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  1. Cool. Don Simmons didn’t sell these exact ones, I used to look at the catalogs every day as a kid. They did have the split roll ones, the shark ones, and then some limited Heston series for Olaf Kolzig.
  2. I have a feeling that Felix Potvin used a Lefevre-built pad as well (for a short time anyway). If you really wanna flex the detective muscle... my reasoning is that there is a definite difference between the Heaton-built 510 with the split roll and the ones he was wearing that had the knee swooshes like Thibault’s 530 set.
  3. Oh sorry! I was specifically referencing the pro carbon one (figured most everyone here buys pro chest protectors for the most part). I personally use the LT98 orange and grey - seems that they only added shoulder suspended straps and changed the elbows to mesh.
  4. The Vaughn Ventus doesn’t suck. I’ve had a stock unit for ~4 years of 2ish nights a week and have faced all level of shots with no stingers. I tried on the Velocity at the store and it felt thin comparatively. I’d not hesitate to buy a new model Ventus off the shelf.
  5. Depends on the model for the cages. He has clones or special types of mask that only have one option, then others like the 00’s 3-earhole Lefevre with several types of cage Black foam is softer than the cream foam. I’d go that route, but the foam does wear down faster. Strapping is either black or white (cream) but he can put it outside or inside the mask for back plate painting.
  6. I am not with Warrior, but i'll offer a generality: the most expensive sticks are expensive because they are designed and built around high performance. High performance often (not always every time) is usually associated with lighter weight. Lighter weight usually means lesser durability. I'd expect the less expensive stick to be more durable at the cost of weight.
  7. You have to initiate with Paypal or whomever. When I did it ages ago, they did not resist and after the waiting period, Paypal forced it back on to my account.
  8. Otny makes his cages, so you could order from goalieparts. It’s a slightly better deal to get from him direct since there’s a fluctuating conversion rate. If you get a random cage, you could probably send it to him and he could make it fit with custom hole placement. As for sending the mold off, I packed it with a ton of empty grocery bags.
  9. Is it just the chest part or the arms too? huge believer of not tucking in. It creates an air pocket that kills pucks and protects you. You still need to tie it into the pants though. If you’re getting killed in the arms consistently, then it’s time. The small senior is a good option. It’s tough, you are prob still growing and committing to an expensive unit might not be wise. You could also try a padded shirt?
  10. Well it is confirmed that the extra weight is mostly due to the cage. It is heavier than the ones Protechsport normally uses for the Lefebvre style. Michel checked in to see if I got the mask and offered up the tidbit.
  11. Top of the cage window (on the shell) to the bottom of the chin for the Harrison style is 8.5”. Here are a few more photos.
  12. I'll measure in a couple hours when home. Sorry, just now saw the request lol. FYI, his Belfour model is not the same as the Potvin. I am not sure why he calls it the Belfour, maybe he sent him one way back in the day or something. Michel has been making masks a long time. Before he inherited the Lefebvre stuff, he had his own model that he came up with. From what I've seen, it has a different shape than the Potvin. One thing that it does have in common is the triangle vents everywhere. I believe it might have been GSBB, but I remember Chakal posting pics of his original Protechsport from junior and it looked to have the same shape as the model he calls the Belfour now. You can see Belfour models in the slide show on his website. The Potvin thing is a recent development. I didn't start seeing it until the past year or so and it definitely wasn't advertised or available 12 years ago when I bought my first. I asked Michel how that came to be and he said the pattern was directly molded from a game-used Toronto Potvin Harrison mask which would make it very close to the real thing one would imagine.
  13. Nope... I asked for the exact spec from the Potvin mask and that’s what he made. I’ll take measurements later if you want. Chin is perfect for me. I did add a U shaped dangler.
  14. My first Protechsport had the unfinished interior and you could see the weave direction of the inner material through a thin layer of paint. Im not in a place where I can take a pic, but it seems like there is some built up material, probably fiberglass/gel coat or something, that was sanded down. Mask overall seems thicker than the first one I had.
  15. Yeah it was a last second add-in. I didn’t have the money 12 years ago and figured I’d splurge this time around. I weighed and total comes up to 3.2 lbs. the cage on this seems larger and sturdier than the single bar one on my other mask. I imagine getting the pro finish prob contributed some extra ounces to the total. Its very nice though! I wore it last night in a SO loss. I did have to concentrate a bit to imagine that I wasn’t looking out of bars the same color as the puck. We will see where this leads...
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