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03-14-2008, 08:06 PM
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I got new leg pads!

Well, new to me. RBK 8k's. Used by the previous owner in only 2 games! So they are practically new. Got them pretty cheap too. These sell now for around $600 and i got them for $350 (with the matching thigh boards [off the 6k] which never came with the 8k. Guess trolling craigslist finally paid off.




These are replacing my old Heaton H6 stand up pads. Selling those on craigslist now.


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Sweet deal man. Enjoy them!

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Hope you do better than Raycroft in them...

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Hope you do better than Raycroft in them...
Damnit, you noticed. Yeah... while the color is cool, teh fact that they are Raycroft schemed is kind of a downer.

I prefer to refer to them as Vesa color schemed... although i know he doesn't use RBK.

By the way, if anyone in interested in my old pads, i got them on craiglist now. (San Francisco Bay Area)
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/spo/606814420.html

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Wow, nice job, those look brand new and you got them for $350

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Damnit, you noticed. Yeah... while the color is cool, teh fact that they are Raycroft schemed is kind of a downer.

I prefer to refer to them as Vesa color schemed... although i know he doesn't use RBK.

By the way, if anyone in interested in my old pads, i got them on craiglist now. (San Francisco Bay Area)
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/spo/606814420.html
acutally toskala does use RBK but they are the X-pulse Style just like brodeur and kolzig. but anyways i bought the same pads but in different colours and not as good as a deal as you and have used them for a year and i am really happy with them. they are a great pad

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acutally toskala does use RBK but they are the X-pulse Style just like brodeur and kolzig. but anyways i bought the same pads but in different colours and not as good as a deal as you and have used them for a year and i am really happy with them. they are a great pad
Whoa, my bad. He didn't use them here in San Jose. I think he used to use Vaughn.

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Whoa, my bad. He didn't use them here in San Jose. I think he used to use Vaughn.
He actually did use the RBK Xpulse in San Jose.

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The extent of a pros goalie leg pads in comparison to a stock models ends with the graphics. In many cases it is JUST the graphics over an older style design pad that the goalie prefered to wear. What a Pro wears is RARELY anything like the stock model. One of the exceptions is Brodeur. His have very little mods to them.

Nice pads and great Deal!

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He actually did use the RBK Xpulse in San Jose.
Oh stop it you.

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The extent of a pros goalie leg pads in comparison to a stock models ends with the graphics. In many cases it is JUST the graphics over an older style design pad that the goalie prefered to wear. What a Pro wears is RARELY anything like the stock model. One of the exceptions is Brodeur. His have very little mods to them.

Nice pads and great Deal!
I think Toskala and Ryan Miller also use the older Heaton 10 pad but with the X-Pulse graphic.

Brodeur actually uses a very very very old model (DR) and CCM/RBK just reskins it with whichever model they're selling.

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These sell now for around $600 and i got them for $350
Very nice deal, I'm trying to be good and not use my tax refund money on the new Vaughn Velocity senior pads.

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there called goalie pads

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I call them exterior leg shields

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I think Toskala and Ryan Miller also use the older Heaton 10 pad but with the X-Pulse graphic.

Brodeur actually uses a very very very old model (DR) and CCM/RBK just reskins it with whichever model they're selling.
Yes, Brian Heaton designed the Helite series pad(with brody) which was very much like the DR that brody was wearing. Heaton added a few bells and whistles that were new to the goalie pad back in the late 90's such as an actual knee cradle, boot channel, calf wedge and skate heel straps to provide a better integration of the pad to the skate. It went a few steps above the DR of the time. It was this heaton line that took the goalie leg pad into the modern era, leaving the old Cooper-ish look and feel in the past. Mostly the feel and weight, while retaining the knee rolls.

It was then Pete Smith that totally revolutionized the pad with the Velocity line. Rather than spend the coin on hte latest Velo, check out Petes current work at smithhockey.com or for a line that has tweaked the latest Velo, making solid improvement on the design, look to the Simmon UL4. Strap positioning and materials used improve on the Velo for greater comfort, functionality and durability.


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