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01-17-2007, 01:32 PM
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Gloves, eagles vs. vapors

I've been wearing eagles for about five years, everything from x50, to x50i, x80 and basically anything in between. Now here's my problem, I'm 6'5 about 220lbs. and I don't feel that the gloves protects my wrist enough, they are just to lose. And short. So I'm in need of some new nub protectors.

I've tried the fcr but those just got in the way and didn't go much higher up my arm. One of the defense man on michigan st. let me wear his thirties at practice and they seemed to be the best thing so far. But any other advice would be great.

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look into tps bionics, they have a removeable wrist strap. It's like a slash guard that's attached to the glove.

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look into tps bionics, they have a removeable wrist strap. It's like a slash guard that's attached to the glove.
I had a pair a ways back, but the fingers ran real short a lot like the newer eastons.

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what I did was I got a tighter fitting glove in a bigger size. I'm 6'1 and I have pretty long arms(my reach is like 75"). I've always liked tighter gloves so I like the fit of 14" gloves but it leaves me with about a 3" gap, with the 15" the gap is another inch smaller.

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So you think something like a xxx in a bigger size would work better? Just out of curiousity is that you in your picture?

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Check out MIA's MB33. It's a long cuff glove.

http://www.miasports.com/newmia.html

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the XXXs might be too loose, especially in the cuff area but it wouldn't hurt to try. Also anything with an extended cuff. Or you could do like I did before I got the one90s and tough it out.

Nope not me.

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Check out MIA's MB33. It's a long cuff glove.

http://www.miasports.com/newmia.html
That's funny I've never even heard of them. Any chance you know of a local retailer? Although from the preview those are kind of fugly. But it's all about performance I guess.

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the XXXs might be too loose, especially in the cuff area but it wouldn't hurt to try. Also anything with an extended cuff. Or you could do like I did before I got the one90s and tough it out.

Nope not me.
I'm gonna try some one 90's this week. Do you like yours?

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love them. Lightweight, comfy and sooo breathable.

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[QUOTE=redlighthockey;7705264]That's funny I've never even heard of them. Any chance you know of a local retailer? Although from the preview those are kind of fugly. But it's all about performance I guess.
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Just FYI, the MIA's are all fully customizable... any color scheme you want.

Fairly pricey though.

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Eagleh

I used XXX 15 inches and found that they went up my arm pretty well which is funny cause the XXX in 14 inches had my hand sticking out from the glove. Have you looked into the Eagle CP94 at EastWest Hockey? My hand has never sat in a glove as deeply as it sat in the CP

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I've been wearing eagles for about five years, everything from x50, to x50i, x80 and basically anything in between. Now here's my problem, I'm 6'5 about 220lbs. and I don't feel that the gloves protects my wrist enough, they are just to lose. And short. So I'm in need of some new nub protectors.

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Vapor gloves are probably going to provide better wrist protection than Eagle gloves...while Eagles come up a bit higher, they're also loose-fitting. They'll always expose your wrist to slashing, so you gotta go with a more form-fitting glove. Vapors are a bit better, and you may want to look into slash guards on top of that.

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That's funny I've never even heard of them. Any chance you know of a local retailer? Although from the preview those are kind of fugly. But it's all about performance I guess.
I think it's just the colors they choose to show on the site. I know you can buy them at Pure Hockey in MA. A few online stores carry them and I think you can even buy them right from MIA.

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Wanna sell any of those old eagles?

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Keep your eagles, buy a wrist gaurd. Easton makes some that look like wristband used for baseball or basketball, but it goes up more on the arm and has metal plates in it. Thats what i did since I wear my elbow pads really small and didnt have any wrist protection. They work quite well.

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Keep your eagles, buy a wrist gaurd. Easton makes some that look like wristband used for baseball or basketball, but it goes up more on the arm and has metal plates in it. Thats what i did since I wear my elbow pads really small and didnt have any wrist protection. They work quite well.
I've tried that, but it fills up the wrist wrap to much. I'm in cleveland for a tourny right now, hoping to run by some pro-shops and give a look through on the gloves.

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Well guys I made the jump, from eagles to muskoka, there is a notable length difference in the muskokas. Thanks for all the informative replys!

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they make great gloves from what I hear, I've never tried any personally but I hear great things about their quality. Although they're pretty expensive.

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they make great gloves from what I hear, I've never tried any personally but I hear great things about their quality. Although they're pretty expensive.
Got my pro stocks for 79.99

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nice, look online they normally go for $150+

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