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Thinkingjack last won the day on July 23 2016

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About Thinkingjack

  • Birthday 04/29/1985


  • Skates
    Bauer Nexus 8000, Graf G35
  • Stick
    Sherwood T120, T-Unnamed(95 Flex Stastny) STX Stallion, STX Surgeon, (X92, 95 flex) CCM tacks (95 flex, Twink curve aka NGR) Easton V9E Schlemko Prototype looks like a PM9 with a huge tall blade Easton S19 pro stock 85 flex Sakic clone, CCM500 Price Curve, RBK Pro Stock Price Return
  • Gloves
    STX Stallion, Warrior Franchise Wolski, MIA Chris Neil
  • Helmet
    Bauer 5100, Bauer ReaKt
  • Pants
    Ottawa One95's Heritage, Oilers Bauer Supreme
  • Shoulder Pads
    Graf GS
  • Elbow Pads
    Easton Synergy 700
  • Shin Pads
    Easton ProNHL models (whatever that means on the tag
  • Hockey Bag
    the best Junkyard Athletic bag ever made

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  • Location
    Tempe, AZ
  • Interests
    Hockey, Bike Riding, and foods
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  1. you need to work on flexibility bro. I dont know if you work out, i take my lunch hour at work at just spend the entire time in my in house gym at work. Work on stretches, work on leg strength building. No better way around that, when i look at my videos from the last two years (been playing for 3 now) i can tell a huge difference in my flexibility and movement. simply put, stretch, work out.
  2. And thanks to my friend Matt for giving me pointers in the last few weeks there's a reason I like putting up footage, so better goalies can help me out he's been talking to me how to challenge more which I felt I was doing better In This one theres lots for me to improve and thats been a glaring one
  3. I've been playing on and off for three years now including almost 1.5 year of time off from injury in the last two years I'm aware I suck but I'm a gamer when needed i went to Las Vegas for the NCHL draft tournament and they finally sent me the video from February where I won the shootout for the B championship ive never won shit in hockey as a forward or goalie so this was a cool feeling
  4. not much action, i felt i faced better quality shots in the other side of the ice and didnt take the camera with me i'm in the yellow jersey
  5. That guy actually left the game so I think he got hurt and thank you, I think to make it feel natural and comfortable to my style of movement. If it looks lazy, it's cause I'm being lazy, this is more laidback than Anything. as for the straps it's all to everyone I would suggest starting semi loose and work your way around. Personally, I don't use boot straps and the pads I used leg straps on it was 2.5" at the toe ties before I switched to the monster hockey bungee style ones that are able to extend and go back to normal since they're elastic. for leg straps I had a loose knee strap and a semi loose calf one. Plus the elastic straps that's it with these warriors I use the elastic toe ties and the three leg elastic straps including the one below the knee for a very open knee landing
  6. well, had a game Friday, good game too. Camera somehow turned off after the first period, turned it back on, then some idiot missed the net by 5 feet and railed the cameras power button and got stuck and stayed off until last night, so heres 3 minutes of highlights lol
  7. Accurate, thats a shell from the Draft Tournament in Vegas back in february, lots of fun, funky unis
  8. The first goalie is Matt, he has a rough time playing the puck but he plays out too, he's just kinda harder about trying to stop passes and poke away. I tend to be a little different with how i use my stick to take away shots only if needed, i've found that if i throw my stick out it'll most likely bounce to a player who can knock it in. Or in two cases, knock it in myself, I do however play the puck a lot in games since i do play out too. as for your gear, don't buy new, buy good condition pro stock or higher end used. As long as the internal plastics aren't broken, you'd be ok for a while on a lot of stuff.
  9. found it, here's last weeks scrimmage. I'm the one in the black senators blank jersey
  10. Also, Ive been playing in net non stop. Today might be my first time playing out in a long time. So here's the video for two weeks ago, cant find the one i took for last weeks
  11. Take your time man, go to stick times and have a friend or two shoot on you for specific movements, gloves, and legs, going down and trying to take shots and controlling them. After a while you will realize you can actually redirect rebounds to the corners or far out. I had the same issues in the last three years since i began playing. Now i feel ive gotten better with movements and have improved as time has gone by. Look up goalie drills and butterfly techniques on youtube. You can learn so much.
  12. And I'm back! had a skills and drills thing I do with friends and you see me skate as a player and i found out two goalies who showed up bailed so I jumped off and got my goalie gear on. it was rough since I'm wearing someone else's leg pads last minute but I had a fun time. First 13 minutes is drills and another goalie playing out and goofing around. Then I arrive at the 13ish Mark
