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Another Canadian Factory Bites The Dust; Martin Brodeur Now With Vaughn

Posted in Equipment Company News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 3, 2012 by prostocknation

With Sherwood’s factory in Strathroy, Ontario closing, it was inevitable for goalies like Martin Brodeur to make a switch in equipment brands next year. The mystery was to which brand?  MartinBrodeur30.com recently unveiled Marty’s new Vaughns for this upcoming season.

The blocker features a classic waffle board pattern and the glove looks to have an offset T pocket and angled two piece cuff.


The pads share the same vintage look.  They have the single break below the knee and angled inside boot.

It will be interesting to see how much Sherwood product will still be in the NHL from this moment forward.  It is very rare for Asian manufactured goaltending equipment to surface in the NHL so it’s only a matter of time before Sherwood’s other endorsed athlete, Craig Anderson, will make the switch to something else.  The ever popular Sherwood 9950 foam core sticks will move production out of Canada as well.  While many pros may still prefer foam core over composite, many companies do not offer it at the retail level anymore and Sherwood seems to be continuing this trend.

– M

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REVIEW: Easton Stealth RS Pro Stock Hockey Gloves

Posted in Equipment Reviews, Pro Stock with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 10, 2012 by prostocknation

The Stealth RS is Easton’s latest top end glove in their line up.  This glove caters to players who prefer a an “in-between” fit; one that is not too loose like a traditional glove but not overly tight like many of the anatomical offerings on the market.

We are reviewing the Pro version of the glove so there will be some differences in the materials used between the retail model.  The materials used in the entire glove (shell, liner, gussets, palms) are not the same but the overall shape remains similar minus the custom cuff.

Those who are familiar with the Pro Stock Easton E-Pro 4-Roll glove will recognize many of the materials used in this Pro RS.  They share the same silver Bio-Dri liner, nylon shell and nash gussets/palms.  The retail RS comes with the new Dri-Lex liner, nylon/synthetic shell, all new AX Suede palm and gussets.  Mid-density foams and PE inserts are found throughout both versions and help make this glove very lightweight.

So how does the glove fit?  It is tight throughout the fingers and in the back of the hand.  The cuff flares out for added wrist mobility.  I would compare it to the fit of the Bauer Vapor series but a bit more snug in the fingers.

(Pictured above: the same Nash palm and gusset you find on most pro stock Easton E-Pro hockey gloves).  I’ve never had an issue with these palms crusting up or piling too much.  They are thin enough to give an excellent stick feel but because of this, durability may be an issue if you’re particularly tough on your palms.

The Easton RS is unique in the way it has three piece index, middle and ring fingers.  Opening and closing the hand feels very natural and comfortable with this design.  I am able to get a better feel of the stick compared to many of the competitors’ gloves with only a 3 piece index finger design.   This is my favorite feature of the glove.

The cuff is angled; a design similar to the old Jofa gloves.  It has plastic inserts throughout.  The lock thumb is also pretty beefy but not to the point where it is uncomfortable to use.

The palm side of the cuff is cut very low.  It has a huge E-Pro influence and I prefer this type of cuff over the stock retail one.


The retail model of this glove is currently retailing for $149.99US.  Not that many pro players are using this glove quite yet so it makes finding a pro version quite difficult.

The Easton Stealth RS is a very comfortable and mobile glove.  Those who like the fit of Bauer’s Vapor series will feel right at home with these as well.  Sadly, it’s not the prettiest glove in the world but what it lacks in looks it makes up in performance and fit.

 

– M

Pro Helmet Decals – Ocala, FL

Posted in Equipment Reviews, Pro Stock with tags , , , , , , on June 5, 2012 by prostocknation

Pro Helmet Decals is a company based in Ocala, Florida that specializes in high quality decals.  They currently supply these decals to professional sports teams in the MLB, NHL, NCAA and the general public like you and I.

Any design ranging from a single strip to a custom die-cut design can be created.  The decals are also very affordable; especially with no artwork or set up charges.

