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Vannucker88

Member Since 05 Apr 2015
Offline Last Active Sep 14 2018 01:06 AM
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Cutting shoulder caps off pads. Recommendations?

05 February 2018 - 02:34 PM

Currently been using the ccm crazy light shoulder pads for beer league. They are super light and breathable which is great but sometimes feel a little bit bulky on shoulders (more than I need for beer league). I had old Itech shoulder pads laying around so I thought I’d try cutting the shoulder caps off and trying them. Definitely less bulky and low profile but the breathability isn’t good. Problem with altering the ccm ones is the bicep guards are attached to the caps/clavicle guard so if you take the caps off then there’s no shoulder protection at all and would be basically like wearing no pads. Whereas the Itech ones have floating caps so there’s a piece of padding that go under the caps and attach to bicep guard.

Long story short does anyone have any recommendations for somewhat cheap shoulder pads that have floating caps I could cut off and that would still be light and pretty breathable underneath. Whether they are old or new pads (could always try buying used).

Step blacksteel XL vs non XL?

30 December 2017 - 05:13 PM

I just bought some Step Black Steel for Bauer edge holders after hearing how great they are but when I took them out of the packaging I noticed they are the XL ones. Didn’t see any other ones at the store so I wasn’t aware there was a difference. Does the XL mean they are taller or that they have a longer radius/profile? And is there non-XL ones or is that just part of the name because they have taller Steel. I’m just looking for the black edge Steel that majority of people have recommended so if there’s a non-XL version I guess I should take them back and get those. Im new to step and have only used LS2/3/4.

Navy V08/V10

09 December 2017 - 09:05 PM

Preferably looking for a Small navy CCM v08. Or a medium V10