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About tburns517

  • Birthday 06/30/1991


  • Skates
    CCM RibCor 48k
  • Stick
    Reebok RibCor
  • Gloves
    Easton Synergy EQ50
  • Helmet
    Bauer IMS 9.0 / Bauer Hybrid Shield
  • Pants
    Warrior Syko
  • Shoulder Pads
    Reebok Kinetic Fit 5k
  • Elbow Pads
    Reebok Kinetic Fit 5k
  • Shin Pads
    Easton Mako
  • Hockey Bag
    Easton E500

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    Ypsilanti, MI
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  1. Thanks @IPv6Freely and @psulion22 for the replies! I've been looking at some other inexpensive pads on eBay and craigslist. I came across these and he is willing to do $150 for them: https://annarbor.craigslist.org/spo/d/vaughn-velocitygoalie-leg-pads/6244519122.html They look really similar to the 7500 that I have right now. Would going from a 33+1 to a 34+2 be a drastic difference? I'm pretty sure I am borderline 33/34. I'm thinking it would provide the extra protection I need on my thighs, and would probably help with the 5-hole issue too. The price I would pay for these would only be a little more than I would spend on knee pads anyway. I still plan on going to a local hockey store and trying out the different sizes.
  2. Hello All, Last year I was forced to play goalie for a lower-level beer league in short notice, so I ended up buying a lot of my gear from eBay. I was lucky enough to spend under $500 for everything, since I was (and still am) on a budget. Unfortunately 2 of the main pieces, my Chest Protector and Leg Pads, are causing some issues. I'll explain in more detail: I bought a Bauer Supreme One95 (not Pro) Chest Protector in size Medium for $85. It was in like-new condition. I can tell the arms are definitely a few inches too long because they tend to push my glove and blocker off a little, and also the elbow pads don't line up with my elbows. I looked at cutting and re-sewing the arms with a sewing awl, however, I am not sure how to approach this, and I definitely don't want to butcher them beyond repair. Also, they seem to be pretty bulky in the upper area, so I can't really turn my head without my mask (and throat protector) being restricted by the pads. So two questions: Is it difficult to mod gear while still having it hold up? Any suggestions on what to do with the upper area? My leg pads are Vaughn Velocity 7500 33+1. I am 5'7", and the pads seem to fit, it is just when I go down in a butterfly position my knees are exposed, and I have been hit there a few times. I definitely want to get some sort of protection there, but I also feel like the top of the pads should cover a majority of that area, is that correct? My concerns are whether or not the pads are the right size, or if I am going down in the butterfly position incorrectly. As far as protection goes, would you recommend thigh guards that attach to the pad, or knee/thigh pads that are separate? I mainly question whether or not I should get some new/used gear that addresses my issues. At the same time, I would save money by making some modifications to the gear. As I stated, it is a lower-level beer league, so the shots aren't ridiculously hard, but I still want to feel comfortable playing in my gear. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I plan on going to Play it Again and our local hockey store to check out/try on some gear as well.
  3. I have this shield: Bauer Hybrid Shield Shortly after I purchased it, the shield started to crack on one side. After a collision last night, the shield cracked entirely on the other side, separating the shield from the cage. Is it possible to order a replacement shield from a Bauer retailer? The cage portion is fine. (EDIT: I did ask Pure Hockey and I am not sure the customer service rep fully understood me, so that is the reason for this post) Thanks in advance for your replies.
