EQUIPMENT/BEGINNERS - Buyer's Guide and Advice
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03-09-2012, 03:40 AM
Join Date: Feb 2012
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So I am thinking of starting to play hockey again, and was wondering what are the major differences between low and and high end protective equipment?
Will I get nagged if I buy the good stuff?
Well, I wouldn't. I bought all my stuff originally as a mix of mid-grade used gear (except for my helmet and skates) and then replaced it as I decided it was going to be something I would keep doing, and as it wore out, got uncomfortable, etc. I'm not sure where you live, but if there's a Play It Again Sports franchise in your area, they sell a lot of used gear, and at least here where I'm at most of it's hockey gear and at decent prices.
The only thing left I have now that's used that I didn't buy new are my breezers, which were practically new when I got them, I've since bought new pieces of gear for everything else, but I still have my old stuff as a backup. I would get new skates though, but take the time to get them professionally fitted and make sure they feel good.
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