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Play It Again Sports Winnipeg – New Jets Shipment!

Posted in Equipment Sales with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 17, 2012 by prostocknation

Play It Again Sports Winnipeg has just received a new shipment from the Winnipeg Jets.  Here’s your chance to pick up some pro quality gear!

Contact them directly at their NEW email address (playitagainwinnipeg@gmail.com) or call them at 204-256-1115.

If you are in the area you can find them at:

730 St. Anne’s Road, Suite U
Winnipeg, MB R2N 0A2

Their hours of operation are available on their website, www.playitagainsportswinnipeg.com

Click on the images below to enlarge them:

Be sure to share your purchases with us!

– M

 

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REVIEW: Bauer TOTAL ONE Gloves Part 2

Posted in Equipment Reviews, Pro Stock with tags , , , on February 22, 2011 by prostocknation

As our readers may have already seen, we did a review of the Total Ones previously. Our first review talked about the technical aspects of the glove, but now I finally got to use them in game for the first time.

 

I am a fan of anatomical fit gloves, so right off the bat these felt great on my hands. Until now, my favourite glove had been the Bauer Vapor XXX, which interestingly enough fit exactly the same way throughout the fingers and palm as the new Total Ones. The only difference I noticed between the two (aside from styling) is the Total Ones have a much narrower wrist/cuff region. Seeing as these two are so similar in design it’s not surprising that I took to the new Total Ones so quickly.

 

The gloves impressed me in a few important areas. Firstly, they stayed very dry compared to gloves with thicker Nash palms. The Nubuck did absorb some sweat and water, but for the most part stayed comfortable. Take into account I played approximately 25 minutes with a short bench, so that might be more minutes than normal. The second feature I really enjoyed was the nylon mesh gussets. While the holes are not as large as the mesh gussets found on Easton and Warrior gloves, they still provide a lot of ventilation that keep your hands cool and dry as well as add flexibility for your fingertips.

 

After the game, I dried my gloves at home the way I normally do; elevated and in front of an oscillating fan. They went from wet, to bone dry in about an hour. After they were dry I put them on again to test out if the palms remained supple or if they started to get crusty as so often happens with standard Nash palms. The Nubuck stayed much softer than I expected, and even trying them on again the next day they hadn’t shown any sign of hardening.

 

The only downside I noticed to the gloves after their first use was the Gecko Nash overlay on the palms. The overlay section seemed stiffer and more susceptible to piling, even after a short period of use. That being said, it’s a very minor issue to what I would certainly describe as my new favourite glove. The combination of the old style Vapor XXX fit, and the updated gussets and cuff should make it a sure fire hit with any fans of the XXX line, as well as players who enjoyed the One95.

 

As a footnote, I did this review by drawing comparisons to the Bauer Vapor X:60, Bauer Vapor XXX, and Easton E-Pro as these are the gloves I have been cycling through in my games.

 

– E

REVIEW: Bauer Supreme TOTAL ONE Gloves

Posted in Equipment Reviews, Leaks, Pro Stock with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2011 by prostocknation

Here’s our much anticipated review of the Bauer TOTAL ONE Gloves.  We haven’t seen anybody else on the internet reviewing, or even grab a hold of, these babies so correct me if I’m wrong… this is the FIRST written review of the Bauer TOTAL ONE Glove, ever.

We’ll work our way starting with the outer construction of the glove and moving inwards.

These are Bauer’s offering for players who want an anatomically fitting glove.  Contrary to traditional-style construction, anatomical gloves are built much like your hand instead of having rolls along the back of the hand.  You will find more, smaller blocks of foam on a glove like this.

The shell is made of a lightweight nylon with synthetic leather towards the pinky and key wear areas like between the thumb and index finger for added durability.  My fingers don’t feel as restricted compared to the last two generations of Supremes when I open up my hand but these don’t go as far to the same extent as the Vapor XXXX Pro.  Personally I’d also prefer a full nylon glove but the Supremes have had a mixture of the two materials ever since the introduction of the Supreme ONE90.

For added protection against impacts Bauer will also include a layer of impact gel and poron foam in key areas (no they haven’t forgot the plastic inserts everyone loves, those are still here as well.)  On the retail versions of this glove it will have a MAX-Sorb graphic on where you see this yellow ‘jewel’ below.  The pro stock versions will be sans graphics or even the entire ‘jewel’ altogether (see our previous post on Alex Edler’s gloves.)

