Warrior is back at it, bringing back the old school. The Remix Limited Edition gloves feature a vintage look with six classic NHL team color ways with the year they were brought into the league. They feature the Chicago Blackhawks Circa 1926, Los Angeles Kings Circa 1967, Minnesota North Stars Circa 1967, Hartford Whalers Circa 1979, Colorado Rockies Circa 1976, and the Quebec Nordiques Circa 1972. The gloves also feature the teams city and logo on the outside of the glove running down the pinky finger.
When I first pulled them out of the package and tried them on, I felt that they fit a bit tighter from the palm to the back hand than most traditional fitting gloves like the Bauer 4-roll Pro and the CCM 4-roll Pro ll. They did loosen up a bit and break in after about the 5th time using them but were still tighter and stiffer than the other’s. One thing I really liked about the gloves is that they are extremely lightweight but very protective and they offer a lot of mobility in the wrist area. I have not experienced any restriction at all in that area.
I also like the Authentic Pro Palm Warrior gave this glove. You don’t get the best stick feel through the palm but it is extremely durable and very comfortable. The liner is also very comfortable and it wicks away moisture pretty good but because the palm is a bit thick it tends to retain a little more sweat than others but that is expected from a traditional pro palm.
Overall I do like that these gloves are lightweight yet very protective. And you get a great range of motion in the wrist area. The only issue I had with these gloves is that they fit tighter and stiffer than most traditional gloves. Other than that I liked these gloves and recommend them to anyone that likes a traditional fitting glove .
Available at Inline & Ice Warehouse.
It’s that time of the year around the Warehouse where sneak peeks are coming out left and right. Well here is the exclusive sneak peak at the 2013 Tour Fish BoneLite Pro skate. This bad boy is going to be headlining the 2013 Tour Skate line with the BoneLite 750 and Bonelite 725 following suit with somewhat similar designs like the BoneLite Pro.
The Fish BoneLite Pro skates are going to come in two color schemes. The first one is dark themed; black quarter package and black Labeda Eviction frames with bright green accents. The second color scheme looks like it will be a “limited edition” colorway; whited-out quarter package and whited-out Labeda Eviction frames with bright green accents as well. Sitting inside of the Eviction frames regardless of color, there is four Labeda Addiction wheels with new Bevo Gold 9 bearings. The all-white look seems as if Mission might have rubbed off on them, nonetheless it’s an aggressive clean look. Using history as a reference, the intricacies of the stitching on the quarter packages raises some questions about durability but only time will tell.
For 2013, Tour went a new direction with the liner and tongue construction. The tongue uses a nice HD foam insert for protection but they redesigned the tongue’s shape in order to flex and move better than previous models. The eyelets were also moved forwards in order to get a better “wrap” around the ankle. The liner got a nice upgrade with the Accu-Aire liner that increases ventilation and breathability throughout the boot. Working together with the Accu-Aire Liner, the addition of lower heel vents should help increase the ventilation a good amount as well.
Look out for more information and details on these Fish BoneLite Pro Skates as well as the BoneLite 750 and Bonelite 725 coming soon to InlineWarehouse!
I was a little skeptical about the RBZ when it first arrived on the market for a lot of reasons. TaylorMade had never ventured into the hockey industry before, CCM previously failed to impress me in the stick department, the hollow blade may be hard to adjust to, and more. When CCM sent us the RBZ prior to its release, we product tested it and I was able to shoot with it. The thing that got hooked me was the pop of the stick. The RBZ’s tagline really captures the essence of the stick: “Strap a Rocket to the Puck!”
CCM’s Power Swing technology creates a fine tuned weight and flex distribution providing a faster swing for unbelievable puck speed. On top of this, the 4 speed channels and hollow blade construction that make up the SpeedBlade technology (TaylorMade contribution) give the blade very powerful pop. Every wrist and snap shot I take comes off the stick accurately and a lot more power than I usually get with other sticks.
Another contributing factor is the Variable Kick Point. The flex point changes depending on your hand position, so no matter where your gloves are placed you’re stick will flex at the optimal point. This differs from Bauer’s Intelli-Sense technology found in the Vapor Line because Bauer’s flex uses only two different flex points; whereas the RBZ can flex all throughout the stick, making it perfect for all kinds of shots.
Originally I was worried about the hollow blade because I expected it to be hard to control or feel the puck. The first time I used the stick I was pleasantly surprised. Not only was the feel incredibly, the puck didn’t bounce erratically off the stick or even deflect poorly at all.
The only complaint that I can find with this stick is that it only comes in the grip option. Other than that, I highly recommend this stick to anyone and everyone.
Available at Inline & Ice Warehouse.
Sher-Wood’s releasing a new line of goalie sticks this December called SUPERLIGHT. The new SUPERLIGHT goalie sticks offer innovative features combined with hybrid technology and lightweight materials including high modulus carbon fiber. Sher-Wood’s SUPERLIGHT goalie sticks have a new thin blade design that significantly improves the goaltenders feel for the puck and the addition feel improves a goalies game around the net. A common problem with composite sticks is that they sometimes become soft in the paddle portion of the stick. Sher-Wood addresses these issues by running the shaft through the paddle, down into the heel. This technology allows goalkeepers to achieve optimal responsiveness and performance. Sher-Wood’s new SUPERLIGHT goalie sticks will come in 4 models, the SUPERLIGHT SL700, SUPERLIGHT SL750, SUPERLIGHT SL800 and SUPERLIGHT SL825. The model number on the SUPERLIGHT goalie stick indicates the weight of the stick in grams.
Let’s take a closer look!
The SUPERLIGHT SL700 is constructed from a super lightweight high modulus carbon fiber giving goaltenders excellent stiffness and strength without the additional weight. The paddle uses injected polyurethane foam reinforced with fiberglass and carbon fiber as well as a carbon channel that runs across the paddle adding to the ultimate stiffness.
The SUPERLIGHT SL750 shaft is constructed from carbon fiber and the blade / paddle is constructed with reinforced fiberglass and carbon fiber. A carbon fiber channel crosses the paddle portion adding to the overall stiffness and prevents the stick from becoming soft over time. The paddle injected polyurethane foam is Taking most of the shot impact vibrations is the injected polyurethane foam
The SUPERLIGHT SL800 shaft is constructed with an aspen wood core, covered with a double birch lamination and reinforced with vertical fiberglass and carbon fiber. To help with dampening the shot vibrations, injected polyurethane foam is used in the paddle and is covered with fiberglass and carbon fiber. The combination of materials used on the SL800 offers excellent stiffness and overall durability.
The SUPERLIGHT SL825 is built similar to the SL800 but instead of using vertical fiberglass and carbon fiber, they are using vertical birch slat lamination to achieve the stiffness. The paddle is injected with polyurethane foam and is covered with fiberglass.
For more information on Sher-Wood products or any of our goalie equipment products make sure to check us out online at Inline and Ice Warehouse.