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  1. Hi The Goal Net forums! So since I own both Bauer lines as custom sets, I thought it would be nice to make a detailed analysis of both lines. As a sales advisor and goalie fit expert in a retailer, people often ask me how the vapor are different if both lines offer hard as hell rebounds. Most of the time I simply answer that I feel Vapor or Supreme is more a spec than anyother thing. Basically, most of teh ones who prefer a connected feel will be drawn towards the vapors, and those who prefer otherwise the supremes. There are more diffences but we will dive deeper within the "review". Let's start by showing both sets. First up, the older brother, the 2S Pro. So this was my first custom Bauer set, I won't dive into the lackluster custom options for colorways, I love this graphic and I am pleased of the way it turned out. I went all stock for this one, except for the intermediate fit for the blocker palm. Now my 2X Pro, which is a first again for me, being my first dark based set. So here I went with a lot of custom specs, here is the list; Square knee block, Powerlite core (single break below the knee) , vapor thin insert (stock option), offset CRS laces (yup, no bungee for me). Intermediate fit for both gloves. PADS So the pads are pretty similar all things considered, main diffrence would be the boot break. The Vapor has a thinner, flatter boot which is much softer that the Fused boot which is stock on the 2S pro. Furthermore, the pad is much thicker on the boot area in the Supreme. This makes the supreme less connected and makes it sit higher on the leg. This is one of the things that I liked at first but liked less and less as the season went on. Now the sliding surface. As you can see, both a extremely similar except that the calf piece on the vapor is rounder and features an embossed cortech ST logo. The knee block has thankfully gone away from the binding this year, even if the nylon used on the 2x seem to be of better quality. This explains why the sliding is (according to me at least) much much much better on the 2X pros. However, the thickness is the same on both models on the sliding edge, which brings me to one of the most unique design element of the vapor pad, the tapered core. As you can see above, the core of the vapor is slightly thicker on the inside edge than the outside edge. This pulled from the 1x, and is to aid rotation while keeping the strapping tight. Speaking of strapping. The tune-fit (vapor) is much softer and wraps the leg a lot more, the CRS is looser and stiffer. I'm not really picky on strapping, but the vapor is simple and comfortable, both things lacking in the supreme's CRS. The calf wraps on the vapor are longer and hug the skate much more, and have elastic joints at the bottom. On nitpick in the supremes, the strapping did not have any color option (not even white), but again, the set looked good nontheless. The leg channel in nylon on the supremes and has the quattro material from AX Suede on the knee block. On the vapor, we find the quattro in the leg channel as well. Overall, I love both pads, but the vapor suits more my playstyle, mainly because of the snuggier, tighter fit and the softer boot, while keeping the really hot rebounds. Now the catch gloves. I won't talk about the breaks, the vapor is more of a finger oriented closure (similar to a 590 but feels really close to a 580 somehow) and the supreme is more of a full-hand closure, which is a 600 in ccm language. Supreme Vapor Now that the inevitable (Thanos is inevitable) break question is addressed, let's look at best feature on both gloves; the cuff. Back in november when I saw the gear, i saw that the took insperation from the supreme for the backhand of the 2x catch glove. The cuff is now shorter and feels much more open than on the 1x ans 2s pro, but keep the flexibility that the 2s pro had with the FREE flex cuff. Supreme Vapor Now a few pictures of the gloves side by side. They present a somewhat similar shape (big pocket, smaller cuff) but they feel completely diffrent, props to bauer for that, because I always felt more comfortable with supreme type break because of their shape, but never like the feel of the break that much, it's nice to have a glove that just feels like the best of both worlds for me. (2x pro has a great closure out of the box, highly recommend the game ready ) Blockers The 2X pro blocker feels like a variant of the 2s Pro, it's the weird friend that just looks somewhat alien, but in this case, the design works and looks both futuristic and traditional. Now the vapor is much lighter, and here is why. The vapor has a tapered face, which makes it have an optimized thickness both for balance and protection. Now the sidewall is where the alien thing comes in. The vapor straight up looks weird, but it works just fine. The supreme has however the best finger protection I ever had on a blocker. I'm not worried with the vapor however. The one thing I don't like on the vapor is the stiching on the face, I prefer the seamless edge of the supreme by a landslide, but this is more of a nitpick than anything. One small diffence is that the supreme has a segmented finger protection and the vapor has traditionnal build. supreme vapor So that about wraps it up. so feel free to ask more questions on the gear. Edit: The 2S pro set was regularly cleaned (once every 6-8 ice times) using a magic eraser and a combination of slight pressure and patience.
  2. jwags2201

    Toe Tie Slack

    Hey guys, had a quick question about my toe ties. What does slack affect in terms of sliding/butterfly pushes? I’ve never used slack and have always had good sliding ability, but I picked up a used set that had about 2 inches of slack and have been having a little trouble. Was wondering if I just need to get used to the pads or if the slack is to blame.
  3. oguy

