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  1. Pro Stock Gloves, Pants, Goalie, Bags Listing on behalf of a friend. All prices are USD and he'll ship directly from KC. Buyer pays snh. Skater stuff $40 used CCM gloves, used, 14s mostly, he has several pairs http://i.imgur.com/U31tHTl.jpg https://imgur.com/gallery/Fbya7 $120 new http://imgur.com/a/TZj5Y $25 CCM pants see tags for size and model http://i.imgur.com/WHluCFi.jpg http://i.imgur.com/PJjmbdz.jpg http://i.imgur.com/RHOf9uk.jpg better detail of the medium pair: http://imgur.com/a/ATMzc $50 St. Charles Chill bag, no brand tag that I can see, zippers are YKK, ID window, poly lined, reinforced bottom, outer dimensions = 35"x18"x18", he has 5 http://imgur.com/G3r8HUG http://imgur.com/WfrbmpA http://imgur.com/umDn3H3 http://imgur.com/yW1183t http://imgur.com/vCUQCbP Goalie stuff $50 Vaughn Vision goalie trapper http://i.imgur.com/OARViQn.jpg http://i.imgur.com/9zZvxBn.jpg $75 each or $200 for all 3, CCM wood sticks http://i.imgur.com/TQqSzSb.jpg http://i.imgur.com/81cdYb7.jpg $125 each Bauer composite sticks http://i.imgur.com/sxtcZr2.jpg http://i.imgur.com/nw1Ks4q.jpg $25 used helmets $30 new visors MODEL: VR831 (CLEAR STRAIGHT SMALL WITHOUT VENTS WITH SLOTS). New hardware available for an additional $5. https://imgur.com/gallery/GdKhe $175 Graf goalie skates. Size 11 https://imgur.com/gallery/wnVN0
  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. What's the big deal? I've heard it over and over; "Don't paint your mask, it'll make it unsafe." "The paint could degrade the mask". Etc. But how bad is it really? I'm using the NME3 playing varsity roller hockey. I won't be sanding it. And I'm pretty sure painting my death cage isn't going to make it any less safe to use. The spray paint I got is the 2 in 1, kind that has color and primer. Plus my mask is already white. On the can it says good for wood, plastic, metal. Okay now that safety question is outta the way, onto the technique. I hear you're supposed to sand the mask first so the paint will grip, but I plan on being able to repaint the mask. Should I not sand it? I plan on it going like this: 1- prep mask by taking off cage, scrubbing any fingerprint grease off , covering all the foam with tape, take off backplate because I'm not painting that part. 2- spray paint first coat without sanding. 3-let it dry 4-add more coats if needed 5- tape off simple design 6- another coat 7- final with clear gloss finish 8-dry & done Does that process sound right? Then if I get put on another team I'll sand it. So basically my mask will only be good for 2 paint jobs. I think.
  4. Some of you have heard this in other posts of mine... but 50yo noob pond and driveway hockey YEARS ago been playing out and skating for a month.... during a no check game , on D, I fell going for a puck dumped to our end,, tore an ab( dr said had to be tweaked before I fell and could of happened sneezing or coughing too) and had internal bleeding, hospital stay, and told no work for a month or hockey.... I am I Firefighter for a career, so not in terrible shape but not a calendar guy either. ( I have a repaired left tibial plateau, (broke leg vertically) and already have had 1st heart attack( 2 stents and cleared for work) I have always been more of a hundred yard dash guy as opposed to a cross country runner. considering switching to GOALIE, I had a full set of MYLEC street/driveway stuff in the old days ( with the JASON mask) and played plenty of 5 on none, where you knew you were gonna get beat but had a blast doing everything possible to not get beat. even HEXTALL ankle swats do you guys think I am safer as an older guy sitting in net? or am I safer out skating?? will only ever play in beginner or over 40 divisions or open hockey or the firemans friday night pickup league and if this is deemed a safer position for me, I am looking for gear, possibly used to save $$, I am 5' 10" 200lbs 34W x30 long jeans .... my skating gear now is adult large how do I size the leg pads so I can compare prices of stuff out there, do I have to do same with gloves? blocker? guessing other pads and mask would be adult large.... would probably buy new goal skates unless found some fantastic used deal. will get neck protector too... the cat eye masks look like a puck could get through that hole... certified mask? or one that says nothing about certified in the description? what is considered an "entry level shot? some gear says designed for that... what if someone gets off a shea weber evil twin shot? do goalies wear 2 cups? sorry if this an off base, goofy post any help would be great... thanks
  5. 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.
