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dualshowman

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About dualshowman

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  • Location
    California
  • Hometown
    Chicago

Current Equipment

  • Leg Pads
    Vaughn Ventus LT98 Pro Carbon, Reebok P3s, CCM Vector Pro Belfour
  • Review:
    Lightest pad I've owned, my first truly modern pad, and the craziest pads I've owend
  • Glove
    1x Vaughn V1/7700 Single-T pro return, 1x Vaughn V1/7700 Double-T pro return, 2x Vaughn V1 pro return, 1x Vaughn V1
  • Review:
    Pancake goodness
  • Blocker
    Vaughn Ventus SLR Pro Carbon, Vaughn V2 pro return , Reebok P3
  • Review:
    SLR is great, V1 is great, P3 is heavy and sloppy
  • Chest & Arm Protector
    P1 and Passau Gen.2
  • Review:
    P1 is a mess now, Passau is great. Don't not like a lot of C/A - don't mind a bit of pain
  • Pants
    Vaughn V4
  • Review:
    As comfortable as my underwear and nearly as protective
  • Mask
    Ancient 961, New Image Shark 954 on the way
  • Review:
    961 is going into retirement
  • Stick
    More than 1... more like 20...
  • Review:
    I break them whenever I don't score a goal
  • Skates - Boot
    Two pairs of Graf 750s
  • Review:
    Great
  • Skate - Cowling
    Reebok/CCM
  • Review:
    Very Good
  • Skates - Blades
    Step Steel
  • Review:
    Great
  • Knee Pads
    Passau
  • Review:
    Tried everything - these are the Holy Grail
  • Neck Guard
    What's a neck guard - I mod neck guards and stitch them into C/As
  • Review:
    Oh, that's a neck guard
  • Jock
    Reebok 8k under a Vaughn V4
  • Review:
    Waiting for sperm count results

Wish List

  • Leg Pads
    More
  • Glove
    Every V1 pro-spec I can get
  • Blocker
    V1 Pro Spec is pretty great
  • Chest & Arm Protector
    Got 'em
  • Pants
    New Vaughns
  • Mask
    Harrison
  • Stick
    Christian Curtis Curve - just kidding
  • Skates - Boot
    Got 'em
  • Skate - Cowling
    Got 'em
  • Skates - Blades
    Got' em
  • Knee Pads
    Got 'em
  • Neck Guard
    Quit asking me about a neck guard
  • Jock
    What did you call me, you nerd?!?

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  1. Unless you're also doing Tiara Tuesdays, Whoopee Cap Wednesdays and so forth, I see no reason to not wear that mask all week long.
  2. I would sell them to fund a Brown or Kenesky build. There is almost nothing mechanically desirable about these or any similar pads relative to a pad that is designed for rotation - deep leg and boot channels, knee lock, medial rolls, heavy, no flat surfaces, etc. I have wanted to do something similar, but if I'm gonna go back and play that style of goaltending, I'm not going to do it all half-measured and into more uncharted territory. I never committed for the reasons I just outlined PLUS there is always some goalie out there that still plays with 'old' equipment. Those fellas deserve these beauts as is.
  3. Welcome Rob. You will have a far better opportunity of finding older sets of gear on some of the Facebook groups that are specific to vintage goalie gear. There are many of them, and the quantity and quality of what people post is surprising. Do some digging and your find what you're after.
  4. Um... What are you up to these days, Pierre? Care to elaborate more on your career? I'm certain that I'm not the only interested party 'round here.
  5. Boy, I wouldn't think it would be 'very different' from a 5500, but new gloves always feel terrible to me. I have mentioned prior that I strongly believe that the 5500 and it's non-laced break descendants tend to break in differently for everyone. If you want a new 5500, Vaughn will accommodate you. I recommend the V6 2200 mitt - all of the benefits of a 5500 with none of the weird migrating break or finger curl maladies, plus a laced break, great internal strapping options, and an excellent backhand guard that completely opens up for airing it out. Typical Vaughn lightness, but I have not had any stingers in mine.
  6. Have you tried any of the recent 5500-style mitts like the SLR?
  7. This?: https://stphockeysales.com/new-quick-vaughn-pro-return-glove/
  8. I agree. I did not make it clear what I was referring to: CCM sells huge amounts of pro gear, but they also order huge amounts of pro gear from their non-domestic vendors. The amount of clearance pro-level CCM gear speaks to their economies of scale, something that Brian's and Vaughn, for example, cannot begin to approach with their pro-level gear. I'm sure that the quality is acceptable, but I have no first-hand experience with non-North American CCM gear.
  9. I would be shocked if a full pro set was fully burdened at more than $300. A good 'tell' is the quantity and pricing of clearance gear: There is an absolute glut of top-of-the line CCM stuff, but comparatively little Vaughn and even less Brian's top-of-the-line gear.
  10. I recall a goalie buddy of mine getting custom Lefevre pads around '92 or '93 - The classics with the "L" patch on the thigh rise. Those were maybe $100 or more than custom Heaton, Brian's or Vaughn at the time. Just an observation, not a defense. Oh, and look at the price of custom Bauer stuff on the Pure Goalie website.
  11. I have always preferred a chin cup in a mask and a helmet/cage combo. A chin cup articulates, offers easy adjustability, offers some degree of affixing the mask to my head, and, perhaps most importantly, a cup offers far more suspension than a sling has ever offered (me). I propose much of the sling or cup preference comes down to the shape or prominance of the user's facial features.
  12. I have two Opt1k blockers, and I gotta say that they are the lightest, hottest, best fitting, and most comfortable blockers I have ever had. One of them is an early-production model and the sidewall is much, much more flexible than the other one. Both are off-the-shelf items (although I purchased both used), so perhaps they recognized the sidewall deficiency and made a running change. The other interesting thing about the Opt1k blocker is how simple it is in both design and construction. When I took one apart, my initial thought was, "They're making a killing on this piece!" Contrast this with Brian's gloves, which are often the most "complicated" in terms of design and construction in the context of other manufacturers. My Opt1k glove proved this out when I took it apart. That said, Brian's gloves speak for themselves in terms of closure, comfort, durability and performance, and Brian's has a good formula figured out for blockers and gloves, in general. Enjoy your Opt2ks(?). I'll chime in about these in a couple years when I find some good, used options.
  13. dualshowman

    Boddam gear

    Is this the stock backplate strapping?: If so, I find this unacceptable. I do not want to bag on any smaller manufacturer because they are typically just trying to hack it with the big boys... but this is an antiquated and somewhat cynical solution to a problem long ago solved.
  14. 7.5 to 9 seems like a huge jump in sizes. The side-foot pain may be due to your foot sitting in a part of the boot that wasn't made to accommodate that particular part of your foot. Regarding the ankle pain, I recommend tying the top two eyelets looser and the instep more snug than what you're accustom to. I do not have a lacing recommendation for the side-foot pain.
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