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Lehner 09-17-2011 12:07 PM

How do you work in your Trapper/Blocker?
New to the goalie scene, just got new stuff in the mail, its stiff as hell tho...whats your trick to work it in?

Thepandamancan 09-17-2011 12:36 PM

Trick #1: Wear it around the house. Use it while watching TV (preferably hockey).

Just wearing the blocker should be enough to loosen it up. As for the glove, you're gonna wanna open and close it constantly. It'll make the glove easier to open/close and your hand will get a good workout. You should literally open and close that glove thousands of times before you use it in a real game.

Trick #2: Shove a huge towel in the glove to open up the pocket when you're not using it.

Trick #3: Heat it up. I used a blow dryer to heat up the inside of the glove and the outside pocket before I flexed it open/close. Another thing I did was lay the glove closed in my car one day while it was hot out. Next day, I'd leave it in the car open on a hot day. It breaks down the leathers and foams, but of course this could damage the glove.

adaminnj 09-17-2011 06:52 PM

Soak the palm with baby oil stuff 7 to 10 pucks in the trapper wrap it tight with some twine and bake it for 7 to 10 min at 285. Then work it for 1000 or more (open/close) and using it on the Ice in practice and shinny as much as possible. Most of this is if you bought a cheep trapper. I just bought a RBK revoke SR 7000 and it's game ready with just a bit of working it while watching TV. My shinny wont start till Oct 6. and I don't have time for mens league this year.

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