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hunt3rsean last won the day on July 7 2017

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About hunt3rsean

  • Birthday 09/29/1984


  • Skates
    Easton RS
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    Bauer M3 - 75flex - P88
  • Gloves
    CCM U+ CL
  • Helmet
    Bauer 5500 + Itech cage
  • Pants
    CCM Vector Pro Girdle
  • Shoulder Pads
    CCM Padded Shirt
  • Elbow Pads
    Warrior Projekt
  • Shin Pads
    CCM Fit U+ 07
  • Hockey Bag

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    Nixa, MO
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  1. It has been a long time since I've posted on MSH. But, have had a fair amount of change over the last year. I work in Sales and was traveling pretty heavily which was taking it's toll on the family (Wife & 3 kiddos). We weren't in the worst financial situation but it was apparent some change needed to happen. Luckily, an opportunity came up about June/July last year that turned into reality. Started a new job (same profession & industry....just diff. company) in Nov. last year and moved the family in March. It allowed us to clean up debt, purchase a much more appropriate sized home, and start getting in front of our finances properly. It has been a very exciting, fun, stressful, frustrating, and ultimately great experience. Kudos to my wife and kids who helped make everything 100x easier by being the awesome people they are. And I found a rink nearby so I've been able to start playing again after about a 12mo hiatus. So that's nice too!
  2. Through a work friend I started playing ice with a brand new team about 8 or 9 years ago. It was especially awkward for me as the team had literately grown up playing roller and ice hockey together. So I was truly the new guy. And now through that time I can say the "core" of that team has stuck together and they are some of my closest friends. It may take a year or so or even may take going through a couple teams. But invariably you will end up making friends as everyone in the room shares one thing....a passion for hockey. Tons of good advice in this thread so I won't double up. But did want to share my story as I started in a very similar situation. Turned out great. And I may end up moving to a different part of the country. One of the first things I looked up was if they had an adult league. Not so much so I could keep playing hockey (which was a big part of it) but also as it's a great way to meet people and network. A nice "ice breaker" as it were.......
  3. Background: 30 years old / 5’11 / 175lbs / right-handed Men's div 2B On ice ~ 3 hours a week I have been attempting to find a "shoulder pad" that meets in the middle of not bulky, but provides some protection. Fit I had my LHS order this in a size large based on a few other reviews I've read. Davetronz included. My LHS isn't very big and normally doesn't stock padded shirts, so I gambled on the size. Since I'm skinny I figured I should be okay. I'm glad I didn't go with a Medium because there is no way I could have gotten it on. The large goes on relatively easy when dry and feels like a compression base layer should. However, after a game and it's all wet it can be a bit difficult to remove. I'd highly recommend going a size larger than you would normally order. Length is great as it tucks well down into my pants. Shoulder caps and bicep pads are adjustable in length. Cool feature, but I'm still playing around to find the "perfect" fit. 8.5/10 Protection I do not play contact hockey. However, the league I play in allows some bumping and grinding which I'm okay with. But, this means I'd like some protection around my shoulders and forearms. For this the shirt is great. The caps and forearm pads offer good protection while being lightweight. If you are looking for a "shoulder pad" setup that offers good chest and back protection then look somewhere else. While there is stiff foam in the chest and back region it's incredibly lightweight. It might be okay for roller hockey, which I believe this was designed for, but I'm not sure how much it will do for an ice puck. I've taken a deflection off my chest and it stung. But I wasn't left with any permanent damage and hardly a bruise. If you're a minimalist like I am, then you will be just fine. Just don't go looking at this shirt for anything substantial in the chest and back areas. 7/10 Weight Hardly notice it's anything more than a base layer when you put it on. Love it. 10/10 Durability So far I've had no issue with any rips or tearing. All seams are staying strong and tight. Even after playing around with the velcro straps to adjust shoulder cap and forearm pad length there is no fraying. Very happy so far. I've been playing in this shirt for over 2 months and washing it after every game. You can't tell it's ever been used. Very happy. 10/10 Intangibles The compression "shirt" is actually a sleeveless shirt designed for roller hockey. Due to it's very tight fit it can seem to get a little warm during summer season. I'm one to wear a light base layer or nothing at all when playing, so not having any sleeves doesn't bother me. Only issue I've had so far is that the shoulder caps seem to "float" since they are left to be adjustable. Some may not have issue with this, but it tends to nag at me. I'll find a way to keep them more in place and then it will become a non-issue. Again, roller hockey players may even remove them completely. I've played a few games with only the forearm pads and it's worked out great. I would be okay if the chest and back padding was increased a bit. The shirt is so lightweight I think some minor weight added in these spots wouldn't be noticed. 9/10 Conclusion At the end of the day....this is a compression shirt with decent shoulder pads and minimal chest/back padding. If you are a player who doesn't wear shoulder pads looking to get into something I'd recommend this shirt all day long. It moves with your body, doesn't get overly hot like a heavy shoulder pad, and offers decent protection around the shoulders/forearms. I wouldn't want to take a direct shot to the chest, but knowing there is at least some padding there makes me feel good about wearing it. I'm happy with the purchase and will continue to use this shirt for quite some time. I'd recommend this shirt for shinny and for the beer league player okay not wearing a traditional set of shoulder pads.
