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mikey
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:39 pm    Post subject: How to break in hockey goalie equipment Reply with quote

I'm just starting out and was wondering how to break in hockey goalie equipment. I just got my first set of pads and I can't barely close my catcher.

Many thanks, I'm looking forward to learning some stuff from you guys.

Mike
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montreal961
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

depends what kind of glove it is.....but i just through pucks into it wiel i was watching tv.if ur hand starts to crap than just take ur hands and strech it ( like if u had ur hands in the glove and u close it ) hard to explain.... and then i put a little basckett ball in the pocket of the glove.... u niow to form it

so ther u go... my glove was a itech and they take time to break in..... than i bought MISSION glove, blocker, pads,chest,pants, and MISSION is sooo easy to break in!
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next_noronen
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my first glove was used so it was already broken in so that was lucky. but i just got a new sherwood glove and it wasn't so easy to close. luckily i could get ice sessions with just my friends and i told them to shoot at my glove, throwing pucks into it is also a good idea be careful with tying it becuase it mite get formed to a shape different then what it would be if your hand was in there.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

o.. my sher wood was brocken in right when i got it ( it was new... not used ) .... tahst probly beacuse i got the sher wood 5... pro senior
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vaccaro30
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

to break in the glove try throwhinga baseball in the pocket. if your pads are not that broken in do som up downs
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

with my pads.. i stuck them under my bunk beb... so they go into form... there like gum.. u can bend them and all that stuff.. with now effort. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 1:45 am    Post subject: Re: How to break in hockey goalie equipment Reply with quote

mikey wrote:
I'm just starting out and was wondering how to break in hockey goalie equipment. I just got my first set of pads and I can't barely close my catcher.

Many thanks, I'm looking forward to learning some stuff from you guys.

Mike



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canadian_man_44
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For my trapper, I take a softball(same as a baseball but twice the size for those that are don't know). Anyway, I put the softball in the pocket and either tie it shut or place a heavy object on top of it to keep it closed. Make sure the pocket is closed enough so a puck can't get out when it's closed. I leave it that way overnight. After that, I open it and place a heavy object on top of it to hold it all the way open. This keeps the trapper from wanting to stay in a closed position. I leave it like that for the day. Another night closed and another day open with a game or two thrown in and it'll be broken in perfectly.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as the pads go, if you want your pads to flex, do what montreal961 said and push them down at the knee and put them under your bed like that. You can also take the top strap and buckle it. Then take one of the bottom straps and loop it through the top strap. Tighten it as much as you can so the knee bends and leave them like that when you're not playing.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i do that eveery knight... and my pads flex like nothing.. i always get complaments... Smile
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