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04-04-2010, 08:57 PM
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Lewiston, ME USA
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Canadian Tackla(no longer being made under the Tackla name) is great. It has a lot of protection while retaining movement. Robust hip pads, solid tailbone protection and split thighs. Very similar to the Jofa 7000 but with more padding on the hips(9000/5000).
US Tackla is still available and is of lesser quality, it is made in Asia and distributed by Montreal Hockey Co.(Not the Montreal that Warrior acquired).
Canadian Tackla was made and distributed(In Canada) by Vaughn. When Vaughn acquired Eagle they discontinued the Tackla brand name so they can distribute their pants in the US and Can.
The Tackla you saw in the NHL was made by Vaughn... Aaand since it's 50K per category to advertise in the NHL you (should) currently only see Eagle pants from Vaughn.
Holy crap, I didn't know that stuff ... that is a lot of change in name. So if I am going to try out Tackla pants what would you recommend then?
Wait for Eagle pants? I need new pants in any case, I started wearing the rollerhockey pants because my CCM Supras I bought in the late 80s early 90s are not very comfortable. I also have a pair of Flak pants which are brutally heavy.
The pants are the only thing I have left to replace with all comfort being the main goal.
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