  6. We're looking for a full-time goalie for our mens C league team in Laurel MD. If anyone is interested or knows someone please PM me. Chris
  7. Howdy folks. So, none of this stuff has actually been kept in a garage. In fact, I'm trying to clean out three closets in three different cities that I have left full of gear (and the owners of said closets would like their space back). I will keep updating this as I get a chance to take pictures/have pictures taken for me. All prices in USD and do not include shipping unless otherwise noted. PLAYER EQUIPMENT: CCM U+ CL Pro Pants, SR Large, Black - $70 SOLD FOR $60 Bauer LS Fusion Edge Steel and Holders, 280 - $85 for both Unused holders and steel. Steel is unsharpened, the holder is a little dinged from removal from a boot. $90 for the set, or $60 for steel and $40 for holders. Easton SE16, 7D - $135 Used off and on for a couple years, still have a lot of life left in them. Comes with shock doctor footbeds. GOALIE EQUIPMENT: Sherwood T100 Goal Pant, SR Large, Black - $65 SOLD Bauer Vapor XXX Pads, 34+1, Wht/Blk/Sil - $250 SOLD FOR $225 Bauer Vapor XXX Pads, 36+1, Wht/Sil/Blk - $200 SOLD FOR $150 Reebok Larceny Pros, 34+2, Wht/Red/Blk - $600 RBK Thighboards, black - $10 Remember these? Never used, lace-in variety. Measures 10" wide and 12" tall. PM me if you want a picture, but there isn't much to see. They are thighboards. CCM/RBK Step Goal Steel, 324/Cowling size 8 - $40 New, unsharpened. CCM Pro Tacks w/RBK Cowlings, 7.5D - $100 A few years old, but in great shape. The boot is very solid with no tears anywhere. I put RBK cowlings on them a little while back. Superfeet yellow footbeds. A decent amount of steel left, but I have a set of new STEP steel that I would sell with the skate for $30. The boot has plenty of life in it. Graf 750 Goaler Pro w/Bauer Vertexx 4mm cowling, 6.5D - $280 Only used twice (didn't end up liking the fit). They come with the original Graf cowling as well.
  8. I have been looking at a ton of different foam core sticks from various brands like CCM, Bauer, Christian, etc... I've looked at this sticks from different websites like goalie monkey or total goalie and many of the reviews on the sticks are confusing. One stick may be awesome on one website but terrible on another. I have a 26in (28in according to Goalie Monkey true size) SL825 Sherwood stick which is an awful stick thats barely intact. I have a small list of sticks that are potential for me to buy. I primarily want a foam core stick but composite is also an option. I just need a little help on which stick would be the best buy for me. I am 5ft exact. My list of potential Sticks: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13aKOp2pqMzvEibqQvrzZPYy3dSrFVtRO7Ij5JT15ahk/edit?usp=sharing Thank You for helping!
  9. Hey Guys, I am trying to figure out what cages I can use to replace the cage on an NME 7 mask. I am trying to see if I can fit the Bauer NME Titanium NC cat eye cage on it but I am getting mixed responses whether it will fit or not. Does anybody know if the Titanium cat eye cage will fit on the NME 7 or will only the NME NC chrome steel cage fit on it? Any info is appreciated!
  10. I did a search but everything that came up was pretty old. Just wondering what you guys would recommend for a goalie jock? The first thing I have to decide is whether I plan to wear jock shorts or not (I'd be wearing long leg undergarment with a shock doctor cup) with a single-layer goalie jock over top, or if I'd go with something like the Vaughn Ventus double-cup. I really can't decide which I'd rather go with. Any suggestions or recommendations based on experiences? Thanks!
