Thread: Is it to late?
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12-07-2005, 12:49 AM
Jack Canuck
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Originally Posted by GGmang
Is it better to buy all the hockey gear first then learn to skate properly etc or learn to skate fairly well first before I invest?

...I play ball and roller hockey so I already have a skill base to draw from, not a complete rookie

You can probably use some of the same gear. Your shin pads, elbow pads, helmet, gloves, stick, and cup. If you have been using these in roller hockey they should all be good for ice too. This really leaves you with only a little to get so you might as well go for it. However, you may want to go cheap and replace it with better quality once you know you are going to play a lot.

Also, I found that when I was learning I was more courageous with full equipment. Learning to stop is much easier when you know it won't hurt to fall, and I fell a lot.

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