The Philadelphia Flyers are among one of their most well-known clients.


The decals you see on my helmet are the same ones the Flyers use on the ice.  They are very thick unlike some of the decals I’ve used that are marketed as “On-Ice Decals” available in most hockey shops.  The quality is there to withstand the temperatures of a hockey rink and will not peel.

Your design can be as simple as a typeface enclosed in a rectangle or a more custom shape like the majority of the logos you see below.  A variety of different fonts are also available for numbers.  These will definitely increase your team’s professional look.

The print quality is excellent.  The colors are very bold and vibrant while the lines remain crisp and precise.

If you or your team are looking for a way to increase the visual appeal of your helmet I would highly recommend Pro Helmet Decals.

They also make a variety of more sport-specific decals made for the baseball and football market.  Check out their products on their website at www.ProHelmetDecals.com

Keep your eyes posted on our Facebook (www.Facebook.com/ProStockNation) and Twitter (www.Twitter.com/ProStockNation) page to see how you can win a pair of Philadelphia Flyers helmet decals.  You cannot buy these in stores!

– M

Play It Again Sports Winnipeg – End of Season Pro Stock Sale (Sticks, Skates)

Posted in Equipment Sales with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 9, 2012 by prostocknation

With the Winnipeg Jets inaugural season done, the remaining equipment is now available for sale through Play It Again Sports Winnipeg.

The list below lists some of what they have available during their pro stock stick sale.  If you’re not in the Winnipeg area you can contact them by phone (204 256 1115) or email (playitagainwinnipeg@gmail.com) with any questions you may have or to place an order.

STEALTH RS ANTROPOV, WHEELER, LADD:$149
S19 THORBURN, PETTERSON, BERGFORS: $99
EQ50 STUART: $99
AK27 MODIN, ODUYA: $99
DOLOMITE MODIN, MEYER IV: $99
WIDOW ENSTROM, STUART, ODUYA: $119
10K ANTROPOV, BLANK: $79
11K DESBIENS, SEABROOK, ROSA, MAXWELL, BLANK: $119
9K PARENT: $89
Ai9 ANTROPOV, BLANK : $149
X60 BOGOSIAN: $119
TOTAL ONE JONES, BODIE: $149
U+ CL ORESKOVICH, PARENT, BLANK: $99
DIABLO FEHR: $119

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Greg also sent us an inventory list of their most recent equipment drop of sticks, skates and a little bit of goal.  Pants, gloves, helmets and other protective are expected to arrive after development camp in July.

(Click on the image below to enlarge)

Please note this is NOT a complete list of their inventory, just their pro stock sticks and their latest drop.  If you are looking for anything else please contact Greg from PIAS Winnipeg directly.  Be sure to share your pick ups with us!

– M

NHL Team Equipment Sale Directory

Posted in Equipment Sales with tags , , , , , on December 23, 2011 by prostocknation

We’ve been getting lots of emails and comments regarding when specific NHL teams sell equipment to the general public.  We have compiled a list of when and where this equipment can be purchased but keep in mind not all teams sell to the public and things may change from season to season.  The majority of teams will not sell year round, only once a year.

The list can be seen here: https://prostocknation.wordpress.com/nhl-equipment-sale-directory/

We try to keep this information as current as possible so please contact us should you see any details that need to be updated.

 

– M

New Thrashers Shipment – Play It Again Sports Winnipeg

Posted in Equipment Sales with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 8, 2011 by prostocknation

Play It Again Sports Winnipeg has received another shipment of used Atlanta Thrashers gear.

In this shipment are:

  • 80+ pairs of gloves
  • 20+ pairs of pants
  • 180+ sticks (including Bauer APX and Easton Stealth RS!)
  • Protective (shins, elbows)
  • Skates
  • Goalie equipment

Check out some of the photos!

Please contact Greg from Play It Again Sports Winnipeg at playitagain@mymts.net should you have any questions about the gear/pricing or if you want to place an order.  Be sure to tell them -M from ProStockNation.com sent you!

