buying and selling a home (and them my order was almost shipped to my old address). IMHO, if you're selling something for under $80 and you can't make it in the time it takes someone else to make another human being, you probably should close your online store.
  11. Hi Everyone, Wayne the VO Goalie here. Happy to join the community! I was a member back on the GSBB so it's nice to see lots of familiar names and faces (or avatars)! History: after High School back in the 90's, I went straight into Beer Leagues and have been there ever since. I have evolved as a goalie from that hybrid thing to butterfly, but now that my reflexes are slow, I just mostly drop and block... I'm big on gear and have used lots of stuff over the last 20+ years. I am generally a big supporter of the smaller manufacturers even if some have growing pains but have own some piece of gear from most of the larger guys too. Some of you may know that I recently re-launched my YouTube channel which is dedicated to providing fun goalie content. I started it this summer as an outlet for me to talk about goalie gear and so far, I think the response has been positive. If anyone ever has suggestions, I'm always all ears! I work from home, so aside from my family, I'm starved of social interaction (aside from the one or two nights a week I play goal) so one of the reasons I started my channel is just to engage with other passionate goalies! Anyway, glad to be a part of this community and hope to contribute in my own small way!
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