  11. Okay, my mentors have been having me move further and further out since I started in net. I ask and always welcome any input after every game, some I take, some from skaters I take or leave depending on the advice. "Get a wider butterfly." Is one that I'm working on daily but I'm an old grunt and my abused joints aren't as tolerant as they were 10-18 years ago. So I leave that advice I leave on the ice. Last night started up in between the hash marks and followed the play back but my angles in relation to the net were all out of whack mentally, and it felt like a gamble to keep square while moving back with the play in relation to opposing skater speed. How far do you guys play out of the crease? My comfort zone was generally heels at 3-6 inches in front of the crease as I had my 11 landmarks for my arc to keep my angles visually in relation to puck position.
  12. Hey all, obviously there have been a bajillion topics and posts in the past on stick length but I didn't see any specific to goalies. What do you guys do with your goal sticks for length? I'm sure it's a lot to do with personal preference, but any general guidelines? I heard on a TV broadcast recently (All-Star Skills Competition?) that modern goalies are cutting their sticks shorter to allow for easier stick handling (not having to have the top hand up as high). What do you guys think? At this point I've just been leaving my goal sticks the length they come, but I'm open to ideas. Thanks!
  13. Hi! I am a bantam minor goaltender playing at the AA level. I have always loved an extremely tight, and flexible feel with my leg pads. I like it when it seems like they're apart of my leg in a sense. One thing I have noticed with Intermediate goalie equipment is that the straps either are made of a nylon, or there are 3 or four leather straps. Which leads to my question. I was wondering if anyone knows how I can add extra leather straps to my leg pads? I currently have the vaughn v5 7270, and I want to add more to the top. If anybody knows how, please let me know. Thank you!
  14. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEbe6VgBLTE Vaughn 7600/7800 Foam Core Goalie Stick Review Personal Details Male 6'3" 220 lbs Butterfly A-D level hockey Usage time: 6 Months Price: I paid $30 Retail: $110 Stick History: Simmons Pro Series 6, Torspo Surge 421, Warrior Swagger Initial Thoughts: When I got this stick I figured I was getting a cheaply made value stick. Since Vaughn doesn't a lot of usage in the NHL and other leagues I figured this was just Vaughn releasing something with their name on it. Considering I got it for the price of $30 my thoughts of cheapness were just reaffirmed more. Construction: This is a foam core stick with a reinforced paddle and reinforced blade. The blade is similar to how the Warrior Swagger blade is constructed but the paddle uses strips of composites. Weight: Compared to the other sticks I have reviewed this one feels slightly less heavy than the Warrior Swagger but it is heavier than the Torspo and Simmons. That said it feels really well balanced and the weight never hinders performance. 8/10 Shooting: I've mentioned before that with the Simmons Miller Curve I was able to easily shoot the puck off the glass, this stick I cannot do that, but all of my shots felt harder and this stick was easier to pass with than the Simmons one was. With the Simmons stick I felt that shots sacrificed power for height. I have never been more comfortable shooting with a stick than with this Vaughn. From shooting to stick handling this stick has been my favourite and go to goalie stick since I started using it. 10/10 Performance: Since this stick isn't as light as the Simmons and Torspo I feel that I am slightly less active with the Vaughn. My movements with it are just slightly slower because of the added weight. That said I do not feel as sluggish with this compared to the Warrior Swagger. Unlike the Warrior I am not hesitant when using this stick to block passes or make poke checks. The rebound control is fantastic and I have never felt the vibrations that the Warrior Swagger caused. Hard shots to the blade and the paddle simply deflect off with no discomfort or noticeable vibrations. 9/10 Durability: Now this is a tough category to review and rate because this stick is fantastic in the sense that it has never gotten soft and is still as stiff as the day I got it, but at the same time the paint is like the Torspo and laughably bad. Unlike the Simmons and the Torspo this stick has stayed firm and stiff, it doesn't flex like the Simmons does and the blade feels just like it did the day I got it even after getting hit with slapshots. Shooting this stick feels fantastic and it hasn't gotten whippier at all since my first time using it. The stick has dents and chips like any stick gets but nothing out of the ordinary or anything to report on. Now the paint on this stick is pathetically bad like the Torspo paint. The paddle and shaft rub off on my blocker palm and pads while the shaft paint chips often and frequently (which actually shows the reinforced paddle construction). I don't understand why this stick would be pained when it looks fantastic bare (as can be seen on the total goalie site Vaughn 7800 Foam Core Goalie Stick [senior] | Total Goalie Equipment) but this stick was a retail store special model which would explain the colour choice. 