Warrior has made a new addition to their glove line for 2011, and is now offering three distinct glove fits, Contoured, Tapered, and Traditional.
The newest addition to the Warrior glove line are the contoured fit gloves. The premier glove in this line is the Warrior Luxe hockey glove. The Luxe gloves feature all of the top end features and materials from Warrior. Warrior has combined the protection material in the Projekt as well as the Franchise in the Luxe gloves. From the Franchise the Luxe has adopted the tri-lame foams that utilizes three different density foams, and from the Projekt the Luxe has adopted the bone system. Warrior’s Bone System uses a four layer construction composed of Volara foam, HD and LD foam, and molded HDPE to create an impenetrable guard against impacts. This makes the Luxe glove one of the most protective gloves on the market.
The Luxe gloves are the most form fitting gloves in the Warrior line. By reducing the negative space in the glove, it makes the glove extremely responsive. Although, at the same time the flared out cuff offers exceptional wrist mobility. Sometime tighter fitting gloves can create a little more resistance in the wrist area, this is certainly not the case with this glove.
Along with the Luxe glove Warrior is also releasing two other gloves in the contoured fit familr, the Surge glove, and Burn glove. The Surge and Burn features the same blocking pattern in the backhand and the same overall fit as the Luxe gloves.
Are you looking for a skate with some limited style that’s “Clean and Mean”? If you are, the NEW Mission Axiom T.10 Revolt might be the one for you. For fall 2011, InlineWarehouse.com will offer this Limited Edition roller model, built off the success of the Black T9. Some slight changes were made to materials, but the main changes are cosmetic for the T10.
The first thing that popped out on the T10 when I scoped it was the large sublimated “Revolt” tag written in cursive. Definitely adds some unique style to the quarter that Mission is known for. You can also find the Revolt tag on the top of the tongue, so defenders will recognize the beast that’s coming at them. Rainbow chrome is also featured on the tongue, in a similar way to the T9. This rainbow chrome is also used on areas of the quarter where the T9 doesn’t.
The liner of the T10 is the same brushed nylon with indy foam as seen on the T9, but with a limited edition Revolt pattern of course. The yellow laces on the T.10 have metal tips and a mission lace tag. Even Ovechkin would be jealous! Mission slapped on a limited white Magnesium frame, and limited yellow RinkRat Hornet wheels to the bottom of the Revolt. Now it looks like white lightning when you skate!
Besides the limited white, yellow, and chrome color combo, Mission also revamped the tongue. Roller hockey skates are known to get hotter than ice hockey skates during play. Mission recognized this, and made the T.10 tongue extra ventilated. On the outside layer, Mission has a mesh cover directly over the Vex Foam lace bite protection. The Vex foam is not only protective, it’s perforated for breathability! It’s also segmented in 2 pieces so the tongue wraps around your leg better. The inside of the felt tongue has many holes as well, so you’re getting unobstructed airflow to your leg. The air travels through the outer mesh, through the perforated VexFoam, and then through the holes in the felt. Clean, Mean, and of course cool.
Bauer will continue to offer inline skates for the upcoming season, and their top end Vapor APXR doesn’t disappoint. Bauer inline skates have been getting better year after year and they have a great line up for Fall 2011. Keeping with the roller hockey tradition, the APXR skate definitely has some flash. Bright orange accents can be found on the boot, chassis, wheels and laces. What’s the hype all about? The APXR has some of the most advanced materials and construction ever used on a roller hockey skate. Here’s a break down of the APXR:
The APXR Boot:
When I grabbed the APX I almost hit myself in the face because it’s so light. The The APX has an almost identical build as the APX ice boot, and the 3D Alive Composite allows the skate to be light and very stiff. This makes the APXR a deadly combination for increased responsiveness and performance. The X-Rib in the heel area provides structural support and stability for the foot. This support translates to faster acceleration and tighter turns. Bauer slapped an aluminized glass composite outsole onto the bottom of the boot which is also super light and rigid.
With such a stiff skate, extra details to comfort are necessary. The APXR features a Hydra Max 2 liner. This 2 piece liner is one part moisture wicking and one part abrasion-resistant. When combined together, the 2 parts add up to one superior liner that keeps you dry and locks your heel in tight. The Form Fit 2 Tongue is a thick felt tongue with lace bite channel and HD metatarsal guard.
