Jan 29, 2013

Learnin' to Fly Part 1

After accepting some hard truths, I decided that the next step in my return to hockey was to transition from an old school "stand-up" goalie towards the modern "butterfly" technique used exclusively in today's game.

I scoured Ebay and my local Craigslist for suitable pads- namely something made after the turn of the century that would serve as my transition pads. What I quickly realized was that I didn't have the vocabulary of the modern goaltender and I knew less than squat about modern pads.

I set out to get educated and landed on the small but extremely knowledgable community at ModSquadHockey.com . Senior member, "Law Goalie" not only answered all of my questions about modern pad design, he guided me through the creation of a pad anatomy diagram. I hope this illustration is a help to anyone wanting to learn more about modern goalie pads.

Acknowedgement- Law Goalie at ModSquadHockey.com

With my new found knowledge I continued my quest for replacement pads for my Manny Fernandez customized Heaton pads, circa when-baby-jesus-was-born.

Ebay don't fail me now!


Anonymous said...

Hey! Great read! I would suggest searching for a Play-It-Again Sports in the area. I also needed all my player equipment (beginner) and I found all the gear for under 200 bucks (minus skates and stick). I am not sure if Perani's has used gear at their Euless store, but I'd check that out as well!

Looking forward to your next post!

- Joe (from Reddit)

MikeMassey said...

I want the Fernandez Pads!

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