Below is what they received.  Please note that stock is moving quickly so these numbers are always changing!

– M

Condition: 1 = Little wear; 2 = Average wear; 3 = Heavy wear

Gloves Make Model Player Size Condition
Bauer Supreme 4-roll Meyer Thrashers 14″ 3
Bauer Supreme 4-roll Wheeler Boston 14″ 2
Bauer Supreme 4-roll Stuart Boston 14″ 2
Bauer Supreme 4-roll Wheeler Thrashers 14″ 1
Bauer Supreme 4-roll Stewart Thrashers 15″ 2
Bauer Total one Stock Thrashers 15″ 1
Bauer Total one Stock Thrashers 15″ 1
Bauer vap XXXX Ferrerio San Jose 14″ 1
Bauer vap XXXX Peverley Thrashers 14″ 2
Bauer vap XXXX Peverley Thrashers 14″ 2
Bauer vap XXXX Bogosian Thrashers 15″ 2
Bauer vap XXXX Kane Thrashers 14″ 2
Bauer vap XXXX Kane Thrashers 14″ 2
Bauer vap XXXX Kane Thrashers 14″ 2
Bauer X:60 Stock Thrashers 14″ 2
Bauer X:60 Klingberg Thrashers 14″ 1
Bauer X:60 Peverley Thrashers 14″ 2
Bauer X:60 Peverley Thrashers 14″ 1
Bauer X:60 Kane Thrashers 15″ 2
Bauer X:60 Kane Thrashers 15″ 2
Bauer X:60 Kane Thrashers 15″ 2
Bauer X:60 Kane Thrashers 15″ 2
CCM 4-roll Byfuglien Thrashers 14″ 2
CCM 4-roll Byfuglien Thrashers 14″ 2
CCM 4-roll Byfuglien Thrashers 14″ 2
Easton 4-roll Antropov Thrashers 14″ 1
Easton 4-roll Stock Thrashers 14″ 2
Easton 4-roll Boulton Thrashers 14″ 2
Easton 4-roll Boulton Thrashers 14″ 2
Easton 4-roll Boulton Thrashers 14″ 2
Easton 4-roll Boulton Thrashers 14″ 2
Easton 4-roll Thorburn Thrashers 14″ 2
Easton 4-roll Burmistrov Thrashers 14″ 3
Easton 4-roll Burmistrov Thrashers 14″ 3
Easton 4-roll Burmistrov Thrashers 14″ 3
Easton 4-roll Ladd Thrashers 14″ 2
Easton 4-roll Ladd Thrashers 14″ 2
Easton 4-roll Ladd Thrashers 14″ 2
Easton 4-roll Ladd Thrashers 14″ 2
Easton 4-roll Ladd Thrashers 14″ 2
Easton 4-roll Ladd Thrashers 14″ 2
Easton 4-roll Bogosian Thrashers 15″ 2
Easton 4-roll Bogosian Thrashers 15″ 2
Easton 4-roll Little Thrashers 14″ 2
Easton 4-roll Little Thrashers 14″ 2
Easton 4-roll Little Thrashers 14″ 3
Easton 4-roll Little Thrashers 14″ 3
Reebok 852 Slater Thrashers 14″ 2
Reebok 852 Leather Thrashers 15″ 1
Reebok 852 Stock Thrashers 14″ 1
Reebok 852 Stock Thrashers 14″ 1
Reebok 852 Stock Thrashers 14″ 2
Reebok 11k Antropov Thrashers 14″ 2
Reebok 852 Leather Stock Thrashers 15″ 2
Reebok 852 Leather Stock Thrashers 15″ 3
Reebok 852 Leather Holik Thrashers 15″ 2
Reebok 9K Antropov Thrashers 14″ 2
Reebok 9K Antropov Thrashers 14″ 2
Reebok 9K Stock Thrashers 14″ 1
Reebok 9K Modin Thrashers 14″ 1
Reebok Pro Stock Thrashers 14″ 1
Torspo 4-roll Byfuglien Thrashers 14″ 1
TPS 4-roll Little Thrashers 14″ 2
Warrior AK27 Enstrom Thrashers 14″ 2
Warrior AK27 Enstrom Thrashers 14″ 1
Warrior Franchise Schremp Thrashers 14″ 2
Warrior Franchise Sopel Thrashers 14″ 1
Warrior Franchise Sopel Thrashers 14″ 2
Warrior Franchise Sopel Thrashers 14″ 2
Warrior Franchise Sopel Thrashers 14″ 2
Warrior Franchise Stock Thrashers 14″ 2
Warrior Franchise Stock Thrashers 14″ 2
Warrior Franchise Stock Thrashers 14″ 2
