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02-25-2009, 08:12 PM
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Goalie Glove

Hey, i'm searching around for a new goaltender glove at the moment and I was wondering if any of you good people on HF boards had any recommendations? I'm also looking for a blocker, but the glove is kinda needed to be replaced as soon as possible.

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Well, a lot of it depends on how much money you want to spend, what level you play at, what you use now, etc. I'm not really picky with gear, but I am with my catcher. I could care less what blocker I have. Give some more details and maybe I can suggest something I've use/used.

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Well, a lot of it depends on how much money you want to spend, what level you play at, what you use now, etc. I'm not really picky with gear, but I am with my catcher. I could care less what blocker I have. Give some more details and maybe I can suggest something I've use/used.
This.

You need to tell us more info.

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My last two gloves where Smith and my next one will be as well. The price of $265 is fantastic, only "catch" is there would be around an eight week wait to get one built. But on the flip side customizing the colours is a nice bonus.

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i have eagles and love them

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i have vaughn and love em

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I have [insert brand/model here] and I love 'em.

That's all you're going to get until you tell us what you're looking for.

(P.S. TPS Summit Pro and RBK 8K)

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I only play in a house league and I'm looking at a price near 200$. I currently am using a old Bauer glove. Hope this info helps.

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I'd just make sure it's broken in. I ordered a Vaugh catching glove and it worked fun for me and I play mainly recreational..

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200 is tough to say, really dont buy one online but try them on in stores.

From working in one, Id say the most popular gloves are the RBK 8ks and for the price you cant go wrong (coming from me and I hate hate hate RBK gear).

PErsonally I rock a Brians Beast glove with a Bauer Reactor 6 blocker. Yah old school nowadays but I love em, had em since I played hockey that mattered.

All I can say is dont force a glove on yourself becaus eyou want to have matching equipment and colours. Who cares, just got to feel good.

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How do you play... snagging the puck on the first try or "block first, freeze second"? Personally I flatten my trapper out so I get the most blocking area for my buck. It certainly affects my ability to hold onto the puck, but I'd rather stop the puck and give up a rebound than miss it altogether.

I personally found my Summit more a 'blocking' trapper and my 8K a 'catching' trapper, but that's probably because of the way I broke them in (also, the 8K already comes pre-broken in as a 'catching' trapper). I've also heard blocking goalies having great experiences with the Brian DX2, but it's quite an expensive glove.

If you have a local hockey store that sells used gear, I'd try and find a used, pro trapper. (Trappers are very personal items, it's hard to recommend buying them online.) Bought used, pro gear will be about the same price as new senior gear. That said, pro trappers have more protection in the palm area and will be more durable than a senior trapper. Respectable stores will also clean the trappers so you don't have that funk in it from the last goalie who used it.

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RBK. cant go wrong. also try the vaughn.



hope you can find something.


good luck

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