BetterThan Expected!! Which is a big statement considering I was expecting a lot after reading all the other reviews...but yes my expectations were surpassed.
I had been using Bauer RX-8LE pads that were a bit too tall for me so I need to get a new set of pads.
The RX-8s are an unbelievable sets of pads...great 5 hole wall and really comfortable...so I wasn't sure why I was even considering a different pad, but I have always been a fan of Brian's equipment and the H-Series had such incredible reviews everywhere I looked I took a chance.
Wow...I am so glad that I did.....They have exceeded my expectations in all areas...They are lightweight, comfortable, slide exceptionally well and stay right were they need to be at all times.
I have a new found confidence in my game with these pads....the reviews of there pads showed a lot of pride and emotion..now I know why..
I think that the goalies that bought them are truly appreciative of having a product like this at a mid level price.
They are stiff out of the box, but some racthet straps and a couple hours of flexxing fixed that easily....but no issues playing in them like with most new pads....they felt like I had always been using them..great fit and predictable performance.
- Slides really well
- Seals to the ice
- Thigh guards and added thigh boards
- Top Strap
5'7" Height w/ATK 15.5"
Brian's H Pad: 33+1" put my new in the perfect spot (a 33+2" pad would be great)
I have played with them 2 times so far and have played better than I have in a long while.
Thank you Brian's!!
A note on the RX-8 vs Brian's H-Series... The RX-8 have a thicker top ridge on their par which does make for a very strong 5 hole wall and the Brian's are tapered, so keep that in mind depending upon your style and fit.