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About dualshowman

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    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. I believe that the Pro90Z and Brian's "AirPac"-era pads both had foam in the outer rolls and possibly knee rolls. I know for a fact that my two sets of Brian's pads from this era had deer hair shin areas. I believe that this was done in the roll areas to limit or eliminate pad settling, and therefore, pad shrinkage. I think that this little blurb in the ad copy referring to deer hair construction is only to distinguish the Pro90Z from the Helite line, which by that time was well known as a pad with foam construction. Without a doubt, Vaughn's Legacy line was immensely successful and innovative while retaining the general look and feel of a typical goalie pad. I would consider the Vic / AeroFlex pads a success: They made it into the Show, they were around for a few years, they evolved, and the designer is a goalie gear legend that's still innovating.
  2. I recall the much the same, but I did not recall the Pro 90Z being an all-deer hair pad. I was certain it was a hybrid deer hair/kapok & foam model, but you would know better than I. I was under the impression the the Heaton Pro 90Z was to compete with Brian's 'AirPac' Lines (Alite, specifically), and the Helite was a Legacy competitor. I do remember Vaughn Legacy pads being unobtainium-like for what seemed like years. The GP-PRO/Legend pads were wild to me as a kid, not to mention rare in my area.
  3. My feelings on 'composite stick' are just that: Complicated. I would strongly consider "foam core" to be the genesis of the composite goalie stick, the composite being wood, fiberglass and a foam core. While I cannot pin down when foam core sticks arrived at retail, I can say with certainty that they were a quiet game changer for puck handling goalies. I was, for the most part, a glass-wrapped, all wood Sher-Wood user as a teenager. I recall buying a Branches stick that was marketed as a glass-shell-over-foam, and I was instantly lofting passes to the centerline. It was so much lighter and so much more flexible than anything I recall at the time. In fact, it was so flexible that I folded it into two pieces skating out to play a loose puck while leaning heavily into a pass. I recall looking at it in the locker room after the game and a few of us were chuckling about what looked like Styrofoam inside the paddle.
  4. Popularized by Warrior, existed as the Smith SP6000 for years prior.
  5. Mamma Mia! I hoapa deeza donta breaka! Ciao! I'm 1/4 Italian, so I can legally do that. Just can't be made...
  6. Clearly there is no benefit to shopping domestically, which is a real shame considering how much better it is for local and domestic economies do as much local and domestic business as possible. But then the government knows this, and hopes you take the bait and spend as much as possible on domestic and local goods. A cursory look shows that I can purchase a Vaughn VE8 mitt for over 100 USD less than here in the States from a Canadian shop, and this shop will ship to the US. That's insanity. Thank you for posting this. The Lefevre model is clearly not to sell direct, but they will sell to you should you care to buy through them. Saving 300 USD on a pro set of gear is no joke.
  7. @coopaloop1234 I do find it fascinating that there isn't a sliding scale accounting for domestic (Canadian) purchase considering that a US-side purchase is essentially comparable to other brands. Is this typically true for Brian's and Vaughn, as well?
  8. I agree with at @Puckstopper regarding their strategy. I'll go one step more and say that it takes some stones to offer 'legacy' lines (pun entirely intended for us older goalies) next to a new release. They have confidence in their designs and likely did enough market research to know that there will be enough takers. Plus, I'm pretty sure the dies and such for the 3 lines outside of the L20.1 are amortized. If you're all not yet aware, CCM Axis pricing is right in line (in USD) with Lefevre's pricing for the 20.1 glove and blocker, and 100 USD less for the pads. If I was in the market for either, I would lean towards made in Canada. I haven't purchased a pair of leg pads at full retail since 1998, but $100 wouldn't make or break my decision if I already had nearly $2000 to throw at the wall for pro gear... to be used in beer league. Also, is CCM now, without Lefevre, simply making a replica EFlex line? Is there not any value in having the original designer of the pad also act as the manufacturer? I understand that the majority of CCM Eflex sets on the market were not made by Lefevre or in Canada, but now that the retail option exists for those that want the EFlex line, isn't there added value to having them made in Canada by Lefevre? Or (my comical, BS take) shouldn't CCM drastically reduce the price of their non-domestically made gear knowing that we all know about economies or scale, the lower cost of off-shore labor, and, therefore, CCM's obviously larger margins?
  9. Maybe there's something in this thread for you? Let us know.
  10. I have had similar experiences with Vaughn gloves, the exception being a V1-style glove. If you have a second glove, it may be worth trying to "fix" this issue, but if you don't perceive any problem, then I wouldn't suggest you do anything to the glove. If it's working, run with it.
  11. *My previous disclaimer about not being any sort of equipment guru withstanding* @mikemc620 How well does this glove fit your hand: Loose, tight, something else? When you close the glove, does it feel more like you're curling your fingers or does it feel more like your doing a one-handed clap? Is there another glove or another analogy you can compare this to?
  12. I like the "Montreal" colorway - bleu, blanc et rouge plus the baby blue dasher plate from the Forum.
  13. @Deltadre The way that T closes is brutal. I find it unacceptable that a modern glove would have such a poorly closing T. Without having it here in front of me, I would hesitate to offer a fix. Also, it looks like the palm of your glove is beginning to buldge. It isn't a problem if it isn't a hinderance.
  14. Post photos. I'd like to see what you're referring to.
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