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shooter27

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    Bauer Vapor Girdle
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    Sher-Wood Tradition 5030
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    TPS 500 13"
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    Jofa 5030 15"
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    Easton

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  1. I’ve heard good things about the SISU, but beyond that I’ve always found that 99% of boil-and-bite guards tend to be more annoying than anything and you end up just chewing on it. You’re better off going with a custom one, which you can get online starting around $50. They send you a mold kit, you take the mold yourself and then send it back to them to make the guard. They get way more expensive if you have a dentist taking the mold but I’ve found the at-home molds to work very well and dentists send them out to the same factories to get molded as the online guys. Just google “custom mouthguard” and you’ll turn up a bunch of different companies and options.
  2. Growing up in prep school/juniors I saw plenty of AC joint injuries and fractured clavicles in guys that were wearing those style shoulder pads. I had a separated shoulder myself wearing Douglas Defenders. With the design of those pads, the soft padding was really thin under the plastic shoulder cap at the point of the shoulder because that’s where multiple layers came together. So when you hit the point of the shoulder most of the protection was the plastic cap, not the soft material, meaning it didn’t absorb as much energy. I saw fewer shoulder issues with guys that we wearing heavily padded shoulder caps - like the old Cooper Techniflex or some of the Jofa’s that were out around that time.
  3. Two pieces come to mind. 1. Mega Air 90 skates with the power clip - Only the ones before Nike bought Canstar and made them Bauer Air 90’s, has to be the original Mega’s 2. Easton Pro 3000 13” gloves
  4. My dad was in the same boat as you - wanted to be involved, but really couldn’t skate/didn’t have any hockey skills. Though, he did know the game a bit, being a long time Flyers season ticket holder (at the time he and my stepmom were the type that goes to 39 out of 40 home games a year). Anyway, the way he ended up helping was to run the score clock and keep the game sheet, as someone else above mentioned. He did that literally every year from being a 5 year old mite to a 15 year old midget, before I moved away to play at prep school. So I’d recommend doing that or something similar to help out.
  5. +1 for the use of “goaler”
  6. Was listening to Spittin Chiclets today and heard them talking about the WHL having separate warm-ups at some point in the mid-80s or so. Does anyone have any info on what the rule was? How it functioned? What precipitated it’s institution? Any information would be appreciated.
  7. I played prep, Jr and college wearing 5030’s or their equivalent in the late 90s-early 00s. Never had an issue taking shots or hits. That being said, I was also young and stupid at the time. Would I do it again? Probably, but I’m also a bigger guy (6’3” 210) so my size provided some added protection from hits.
  8. Thanks for the explanation. I definitely won’t mess with it then. Given what you said, I’m kinda surprised they sell it around here since I don’t know many people that are in to racing and/or tricking out their engines by messing with things like compression ratios.
  9. So a gas station by me sells 101 octane “racing fuel” at the pump. I’m guessing it’s meant for supercars and the like (I live in the Brentwood neighborhood of LA so there are a lot of mclaren, Ferrari, Lamborghini, etc around). I’m wondering at what level of car does fuel like this become necessary? Can you drive a mclaren or a Bugatti on 91 octane or does it need something like this? I have a Mercedes E53 amg coupe, would the 101 run in my car or would it kill the engine? If so, would my car run any better than on 91? The stuff costs $10/gallon so I’m not going to use it on the regular, but kinda want to experiment with it.
  10. I don’t understand what this hole is supposed to do. Isn’t it going to be mostly covered up by tape?
  11. The issue with the current 3 piece elbow pads is that they all have a connected elbow cap with hinge points above and below. The connected elbow cap is why people have issues with the cap “separating” from the arm when you straighten your arm, like someone mentioned above. The last elbow pad I really liked was the old Bauer Vapor 4, which was an outgrowth of the original Cooper Techniflex line - these basically went out the door with the advent of the hard plastic elbow cap Jofa’s (which you can’t have anymore for safety). With those Bauer/Cooper’s, the bicep and forearm pieces were attached to each other, creating a single hinge point in line with the elbow, and the elbow cap floated above the elbow and those two pieces. So when you straightened your arm it was already floating so it didn’t “separate” from the elbow. If I could find a pair of those I’d still wear them today even though they’d be a bit bulky and they tended to slide down. I’d have to believe with today’s modern materials, a similar construction would be an awesome pad but apparently there isn’t enough demand for that out there. https://www.hockeyworld.com/Bauer-Vapor-4-Elbow-Pads-Senior
  12. If you happen to fit in an XS or Small https://www.hockeymonkey.com/under-armour-hockey-jock-coreshort-pro-sr.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIteTc9tC-5gIVRR6tBh3h1gEWEAQYAyABEgLRcfD_BwE
  13. Which of those videos is more recent? The first one has them laced all the way up and the second uses the shrink wrap method. Which is the current and best recommendation?
  14. Found another interesting gear article. Hopefully nobody will complain that this one is free https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/best-equipment-problem-call-wolf-big-read/
  15. It’s a partnership with True https://www.thehackersparadise.com/forum/index.php?threads/callaway-epic-flash-true-sports-hockey-stick.8909644/
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