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Colmster

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Colmster last won the day on March 30 2018

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About Colmster

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  • Birthday 11/09/1974

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Donegal, Ireland
  • Interests
    goalkeeping, dj-ing, yoga, astrology, french language and culture, natural healing therapies
  • Glove of Choice
    Uhlsport, Puma, Seismic,
  • Country
    Ireland

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  1. Fair play to you for a new approach. However, i like my gloves to look and function a certain way so it's a no from me, i'm afraid. But i wish you well with your endeavours.
  2. Contacts Required

    I wear glasses and daily disposable contacts too. My eyes starting going around the time I started college and it did affect my judgement of the ball. Contacts are a great job once you get used to them.
  3. Glove addiction

    Ha ha, let the buying commence!
  4. Glove addiction

    I buy some just for collection purposes but that's an indulgence i can't really afford 😂
  5. Glove addiction

    So just wondering on average how many pairs of gloves you guys buy per year? Despite only playing intermittently these days, i have somehow acquired a ridiculous stash in the last 6 or 7 years, mainly due to the internet availability and increased choices compared to when i was younger. It's got to the stage where i would have enough to play for a couple of lifetimes so my buying has definitely got out of hand and with bills on the increase, i feel i really need to scale back the buying. So hard though. Anyone else have this problem?
  6. Your Strengths & Weaknesses

    Strengths- talking and organising. I consider my distribution from throws and kicking from my hands to be decent when i concentrate! Kicking off the ground is a major weakness.Also, a bit vulnerable to low shots close to the body. Lack of upper body strength is another weakness but that's my own fault.
  7. What got you into goalkeeping?

    Funnily enough, i didn't rate Zenga at all. he had a great defence in front of him and was a bit of a flash git with his porn chain and greasy hair. Loved the camera saves.
  8. any tips on knee protection?

    Oh aye, top class!
  9. I'd pretty much agree with what has already been said. It's a highly stressful position and as Buffon said, you have to be a kind of masochist to do it!
  10. If Money Was No Object Which Gloves Would You Buy?

    I'd increase my Puma collection from the existing 65-70 ish to about 200 :P
  11. any tips on knee protection?

    I wear Uhlsport knee pads under trousers these days, my knees aren't the best and i'm not wrecking them for the sake of a meaningless 7 a side kickabout.
  12. Peak Solar

    I used my pair of these for the first time tonight. I agree that they look cool, fit well and are something different but i wasn't quite as impressed by the wet grip, it was solid enough but not amazing. Will report back when i have used them a few more times though.
  13. What got you into goalkeeping?

    Lol, i did think that too about Shilton.
  14. Seismic Cygnus X-1

    Cheers mate, will hopefully get some more gloves reviewed soon.
  15. Seismic Cygnus X-1

    Cygnus X-1 Blackout Where from: Seismic Goalkeeping www.seismic.ie Glove Make & Model : Cygnus X -1 Cut : Latex : 4mm supreme contact Internal Latex : No Wrist Strap : The gloves comes with 2 interchangeable straps; latex and stretch Glove Body : Hybrid cut Finger Protection : yes, fingers and thumbs- removable via a zipper Price : €55 Where from : www.seismic.ie First Impressions: These gloves took a while to grow on me as i'm not really a fan of blackouts but over time, i was tempted to pick up a pair and judge them in the flesh, as it were. As with all gloves designed by Seismic Steve, it became clear that a lot of thought had gone into the design and construction of these. The space theme was cool and elements of the backhand reminded me of a scene from the sci-fi classic"Aliens " film directed by James Cameron giving an overall aggressive feel to the glove- a beast that means business! Use: I have used these about 6/7 times on astroturf in mainly dry conditions, no wet weather use worth discussing. Ratings (out of 10) Looks : 7.5 Fit :9 Build Quality :9 Dry Grip : 8 Wet Grip - did not test Durability: 8 Overall : 8 Conclusion: This is an excellent glove, the fit even with the spines is superb . I only used the middle two finger and thumb spines as i don't need protection for every finger - at the moment lol Grip is very reliable and i always feel confident catching in these- a combination of the latex and the hybrid style wrap feel. The interchangeable straps is a great idea, i prefer the standard one but even the stretch one is excellent and i felt it was of a higher quality than stretch straps i've tried on bigger brands in the past. The punch zone is top notch too and you can barely feel the spines when making a fist , in comparison to some other FP gloves which can hurt the knuckles a little. I was a bit dubious about the contact latex as i prefer a graphite/quartz style palm but these haven't let me down. Needs to be kept damp though. My only real complaint would be due to the fact that i like colour in my gloves but this is a blackout so it does what it says on the tin. Also, it can be hard to detect any dirt for the same reason but these have really only been rinsed after each use and are still performing well. The pics here were taken after today's game. Another excellent glove from the Seismic camp. Update- Pics would not upload but are included in the link to the review on the GK Talk Facebook page ( Colm)
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