  4. I need some help and/or recommendations on which size of CCM 4052 Hockey Pants I should get for a person who is about 6'2, close to 200 lbs, and has a 38" waist . This is going to be a gift and he is unable to try on the pants, so he said he would exchange them if need be. I would like to avoid him having to do that as much as possible. I know this question is somewhat impossible to answer, but I would like to see if anyone has experience with these pants and the fit of them. Based on the size chart at Total Hockey, it looks like he could either be a Large or XL. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  5. Instead of starting a new thread I will ask on this one, since my question has to do with the chest protector I Just purchased on eBay. I was able to pick up a Bauer One55 Chest Protector, size Medium, in great condition, almost new for $85 since I was on a tight budget. Like the OP, I am 5'7", but normal build. I feel like the arms of the chest protector are about an inch too long, and have noticed that it somewhat affects the mobility of my glove and blocker. I've read some other threads about modifying the length of the arms by cutting and sewing, but I want to consider that as a last resort. Is there anything else you guys can recommend? If I do have to cut into the material and modify it, how should I go about doing so?
  6. Hello everyone. I was recently asked to play goalie for a novice league (since I can't skate out). I have been looking up some used gear online, and found what I think is a pretty good deal. He is asking $400 for everything. He said the helmet was used once and he paid $400, the skates fit a 9.5 shoe, and he "thinks" the pads are 33". Due to the lack of detail I have asked for more pictures other than what he has provided. Overall, what do you guys think of this deal? Obviously it is hard to tell without seeing it in person, which I am going to do this weekend. What should I typically be looking for when it comes to used goalie gear? I appreciate your help in advance.
  7. Thanks for the reply. I checked out YouTube and never noticed the video explaining the 3 lines, however, I watched it and my best bet is going to be visiting Total Hockey or a local hockey store and checking out all three. My budget is around $400, and I skate 2, sometimes 3 times a week. I would consider myself a two-way defenseman. I'll see what information I can find on them.
  8. I currently have some CCM U+ Pro Skates in a size 9 EE. A few of the eyelets have broken/rusted off, and I accidentally ripped right through the boot (where one of the eyelets broke entirely) from trying to tighten my skates. I was looking at some new skates, and I would like to stick with CCM. I am aware that CCM skates have a few different models and they fit differently. My foot is rather wide, but I still would like a snug fit. I have to wear thick socks with my current skates to make sure I don't get blisters. They were baked when I first got them, but I would assume they need to be baked every few years to keep the mold of your feet. Does anyone have any recommendations on what CCM skates I should try that are comparable to the fit of my CCM U+ Pro's? Browsing on Total Hockey I saw the CCM JetSpeed Maxx 2.0 skates were on sale for $199. Does anyone have any experience with these? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
  9. Thanks for your input ouroboros. I will take that into consideration. Yeah, I was actually looking at the Bauer Vapor X 100 gloves, as the APX Pro and APX seem to be out of stock in Black or Black/White 14" on most sites. I have basically decided that I am probably just going to pick a pair that I think I will like and go with it.
  10. I'm starting to look at some other options, such as the Warrior Covert QR3s and the Easton Stealth C9.0s. I've seen some good reviews on the CCM 4-Roll Pro III gloves, however, the AX Suede does concern me. I felt the material at Total Hockey and I'm not sure how well it will do with constant friction against a grip stick. I notice the Stealth C9.0s use Tactik Microsuede as well. I'm taking Zzapdog's post (post 3) into consideration with the CCM 4R Pro III's. After trying on a few pair of gloves at Total Hockey and putting on my EQ50s again, I have a feeling I will want to go back to them if I get a new pair. That is unless I find a pair that is very similar to them. The palm of the EQ50s include gray Nash with black leather overlay, and include seamless index and pinky finger designs. The holes only seem to occur on the index and pinky fingers where there is black leather overlay. The Nash areas with vented fingers are still holding up. I don't see another pair of gloves with this similar design in the index and pinky finger, so I am curious if they felt it was a flaw in the design and caused more wear in these areas. EDIT: rawkstar, just saw the photo, and it looks like they did a really good job on the repalm. Is that the only color they offer?