Warrior Franchise Stock Thrashers 14″ 2
Warrior Franchise Stock Thrashers 14″ 2
Warrior Franchise Hainsey Thrashers 15″ 2
Warrior Franchise Hainsey Thrashers 15″ 2
Warrior Franchise Reasoner Thrashers 14″ 2
Warrior Franchise Thorburn Thrashers 14″ 1
Warrior Franchise Oduya Thrashers 14″ 2
Warrior Franchise Oduya Thrashers 14″ 1
Pants Make Model Player Size Condition
Bauer Supreme Stock San Jose M 1
Bauer Total one Stock Thrashers XL 1
Bauer X:60 Kane Thrashers 3
CCM 520 Stock Thrashers L 3
Easton Stock Stock Thrashers 54 2
Easton Stock Stock Thrashers 54 3
Easton Stock Stock Thrashers 54 2
Reebok 520 Stock Thrashers L 2
Reebok 520 Stock Thrashers M 3
Reebok 520 Stock Black L 3
Reebok 520 Stock Thrashers M 3
Reebok 520 Stock Thrashers XL + 2 2
Reebok 520 Stock Thrashers XL 2
Reebok 520 Stock Thrashers L 3
Reebok 520 Stock Thrashers M 2
Reebok 520 Stock Thrashers L 2
Reebok 520 Stock Thrashers L 3
Reebok Goal Stock Black XL 2
Reebok Goal Stock Black XL 3
Vaughn Velocity Stock Thrashers XL 3
Vaughn Velocity Stock Thrashers XL 2
Vaughn Velocity Stock Thrashers XL 2
Warrior Hustler Stock Thrashers M 2
Warrior Hustler Sopel Thrashers XL 3
Shoulder Pads Make Model Size Conditon Price
Bauer 5000 XL 2
Jofa 8800 L 3
Reebok 6K XL 2
Bauer 2000 L 2
Jofa 8700 L 2
Jofa ? ? 3
Jofa 8800 XL 2
Jofa 8700 XL 3
Bauer Vapor 4 L 3
Elbow Pads Reebok 7K 5 2
Reebok 7K 5 2
Reebok 7K 5 3
Reebok 7K 5 2
Reebok 7K 6 2
Shin Pads Reebok 8K 15″ 1
Reebok 8K 15″ 1
Reebok 7K 16″ 2
Goal Arm & Chest Vaughn V2 7000 ? 2
Reebok Pulse Pro ? 2
Reebok Pulse Pro ? 2
Reebok P2 ? 1
Goal Pads Vaughn V3 7500 Pavelec 3
Vaughn V3 7500 Pavelec 1
Skates CCM U+ McArdle 1
Bauer X:60 Hodgson 3
Bauer X:60 Stock 9 D 3
Bauer X:60 Ramsey 3
Reebok 11K Antropov 10 D 2
Reebok 11K Antropov 10 D 2
CCM U+ Goal Weiman NEW
MLX MLX Byfuglien NEW
MLX MLX Cormier NEW
Bauer X:60 Scheifele 3
Catcher vaughn Velocity Pavelec 1
vaughn Velocity Pavelec 1
vaughn Velocity Pavelec 3
Blocker vaughn epic pavelec 3
Pattern Make Model Flex Hand Quantity
Oduya Warrior Widow ? LH 1
Oduya Warrior AK27 ? LH 7
Kane Bauer Total one 87 LH 4
Rosa Reebok 11K 85 LH 12
Antropov Easton RS ? LH 17
Sakic Easton EQ50 100 LH 10
Little Easton S19 ? RH 1
Stuart (Drury) Easton EQ50 110 LH 24
Pavelec Combat Goal LH 3
Enstrom Warrior Dolomite Spyne ? LH 2
Enstrom Warrior Widow ? LH 1
Slater Easton EQ50 85 LH 4
Wheeler Warrior Widow ? RH 5
Fehr Warrior Diablo 85 RH 1
Fehr Warrior Widow 85 RH 1
Fehr Bauer Apex 87 RH 1
Bogosian Bauer X60 102 RH 7
Bogosian Combat 52 Cal 100 RH 2
SK-11 (Sakic) CCM U+ 75 RH 14
Oberg CCM U+ 85 LH 2
H11 (Sakic) Reebok 10K 110 LH 3
H11 (Sakic) Reebok 11K 110 LH 1
H11 (Sakic) Reebok 11K 100 RH 5
H15 (Drury) Reebok 11K 100 RH 8
H15 (Drury) Reebok 11K 100 LH 7
YZ-50 (Yzerman) Reebok 10K 110 RH 17
H11 (Sakic) Reebok AI9 85 RH 1
H11 (Sakic) Reebok 9K 85 RH 1
Stewart Easton S19 ? RH 14
Lundin Bauer Total one 95 RH 1
Kane Easton RS 85 LH 2
Burmistrov Warrior Widow 85 LH 3
Burmistrov Bauer Total one 87 LH 1