  4. CCM Vector Pro Sr. Hockey Girdle Size: M Reviewer Info: Level of play: Beer League (Ice) Frequency of play: 2 times per week Size: 5'11, 175lbs Fit: Fits loser in the kidney and waist area with the thigh area being adjustable. You can make this girdle fit snug around the thighs or looser like a pant utilizing the velrco straps. This pant does not offer any length adjust-ability. However, it seems that the leg padding is relatively long compared to other pants. The included belt works okay, but does not seem to keep the girdle snug in the kidney area. Buttons for hockey suspenders are built in for those who need them. I have attached laces on the two most forward facing suspender buttons on the girdle to act as a lacing system. This has allowed me to snug up the kidney/lower back area of the girdle to my body. Keep in mind I have a skinny torso and waist, so larger humans may not need to do this. 8/10 Protection: This was my first girdle after wearing pants since I started playing hockey. Padding seems great in the kidney, tailbone, and outer thigh areas. I have taken many slap shots right into the main thigh padding with no ill effect. However, the inner thigh padding is non existent due to the design of the velcro straps. Many mid to lower end hockey pants are also built without this inner thigh padding. I have "yet" to experience any issue from pucks or sticks due to this. The kidney padding and lower back padding is adequate and I've had no issues with injury there. 9/10 Weight: Lighter than regular pants I've used, but not as light as other brand girdles. I have found that snugging up the thigh padding and upper belt/kidney area hides any extra weight. 8/10 Durability: I have been using them for a year and a half now. The only issue is from snagging a loose screw on a bench and it tore through the mesh area of the girdle (and through the pant cover). In normal hockey play this wouldn't occur. Have been very happy with the overall durability of the girdle. The velcro has remained strong and no fabric tears anywhere else. 10/10 Conclusion: Great option for a girdle. Provides increased protection than the Easton girdle which I demoed prior to purchasing the CCM girdle. You can still find this girdle on clearance. Even used I wouldn't hesitate purchasing this girdle due to it's great durability. If you are looking to break the ice into wearing girdles this one is a great choice.
  5. Very much so. I listen to a lot of comedian hosted podcasts and many admittedly have gone, or are going through, very tough emotional issues. Like many musicians and actors it's what drives their art.
  6. Just to follow up from my last post. Had a great weekend playing in the West coast Checking For Charity tournament. Went smoothly minus some refereeing that was more comical than anything else during our first game. Our team lost the first game by a goal but ended up winning our division! Very little chippiness and everyone seemed to just have a good time playing. Was a great way to spend a hot weekend with family and friends.
  7. The last few months have been a little stressful. Between work travel, finances, and having to replace my entire roof....it's been a little taxing. With everything going on I had to decide to take a break from hockey for a season or two to take care of things. Which also meant missing a local tournament the team I play with always participates in. Luckily, my teammates are so awesome that they are covering my fee and asking me to play since they know I'll miss the next season. Happy to know I have some more hockey with great friends for the next couple days.
  8. It is and it isn't. Trust me. Having them available once earned is great. But the time spent flying/traveling to actually earn those points....not so cool.
  9. Hadn't played hockey in a month or so due to holidays and work travel. Come back to our upper league to get beat 9-2. At least there was beer and laughs afterwards.
  10. No, that's not bad business or ridiculous at all. In fact, it's the exact opposite. The day that the Mako 2 becomes available, they can't sell the original at a profit. Every manufacturer in the industry tries to sell through their product before the replacement hits the market. To do otherwise would guarantee a money losing operation. Correct. It's often called cleaning/clearing the channel. You'll see it done in all sorts of retail industries. Old and sitting inventory is costing both the manufacturer and retailer money.
  11. I've been using these for at least a year now. I love them. I have a very narrow ankle/heal with an average to wide forefoot. Even with a narrow healed skate I had issue getting a good heal lock. These socks have fixed that. Now coupled with a pair of skates that fit correctly it's a great combo. The socks are comfortable and the compression is good. Thickness is about right for me. I wouldn't call them thin but they are not "thick" either. Seams are not an issue. I've been running one pair playing 1 - 2 games per week. And washing them before each game in a front load washer. The white has turned to a grey color, but beyond that they are still going strong. Worth the money if you are looking for extra heal lock.
  12. Haven't shot trap in awhile apparently. 10 for 25 tonight. >_>
  13. I've watched a couple episodes. Not sure it's one I can get into. The ones I watched were decent but just didn't grab me. Partly because I'm more prone to be sucked in by the big feature filming/effects for super hero stuff. I'm also one who doesn't have to have the absolute best in acting and plot. If its good enough to just keep me entertained for an hour and a half then I'm good. I'm not looking for an Oscar winner in every comic book movie.
  14. You can definitely run a 30cal suppressor on a 5.56. You may lose some velocity and accuracy. How much? Tough to say since multiple other variables factor in. Edit: Was posting from my phone last night and also forgot to add something. If running the .30 cal suppressor on a 5.56 you may also lose some of the flash/noise suppressing quality. I can't really say exactly how much due to so many other factors, but just a heads up on what you will probably experience. But, as far as the actual firing of the 5.56 you will have no issue.
  15. Due to some money issues I'm having to take a season off from hockey. Weird feeling since I haven't taken any real time off since I started playing again 4 or 5 years ago. The upside is it allows me to get my wrist looked at and addressed. Have been putting it off since it's more an annoyance then anything else. But, have become worried it could grow into something worse. The upside.....hockey seasons are available all year long. Will be back in business for the following season.
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