  11. Thanks for your replies. Break-in time isn't much of an issue, I just want a durable and long-lasting glove with good protection. I think I have narrowed it down to the Warrior AX2's and the Easton Pro 10's, which are the same price. I'm now looking at the palm material and comparing the two. The AX2's have Clarino, while the Pro 10's have Nash and a pure grip overlay. I was trying to do some research on the two different materials and came across a very old thread on this forum from 2010. I'm not sure how advanced these materials are today, but here is what was described: "Clarino is a much looser chemical bond and absorbs sweat better. This also allows a much softer feel once the gloves have been dried out after use but ultimately fall apart faster. Nash on the other hand is a much tighter chemical bond and resists sweat up to a certain point. Once the gloves palms begin to weaken from use sweat begins to permeate the surface and the bond begins to break down. Once this happens the gloves will rapidly deteriorate because the sweat and any other moisture picked up by the palms will begin to react with the chemistry and as a result the palms will become brittle and almost hardened when dried." Is this still relevant? I use a stick with grip and have a backup with grip as well so I would like to make sure the palms are of good quality material-wise. One thing I don't see on the Pro 10's compared to my current Easton EQ50s are the small vent holes on the inside of the fingers. That forum also discussed how it is a terrible idea for high-end gloves to include those as they turn into more quickly.
  12. As the title states, I am looking for a new pair of gloves for next season. My current gloves are 13" Easton EQ50s, and too many holes have developed in the fingers and palms, not to mention the odor that seems impossible to get rid of. I'm kind of on the fence between getting a new 13" or 14" pair, considering my hand seems to fit okay in some brands of gloves but not in others of the same size. The max I would spend is probably $120 on a pair of gloves. I'm currently using a stick with grip, so I feel that may be a reason for the holes developing. I went to Total Hockey to try on a few pair and asked someone there what they would recommend, but they weren't much help. I am interested in a few pair, but would like your guys' take on them: Easton PRO 10 Warrior Dynasty AX2 (Never seen a 13.5" size before until these) CCM 4-Roll Pro III (How well will the AX Suede hold up on a stick with grip?) CCM 28K KFS (Look interesting, but haven't heard much about them. They look pretty new)
  13. As the title states, the Bauer Hybrid Shield I bought is too wide for my IMS 9.0 helmet. Here's the thing, the helmet is a size medium, and I bought both the medium and large hybrid shields to try on the helmet, and both ended up being too wide for the J clips. I was trying to make some modifications to the clips to make them stick out a bit more by using washers, but it is still an issue because when I do get the helmet into the J clips, it stretches the width of the helmet, making it too wide for my head. I was wondering if it would be possible to bend the cage permanently which would also bend the shield a little, considering that is how I get them into the J clips anyway. Would this damage the shield or force it to crack over time? I need to make up about a half inch in order for it to fit. I would use the shield without the J clips, but it just doesn't feel secure. The shield is a size large, but like I stated, the medium size didn't make a difference, so I went with the bigger size because it fit me better. Any suggestions?
  14. I'm very interested in this. I'm looking at a few of the Bauer shirts and socks with 37.5 technology. How drastic or significant is the difference in comparison to other brands? I currently use Nike, Under Armour, and Reebok shirts, which aren't specifically meant for hockey, but I'm still curious what your thoughts are.
  15. I'm looking to spend roughly $20 on a pair of performance skate socks. I've been looking around online and I can't seem to narrow it down to a certain brand. I'll post a few of the socks I have been looking at below. Are the cut-resistant/protective socks really worth the extra cash? My skates tend to fight a bit tight, so I'm not looking for anything too thick. http://www.totalhockey.com/product/Hockey_Elite_Liner_Socks/itm/16114-41/?mtx_id=0 http://www.totalhockey.com/product/Premium_Performance_Skate_Socks/itm/9026-43/?mtx_id=0 http://www.totalhockey.com/product/Dynasty_AX2_Performance_Compression_Socks/itm/11860-43/?mtx_id=0 http://www.totalhockey.com/product/Pro-Tech_Knee_Length_Socks/itm/7414-43/?mtx_id=0 http://www.totalhockey.com/product/Stealth_Advanced_Skate_Socks/itm/6262-43/?mtx_id=0
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