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MeatPug88
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:22 pm    Post subject: Best Goalie Glove for Catching the Puck Reply with quote

So I am using a Simmons 993 goalie glove now and I think it is the worst goalie glove I have ever used. It has protection and big surface for blocking shots, but it is not quick and if the puck doesn't go directly into the deep part of the pocket, it will bounce out and leave terrible rebounds. Hard to catch anything in the palm. I have found that the best glove I have used for catching the puck was the vaughn vision 5500. That thing would catch it anywhere in the glove and swallow the puck up. Does anyone have any suggestions of great gloves for catching, maybe something else from simmons or anything not astronomical in price?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can tell by looking at a glove which type it is. For instance my Rbk 6k is a catching glove. It has a nice deep pocket and the palm is angled so that pucks deflect into the pocket. My Brian's Zero G is a blocking glove because it's a nice wide flat glove that's designed more to block a puck over deflecting it into the pocket.

The key is to work more on rebound control and less on changing gloves. If you're getting a lot of shots to inopportune spots on the glove then perhaps going with a naturally smaller catching glove over a blocking glove isn't the best idea. However rebound control will not only allow you to use a blocking glove more efficiently it will also let you recover rebounds that may have hit you elsewhere leaving a juicy rebound 2-4 feet in front of you.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:00 pm    Post subject: What about Pancake style gloves Reply with quote

I felt with the vaughn vision that I was moving my hand quicker reacting to shots better, and catching everything and holding on to everything. I am not a rebound goalie, I am a big goalie who uses the body alot and is good at smothering pucks in the gut and up around the chest. This new rebound thing has been ever since I have switched to this glove. I mean, pucks I am getting dead centre glove seem to pop out when I squeeze them. I am actually to the point where I don't want to close the glove and hope it ends up in the pocket or down in front to smother it. I heard that something like the simmons ultra light 5 is a pancake style palm and is much better at trapping pucks then say the big flat face design of the 993. Wondering if you knew anything about this as I haven't used this pancake style before. And I heard they completely redesigned the glove for the new simmons 995 series as they weren't happy with the old generations.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All i can suggest is a RBK 5K because its the only glove i have used and loved how it catches. Right now its a little too small for me and can barely catch anymore (its like 3 years old :O ) but i love it still. Once you get it worked in properly its spectacular (sometimes literally). But also from what i heard the Vaughn gloves are awesome for catching as well. For me i personally prefer a catching glove because to me nothing feels better then making a nice glove save...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arthriticbutterflystyle wrote:
You can tell by looking at a glove which type it is. For instance my Rbk 6k is a catching glove. It has a nice deep pocket and the palm is angled so that pucks deflect into the pocket. My Brian's Zero G is a blocking glove because it's a nice wide flat glove that's designed more to block a puck over deflecting it into the pocket.


This.

While a deep pocket is always nice a catching glove will have a large pocket. A blocking glove, like the 993, will have a wide pancake like surface.

For example, I have two sets of gloves, the 994s have the pancake like surface of a blocking glove... the 585 gloves have the large pocket of a catching glove.

See images in auctions:

994
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250532527819

585
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250532533840

If you want a catching style glove you want to look for one with a large pocket and a palm/finger area that is smaller and angled to the pocket instead of broad and flat.

Also, the T5500 is pretty much held as the best catcher made by many. If you are staying inside of Simmons and want that feel the Matrix line is built around the same specs... the 995 glove is said to have the Matrix break and UL pocket.

If you want to go to Vaughn again some places still can get the new spec 5500, the Epic 8800 is built from the old 5500 so it should have a similar feel to what you've known.

I dont know much about RBK gloves so I cannot comment.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have this same issue with my XWing 12.8 glove. I'm considering switching to Reebok..
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had an RBK 5K before, and it was definitely a catching glove. Even my 6K now is a catching glove. I've tried on a few of the others and didn't like the break angle, or the style. I'm definitely sticking with my Reeboks. Not a fan of the pad, but love the gloves.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

actually, the RBK style gloves like my 994 are technically blocking gloves the present the largest total surface are toward the puck, the steep angle toward the pocket at the thumb is creating more blocking surface. Gloves like the vaughn or your 60 degree breaks like the koho that look more like the pancake or old baseball catchers mits are catching gloves.
Given anyone who plays a certain glove will be able to catch with it, however the RBK styled require more precision by the catcher to do so than pancake styled.
The fact that the style and designations are counterintutive are more evident by the posts here, just as is the fact any glove catch, but I guarantee the Bfly goalie who uses his Vaughn as a blocking glove will earn more stingers than the goalie with a RBK styled.


see the large open area and how the whole area is recessed at more or less the same or near same depth to promote closure and to contain the puck like a baseball catchers mit.


when you put this glove fingers high that whole steep hard palm area is blocking surface, surface you do not have in a catching glove in addtion to the wrist.
counter intuitive where you think the pancake glove is biger better for blocking when its not.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:13 pm    Post subject: vaughn stingers Reply with quote

That is what I found with the vaughn vision 5500, I was getting more stingers with that then the 993. The 993 definitely beats it for protection in the palm and fingers for sure. However, I dug out the old vaughn vision 5500 and noticed that even though the protection is less the break in the palm of that glove is perfect for catching the puck in the palm. I am wondering if any gloves are designed to give you less % of error as you can catch the puck in other areas besides the pocket, because with the 993, if you are not deadly accurate with the pocket catching, that thing can make you hurt for rebounds. Since you have info on the 994, do you know anything about the design changes I am hearing about with the 995 series glove?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this thr was amazing at catching, just like the old koho



994 took some getting used to and one adapted to blocking style ive excelled.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

R2MN, I think you're exactly wrong. The Itech glove is a blocking glove, and does not have a deep pocket. Pucks tend to hit the glove and pop out. A more angled glove like the bauer version you've posted present a more angled catch, the puck tends to roll up and in to the deep pocket.

Look at Henrik Lundqvist, his new bauer is almost an identical glove to the tps/itech xwing style. It's got a triple palm, and he can not close it (issues with his fingers). He uses it as a blocking glove, and occasionally nets one and instantly flips his hands over and cradles it because he can't close it.






Where as Marty Turco is a catcher, he's always been amazing with his glove, and loves the deeper pocket and angle of the reebok style glove. Pay attention to those in the NHL, who catches more, who is more of a blocker. Reebok tends to be the catcher goalies.





Obviously you can catch in any of them, but it is more difficult in the big open palm type with shallow pockets.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ITs ok Disagree but the RBK glove has always been marketed as a blocking glove, providing the most blocking surface with in the rule. Like I said counter intuitive.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Returning2MyNet wrote:
ITs ok Disagree but the RBK glove has always been marketed as a blocking glove, providing the most blocking surface with in the rule. Like I said counter intuitive.


I have not once seen it marketed as a blocking glove. I'd like to see where you're getting this information. I did some searching and came up with nothing.

I apologize I'm not trying to be a shit, I'm just trying to understand where you're coming from on this. Cause it's clearly not a blocking glove like Itech, TPS, from what I can see, the angle of the break proves it to me.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never seen or heard the Premier gloves to be marketed as blocking gloves and compared to gloves from my past like the Koho 560 or Vaughn 5500 it's definitely a pure catching glove. It simply doesn't have the same wide flat face when opened to be considered a blocking glove like the Zero G has.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

R2MN - the reebok 5K glove I used previously was the 60 degree angle, hence why I probably caught easier with that one than the 6K, but I still find catching to be easy with the 6K.
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