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First time in net this past Sunday


Yes, you read correctly- I finally had my first time in net this past Sunday. I have been practising my moves for a little bit (since January), but haven't faced real shots by real shooters with real pucks until Sunday. I only got one real stinger (in the area between the belly of the CA and the top of the jock).

I only returned to hockey as of October nearly two years ago. I went back to my natural position of defensive winger. Then, out of necessity, I became a defenceman. I always wanted to play goal, but the equipment was cost-prohibitive when I was a child as my parents were raising five kids.

I have always had great respect for goalies, but now after having faced live shots, I will be even more respectful to goalies when I play out.

Why does it always seem like some waterhead always tries to shoot at your head? I have gotten quite proficient with using my blocker or glove to prevent contact with the masque (and shut my eyes like a chicken). I didn't go all Hextall-like on this guy shooting at me, as I think most people with little experience are the ones who shoot at your head. That was definitely the case, as he whiffed a fair bit of his slappers.

And it seems like I am firmly a hybrid goalie. I have the blocker optimised for paddle down, but had it re-faced in a pattern like an old Cooper waffle. Of course modern pads are very awkward in a pad stack. But I threw a few kick and skate saves in my selection. I did not, however, windmill my glove hand...

btw- If I do win the raffle masque, I will NOT use it in a game. I like my SK2000/HM30 or my Mage. Those of you who rock the old school moulded masque without any wire have balls of steel.
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Re: First time in net this past Sunday


::::ZINGERS:::::

LOL, nice you got in between the pipes and felt the ZINGER LOL from the waterhead :-) did you play again?

BTW What kind of mask are you using? As for me, my preparation to get in goal is a bit longer, even more strategized than ever. I've been training since December and awaiting my mask from the REY mask company in the Czech Republic. Their version of a vintage combo called VINCOM :-). Here are some photos of the mask, that's not me :-) it's someone affiliated with REY.

MY MASK IS In route, I hope US Customs doesn't hold it up. I WILL KNOW IN 3 weeks or...

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For now I got the Plastic version (cheaper $) from REY for street/ball hockey as this will where I will train and assess if I can move up to pucks. The first fiberglass mask I will wear will be my own or I will buy a custom fiberglass from someone here in this group.

I am also looking into Head Trajectory by Lyle Mast in helping me reduce the need to flop around in my hybrid style.

Quite honestly, because of my medical device, I will have to use a lot of common sense in an Stand Up Style so my bionics :-) don't bounce around too much.

Cheers...


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You know, I stayed in net after the stinger in the gut. I was wearing an NOS pair of Heaton Helite 3 breezers that lacked a fair bit of abdonimal protection, unlike modern breezers. Needless to say that I hemmed up my Vaughn LT80 breezers (they needed 3" off for my short thighs) for the next time.

I used the Mage built by Kustom Composites. Shawn builds a very nice modern masque. He also built my Hasek-style SK2000 clone.

That is a fantastic-looking masque!!!

I need to check out that video.

It sounds like you could rig a system to keep your bionics in place.
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Basically I am "armoring up" by rigging more padding and piecing parts of another protector onto the one I will where... to areas that I need more protection than the average goalie...

BTW, the "original" Dominik Hasek helmet/cage is made by the same company that made my VINCOM. YEAH ideally like the design, although I was hoping that I would be in a full face fiberglass vintage mask... But this "vintage-retro" combo is a decent compromise for me.



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Warwick and Rey made Hasek's SK2000 bowl. Rey made them for Hasek when he was in Europe from what I recall.

I like to go to Play It Again Sports for the CA parts to cannibalise. I bought a catcher's chesty for $5 last week!

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