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  1. Hello. Need help with make right choice Brian's Optik 2 spec max or flx and pads size . From new pads i want find lightweight, durability, good 5 whole coverage, good fit, good rebound and not twisted. At this moment i use Warrior G4 pro 34+1.5 stock, and it's really ok form me. Knee at right place. (check photo) My butterfly isn't good, but i try change it ). At Warrior i don't like durability. I train 5/7 days at week, and think my pads looks poor. At local shop i can't find 33/4+1 flx/max. I try on Optik 2 fly 33+1 and lt's don't feel good for me. Stance isn't ok and butterfly don't comfortable. But knee +/- ok. Try on Optik 9.0 34+1 and knee isn't in place, but butterfly is ok. (check photo) I try on ice old Brians Sub zero 3 33+1 and can't close 5 whole. Measurements Floor to ankle 3.5 inch (9 cm) Ankle to knee 16 inch (40 cm) Knee to hip 17 (45 cm) Skate size 8EE Bauer Hight 5.57 Ft (170 cm) At Brians site https://www.goalies-only.com/fitting-guide/ recommend use 30+1... and it's look weird. Add photo with wear on Warrior with skate and photo with Optik 9.0 34+1 . If someone have Optik 33+1 flx core plz pm me. Thank anyone for answer and help. Good luck at net ) And sorry for my english )
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    G5 vs optik 2

    Opinions needed. Warrior g5 or optik 2 pads? And why? Anyone have trouble with the optik 2's s curve? My g4's are pretty flat.
  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 the O2 mitts and the max core. Seeking additional input before I throw down $3k on pads. Thanks in advance for all your help.
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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. 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.
  7. There may be a thread for this but I couldn’t find one so feel free to move as needed. Backdrop: I haven’t played since college circa 2004 (Wow I’m old AF!) but determined to get back in the beer leagues this year. I was in net from 8 yo to 21 yo previously though, so once a tendy always a trendy. Gear I Still Have And Might Keep: Mask - Promasque circa 1998. Would need new paint and new internals (thinking I’d go Maltese route - but need to research this more). Wish I knew which model but it had an air bladder to “customize fit”. Not sure if the shell is protective enough but would be nice to not drop $750- $1k on another bucket. ...that’s about it. My gear was way too small for me in hindsight and it’s probably a rats nest in my parents garage. I had 32” Brian’s “midnight” air pacs, koho revolution glove/blocker (I wanted those Roy 500 revolution pads to match in the worst way - still one of the dopest sets imo), Vaughn vision c/a, and koho pants (all circa late ‘90s), Riddel skates. Gear I’m Considering: Pads - think I’m 33”+1(ish). Not sure what thigh rise I want but might be 1 or 1.5. In no particular order, I’m liking: - Brians Optik FLX - Don’t love stock graphic so I’d have to do custom here. Thinking the Kaskisuo graphic or some version of that I’d come up with. - Bauer 2S Pro - I love the way these setup on ice in the demo vids I’ve seen. I actually like the simplicity of the stock graphic too. Could keep it stock or see if they do custom? I hear they’re super light too which i like. Brian’s is similar I’m sure. - Vaughn PVE - This is a distant 3rd place but like the classic look and shape of these. Could be a contender. Gloves - I’m a big proponent of sticking with same brand (note: i appreciate the irony since I mixed gear brands back when I played but beggars can’t be choosers!). I’d go Optik gloves, 2Spro gloves but for Vaughn’s I’d use a prior gen glove that opens up flat (think Kipper spec but don’t know the model no off hand) Skates - I’ve tried on the new Bauer’s (vapor and supremes) and think they’re too tall. Right now I’m leaning towards: - CCM AS1 - haven’t tried on but the Tacks from last year were very comfortable to me and I like the look of them, more traditional with the slim cowling which I like. - Graf dm1080 - appreciated the good review on here from @Murray so these are still in the running. Local shop doesn’t carry them so sort of taking a flyer on them for now. C/A - I have no basis to make a decision here. So I’ll survey the group to hopefully get a few good options. The new Optik line looked nice but again, no experience with anything current. Pants - Again, same as C/A. It seems like the pros like Vaughn and maybe CCM? Need some help here as well. Stick - This is something I’ll figure out last and I’m less concerned about. This is more trial and error for me. I’m used to the old Koho’s (which I loved) that probably feel like a kettlebell versus the new cores so anything new is a massive upgrade. Knee pads - I get the sense these are a major must have now but I’ve never used them so I have no basis. Any good suggestions here are welcome. Appreciate any feedback from the collective wisdom here and look forward to gettting “woke” on some of this stuff!
  8. 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 closes really great for a game ready palm. The boa system for tightening the glove works so well and the clam shell opening to air out the glove is easy to open and gain access to the boa set up quickly. Bauer S170: This glove is a good deal for the price coming in at a fraction of the cost compared to the Optik. So if you are on a budget then this glove should work fine. If you are really particular and performance is paramount then this glove is not for you. Gaps for this glove, break-in time, ability for puck to stick in the basket, palm protection for high level shots, finally the Velcro and strapping is not nearly at the level of a pro Optik. In summary, hard to compare these goalie gloves as they are in different classes but I hope this helpfully highlights the differences between an entry level vs. pro glove. If you have $$$$ and are focused on performance go with a pro glove like the Brian’s Optik. If you are on a tight budget, like to upgrade regularly then go with this Bauer.
  9. 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 face of the blocker. One of the key reason's I upgraded to this blocker was for the exceptional finger protection. The Bauer S170 really lacked effective index finger protection and I paid the price for this a couple times with the puck coming up and hitting that finger dead on underneath the finger flap. The Boa System that it uses for adjusting the wrist is nice but not a big deal as I keep it at one standard setting. The other areas where Brian's has excelled is the materials used in the glove to cut down on bacteria and durability of the palm of the glove which are much better than the Bauer Blocker. The final point I'll make is that the Brian's Optik Blocker offers some great flexibility in the wrist which has really helped me with more effective puck redirects to the corner. Overall, I've learned to recognized that finger protection on a blocker is very important so the extra dollar investment for me is worth it. Both blockers weigh the exact same and are extremely light. If you are someone where budget is key then going with the Bauer you'll still have to examine some options to mod the finger protection.
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