This is wicked awesome. Somebody just sent me ice cream in the mail. I hope it’s not melted. I’m going to get a spoon and eat it really, really quick. I’m not a big dessert eater, but man, this is going to be good… Oh, man. It’s sliding polish for my goalie pads! It’s not like real ice cream, which is a little disappointing, but you know what? Let’s take it for a test drive and see how it goes.
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I posted a while ago about how I use ski wax. So I was an old cross country ski racer. I’ve got lots of beautiful ski wax, and so I would put some on. What I would use would be Toko Yellow. I’d put a little bit of that glide wax on. Not kick wax. I would put it on and it would really decrease the friction so that I didn’t have to push as hard. I conserved energy. I got where I wanted to go faster. It was fantastic.
It took a little getting used to, but it was fantastic.
The awesome people at GoalieParts.com, they also sent me a sticker for my water bottle. (I’m a pretty big sticker fan.)
They sent me this ice cream product, which is a proper sliding polish. I think Passau also makes it. I didn’t ask them to send it. They’re not sponsoring this. They didn’t ask me to do a review. That wasn’t why they sent it to me. They were just like, “Hey, this might help.”
I tried it out on Sunday for Sunday morning hockey and I asked you guys about it, and some of you said, “Put a lot on. Put a little on. Put this on. Put that on.” But this isn’t … This is how it goes on, and then I’ll tell you what I thought of it.
Basically, it comes with … It just looks like kind of a paste. Almost like Vaseline. Then in the lid, it has a little applicator. So I dig that out and it’s just a little spongy applicator.
So I’ve got my pads. I have intermediate Ritual GTs. They’re 31 plus one, because I know you’re going to ask because that’s just what you do.
I just put a very little bit, like you can just see like a little glisten on there. Then I put it on all the sliding surfaces. I just rubbed it around.
Then I don’t know if you’re supposed to or not, but I just didn’t want them to feel all gunky when I grabbed them with my hand, so then I just very lightly wiped off any excess. So when I put my hands on, they feel a little bit greasy, but it doesn’t feel like gunky on my hands.
I did that on both pads the night before I played, and then when I went out … Somebody said, “Oh, it might feel a little sticky, almost sticky at first, but then once you get sliding around, it kind of works itself in.” I think I felt that a little wee bit.
Really, I think compared to the ski wax, this is a little less slippy, which I think some people like, because sometimes, and even for me, sometimes the ski wax is like, oh, my God. Like I’ll do a corner push like be right out of my crease.
So once I got them going and got used to them, I really liked them. I felt like it didn’t just completely make them sliding all over the place, like National Lampoon Christmas Vacation when he puts the stuff on that toboggan. That’s kind of a little bit what my ski wax feels like.
This feels like not so much like that but just takes away a lot of the friction. Gives me a nice consistent slide.
So that’s what I did. That’s what it is. I’ve only used it once so far, so I can’t comment really on how durable it is, how long it lasts. But yeah, I liked it. I think it’s worth giving it a try.
I know a bunch of you said that you use snow seal or silicone spray. I’m sure there are lots of different things you can use, but this was the ice kream product. Yeah. It seemed to do its job nicely.
Maybe I’ll do a little update on Instagram after I’ve had a chance to use it a couple more times, but thanks again to the awesome folks over the GoalieParts.com. I really appreciate it.
Again, I didn’t ask for it. They didn’t send it to me and say, “Oh, you’ve got to do a review.” And I love stickers, too.
That’s the scoop. I’ll catch you next time from the Goalie Lab.
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