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WillieTaliban

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About WillieTaliban

  • Birthday 11/22/1984

Equipment

  • Skates
    Bauer Nexus 600
  • Stick
    Mako Parise / Covert DT1 Kovalev
  • Gloves
    Eagle Talon 60
  • Helmet
    Bauer 9900 / Tron Visor
  • Pants
    Bauer Nexus
  • Shoulder Pads
    Sher-wood T90 Undercover
  • Elbow Pads
    Sher-wood 5030
  • Shin Pads
    Sher-wood 5030
  • Hockey Bag
    Mammoth IPA Hockey Bag

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    Male
  • Location
    Virginia Beach
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  1. WillieTaliban

    OEM and Hockeytron

    If you just boycott them flat out you will miss out on some great deals. Their visors are the best and also the cheapest.
  2. WillieTaliban

    Shoulder Pads for mens leagues

    I have found the most comfortable pairing to be the Sher-Wood T90 Undercover shoulder pads and the 5030 elbow and shin pads. I think the 5030 shins are the all-time most comfortable and the elbow pads are good for beer league just slide down a little sometimes. the T90 shoulders are great as far as protection and fit, plus they have the adjustable arm pieces so you can get the perfect length.
  3. WillieTaliban

    W71 Pacioretty Curve

    From what I've seen it looks like it is almost a lie 6 maybe slightly lower. Thanks for the info
  4. WillieTaliban

    Warrior Covert QR1

    Oh ok. Good to know, maybe I can take some stuff to trade and just have the Play it Again here order me one.
  5. WillieTaliban

    Warrior Covert QR1

    I see they are selling them online, I didn't know there was a "drop date"
  6. WillieTaliban

    W71 Pacioretty Curve

    Does anyone know of the closest thing to this curve that is available? I like the big hooks and this thing is a beauty, but I'm still trying to find options that aren't the $260 QR1. I use a Coffey now but this looks even better.
  7. WillieTaliban

    Warrior Covert QR1

    Yeah that is the one I am leaning towards tight now. I am just waiting to see one in person before I pull the trigger. Unfortunately I live in va Beach and there isn't a good LHS here, so I drove ALL the way to NJ yesterday for something and made an extra hour-plus trip to HockeyGiant to get the QR1, and they were closed for inventory.
  8. WillieTaliban

    Warrior Covert QR1

    Yes the newer Sher-Wood INT sticks all have the flex free zone (the EK15 and EK9) just like the SR counterpart don't know about the Warrior but I doubt it I think it is a Sher-Wood thing
  9. WillieTaliban

    Warrior Covert QR1

    Thanks I am really used to my EK15 so I feel like that much of an increase of adding a plug would probably feel like a baseball bat in my hand. I just really want that Patch curve.
  10. WillieTaliban

    Warrior Covert QR1

    Hey was hoping to get an answer on the new qr1. I am really interested in the w71 curve as right now I only use a Coffey curve or Stastny sometimes. I have only used Sher-wood for a long time and I always get INT STICKS in Sherwood because they come the perfect length already. I don't buy Senior unless they have the "flex-free cut zone" like my ek15. I like a legit 70-80 flex. So my question is should I, as a 5'10" guy get the int 70 flex, like would it be tall enough right out of the box? If not, does the Senior stick have a flex free cutting zone? Don't have a real LHS here, so will have to order online. Also side question does anyone know if Warrior has a military discount?
  11. WillieTaliban

    SISU vs Impact mouthguards

    I gotta co-sign on the Sisu too. I had tried 6 or 7 different mouth guards from Shock Doc , Nike, UA, etc. and they were protective but most of them I couldn't talk, drink, or really breathe fully comfortably with. The Sisu took me a couple tries to get the fit just right standing there heating it up and starting over, but once I got it, I love it. You honestly don't even feel it while playing. Only time I remember it is there is on the bench in between shifts.
  12. WillieTaliban

    which shoulders?

    The Large fits really good in the Chest area and doesn't come up tight on my neck. The part that covers your triceps and biceps came down too low on my arms, but it has an adjustable strap to shorten them under the shoulder cap, so I just put on my elbow pads and was able to shorten it to the perfect length. I would say if you are just getting into playing a lot you may slim down as well burning calories on the ice, so Medium should work or Large will work. I don't think you will feel the size difference so much in the straps on the chest being big enough to go around but it may not be long enough for your torso. At 5'11" it comes down to about 2" above my belly button which is great cuz with pants there is very little unprotected area. So I would judge it more off height. You can always pull the straps tight on the chest for the width but if it isn't long enough you could take that slapper in the lower back or in the gut.. Also FYI HockeyGiant has a flash sale RIGHT NOW on shoulders and protective gear so get on it!
  13. WillieTaliban

    Cutting a stick to add Oggie grip

    Oh yeah the plug itself was in there great it took me pulling the soul out of that thing to get it back out. It was the grip part that surrounds the plastic/fiberglass plug. It would kinda move with my hand when turning my wrist over quickly.
  14. WillieTaliban

    Pain in toes during skating?

    My Bauer skates did this to me too I thought I was getting some arthritis in my feet or something crazy. Switched out to the Superfeet insoles and I haven't noticed in since so either that was the cure or it just took breaking in new skates.
  15. WillieTaliban

    which shoulders?

    I like the Sher-wood T90 undercover shoulder and elbows. Great quality and mobility plus you can adjust the fit of the caps and upper arms. Also I should add, I'm 5'11" amd 188 so we're not too far off, I use Large.


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