    where to buy gear

    I am wanting to buy a set of warrior G4 pads glove and blocker, the one and only store near me doesn't carry warrior at all and any site I visit online doesn't have the color and/or the size I need. Does anyone know where I could hope to buy gear online?
  4. my g4 pads just came yesterday that i bought from goaliemonkey.com. i went straight to training and i feel not comfortable enough. do you know how to break in pads properly? previously i used CCM Premier R1.9 pads for 1 year
  5. For Sale on lightly used Factory Mad 2 piece ultra light 2 piece pad. Size 34”+1. Pad width is under 11”. Pads have vertical stitching. Pads have 1 Velcro strap with 1 nylon strap behind knee. Calf area has 3 Velcro straps. Boot has 1 leather strap. Cordura on outside gusset of pads. Pads weight under 5 lbs. Couple of puck marks. Pads were used about 15 times. No smell. Always air dried with fan and dehumidifier. Asking for $675.00 usd. Plus shipping. Will quote you on shipping. Or local pickup in Chicagoland area. Only Shipping to US or Canada. Paypal only. Sold As Is.
  6. For sale 34"+1.5 Pro Kenesky pads, Blocker, and Boddam Pro Catcher with icicle design just like Garth Snow. Pads come with 2 knee blocks. 1 that I had PAW make thinner than the stock ones. Both knee blocks are cut to 45 degree angle. I also have Halo Strapping system and boot straps from Monster goalie. The toe straps are made by Kenesky with shock cord. Pads will also include the nylon strapping that came with the pads. Pads were only used about 8 times and are like new. They also weigh about 4.5lbs. Blocker was designed just like my Warrior G2 Blocker side wall. Palm is in great shape. Blocker is super light too. Weighing at 1.9lbs. Boddam Refuze Pro catcher has custom icicle design, pro palm, and double t with skate lace. All equipment had been wiped down and air dried after skating. Reason I'm selling is because I love my Warrior G2's. Sold As Is. Looking for $625.00 USD + shipping for all 3 items. Paypal only. Thanks for looking!
  7. 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 Life employee lol). After some research it’s become clear to me that if I grow out of my current set, which I am estimated to do within the year, then I’m going to need to custom order my next pads just to have them fit me. There are a number of variables in play, most importantly price (Brian’s are $$$ for a 16 year old), and whether or not it’s worth it to get new pads if I don’t continue playing in college. I have minimum 1 year left in my hockey career, and even though I plan to keep playing, anything can happen. To get summarize, I’ll likely need new gear soon, and a custom order is the only way to go. I currently wear Bauer x700’s and am open to suggestions of what my next set should be. Brian’s Optik/Heritage is looking prominent, but any brand that will make stock pads my size would be nice. PS, I’ve always worn Bauer, so a change might be nice. Thanks, Jon
  8. 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 experiences demoing the 1x and 1s as well as trying on the Optiks at the local store. (As an FYI, I'm looking at a moderately stiff pad with a subtly curve to the thigh rise and am probably getting a Brian's FLY). Just wanted to be sure before I spend the $$$ on a set
  9. For sale: A nice set that's been used for a few months, but in excellent condition still. Looking for 1300$ + shipping (USD), OBO. Pad specs: -Vaughn V7 XR Pro Carbon -Pulse graphic in navy weave, white weave, and light blue -pro logos -35+2 sizing -Two leather calf straps, one velcro calf wrap, no boot strap -Mackenzie Blackwood specs: clean boot, extended outside calf wrap, nylon leg channel, solid firm knee block, slightly stiffer top of pad. -Modifications: leather strap at the knee has been removed (can be replaced), makeshift/removable "Professor strap" (believe it was Monster brand) -Notes: the sidewall of the left knee block has a minor cut and has a piece of PadSkinz over it. Blocker specs: -Vaughn XR Pro Carbon -Pulse graphic in navy weave, white weave, and light blue -Pro logos -No modifications, it's the same as stock Glove specs: -Vaughn XR Pro Carbon -Pulse graphic in navy weave, white weave, and light blue -Pro logos -No modifications, it's the same as sock -Notes: slight yellowing of white coloring on the cuff
  10. 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 features: I had them tweak the Focus graphic ever so slightly, as you can see in the photos. White with Bucky leather accents thigh buckle moved higher on outside of pad, lower on inside thigh (to help seal ice in the 5 hole, which is awesome, btw) inset toe ties (no bridge) strapping is as follows: 1 thigh, one knee, two calf, two boot double external breaks The pads flex really nice, but to warn you, the boot is fairly stiff. WEAR AREAS: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The catcher: The catcher I would compare to a 580 break (for all you Koho/Reebok/CCM guys). I liked it, but I found I wasn't able to catch anything in the fingers up position with it. When held in the right position, though, it catches so well. And I'm not going to lie, the glove is massive. It has a pancake shape, and whoever was the previous glove designer at Brian's had gigantic hands, so I had to cinch these down pretty tight. Some key features of the glove: Not a true one piece cuff, so still a little flexible. Still sturdy enough to over flex reinforced "T" same graphic tweak as the pads Zero G hand strapping. The Focus glove only came with one Velcro strap on the palm, so I requested two Overall, it's a great sealing glove, and has a good feel for catching pucks, very snappy. WEAR AREAS: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The blocker: The blocker has a removable foam pad on the wrist, which is VERY comfortable, and it's washable, too. The key features: I found the finger protection to be too bulky, so I had them remove it. I haven't had any injuries from it, but that's not to say it can't happen same tweaked graphic as mentioned above the palm is very big, I think because of the glove designer I mentioned earlier WEAR AREAS: Overall, there's minimum wear on this set, considering I played 6 seasons, around 36 games per season in them. They are solidly built equipment, and will be ready to ship once I get my OPTIKs (beginning of January?) Any questions, inquiries, feel free to PM me.
  11. i have cut my bauer 1s chesty for better fit. The chest are large and the arms are medium. And my pads, i have change the bottom original CRS stripe to my old reebok XLT stripe. The reason why it’s that i use the padbag to the rest of my equipment and i must be able to bear the pads. The leather stripe are stronger than the CRS stripe.
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