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  1. Preface and Introduction For a while now I’ve been wanting to write up a piece about my experiences, thoughts, critiques, opinions, etc. about the Brian’s G-NETik series. I’ve been wanting to do this to do this because I’m a huge gear enthusiast/nerd, a Brian’s gear nerd, and have a lot of experience in their gear as my first set of gloves were a Brian’s blocker (Thief) and Heaton (Helite 2 or 3) glove in 1995. I want to focus on what the gear is, where it came from with respect to where I come from, what I think Brian’s could do to improve upon the series/idea, what I think Brian’s
  2. With spring nearing, Brian’s will be releasing their retail version of the gnetik 4s!!! Hopefully some of you are as excited as I am.
  3. I'm looking to make the leap into custom gear. I'm currently in SLR 1s (32+2) with VE8 mitts (used to have VE8 pads as well, but really disliked them). Looking for input on moving into a new company; I've been looking at Bauer or Brians - particularly because custom options allow for a smaller palm on the mitts. I've read that while Vapor is more of a hybrid pad - it still kicks out some big rebounds (also - I wear a 2x pro c/a, and figure the same ecosystem ensures a better fit). I've tried the strapping on the Vapors and find it very comfortable. I've also heard a lot of good things about th
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  5. Brian’s Optik ((FLX)) size 33+1.5. Used for one year and 3 months in mid-level men’s league, approx. 2x ice times per week. Comes with prolaces attached and an elastic boot strap, but I have the original toe strapping to include. Minor wear to toe and inside top corners (see pictures). $550 USD, buyer pays shipping. Ships from Houston, TX.
  6. Was about to post this in response to @Aquilzz in the show off your gear thread, but figured it would fit better on its own. Based on the Optik glove I demo'd vs. the Bauer gloves I've had, the Optik felt like the palm was less substantial in terms of padding. I felt the puck way more on my palm than I've ever been used to. Wondering if a "pro palm" at Brian's with extra break in time would approximate what I feel with a well broken in Bauer? Is Brian's pro palm the same as other practice palms, or something in between stock and practice? I wouldn't ever consider getting a P
  7. Hey Old Guys & Adult League Players! 1.5 Hours of On-Ice Training for Beer League Adult Players $100.00! Bandits is hosting a Mini Clinic just for you! The details: What: 1.5 hours of ice on-ice instruction When: January 12, 2019, 4:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Where: Farmington Hills Ice Arena, 35500 8 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, Michigan, 48335 Limited spots are available. Due to the high demand, we are limiting sign up to 16 goalies! Contact: Stan Matwijiw, Director of Operations, Bandits Goalie School, stan@banditsgoaltending.com Contact: Clayto
  8. Thought I would give the old B⭐ a DB If this seems redundant, I will delete. I think this can be one central location for Brian's Info collected. Initially, I would like to discuss the differences between the BStar chest protector (Mid-range chesty $-point) and the OPT1K chest protector Please feel free to link any and all other info you may have on specs, sizes available, detachable arms, SR or PRO level, REVIEW, etc... First up is the Brian's B⭐ C & A Price: $358.99 USD https://www.goaliemonkey.com/catalog/product/v
  9. Attached is my YouTube video review link regarding my thoughts on the Brian's Senior Pro Knee Guards that came with my set of Brian's Optik Pads. Please note, I only used them twice on the ice and gave up. People may think that's not a fair review but I have to say that sometimes in life you only get once chance and first impressions on gear are key. They are not as good as my Senior Warrior Ritual X Knee Guards. The Brian's knee guards moved around a lot under my socks for the first skate. The second game I put them over my socks and used the Velcro attachment strap to the pads and they
  10. I have a love/hate relationship with my Sub3 chesty. The body fits perfectly, but I like little else. The arms SUCK. The shoulder floaters get in my way. I tried sticking my Warrior Ritual Pro arms on. Big fail. I could not get them to fit the way they needed to. Factory Mad is going to beef the stock arms up, as the ONLY criticism was that I was feeling shots from 70 year old men. I can’t imagine what an ex-college or pro could do to me with those arms. The shoulder floaters were something I also could not abide. They would lift into my masque. What does a itching to mod rabbit do
  11. *if it's not in the good section please move it wasn't sure* Hey everyone i'm thinking about doing my own smart strap and i'm liking the one brian's are doing I'd just like to get opinion on what are the major difference on the 2 model (the one only calf and the one with the knee elastic too) is there a big feeling difference if in the one with the knee elastic too vs classic knee elastic? thanks in advance for your opinion BTW if you have no idea what i,m talking about i'm talking about this : https://www.goaliemonkey.com/accessories/leg-pad-accessories/brians-goalie-ac
  12. So I just recieved my Brian's opt1k gloves this week and was about to heat it when I remembered it had BOA in it. I became a little worried that the heat might damage the dials or mechanism. Does anyone know if I am able to still heat it to break it in. The proccess is spraying the outside with water, keeping it closed with a string or any other such item, then heating it in a skate oven for 5 min, then playing with the glove until it cools.
  13. Below is a link to my YouTube video comparison review of the Brian's Opt1k FLX Goalie Pads vs. Warrior Ritual G2 Pro Goalie Pads. "New vs. Old set." I apologize for the quality of this video as it was rushed because I was selling my Warrior pads the next day and I wanted to ensure I did this comparison. Key Highlights: Brians Opt1k Pro FLX (35.5" +1) Sliding - the sliding on the Optislide material is amazing. In all conditions they are top notch. By the 3rd period of a game when it gets pretty snowy this material continues to perform much better than the Warriors whi
  14. Here is my review of the Brian's Optik Pro Glove vs. Bauer S170 Glove. This video is about Brian's Optik Pro Goalie Glove vs. Bauer S170 Glove. I’ve used the Bauer S170 for 9 months and purchased this upgraded Optik glove this summer. In the couple skates I’ve had with the Optik glove it is a fantastic goalie glove. The double T with lace in the pocket just eats up pucks and they don’t pop out. The amount of rebounds I’ve been able to minimize is a game changer. I’ve had teammates already comment that my glove hand is better. Brian’s has also done an amazing job breaking in this glove. It
  15. This is my comparison video review of Brian's Optik Blocker vs. Bauer S170 blocker. Probably not the most fair comparison as I'm comparing a pro blocker vs. a senior entry level one but it should help illustrate some of the key differences when making your next blocker purchase. I'm now a true believe that all blockers are not equal and that "a block is just a blocker" quote is not really accurate. High Level: The Brian's Optik blocker is definitely one of best in it's class of high end blockers. Brian's offers some great customization for colors and custom logo options to the fa
  16. Set of Brian's sub-zero Not sure what size they are to be honest, they measure 30" from the toe of the boot to the top of the thigh rise. Whole set................................$175.00
  17. Hi Goalies, I've been playing goalie for the last 7-months and I've had the opportunity to play with two different sticks on a regular basis. The Reebok Premier Senior Composite Luongo and Brian's Senior Foam Core goalie stick. Both have severed me well and remain doing so. I would say that I tend to use the Reebok more often (70% of the time) averaging 3 games a week. Attached is my video. In summary: Reebok Premier Senior Composite Luongo Goalie Stick: Benefits/Strengths: - It is super light at only 730grams - No arm fatigue and able to move the st
  18. Hey goalies, A little about me, I’m an 01, 220 lbs, 6’3, and will likely need new gear soon because I’m still growing. Unfortunately, I just got new pads at the beginning of this season (Bauer Vapor x700 36+2 ) because they fit my price range and level of play. I’ve played house my entire life, and although I’ve been good enough to play on travel teams, money and time scheduling never worked out for me. So, because I’m 16, I’m still growing despite my already large size. This puts me in the predicament of “No one really sells stock pads in the size you need” (said to me by a Pro Hockey Li
  19. So I have a set of the 5.5 series sold by The Goalie Crease. I love the look and the feel of the set. My question is I have used this set for about a year and I love them but a few issues. The blocker feels great and I feel more connected to my goal stick when playing with it. The catcher is awesome but I am having issue breaking it in. It feels like I am almost hand cramping trying to open and close it to maximize its use during play. I have used the Keeps method of hot water etc. But this thing is still tanky. What is this glove actually? It's made in Canada and i have felt no stingers.
  20. Cruskater

