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08-15-2009, 03:15 PM
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Buying a new chest protector (GOALIE) NEED HELP!!!

Heyo, buying a new chest protector (Goalie). Despite 20 years of experience, I need some help.

First... any goalies that can offer some suggestions (anything you've tried and liked) would be appreciated.

Secondly... the reebok pro chest is 419 and the reebok senior chest is 219. Is the difference in quality that much?

I was looking at the Vaughn Velocity 7400 (2008 version), which is priced 369. Anyone have any good/bad things to say about it?

Thanks guys!

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Actually, how does the Vaughn model stack up against Reebok Premier II Pro Chest & Arm Protector '08 Model?

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Heyo, buying a new chest protector (Goalie). Despite 20 years of experience, I need some help.

First... any goalies that can offer some suggestions (anything you've tried and liked) would be appreciated.

Secondly... the reebok pro chest is 419 and the reebok senior chest is 219. Is the difference in quality that much?

I was looking at the Vaughn Velocity 7400 (2008 version), which is priced 369. Anyone have any good/bad things to say about it?

Thanks guys!
Do you play at a high enough level that you need a pro level chest protector? If not, the regular one should be fine. I don't know much about the RBK c/a's except when I tried them on a couple years ago, I didn't like the way they felt. Too stiff, but that can change year to year. I ended up buying an Eagle that has served me quite well.

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The RBK C/A's are very solid and give a bit more blocking area than other C/A's, but I've found them to be quite stiff. Even after two years in one I can't easily turn and watch the play behind the net, a feat that was very easy in my last C/A.

The pro offers slightly more protection than the senior, but certainly not $200 worth. For the extra $200 you're mostly paying for better build quality, a unit that's going to last years upon years.

Not sure about the Vaughns, but the RBK ones also have a low neckline; if you go with one I'd suggest a Maltese combo, or at the least a dangler. Something to provide some clavicle protection.

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Get the TPS shock relief one

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