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  1. Siponarius

    New Pads (CCM E4.9)

    Ended up getting the Ritual x2 Pros. Pretty comfy. Those low end Vapors were like landing on plywood. My knee is still sore (from an old injury), but it’s manageable for how often I will play. Dropping weight will also help with how much I’m dropping down on my knees. Just need to figure out how to skate with the thigh rise overlap. Alls good from there.
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    New Pads (CCM E4.9)

    Just going to put it out there (since they’ve shipped), but CCM’s new 2019 middle entry hybrid pads, the EFlex 4.9 are regular priced $850 US on GoalieMonkey... for whatever reason, Sport Chek in Canada is selling them for $450 US. If anyone is looking for a steal on pads... just saying.
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    New Pads (CCM E4.9)

    I couldn’t tell you at the moment. I ended up being sized at a Pro Hockey prior to picking them up. Like a dumb dumb, I ended up tightening the back skate strap too tight which didn’t help my pad rotate. I loosened it off tonight and no issues; my knee fell right into the landing gear. My only issue now is the knee pads I picked up are cheap garbage (Vapor x900) and need to get new ones, and I just have to get used to the extra +1” rise.
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    New Pads (CCM E4.9)

    So then chances are I legitimately picked up pads that are larger than I’m used to?
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    New Pads (CCM E4.9)

    They ended up arriving, and I went to open ice to try them out.. I couldn’t move in them, and when I dropped to the ice, felt like I pulled my hip. Going from a 34 Vaughn v3 7500, these CCMs are 34+1. I’m not sure if these things are too tall for me, or if the extra thigh rise is throwing me off. Or sure if I should return them or not. I did have the same mobility issue in the V3s before removing one of the knee blocks.
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    Any shin guards with good knee protection?

    I third the Supreme. I tried switching to a pair of CCM QuickLites, sure they are light and comfortable, but the Supremes definitely have the extra padding I’m looking for in the knee area.
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    C/A Arm Length

    Picked up a used Reactor 6000 (love me that HX Sorb!), and I like the way it fits, but the arms appear 1/2” - 3/4” too long. Is there something I can do to shorten them, or will mucking around with the elbow cap straps help shorten then? I see some older but similar looking “Pro” models have a strap to shorten them.
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    Very DIfferent sized feet (2.5 sizes)

    Depending on the level you play, if you’re talking about your comfort, it’d be worth it. IThis might sound stupid, but if you’re only playing rec, and concerned about the cost, it might be cheaper getting two pair of lesser tier skates, like the 78k, and save the steel and runners of the opposite boots. Maybe even try to offload the spare boots on SLS.
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    Nexus Boot Last question

    I know the boot last changed between 2012 (1000 Series) and 2014 (8000). I’m not sure if it changed again afterwards the 2016 (1N Series) and 2018 (2N Series). Does anyone know if they did? Reason why I ask is I have a pair of SMU N2900 which fit amazingly, and I had the opportunity to pick up a pair of 6000s in the same size, possibly for ODR use. Poking around the internets, they appear to be the same heritage/price point, but they don’t feel the same, and I’m not sure if they were built on the same last, or they just aren’t broken in. Anyone have any insight? Additionally, how much different do the N2900s and 2Ns fit? thanks in advance!
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    Fat Guy Pants

    Title says it all. I’m a bigger guy... 6’1”, 44” inch waist (maybe 43”), 270lbs (trying to drop that too) looking for advice on pants. Should be note there aren’t a lot in the way of shops within 3hours, and with winter coming, won’t be making any trips soon. I’m not trying to break the bank on gear either. I’m only slapping the pads on when the all else fails with our weekly pickup I wear an XL TotalOne player pant, comfortable enough, and figured the same would apply for goalie pants. Picked up a XL NXG on SidelineSwap ... did not fit well at all. Once I went back to look, Bauer lists it as 36”-40”waist. Other than Vaughn, it doesn’t seem like anyone else does XXL. Im curious about CCM. The list their XL at 38”-42”. Does their stuff fit a little bigger? I notice a few HGP12A up on SLS I’m not sure I want to roll the dice on unless I’m sure. EDIT: Going into the Wayback Machine, I see Reebok lists their Large at 44”-46”, and their XL at 48”-50”. Any truth to this? I see a few of them listed as well. Thanks in advance!
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    2019-2020 Gear Sightings

    The are phasing out the Nexus?
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    Fat Guy Pants

    I might have to look at the s190 then when they go on sale. In the mean time one of my friends have lent me an older pair of Bauer’s in XXL, so we will see how they fit
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    Best skate sock?

    https://www.marks.com/en/copper-sole-mens-extreme-4-pack-crew-sport-socks-276453.html#276453=BLKAST&276453=6-12 i find the copper sole helps keep the stank down.
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    Big/Wide Head Helmet help!!

