"Hockey gear and manufacturers that don't exist anymore" thread
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09-01-2010, 06:34 PM
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Cooper gear in general, especially the Techniflex line. If you played hockey prior to 1995, it is almost impossible to not have owned a piece of Cooper equipment. With the exception of their shin pads, everything was top notch. I still have two pairs of Techniflex gloves and a set of Techniflex pants I got from the Tacoma (Kelowna) Rockets back in 1994.
I wish Bauer would re-brand some of their stuff under the Cooper name, much the same way Reebok has done with CCM.
There are (were?) some "Cooper" items being sold at Canadian Tire the last time I took a look at their hockey gear, about a year ago. It looked like it was the Supreme Classic line of protective equipment rebranded.
I wanted Techniflex gloves so bad. The shoulders were pretty great, too. I had great luck with my Cooper shin pads from 94 or so. I used them right up until midway through this past season, actually.
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