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  1. What's the appropriate glue to re-adhere the occipital pad of my Easton Stealth S13 helmet?

    It's the gray piece at 12 o'clock in the picture below. The pad seems to be EVA and it normally sticks to both the plastic outer shell as well as the EPP liner.

    In the ancient past, I remember having good results reattaching helmet padding using some clear gel that came in a big toothpaste-like tube, but I can't remember what it was.
    Lightweight, Molded EPP lLner (Easton Stealth S13 Helmet Combo)


  2. No worries. Glad I understand you better too. 

    Reminds me of when Cascade claimed to have superior protection. Then Bauer refuted it. And then Bauer bought them.

    Maybe custom helmets are too new for any data/evidence to exist but I’m hoping that it catches on enough that we can at least begin to study it. 

    Maybe this feature will come out from the big brands soon?

  3. On 7/15/2020 at 4:38 AM, BenBreeg said:

    There is no logic in this statement.  If others don’t have data then the new player doesn’t need data?  Come on...  They are implying they reduce concussions, show me the evidence.

    Maybe I'm reading this wrong, but your response seems oddly confrontational when it seems like we'd both agree that evidence is good.

  4. That is, if you're looking for the most protective shoulder pads out there, what would you look for?

    In case you're wondering why I'm asking, I was skimming this study:
    Caputo P, Mattson DJ. Recreational ice hockey injuries in adult non-checking leagues: a United States perspective. J Sports Sci Med. 2005;4(1):58-65. Published 2005 Mar 1.

    And it says (emphasis my own):

    Key Points

    • The injury incidence rate was found to be 12.2/1000 player-exposures, similar to previous Canadian literature.

    • The concussion rate was 1.1/1000 player-exposures.

    • 38% of injuries involved a lack of protective equipment and 24% of injuries involved penalties.

    • Full facial protection and shoulder pads should be compulsory.

    • Strict enforcement of game rules is necessary.

    • History of prior injuries was found in 89% of injured players.


    There are several threads here asking for recommendations on low-profile/lightweight/minimalist shoulder pads, but I only saw one asking for more protective shoulder pads. Was just wondering what your thoughts would be if protection was your #1 priority.

  5. About 25 years ago, someone told me that the point along the shaft where you can balance a stick is also where to place your bottom hand for a slap shot. I tried it out and it was true (at the time).

    Just now, I located the balance point on my two-piece stick and found that it was quite lower than where I would put my hand for a slap shot, which I suppose means that this stick is relatively bottom-heavy, i.e., the weight is biased toward the blade.

    Then I checked again with an OPS and for that one, the balance point and bottom hand spot were fairly close--the balance point was maybe just a touch lower than where I'd go for a slap shot. 

    So what does this mean? Is this balance point thing I heard complete BS?

    Wood sticks and composite sticks have completely different weight distributions, right?


    I'm just posting this picture of an Easton aluminum for aesthetics.

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  6. I think these are discontinued but I upgraded from the 5030s to 9950s because they have the added sternum and spine "protection" plates (LOL), and I was also annoyed with the laces coming undone. However, my jersey always seems to snag on the back when I'm putting it on and that's almost as bad. Knock on wood, I haven't had any chest or shoulder injuries playing non-check adult rec league while wearing either versions.

    Image result for sherwood 9950 shoulder pads

  7. On 2/26/2020 at 9:35 AM, bvictor said:

    I just picked up a training ball that is the same weight as a puck.  Seems to work pretty well so far.  Unfortunately, can't remember the brand name, just picked it up from the pro shop.

    I'm trying to work on things like backhand toe drags. Balls won't accurately capture that feel, will they?

  8. ha i dunno if that's him... guess it might be, but they also have howard cosell on their team so who knows... the link at the top goes to a record label site but it's not his label... would be pretty cool if he was into hockey...

    The name matches and I've heard word floating around the league that it's him, although I never really kept my eyes peeled for the hairy bastich. It's no secret that Matisyahu grew up playing, and still plays hockey when he gets the chance (try googling Matisyahu and hockey), but I can't tell you whether or not he was a full time player for that team. As far as I can tell, and from my experiences, a lot of the guys on that roster are in the music biz.

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