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Discussion in 'Goalie Zone' started by jonnyg, Dec 22, 2017.
I can't fault my GCP01 kit. It has served me well since I brought it and don't plan to change it unless it is beyond repair.
I'm with @Beardymanbristol on this. I'm all for kits for vertically challenged goalkeepers like myself. Maybe this new kit of yours will come with a built up sole
Being able to touch the crossbar is over rated.....
At 6'4'' I have actually hit my head on the cross bar before (jumping for a shot)
Still yet to find leg guards that give me full protection. I have had to modify my diving / sliding techniques to protect my knees somewhat
Never had that issue!
Have you tried new Mercian Pro kit? I tried on the medium LGs and they seemed quite long so assume the Large might work for taller people???
I did have custom made monarch lgs for a 6ft 3 guy and they were good fitting , awaiting a Mercian lhp that I bought 2 nd hand if impressed I might give them a go .....@danjmet from your pic you wear obo and like you I m 6 ft odds and always found obo a little small in the legs and feet
@Beardymanbristol - Tried some but it was years ago and I found I had the same problem. I have very long legs more so than my torso. Need to try the newer stuff at some point then if they seem long!
@nemo - Custom kit may be the way to go. Obo kickers are fine for me (I ware the XL ones on my size 13's - and have the matching HR leg guards as well which I love asides from length issues. ).
Played a while ago with a GK (towers over me, and I'm 6' 2") who could kick the crossbar. His Mercian LGs barely covered his knees.
Quite a beast. Great keeper. Could neck a pint of Guinness through a straw in seconds.
Further to Pinner signing with Mercian they have also signed Tyler Lovell and Devon Manchester has extended, who's next?
From the picture of Tyler Lovell in new kit it seems that the recent Evo line developed with Tommy Alexander is also being upgraded. The shape seems more along the rounded OBO design
I still wonder if we will see a top end offering from Grays and Maddie Hinch?..
Anyone know anything on the possibility of Monarch reappearing at some point?
Maddie and Grays, I think yes they will release something would be my guess, you wouldn't sign her to your brand without that in mind. The thing is she is currently contracted out to OBO who she has been with since day one, the performance of said kit would have to be very good to compete with that.
Monarch reappearing, not likely with George leaving there is nobody left to help them sell it. I think this time, unfortunately, we have seen the end of Monarch. Sad really, but leaves the British market wide open to Mercian and/or a new brand coming out of nowhere.
Here in NZ Brabo and Mercian are giving OBO a run for their money and most of it is due to Marketing/Sponsorship and this is at a more top level end. Devon Manchester has done wonders for Mercian..
Helps that Brabo make really REALLY nice foam.
Yes soft and doesn't last long....
Only caught a few minutes of the beeston Holcombe game online what pads was Pinner using today ?
From the 5 mins that I saw... ones with holes in
* disclaimer: it’s been 25 years since I played at anywhere near that level... I’m sure I’ve stood and watch them hammer into the corners from 7m out too...
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The new Mercian kit.
Although the LHP looked like it was still the old Monarch one?..
Seen a pic albeit only partial , defo looked like monarch gear from what I could see ....the lhp and kicker strapping system
I thought Mercian because the new pro stuff is red but spotted a picture today and it's definitely Monarch.