New to Goaltending, need some basic advice before purchasing gear
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12-08-2009, 10:16 PM
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Edmonton, AB
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Or there are the pads like the RBK II 8k Seniors that are MSRP around 600 and on sale for like $450.
I can't speak for the 8k pads, but when you're choosing gloves I'd stay away from the 8k's. They were of terrible quality for me; within a few months, the nylon on the trapper ripping, fraying, and opening right up. The nylon on the blocker also wore out. Almost identical to what happened
in this thread
, though the strapping in the glove internals didn't rip for me.
In addition to the GSBB thread above, there's more complaints about the 8k gloves in this thread, including a post from me:
. If it was just one person who reported problems, I'd write it off, but when there's so many people with the same problems it's a huge red flag.
Ironically, I found the RBK 5k pads to be of great quality, wore them for two years and not a fray, tear, or worn-out area (except one small spot on my calf guard). Ironic because the 5k's were the low-end senior series and the 8k's were the high-end senior series.
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