10/10 Physical, 1/10 Paint Overall: Like I said earlier, this stick is my go to stick since I started using it. It has a fantastic balance between weight and durability that no stick I have used can match. The performance hasn't degraded one bit since using it and the only problem I have with it is the terrible paint job. This is the first stick that I have considered purchasing at the full price (although I would only do so if it wasn't painted). Performance of the stick is one of the best I have used and considering this stick has never gotten soft or more flexible (unlike the slightly better performing Simmons stick) I feel the slight reduction in performance is worth it for the huge increase in durability. Even with the paint issues I still want to come back to this stick again and again, but I'd highly recommend staying away from painted versions of the Vaughn 7600/7800 sticks. Ignoring Paint: $30: 10/10, $110: 9.5/10 With Paint: $30: 9/10, $110: 5/10 The paddle showing all of the paint chips, notice the large amount where the index finger rests. The sizing and model specifics. Showing off a dent in the handle created by a puck. Paint chips show off the reinforced paddle. Ridiculous paint chips and paint rubbing off near the finger area. Another very clean paint chip after a paddle save. Blade is in great shape and the only wear is pant and the tape. There is no peeling of the blade at all. Another paddle indent, I find the edge indents are not splintering as badly compared to other sticks I have used. Showing off the "mid curve".
  15. My pads with the pads I will compare these to, Scott Munroe Bauer X60/One95, Scott Wedgewood Bauer X60. Don Simmons 997 Pro Series Pad Review Personal Details Male 6’3” 220 lbs Butterfly A-D level hockey I would like to apologize for how long the video is. I wanted to get into all of the details in it and I wanted to show off the pads I compare it to (since those are in my regular rotation) as I mention them a lot in the written review as well. Usage time: 3 months for me 4 months before me Price: I paid $300 used Retail: $899 Pad History: Battram Fury Retro, Bauer Scott Munroe Pro Return X60/One95, Bauer Scott Wedgewood Pro Return X60 skinned as RX10s. These pads aren’t the newest model offering for the Simmons 99x Series pads, they are very similar to the newest 998 series. My understanding is that the 998’s just have knee rolls and the 997’s do not. Initial Thoughts: When I grabbed these pads the first thing I noticed was how light and soft they were. When I pick up my Bauer pads they feel almost like a solid piece while when I pick up the Simmons you can feel the pad flexing. I had a feeling these were going to be very mobile pads from the get go. I knew when I got these that I am more comfortable and prefer a stiffer style of pad but I have heard good things about the 99x series and wanted to try them for myself. Fit: These pads are pretty bare bones when it comes to features and adjustability, in fact the only piece that I could find to be adjustable (besides the straps of course) was the knee block and knee cradle which is attached by velcro and can thus you can adjust how the knee cradle attaches to the knee block. I really like this feature as I have pads where I wish the landing gear was slightly lower or higher on the knee block as I more often than not don’t hit dead center of the knee block when I wear big knee pads. Besides the velcro on the knee cradle I found even with the smallest knee pads I have my knees were still bulging out of the knee cradle and I had to strap the elastic there as loose as possible. In a perfect world the knee cradle would be adjustable but that is rarely the case. I could’ve just cut out the outside flap on the cradle but since I was passing these pads along I decided against that. The back of the pad and the calf wraps are not adjustable at all either. Most pads I have seen don’t have much adjustability here but since it is a feature on others now I figured I’d mention it. On my Munroe X60s the calf wraps were adjustable with velcro tabs which allows them to be strapped tighter or looser on your legs. Warrior Ritual 2s now have a removable pillow on the shin area of the pad which would be nice for an even more custom fit. With all of that said a lot of pads don’t need the multiple adjustability pointsand the only thing I’d change on these pads fit wise would be a larger knee cradle. 