Posted 30 June 2008 - 12:07 AM
Posted 30 June 2008 - 11:42 AM
Part of the problem is that the OD blades' holes overlap with two or three (can't recall exactly) rivets on the Bauer cowling, so technically, those 'heads' could be normal Bauer rivets or ODB machine screws.
Yeah, it's nice to see the close-ups. Bryzgalov has some sweet V3s. :)
i just got a pair of Grafs and there is a cut out slot specially for them. kind of silly
Posted 30 June 2008 - 04:04 PM
Edited by Law Goalie, 01 July 2008 - 07:58 AM.
Posted 05 August 2008 - 12:00 PM
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Posted 04 September 2008 - 07:58 PM
Posted 06 October 2008 - 06:14 PM
WW28D? (GL down south)
Posted 14 October 2008 - 12:19 PM
Posted this in the "Biggest Busts" section under Ice Hockey Equipment, even though they sound like quite the invention, but here is an article detailing the Overdrive blades and the NHL's ruling on them. From the inventor himself...
Gee, the guy who invents them believes in the product and puts down the people who ban them. I thought Hockey Canada banned them and I know USA Hockey banned them as well. Outside of pickup hockey and unsanctioned beer leagues, there isn't much market left.
George Bernard Shaw
Posted 04 April 2009 - 06:42 AM
I don't notice them when I'm in the butterfly and I've never actually incorporated them into that part of my game. Sure I've tried a few butterfly slides in warm ups, but I don't find they give me the push like I get from putting the skate blade on the ice. I also don't have them sticking out far enough from the cowling to give me any kind of advantage for doing a butterfly slide. At the same time the OD blade hits the ice, about half of my skate blade is on the ice anyway.
All in all, they're a great product which I use strictly for injury prevention.
For those that call them "cheaters"....get a grip. They are not illegal in most leagues in Canada(not sure about the US) and therefore are not "cheaters" in any league I have or will play in. The Canadian Hockey Association(CHA) has actually put them in their rulebook as something that is allowed for goalies.
A memo with a ruling about Overdrive blades says this:
"After reviewing the Overdrive Blade
The Risk and Safety Management Committee had no direct concerns with this item.
The Equipment Review Committee had no concerns with this item or similar protective equipment.
Therefore, the Equipment Review Committee sees no need to ban the equipment."