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dbbourn 07-31-2006 11:21 AM

Equipment Longevity
 
After buying new gloves this weekend it occurred to me that I am constantly shelling out money on certain equipment and have equipment that it seems I will never get around to replacing. In light of this I figured I would rank the longevity of my equipment and see if other people come up with a similar list.

Roughly rank the longevity of the the primary equipment you use…

For me:
#1) Stick - Replaced 3 times a year :banghead:
#2) Gloves - Replaced every 2 years
#3) Skates - Replaced every 2.5 years
#4) Helmet - Replaced every 4 years
#5) Elbow pads - Replaced every 4 years
#6) Shin pads - Replaced every 5 years
#7) Pants - Replaced every 5 years
#8) Shoulder Pads - NEVER replace

stick9 07-31-2006 12:32 PM

With this in mind. What did you buy for gloves?

dbbourn 07-31-2006 01:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stick9 (Post 6173741)
With this in mind. What did you buy for gloves?

CCM Pro Tacks... they had a sale I couldn't resist at the tournament this weekend - 25% off. Got them for $85 and every other place I see them for $115. I think the pro shop there is hurting for business a little.

Doctor Hook 07-31-2006 02:58 PM

When I got back into playing hockey a few years ago, I bought all new equipment except for my elbow pads, which I think I used all through high school. They're an old pair of CCMs in a style that has long been forgotten. Doubt I'll ever need to buy new ones.

I usually go through a few sticks per year, and don't really foresee the need to buy anything new, except maybe gloves if I feel like a change.

sc37 07-31-2006 03:27 PM

Think your list is about right...cept I estimate my time frames to be a bit longer since I don't play contact hockey, and don't play like 4-5 times a week.

THing with your gloves....are you replacing them cause the palms get ripped up? You can get longer usage out of them depending on what tape you use.

stick9 07-31-2006 03:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sc37 (Post 6175728)
Think your list is about right...cept I estimate my time frames to be a bit longer since I don't play contact hockey, and don't play like 4-5 times a week.

THing with your gloves....are you replacing them cause the palms get ripped up? You can get longer usage out of them depending on what tape you use.

What tape are you talking about? I've heard others say the same thing but never knew which tape. My Eagle's are pretty much new so I'd like to change it now.

dbbourn 07-31-2006 03:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sc37 (Post 6175728)
Think your list is about right...cept I estimate my time frames to be a bit longer since I don't play contact hockey, and don't play like 4-5 times a week.

THing with your gloves....are you replacing them cause the palms get ripped up? You can get longer usage out of them depending on what tape you use.

I don't really use much tape on the end of the stick, but the palm on the left glove is usually the first to go. What kind of tape are you talking about?

sc37 08-01-2006 10:53 AM

I believe it's called like Powerflex tape...I've personally never used it, but people who do say it eats your palms like crazy. The tape is kinda tacky, and gummy. It's sorta like an elastic wrap you might use on an ankle or something...that's my best description. I hear black tape also cause wear on your gloves. I use plain white cloth tape with no problems. Lemme see if I can find that tape...

sc37 08-01-2006 10:54 AM

http://www.hockeygiant.com/powhoctap.html


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