Initial Thoughts: Rick Nash Winnwell Pro Stock Gloves

Posted in Pro Stock with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 9, 2011 by prostocknation

Rick Nash, Matt Stajan, Marc-Andre Bergeron, and Kyle Quincey.  What do all of these NHL players have in common?  Their glove of choice is Winnwell.

Being a Gold Medal winner, 4-time NHL All-Star and Captain of the Columbus Blue Jackets hockey club, Rick Nash has been heavily courted by different companies to endorse their products.  Yet, he chooses to sport Winnwell Pro Stock Hockey Gloves.

Here is a glimpse of Rick’s 14″ pro gloves.  Over the next couple of weeks I will be using this glove and checking in with updates.

These are made of nylon and have plastic inserts everywhere like you would expect from most pro gloves nowadays.  All of the graphics and text are embroidered.  For players who don’t like overly loose (think traditional 4-roll) or tight (newer anatomical style) fitting gloves these are in the middle.  The blooming style cuff also increases wrist mobility.

What I liked right off the bat was how the thumb was constructed.  The white bit you see sticking out is a plastic insert which offers protection from hacks and slashes.  The thumb is allowed to move freely unlike some gloves that will basically have one large piece of plastic from the cuff to the tip of the thumb, restricting movement.

The three piece index finger is another feature we like that more and more companies are also incorporating, but mostly into their more anatomically fitting gloves.

The palms and gussets of the glove are made of you guessed it, Nash leather (pardon the pun.)  An unique feature about these palms are the seamless transitions between the palm and gussets on the inside of the pinky and index fingers which are key areas for wear and tear.

The inside of the glove is lined with Winnwell’s Cleansport NXT liner (more information available on their website: http://www.winnwellcleanhockey.ca/cleansport.php.)  The NXT extends all the way from the cuff through to the fingers and I actually prefer these types of liners because they are generally softer than what is traditionally used and I don’t get any uncomfortable scraping on my knuckles.

I weighed these gloves and compared them to another pro glove I had sitting in the office with nash palms and gussets…

Winnwell Pro Stock: 639g

RBK Pro 4-Roll: 702g*

*The RBK has had the inner padding and a part of the cuff removed so technically it will weigh a bit more than 702g.

For more information on Winnwell’s products, check them out at their website: http://www.winnwellcleanhockey.ca

Stay tuned… we also have another Winnwell product to show you in the coming days that may surprise you.

 

 

– M