7/10 (because of no adjustability)Comfort: These pads are one of the most comfortable pads I have ever worn. They are a close second to my Wedgewood pads as I like how the boot feels on those slightly more. The knee block and knee stacks are super soft and don’t require knee pads (unlike my Munroe pads). The back side of the pad doesn’t have an special materials along your shin, but the nylon there covers a very soft and comfortable base combined with cushiony calf wraps and soft boot creating a comfortable environment for your leg and foot. 10/10 Weight: In the video portion of this review I state that these are the lightest pads I have ever worn, and that is true...but they do weigh more compared to the Ritual G2, Brian’s Sub Zero are both much lighter than these. The Bauer pads I have are pretty heavy pads and these 997s felt like featherweights in comparison. With the way these pads were made and their weight I felt extremely mobile when wearing these. Weight of equipment is never really an issue or a huge factor to me as I’d gladly sacrifice weight savings for added protection, but because they aren’t the lightest on the market I can’t give them full marks for weight. 8/10 Durability: All pads wear over time and 99% of the pads have specific wear bars to prevent wear happening to the structure of the pads. These bars are fairly easy to replace and appear around the toe area of the pad where the most contact with ice happens. I won’t be commenting on that type of wear on these pads as that is impossible to stop. The 997s have held up fantastically on the knee block and the basic nylon backing of the pad did wonders to stop the tongue of your skates wearing out the leg channel area. While other pads feel more “luxurious” with nash or digital material along the leg channel the nylon on the 997 show significantly less wear for little to no performance or comfort loss. I am quite surprised and not to happy that the stitching is ripping out of the toe of the pad where the toe leather has worn out quite significantly. Here there isn’t just a wear spot like what happens on the wear bindings but instead it is actually a strip of wear where the leather has been worn down and the stitching in place there is completely gone. This worries me as if this type of wear continues to happen the pads would have to be sent in for repairs because if the stitching continues to fall out then the leather on the boot of the pad could come undone. While I have a feeling the wear that is visible in the pictures and the video is already at the maximum extent the fact that there is this exposed seam and thread is a little worrisome. 7/10 Protection: I will say that most pads that I have worn are protective enough where they do their job. These are no exception and they don’t have any special protection areas that make them stand out. They are missing the lower skate protection flap that the Wedgewood Bauers have. That said this is pretty normal for pads and I don’t ever recall being hit where the Wedgewood flap is. I believe these pads are a pro level pad so any pucks off the face or inner side of the pad will not be any issue. 9/10 Performance: These pads play vastly different to the pads that I am used to. They are extremely flexible and they felt like they were extensions to my legs compared to blocking devices that I position to make a save. I tend to like a stiffer pad (especially in the thigh rise) and these are the exact opposite. I found I was able to slide well in these and on multiple occasions the flexible and curve thigh rises saved me when my stick was out of position. The same play has happened countless times before in my stiffer pads but instead of just deflecting away these dropped dead for an easy cover. I am a taller goalie and have a slightly wide butterfly so I usually don’t need the double break and flexible thigh rises, thus these pads would be great for a less flexible and tight butterflies. I found leg movements in these pads to be fast and more mobile than my 2 usual sets, but I also felt I began moving too much (again, I am more of a blocking goalie). The soft boot is great for pushing off the post and butterfly slides, but I found the squared off toe of the boat to get in the way a bit in a deep crouch and making those butterfly slides. The boot angle seemed to be too flat on my foot and I found rebounds would come straight back out instead of out to the side. Perhaps I could fix this my learning to adjust my foot but for my time with them anything off the boot came right back out in front. The rebounds were pretty soft and unlike my Bauers I felt I couldn’t really kick the puck out past the shooters. When I did I found the puck fluttered off the pads and into the air as the soft faces would deaden the rebounds. On multiple occasions shots that hit my knee would go out to players standing off to the side of the net, here I wish these pads had knee rolls to make those rebounds more random and harder for the other players to control. 