I'm not a big fan of Battram, seem to be more about fashion than function, a little too heavy at times. Maybe that's changed.
For low-cost custom, i think Smith is the way to go. smithhockey.com I think.
I'm using Battram's right now, and coming from RBK PSII's, I have nothing but compliments with Battram's craftsmanship. The build is top notch, the pads are lighter and more flexible, and there was absolutely no problem with the transition. Being able to speak directly with Battram to custom build my pads for my height, hand sizes, materials, etc. was a huge bonus for me.
LOL, what makes you think that? the fact he got new equipment? Some goalies change their pads 4-5 times during the course of a season. To him, that's like buying a new pair of socks, no big deal. And that's if the team doesnt pay for all his equipment to begin with.
Emery could be and might be back in the nhl as soon as next season for all we know.