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shooter27

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  1. Goalie equipment was not invented to give goalies mass to block pucks, it was invented as a source of protection. Now, I realize it has evolved into puck-blocking mass, but that’s not really why it exists. I hope they do find a way to innovate with materials to provide goalies with quality protection in a form factor that is about the size of what goalie’s wore in the 80’s. Assuming they do, and protection isn’t compromised, goalies would have a hard time arguing against the change. Every time this discussion comes up, the argument they use is protection. If you take the protection argument away, what do they have to fall back on?
  2. In response to some of the complaints in this thread regarding lack of innovation and constantly repackaging old gear as “new” models - former NHL Andy Sutton has acquired Verbero and apparently they have some interesting plans for innovating in the equipment space. He talks a bit about it on this week’s 31 Thoughts podcast and I found it quite interesting. https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9wb2RjYXN0LnNwb3J0c25ldC5jYS9zaG93cy8zMS10aG91Z2h0cy9mZWVkL3BvZGNhc3Qv/episode/aHR0cHM6Ly9wb2RjYXN0LnNwb3J0c25ldC5jYS8_cD0xNzUzNQ?hl=en&ved=2ahUKEwjYhPug8ZDqAhVEHjQIHZXVCtgQieUEegQIBhAE&ep=6
  3. You really have condensation issues that bad? Where are you playing? I played all four years of my college career wearing the Itech bubble (Concept II I believe) and it never fogged at all. I’d get some sweat drops on it, but that just needs a towel on the bench between shifts. The only time I had a fogging issue was when I removed the anti-fog film on one as an experiment.
  4. https://buffalonews.com/2020/06/08/buffalo-sabres-carter-hutton-mike-bales-jason-botteril-linus-ullmark-nhl-news-2020/ Did anyone else see this about Carter Hutton? Is it just me or is this not a huge management/coaching failure? If the guy has an eye issue, why are they running him out there? It’s not just bad for the team, it’s potential dangerous for him. I don’t follow the Sabres closely, are they really this poorly managed?
  5. Separate question about the customizer. It looks like they no longer offer stick customization, is that correct or am I a doof that doesn’t know the right place to look?
  6. Can you pass the puck on the ice with the p92? If so, you can shoot low. Keep your weight over the puck, follow through low and you should be good to go.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. +1 for the use of “goaler”
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
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