Now onto the palms.  This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a palm with an overlay of a different material but it is a first for nubuck and gecko nash together.  For those unfamiliar with nubuck, think of Timberland boots.  As for gecko nash, this term is probably foreign to everybody, even for us.  It’s a thin and soft, something we’d compare to a digital palm (although not AS thin.)

Piling is a bit of a problem on the nubuck and the gecko nash isn’t too durable since it is a performance material after all but Bauer has definitely come a long way ever since the more futuristic looking palms on previous generations of Supremes.

Thermo Max+ liner on the inside, the same one you’d find on Bauer’s other top end offering, the Vapor X:60 Pro.  It’s antibacterial and it wicks away moisture, what more could you ask for?  It’s pretty standard across the different brands to include a liner similar to this nowadays.  I don’t find there to be too much of a difference with moisture-wicking vs. conventional liners when you’re on the ice playing but where it’s more noticeable is if you are playing in a warmer environment (think Roller Hockey) and when drying your equipment.  If you are on the ice every or every other day I don’t know how you can live without this feature (other than owning multiple pairs of gloves of course.)

Would we recommend these gloves?  Bauer has certainly fixed the fit problem (the older Supremes used to rub against my knuckles all the time) and the palms are much simpler but these just aren’t the gloves for me.  These have improved so much since the previous generations but I just can’t picture myself picking these up over Vapors unless I want a REALLY tight fitting glove.  One of the major deal breakers for me is there is no full nylon or full synthetic leather version of this glove like there is with the Vapor.  I’ve been really impressed with the current Supreme line so far (the sticks and skates I’m using right now are Total ONEs) but these gloves haven’t hit the same home run with me.

I would’ve offered digital palms like the retail X:60 because if I am spending this type of money on a top of the line glove, performance would be higher on my priority list than durability.  I believe the nubuck palms are also what’s holding this glove back a bit.  It would be interesting to see if other manufacturers jump on the nubuck bandwagon or if Bauer even continues to use this material in future models but I’ll happily stick with my MSH2, Nash or Digital.

– M

ProStockNation.com Visits The Vancouver Canucks

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 8, 2010 by prostocknation

Sorry for the quality of the pics, we didn’t have our DSLR with us this time.

Not much explaining needed.  I’m sure Canuck Fans have seen these doors plenty of times.

View from the Best Buy Club on the 500-Level at the Rogers Arena.  Not only did the ice get a new paint job but the floor in the bowl did as well; white with a blue and green scheme going on.

Back to the Canucks room.

Looks like Rypien’s skates are getting some attention.  We didn’t want to step foot in this room without the Equipment personnel present out of respect because we know how much pride goes into their work.

To clear up any rumors about the Sedins allegedly wearing an “11K” helmet, looks like they’re still using the 8K.  They’re  giving Bauer X:60 gloves a try and still skating in Supreme ONE95s after testing out Total ONEs at the end of last year.  We were surprised to see no Total ONEs in the room.

Sergei Shirokov is back in town and skating; we hope he earns a full time spot on the roster this year.  His gear remains pretty much unchanged since last season; Bauer 4500 Helmet, Bauer XXXX Pro Gloves, X:60 Skates.

Side note: On top of being a skilled player he is also willing to go out of his way for his fans.  He came out to find us after the Moose played the Heat in Abbotsford last year and signed my authentic Shirokov Moose Jersey.

 

Thanks again Sergei!

– M

Canucks Team Store Outlet – Grand Opening

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 4, 2010 by prostocknation

Our friends at the Canucks Team Store Outlet had their grand opening on September 2, 2010.  Not only will they be carrying apparel at bargain prices but the unsold gear from the annual equipment sale will end up here.

Check out the full video from Breakfast Television here.

Some of the prices we saw were:

Sticks – $100

Blades – $15

One color knit socks – $5

Gloves – $100

Skates – $150

Pant Shells – $30

Pro Equipment Bags – $50

As with the annual equipment sale, most items are used but you may come across the occasional brand new item.  The stick selection is quite good, if you’re a left handed shot.

Good luck hunting for your desired stick!

– M