The Magnesium Hi-Lo Vanguard Chassis:
Ultra light and rigid
2-76mm (front) 2-80mm wheels (back)
Hi-Lo wheel set up
Ideal combination of speed and control
2-piece square axle
Labeda Addiction Wheels:
Labeda’s most advanced wheel to date. The Labeda Addicition wheel offers a new concept in wheel making. The Addiction wheel is an indoor wheel designed for tile surfaces (ie Sport Court), but it has an outer urethane hardness between 83-86A! That’s right, an indoor wheel with an outer hardness harder than most outdoor wheels. So you know the durability and the speed is going to be incredible with these wheels and they should be at this price. The question is though, how’s the grip? Well, that’s where Labeda’s top secret urethane combinations and inner core design take over and deliver unbelieved grip. These Addiction hockey wheels grip better than some of the softest wheels on the market! The Labeda Addiction wheel offers unsurpassed, all-around speed and grip.
New for 2011, Reebok is offering 2 different lines of gloves. Many of you are familiar with the KFS (KineticFit System) style glove line Reebok has featured before. This anatomical design has a low-profile fit and contours closely to the entire hand and wrist. I’m very excited for the 2nd line Reebok has released. For 2011 Reebok offers a classic 4-Roll style glove for the players seeking that traditional loose fit..
The new Reebok 9000 4-Roll was built with pro expectations in mind. This loose fitting glove is where advanced technology meets classic construction. With its open cuff design it not only looks pro but it plays the part too. – Reebok
Some Tech specs on the 9000 4 Roll:
Tricot Outer (Fast Break-in, light, breathable)
Soft Pro Grade Nash Palms, reinforced in key areas
Beefy DD Foams with plastic inserts throughout hand
Extended guard on outer hand and pinky
Reebok Moisture Wicking Comfort Liner
Split Fingers increase dexterity
Open cuff maximizes mobiliy
The other gloves in the 4-Roll series are the 7000 and the 5000. Both feature the Reebok Moisture Wicking Comfort Liner and the same loose fitting design as the 9000. There’s a 4-Roll for your price range!
Reebok’s 2nd glove line, aka The KFS (KineticFit System) line showcases advanced features to maximize mobility. The unique “Interior fit glove” featured on the 9k and 11K allows for incredible wrist mobility. The 9k and 11K also includes a mobile 3-piece finger construction and a moisture wicking Reebok comfort liner. The 11K features an advanced Clarino palm, and the 9k, 7k ,and 5k include durable nash combination palms. The whole KFS line features a mobile anatomical fit, and there’s one for every budget!
Looking for some new hockey gloves? Make sure to check out the new CCM line if you’re in the market. The new U+ glove line has some solid protection and fit features that have made it a real stand out. The pro end U+ CL is extremely comfortable out of the box, and offers advanced protection in a light design.
The U+ CL aka “Crazy Light” glove is an overall tapered design. The fingers and backhand fit snugly to the hand, and the cuff is short and slightly flared. This allows for awesome control with excelled wrist mobility. The inside liner is a red micro comfort material that’s is comfy and moisture wicking. The palm used is a very high end Clarino to give a player an awesome stick feel that’s built to last. Right out of the box the CL is a perfect fit on your hand. This fit is brought to you by CCM’s FluidFit technology. FluidFit is a combination of features like the tapered fingers, stabilizing pad, and open cuff, working together to lock the hand in from game 1.
Looking at he backhand and side protection, you can tell the U+ CL has you covered. CCM designed the foam padding to offer maximum protection with a light weight construction players love. The newest hybrid foam technology from CCM makes this possible. CCM utilizes a EPP foam/ open cell foam combination to offer the lightest and highest impact protection. By only using 2 dense foams unlike the other gloves, the CL fits closer to the hand, making your control that much better. CCM calls this their Active Response Design.
The rest of the U+ glove line features the same overall design as the CL, with great features at every price point. The U+ 12 has triple decker foam protection, along with a Rima II/ Ivory Nash palm combination. The U+08 is light weight, and is the first model in the U+ line to offer the CCM red comfort liner. The U+ 06 is a solid entry model with a nash palm and triple decker foams.
Looking for a more classic style glove? Check out the CCM 4Roll.