  13. Length of use – 6 months Fit – I have a huge head, huge, if I grow my hair out it actually will cause a fit issue with my player helmets and my goalie mask. Fit is a big issue. As we know, a properly fitting helmet is a huge benefactor to staying protected. In my Large Bauer 5100 I had it halfway extended in its setting to fit my fat melon and sometimes that still felt lacking. In what came as a huge surprise, the Bauer Reakt Large was big fitting. A bigger surprise? I wear a Medium in the Reakt and it fits perfect. I’m quite shocked. And I still feel like someone is pranking me and switched the sizes up on my helmet with a medium. Even when I had hair down to my mouth, it still fit perfect. Unlike most Bauer helmets I also have not had an issue with the helmet riding forward, which is what my 5500 and 8500 were notorious for. The 5100 fit perfect except one or two times when my hair was longer. This helmet grips my head and it’s over. 10/10 Protection – I’m starting to believe I’m one of those few unlucky people that get a new piece of gear and almost instantly its put to use. The second game I had this helmet on, I caught a clearing pass right above the ear piece on the side of the helmet. It didn’t hurt as bad as the previous time I caught a slap shot to my ear lobe. But I felt it. It didn’t hurt. I felt the smack of the puck colliding with the shell of the helmet and felt the poron foam compress against me to take the brunt of the force and deaden it and nothing came of it. I also took a vicious hit from behind that hurt my hip while wearing this and drove my head into the glass, I came out ok. Well, my hip didn’t, but my head was fine. So far that’s two. I will easily say the protection of the impacts both being very different ones worked and the memory foam/poron did its job. 10/10 Weight – My Bauer 5100 felt very heavy, but when you have something heavy or light, and put it on as its normal use would dictate, you don’t notice too much after that. This helmet is light compared to the 5100, much lighter, it’s not lighter than that 700 helmet by Easton but then again that’s basically a bike helmet. I was actually concerned with this helmet riding up because it felt like my visor was heavier, it wasn’t the case, and I’m very glad about it. For its weight, I’m well ok with it. 10/10 Durability – So far I have used this helmet for 6 months, well 5 if you include me taking about 1 month or so off to heal my hip and knee. That aside, this helmet has survived slamming into the glass, a shot to the side, and my gallons of sweat. Speaking of sweat, normally because how much I sweat, I’ll sometimes have sweat just pouring down my face if my helmet shifts and you can feel (it’s disgusting) the sweat building up on the top of my head. This helmet is extremely ventilated though, I feel the air going through my vents and cooling me down, so it’s possible it’s evaporating it faster than previous helmets. It’s a huge plus honestly! Normally sweat also breaks down glues and foams and I haven’t had this issue either, I tend to wipe off my helmet when I’m done and the top is dry. It’s held on; I’ve had no issues with the screws or any parts yet. And I’m happy with it. 10/10 Intangibles – I already sung you the praise for handling sweat and durability after the issues vie had. The only other one would be its look, I really like how sleek and ventilated it looks without looking like a big bulky piece in attempts to protect more, something companies kind of sacrifice to make a helmet with, Like the M11 type of helmets like the IMS11, although the IMS9 is pretty neat (same shell as the Reakt) So the ventilation and the look of the shell are a big one for me, I love the sleek look of the shell and how deep it fits, and of course the ventilation that comes from this design. Don’t change it, alas never mind, it looks like the reakt100 is different slightly but whatever. 9/10 Conclusion – The price tag on this helmet would normally scare any person. But it all comes down to fit, comfort and use. It’s my firm belief that you should replace your hockey helmet every 2 years, 3 at most. Old style helmets with Rubatex/VN liners tend to go rock solid after a few years of use and that’s an accident waiting to happen. If you see those old guys wearing the old school CCM helmets and cooper ones, ask them if you can feel the foams and you’ll see what I mean. Most are rock solid, is that really protective? Not one bit. Depending on your style of play and how many times a week, you can break it down to price/# of uses= price per use. I use my helmet 2 times a week on average, sometimes three, but for math sakes I’ll say 2. It’s on clearance right now at 199$, that equals to 52 weeks, 104 uses, 199/104=about 1.91$ per time I use it. That’s just on one year. That’s bang for your buck. This is your brain, don’t skimp. If it fits, get it. Final score - 49/50 = 9.8/10
  14. This is great news because I finally found a goalie skate that feels amazing and happens to be a pair of Graf G75 its too bad graf did away with the G75 player skate model, on a bright note, this lets me try to find some NT5000 holders for my custom steel and c an throw those in on my other pair of skates
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