7/10 (All of my issues outlined here are just because of personal preference. I know people who would prefer how these pads are made vs the Bauers that I like better) Conclusion: I quickly found out that the Simmons 997 Pro Series pads are simply not fitting to my style of play. With that said this is a well made pad and one that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to anyone in the market for a flexible pro level pad. For the price point this pad beats out the big brand competition (with maybe the exception being Warrior Ritual Pros and Ritual 2 Pros, but the Simmons comes custom and the Rituals do not). Like I said before I prefer a stiffer pad and these are just simply not my prefered style. The only real issue I have with these is the wear on the boot where the stitching is coming undone and that might be a non-issue all together as I never noticed it getting worse. 7.5/10 The inside landing gear of all 3 pads. Simmons has the flattest/most solid sliding area and the skinniest calf landing area. This never caused issues with pucks slipping through and I found I "caught" more pucks under the pad than I did with the others. Inside and outside gussets, pads holds a nice S-shape. Outer gusset is very thing and I'd prefer leather instead of nylon (or use a coloured nylon) but again I didn't bye these custom. Shows how flexible this pad really is. Very easy to bend this much and it conforms to the movements of your leg really well. The landing gear never got in the way of the calf wrap when I wore them. Large velcro on the knee cradle allows for adjustability of the knee block. I wish more pads had this as you can adjust the knee block up and down depending on where your knee lands when doing down in the butterfly. Shows off the square toe of the Simmons compared to my preferred tapered toe on my Wedgewood Bauers. The boot on the Wedgewood Bauers (left) is noticeably thicker and on a more steep angle. I find pucks off the boot go into the corners with the Bauers and pucks off the Simmons go back out in front. While the Simmons 997 is the simplest in terms of construction, it is the best for durability. I Munroe X60s (middle picture) are the best for the smoothest boot but Simmons has the best leg channel. Simmons 997 boot has extra jenpro strips, overall this is the best back end of the 3 pads for durability. Shows the deepness of the boots, the Simmons is the most table top boot of the 3, basically just sits ontop of your skate without a real channel for the skate to sit in. Toe binding wear is good for 6 months of use. Nothing to worry about at all. This wear on the toe I am not thrilled about and am slightly worried, the stitching here has completely come apart. The broken stitching as mentioned above. Compared to how the Bauer boots are where no stitching or seams are visible where the toe hits the ice.
  16. These are a set that has been out of production for sometime. But I know a few stores/websites that have them on sale still and I have heard about people inquiring about them so I figured I'd give them a review. Personal Details Male 6'3” 190 lbs Butterfly A-D level hockey Usage time: 1 year Price: I paid $500 Glove History: Simmons 994 Blocker & Warrior Messiah Blocker with Warrior Messiah M3 Catcher (mistakenly called it the M2 in the video), Smith 6000 Retro Blocker/Catcher, Reebok Larceny Pro. Now Larceny Pro Blocker and CCM EFlex Pro Glove I believe these were Reebok's first full line of pro equipment made entirely overseas. To some people this is an issue, to me as long as the equipment works I am happy. I am going to review these as 2 separate items as my opinions on them are pretty different. Blocker: Initial Thoughts: When I first received the blocker I felt like it was bulky and almost cumbersome since I was coming from a flat board Simmons 994 blocker and a very lightweight Warrior Messiah blocker and Smith blocker. I also noticed how protective this glove is compared to my previous blockers. The Larceny blocker is very well made and was extremely comfortable to put my hand into. Fit: The blocker has 2 adjustable straps, 1 completely around the wrist and the other around the outer wrist protection. I found I didn't have to adjust the outer one at all and left it fairly loose to keep the side board as straight as possible. The strap around the wrist easily keeps my hand secure in the blocker, something my Warrior Messiah had problems doing (it always felt like it was about to fall off no matter how tight the straps). 