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So I have been using the Bauer Supreme s190 goalie pads for the past 5 months and they have been amazing. They slide like a dream and are lighter than my pillow. The durability of these pads are pretty good with some flaws I have noticed. In this article I will break down all the aspects I have listed and then give my final grade for the pad and who should get it.
The ability to slide further and quicker is amazing. The pads slide like a dream with little effort and slid further than my pads before that time ( Vaughn Pulses ). The fabric the pad is made out of makes sliding easy and effortless as the fabric is lighter and is less grippy. The flat base of the pads makes the pushes from side to side easy.
The aspect that most surprised me was the weight of these pads. When first opening them out of the package, I noticed that they weighed probably about 5 pounds each. When strapping them on and moving in the net it barely felt like I had pads on. The weight is so little that it was easier to carry one of my pads than my pillow.
The durability of the pads has been the major problem with these pads. The thread has been fraying a little but has not been coming undone. The threads are still intact and still seems to be in decent condition but they are fraying. Another problem I have started to notice is when in cold weather the fabric becomes a little loose and then tightens up once back in normal temperatures. The last problem I found with these pads are purely looks, but the white paint on the lettering of Bauer, on the front, is peeling.
Final Grade: B-
These pads have been performing well but are slowly breaking down because of the cold weather and the amount of moment I have been doing in them. They are good pads for training in and are good for a goaltender looking not to break the back but still have a good new pad. In my opinion, if you are going to use them 4-5 times a week like I did, break the bank and get the pro pad as they will hold up better and break down less.
Where to Buy the Supreme S190’s
These pads are currently $849 on GoalieMonkey.com for the senior size.
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August 20, 2018 at 11:07 am
How do these compare to the S170?