    Pad Innovation

    Hey guys, anyone have any insight into whether a custom manufacturer like Passau is working on some of the pad "innovations" we have seen in the last year such as the speed skin/core composite/primo materials? Or the use of different foams to create the internal "breaks" in the pads? I am pretty close to ordering a custom set of Brian's Optiks, but after poking around Passau's website looking for some fixes for my current pads in the interim (which look like they will work great!, thanks Passau!) I like their work and craftsmanship. Looks truly customizable. I just have really good experi
  21. Hey Guys! So I must apologize for being so late to the party. Goal Net has done an awesome job getting a nice forum going where we can focus on the gear! I know most of us are absolute junkies and drool over gear. I am gonna try and share as many cool things, custom orders etc as we get them. We do try to keep our posts up to date on Instagram and Facebook as well. Unfortunately though since there is only 3 of us who work here on a full time basis and usually only have 2-3 of us in the store at any given time and we all wear many hats and do various things. That being said I cannot dedicate
  22. Have you ever heard the term “check each brand for fit”? THAT is so true with Brian’s chesties! I wear small in Vaughn and Warrior, but medium in Brian’s! It seems to fit, ESPECIALLY in the arms where everything seems to be super-long for me. Monkey did not have all-black ? Pix:
  23. eDutz

    Durability/Value

    I'm looking to update my very outdated setup and I'm wondering what would be the best gear for the best value, since lots of last year's stock is on sale. I've checked out most of the pro stock and take to the Brian's G Netik pretty well. The CCM eFlex IIs feel quite cumbersome in comparison, but replicate the feel of my 9Ks. Vaughn SLR pros felt pretty good too despite being a hybrid goaltender and preferring pads with a bit more flexibility (34 +2). Questions for anyone who's owned this gear or any of last year's pro stock (subzero, premier, etc): How has your gear held up o
  24. Finally selling my Brian's Focus set that I custom ordered in 2011. They are the best pads I have ever owned, but now I need to make room for my OPTIKS! Colours: White w/Bucky accents Reserve them for the beginning of/mid January! $500 CAD OBO (+ shipping) The pads: ATK = 17.5, Thigh = 12 One of my requests for the pad when ordering it was that I wanted the equivalent of a 34+1" pad, but with 1" taken off the boot, and added to the thigh rise. So I guess it came out to a 34+1.5" pad with a shortened boot? (pad is 35.5" total length) Anyways, some key featu
  25. I've got my old chesty and pants up for grabs on Sideline Swap. Feel free to message me offers/questions, etc. Thanks! https://sidelineswap.com/gear/hockey/goalie-chest-arm-protectors/206551-other-brands-brian-s-zero-g-senior-chest-arm-medium https://sidelineswap.com/gear/hockey/goalie-pants/206546-vaughn-epic-8600-goalie-pants-sr-large
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