10/10 Comfort: This blocker feels pretty big on your hands, it has a huge side board but it is lined with pillows everywhere for protection and comfort. Putting my hand in this was an absolute treat. The palm material is this extremely soft leather that was honestly the most comfortable palm material I have ever tried, and there is a big pillow of it that sits on the top of your hand adding cushioning for the blocker. Unfortunately since using the blocker for over a year now the palm is crusty and sometimes almost annoying to put on. Now sometimes I have to pour water in the glove to make it soft again. I air my equipment out after every game and never let it sit out in the damp or in my bag, I have also never had this issue with any other pair of gloves I have owned. I understand palms wear down but this is the most drastic change I have ever experienced for a comfort level. New: 10/10, Now 5/10 Protection: The Reebok Larceny blocker is an absolute tank, the only glove I have owned that has come close was the Smith and even then the Larceny blows it away. The side board is big with large cushiony pillows between your thumb and the blocking surface, I have taken slap shots to there and haven't felt a thing and because of this I can confidently make saves with the side board without fearing an injury or pain. The finger protection along the stick is phenomenal. I haven't had a problem with stick mobility and yet I have taken very hard shots directly to it to the point where the finger protection itself has wedged the puck between itself and the stick. I didn't even know where the puck hit me, this was a problem with my old gloves (specifically the Warrior and Simmons) where pucks would ramp up the stick and either pinch my index finger or hit the protection and cause pain and numbness in my fingers. I have had problems before when diving to make saves where my fingers would get stuck under the stick and get pinched between the stick and the ice, but with this glove the outside padding on the knuckles has stopped that from happening. The outside hand protection looks fairly small, but I have taken stick jabs and shots from people shooting behind the net while I was in the paddle down position. I felt where the puck and sticks hit me, but I never felt pain or discomfort which again happened with using the Simmons and Warrior. The blocker board itself is very thick with a soft cushion on the top of the hand to deaden shots. This is the most protective blocker I have ever used. 10/10 Weight: I believe this blocker is the heaviest blocker I have ever owned, that said I have never once had a problem using it. Coming from an extremely light weight Simmons 994 with a flat blocker board made for a bit of an adjustment. But it is now my favourite blocker to date and the extra weight isn't an issue. 7/10 Durability: The only problem I have had with this glove is a very small tear on the binding where the stick is held in place. Now many blockers have a leather piece that protects against the wear of the stick and nylon binding. The Warrior and Simmons were much more worn and torn after the same amount of use, the Simmons to the point where the binding was split so much you could see the foams that made up the side board of the blocker. I wouldn't say the palm is worn out because it is crusty, while it is not as comfortable as it once was there are absolutely no wear spots on the palm what so ever. 9/10 Performance: This blocker had a little bit of an adjustment period because of its extra weight compared to my previous gloves. Once I got used to it the Larceny blocker has been perfect. Shots off the face go where you direct it and I have been able to punch pucks out to the board hashmarks or deflect them into corners. The extremely protective side board gave me a new save selection where I open up my hand to the shooter, which makes my stick take up more space towards the blocker side while keeping my hands protected. 10/10 Conclusion: This is the best blocker I have ever owned, it maybe a bit heavier but it is so protective the extra bulk is worth it. The glove is still comfortable even with the crusty palm material as the pillows padded your hand so well. I can't see me moving away from this blocker anytime soon. 9.5/10 Catcher: Initial Thoughts: The catching glove covered considerably more surface area than my previous Warrior Messiah glove did, and about the same as the Smith (although the Smith wasn't deemed NHL legal for sizing). It has a very baseball mitt like closure and I felt like I would become a more catching style goaltender instead of just a blocking style. Fit: There are 2 different straps that cover your hand while inside the glove and both of these are lined with the super comfortable leather palm material. Usually straps on gloves bother me because of the material rubbing on my hand but these were by far the most comfortable I have ever worn. I have never felt like this glove was going to fall off while at the same time being very comfortable. 