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    Default How to break in a goalie glove?

    My son is a Mite and new to goalie but been playing hockey for 2 years now. He has a full set of goalie equipment. Is there a good way to break in a glove to make it easier to open and close? He has a Bauer Vapor X40.

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    Wear it all the time around the house is the best answer. You can also try to either lightly steam the glove or heat it with a blow dryer, it softens up the foams but you're still gonna have to put in the time to wear and flex the glove to get it worked in.

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    thanks. I have been trying to do it for him. His is 8 and just can't do it. Somebody told me to run hot water down the pocket and that will do it but I don't like that idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by madams9 View Post
    thanks. I have been trying to do it for him. His is 8 and just can't do it. Somebody told me to run hot water down the pocket and that will do it but I don't like that idea
    And why don't you like it? It works. I did it on my Revoke pro glove and it worked wonders. What used to take me weeks of multiple games and practices to break in a glove took exactly 24 hours. Simply run hot water from the faucet on the outside of the palm for one minute, then run the hot water straight into the glove through the wrist opening for another minute. Put your hand in, close it the way you want it, slide your hand out with it still shut, wrap it in a towel, and stick it under a couch. Simple steps that have worked wonders for me. Doesn't degrade the materials, doesn't make the glove heavier. Simple, clean, and works.

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    I only heard that from 1 person. I did more digging after my post and I read a whole bunch on it. I might try it for my son.
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    I pour water in the pocket before everygame but the only downside is mt glove smells awful afterwards
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    I just pour a tiny bit of water from my bottle in the inside of the blocker and catcher just to get rid of the crusties (drives me nuts when it's all crusty in there). I think I need to break-in the glove one more time with the above method. Should probably do that now since I have a little lull in the goalie schedule.

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    Pouring a pot of boiling water in the glove.. let it cool a minute.. put your hand it in and open and close it..
    there is a whole instructional post on another goalie board from Keeps33

    Also as he gets older when his gloves stink you can run the boiling water thru them to clean them catcher and blocker.

    I do this with my gloves once a year, every summer then hang them outside to dry for 2 days. but not in direct sunlight as it might fade the color a little.

    best way to clean stinky/slimey gloves and the yellow water that comes pouring out is proof..
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    check out this thread .. and the results..

    Funky gloves...ick

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim** View Post
    check out this thread .. and the results..

    Funky gloves...ick
    Yep. Worked wonders. Now I just stuff dryer sheets in my gloves in between games/practice and it helps keep the funk down in between hot water rinses.
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