Why isn't Hockey big in Britain or France?
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01-10-2012, 08:56 PM
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Nottingham, England
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Plus equipment is ludicrously expensive here
, enough to really price people out of playing and there's not much of a second-hand market for the budget player.
I've done well with my equipment, had to buy it over the course of a year since that outlay in one go was a non starter, but got it all now, and a lot of it came from abroad.
Skates - purchased at a Canadian Tire, back when the exchange rate was £1=$2, cost £60
Gloves - sized up locally then went on ebay, new gloves for £50 inc shipping and taxes.
Got knee and elbow pads (supreme one90s) fo £60 combined on ebay including shipping and taxes.
Helmet & Chest/Shoulder pads and a basic stick, I got new from the Ice Arena in Nottingham, think it cost me £110 in total.
Shorts/Pants, socks, bag, composite stick, 2 rolls of stick tape and a roll of sock tape for around £120, shorts were 2nd hand.
Picked up warrior long pant 'nut hut' in a sale a website was having for around £25inc postage.
so it cost me around £430 to get kit, obviously I could have got more stuff 2nd hand, but my original timeline to start playing was last summer so I didn't expect to have as much time to shop around, then I got made redundant, had to wait until now to get started.
I think as an 'adult' you could probably get full kit for around £300-350 if you shop around.
Also I was planning on getting a few more sticks from Canada, but the guy I was going to buy off decided to quote $350 shipping for a pair of sticks.
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