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Old 03-16-2012, 10:55 PM   #726
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Yea..I decided to pick up the revoke 7000s for 300 dollars. It's just my first pair of pads, so hopefully I will upgrade when I get better in net. and I'm going to use them mostly for roller hockey and maybe ice hockey once and awhile. Thanks so much to the goalies on RS for providing me some tips and advice
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S17 is garbage. I'd pick the S13 over that. Its heavy and very narrow and it hurts the back of my head. The only helmet I came across with side adjustment is the easton E700/600. But the real shipment for most shops is 1-3 months away. But I hear you! I spent 2 weeks trying on helmets after my stitches came out.
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E700 has been out for a while now. You're probably thinking about the E600.

The top end RBK helmets (8k, 11k) had a pseudo-side-to-side adjustment, but it tightened around your head, as opposed to squishing it on the sides.
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Your right, E700 is out for awhile, I meant to say the E600 shipment will be a few months away. The E600's in stores right now were sent by mistake by Easton, which all the shops admitted to. Although Easton told retailers to not put it on the floor till May, pretty much all the shops put them on the floor anyway. The 11K is pretty comfy with adjustments that work, but the
8K adjustment is pretty useless as it tightens front/back and left/right all at once, which makes it more uncomfortable. They should have made it independant adjustments instead.
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I'm going to pick up an eddy gt2 mask tomorrow, anyone with insight on this mask? Is it a decent beginners mask?
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I had the eddy gt helmet for almost six years and it has been pretty much foolproof for me with the exception of a bent non-certified cats eye cage. The padding does feel more confortable compare to mine. For the price, it was definately worth it over the midgrade itech helmets which I previously had.
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I'm going to pick up an eddy gt2 mask tomorrow, anyone with insight on this mask? Is it a decent beginners mask?
Assuming it fits, the Eddy will be much better than many of the price point masks from the bigger brands like RBK or Bauer.

Did you consider Hackva as well? I am wearing one right now (they only make one model, the 2608.) It has a full layer of kevlar and carbon rather than being reinforced just at the forehead and chin areas. It's slightly more expensive than the Eddy but it's still in the same ball park.

Hackva also offers a lifetime warranty on the shell. That's how much they stand behind their product.

The only knock on Hackva is it does weigh more than some other masks on the market because of all the reinforcements it has. It's not really a huge issue for me though. It's the best bang for the buck mask IMO.

Larry's and The Hockey Shop both carry it locally.
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The hackva is a real beauty. The exposed weave is so sexy, like an old school cf hood.
I would be running one, if it fit my head. They fit narrow heads much better which is sad for me because its a great piece of equipment.

I run an Eddy GT Ultimate now and its a great mask. Sightlinest are great and it takes a hit from a puck like a champ.



Far better than the 1201 I was using. They call that mask a widowmaker for a reason...



On a side note, I tried to buy a Mage from sportmask, like Tim Thomas runs, but it only fits small, round heads like Timmy has.

Hockey shop in Surrey is having a sale. My GT was $50 off,iirc.
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Old 03-18-2012, 07:24 AM   #733
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Since I'm here and my photobucket is open, i might as well post some more.

I snagged a new mitt from the hockey shop too. It was a greag replacement for my 15 year old Heaton.



And why did I buy so much new equipment?
Because this guy was shooting on me.



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So are you going to tell us the background story?
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lol at the size of his legs.

hockey players > all.
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lol at the size of his legs.
Those legs are like tree trunks!
My pads are 11" wide NHL spec, and his thighs are pretty damn close in size. He admits that his body is a temple, and his office. He hits the gym on days off, doesn't drink or smoke, and basically lives super clean. For him, another year in the NHL can mean another couple million in the bank.

He opened the throttle a couple times and was explosive, easily beating any of the parents on the team, many of whom still play, and a pair who played major junior. But his power was apparent when he stopped. It was like a snowblower!

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Haha, no worries.
Our other coach does business with a number of canucks and asked Booth to come out and skate. Booth said that as a kid he met Fedorov and Yzerman and it c hanged his life. So now he tries to do it as often as he can. For a yank, he is a good guy, although he did accidentally knock down our star player giving him a nasty charlie horse. The boy was pissed.
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cyclone taylors is such a joke, limited inventory and overpriced on virtually everything

shoulda just went to hockey shop instead of wasting my time :/

looking for a new bag and gloves
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cyclone taylors is such a joke, limited inventory and overpriced on virtually everything

shoulda just went to hockey shop instead of wasting my time :/

looking for a new bag and gloves
i'd suggest the warrior pro bag. lightweight and built like a tank!

i've had the costco rbk specials and grit tower bag, and after this warrior bag, im never getting a wheeled bag ever again.
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costco eh, what is their selection like?

i hate the stupid grit bag
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Check sports exchange in Van. They had some nice Easton pro bags when I was there for cheap.
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I've been rocking a Costco special for the past 3 years, the older blue Rbk wheeled bag. It's built sturdy, and no complaints aside from how big the bag is. I'd prefer a slightly shorter bag that was a big taller so its footprint in the car is not as big.

The more recent red Costco bags have been pretty weak. They are flimsier and built with lighter material that's probably less durable. Still the same $60
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go to the hockeyshop in surrey or order online for

easton EQ40 its like $50

they ran out when i was there and had EQ50. the manager gave it to me discounted since he had two of them for some reason that got mixed into the order.
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gritbag no good? i have been wanting one
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Although I never had a grit bag, they look pretty well built but they are so gay. Try sitting next to a guy with one. It takes up so much space especially in the smaller change rooms. Might not be so bad during roller but with 13 guys for an ice team....well, you can imagine.
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The gayness factor is what turns me off the grit bags, I'm sure they are of good quality
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Grit bag is nice if you have a small apartment and can't layout all your gear to dry. But its just so cumbersome and barely fits my trunk
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Warrior Pro Bag ftw.

I got mine off hockeymonkey.
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That's really the only negative with the grit bag. My buddy has one and it's a pain to fit in the vehicle. Its pretty awesome for gear management though, gayness factor aside. His gear is clean and easy to inventory and maintain. He never forgets an elbow pad or something stupid, because everything has its place.

But what do I know?
Goalies take up a shit ton of space anyway.
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I'm using an old Costco-special Team Canada 40" bag for my goalie gear and a pro stock Manitoba Moose bag for my player gear. No wheels on either... I'll stop playing once I can't muster the strength to carry my own bag from the house to/from car and from the car to/from rink.

I'm only 140lbs and I'm a stick. If I can carry my goalie gear into the arena with no wheels... most players should be able to too. The only two groups of people that can get away with wheel bags are goalies and girls.

There's really no real reason why you'd need a Grit bag. They take up way too much space, hard to fit into most cars and they're expensive.

Equipment trees are one of the best things you can invest in. I just open up my equipment bag, stand the tree and then hang all of my gear on it.

I've freed up a little more space as of late and I'm using one of these instead: http://www.oppictures.com/singleimag...5279BL_1_1.JPG

As for forgetting pieces of gear, I always pack my bag ahead of time and I pack it exactly the same way every single time so I can see immediately what's missing.
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That's really the only negative with the grit bag. My buddy has one and it's a pain to fit in the vehicle. Its pretty awesome for gear management though, gayness factor aside. His gear is clean and easy to inventory and maintain. He never forgets an elbow pad or something stupid, because everything has its place.

But what do I know?
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