    I have a fairly round head and use a ReAkt 75 and an IMS 7.0
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    Thinnest/least volume Elbow Pads?

    I used to wear APXs and switched to QLTs and find them to have less volume.
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    Sherwood Rekker M90 info

    I’m hoping with the name scheme, there may be a bit of a throw back to the T90, but I’m not holding my breath. It was one of my favorites.
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    I need some big man help!

    I’m also large, and the biggest pants I’ve seen to date are Bauer Nexus. I saw some Grafs in a store recently on clearance, and they looked massive. I might try them on for fun next time I’m there to gauge it.
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    Inexpensive Masks & Fits

    Hi goalie gurus. Question, so I’ll add some background. So while normally I play out, my weekly hockey geoup of emergency service members has been struggling to keep goalies. They either move away or can’t make it out. Sometimes it’s one, or shooter tooters, which isn’t as fun. So I decided to dive in and pick up goal equipment. This once a week skate has all skill levels, and no slap shots or contact. At most I’d be strapping on the pads once a month. Most of the stuff I’ve collected from SLS, friends, sales...I’m down to getting a mask now. I’ve gone to closest PHL and tried a few masks on, and everything seems too small I guess? The back plate sits very far back on all 4 fits of the Bauers I tried, leaving what I think is an desirable gap between the back plate and the mask. The store I was at didn’t have many CCM offerings. I’m also not trying to break the bank for occasional usage. Inpicked up an NME 4 recently from an online sale, but it appears as best as near as I can tell, it’s a one size fits all. When I wear it, I feel that the chin cup jams everything closed too tight, can’t even move my mouth, almost feels like if anything goes slightly wrong, I’ll bite my tongue. I’m still able to return this mask Another online store is selling CCM 7000s. Does anyone know if the shape of the mask might fit a wider/rounder head better? I ask as well since it’s not exactly one I can go downtown and try out. For reference, I wear both a Bauer Re-Akt 75 and IMS 7.0 for my fat head. One of the guys I play with has also offered me an older Hasek style helmet/mask, but I’m not so sure of it’s protection, even if I’m not taking clappers. Any my advice is appreciated!
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    Inexpensive Masks & Fits

    Got the 9000, and tried it on, and immediately knew I made the right choice. Riddled with the straps, and the backplate has no gap, as compared to the NME4. Padding still hasn’t even been broken in yet. I do have a noob question though. What’s the second strap that’s paired with the chin cup actually for? I managed to adjust the cup but it’s still in the way.
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    Replacement Shin Liners

    I have a pair of Supreme T1 MX3 shin pads. Love them. Still in amazing shape. While I’m sure the flexorb is a gimmick, one of the knees has started going to mush, and the liner slides around a little. Is there anywhere a person could buy after market liners (other than SLS) to replace them, or are you otherwise hooped and need to get a full pair?
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    Glove fit advice

    I had a smilies problem. I normally wear a 14 but would have to go o a 15 Apx2 Pro to not have my finger touching/crammed in the gusset. I Ended up going with a CCM QLT, and have no problems with my finger in a 14. They were tighter in the backhand, but that’s loosened up over a few sessions. I didn’t like the look of the palm on the FT1, and something about he graphics turned me off. Also saving a few bucks on getting the QLTs on sale.
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    Best “non-compression” skating socks

    I wear Copper Sole Extreme Athletic socks. Tight, but not a compression tight. Copper threads help keep the stank down.
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    Inexpensive Masks & Fits

    Thanks to your advice, I tracked down a large CCM 9000, for about the same cost as the NME4 I had purchased. I’m send that back immediately. The CCM fits great!
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    Inexpensive Masks & Fits

    Negative. Very northern Canada. Might be too long of a drive lol
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    Inexpensive Masks & Fits

    Yeah, things definitely didn’t feel right. Even the back plate left a huge gap. Even with the infrequency I would play, and the low impact? Or is it mainly investing the extra bucks to avoid any potential facial oopsie? Yeah, literally only a bunch of cops and fire fighters trying not to get far, so no certification requirements. Regardless, I appreciate you fellas responding. Helps with sorting things out.