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12-07-2010, 10:32 AM
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Armchair hit it right on the nose.

The biggest thing is that the standup leaves you too exposed. It's worth making the shooter have to pick that tiny spot than allowing him to screw you by making a move to the middle or passing to the middle, where you wouldn't be able to get there in time.

Also, like Armchair said, pads are just not built that way, they taper at the toe so when your legs are together in the standup, there is still a hole that players can snipe.

I see what you're saying, but that is because you grew up with the old style. Speaking as a goalie who grew up with the hybrid in the 90s & then full butterfly style that came in the 2000s, I can 100% tell you it's better by a longshot. Cannongoboom also made a great point, go back and watch some goals from the 50s & 60s. If that doesn't make you cringe I don't know what will.

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