10/10 Comfort: The palm of this glove was absolutely fantastic with an extremely soft and comfortable leather...which like the blocker has since become crusty and hard. The glove itself is pretty comfortable and I have no issues with it but because of the loss of the amazing palm feeling I am giving this a low score. New 10/10, Now 5/10 Weight: This glove is pretty standard compared to other gloves I have had. My Smith was a little heavier and the Warrior Messiah was about the same. It is never cumbersome and I felt like I always had great mobility with it. 9/10 Durability: Besides the palm becoming crusty the only visible wear on this glove is the fraying of binding where a velcro strap is. Now the protection seems to have degraded over time, and that will be touched in the next category. For the glove materials itself everything has held up well. Ignoring Protection: 9/10, With Protection 5/10 Protection: I figured this glove would be just like the blocker in terms of protection, and for the first half of a year I was right. Before I get to the palm I should say the back hand of this glove has a great slash protection for the fingers and is extremely protective against random pucks and slashes. Now to the palm. When I originally got this glove I rarely felt a shot and if I did it was simply because I took a puck right to the palm. Even then the shot never stung or hurt, but I knew exactly where I got hit. A year later and I am honestly afraid to use this with certain shooters. I noticed I have started to feel shots from guys that I have never felt before. Recently I took a shot to the palm by a local university player and my hand went numb for about 5 minutes. I then decided to go and get an upgrade because of this. New: 8/10, Now 5/10. I am giving this a 5 and not lower because some people see this as a sacrifice in order to be able to squeeze the glove easily and catch pucks better. Performance: When I first got this glove I felt like I could catch everything and that was before it was even worked in. Now as it has use to it the palm seems to have built a ridge right next to the break. This causes the gloves coverage area to decrease and the angle of the thumb to be flatter and facing the shooter more. I now have trouble catching the puck and find that anything that hits the thumb bounces out to the shooter now, when originally it would go straight into the pocket. I still find this glove better than the Warrior Messiah I had but so far my new CCM EFlex Pro and my old Smith were far better in terms of catching ability. New 9/10, Now 6/10 Conclusion: I absolutely loved this glove when I got it. In a years time I went from a goalie who just blocked shots that were near my glove, to a goalie that caught everything on that side of my body, and back to something in between those 2 extremes. Unfortunately the protection has degraded vastly and I honestly don't feel safe wearing it anymore with the stronger shooters. Which is a shame because all goalies know they want to wear matching gloves! But seriously I wanted this glove to last me a very long time as I was more comfortable with this glove than many that I had before it, but the lack of protection has made me put it on the sidelines. New 8/10, Now 5/10 Pictures Great sideboard protection. Small rip along the nylon where the stick is held. The finger protection is really good and I have never had a puck slide up my stick and hurt here. Outer hand protection is great as well and I've never had issues with this glove when I have with previous ones. Palm was once super soft and comfortable and now crusty and hard. Besides that there is absolutely no wear showing on the palm. Large sideboard cushions deaden shots to the sideboard and a big soft leather pillow deadens shots taken head on. Great closure out of the box. The bump of the material on the palm of the glove, this started appearing after about a month of use. What the glove looks like with the bump. What the glove originally looked like, the palm angles towards the pocket more when the bump wasn't there, now with the bump the palm is flatter to the shooter and I find pucks bounce off it more than they used to. Good backhand protection, soft finger slash guard. Glove opens up quite a bit in the back.
  17. I have a 14U team in need of a Goalie for the April 2014 TORHS Tournament in Houston. Please Reply ASAP. Coach Jim
  18. Hi, I just bought a pair of reebok 5k goalie skates and used them for the first time yesterday...it's been a while since I had new skates and had forgotten how your feets hurt the first few games... Anyway I know not all skates can be baked especially the "recreational" type of skates but can anyone tell me if these are heat moldable? I've done some research but couldn't find anything conclusive. I bought these skates online and had them sharpened and used so I'm looking for a solution to feel more confortable in them. Thanks!
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