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03-09-2012, 05:43 AM
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Originally Posted by evilmishi View Post
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?
There's always envy so be prepared if you buy top-of-the-line stuff. If you're an ace on the ice not many will chirp though.

Top skates give you def more protection when hit by a puck and will generally last longer. They will not make you a better skater though. The other stuff is really about your personal reference. I find top pants/shins/gloves too heavy and bulky, but didn't mind paying more for helmet, shoulders, elbows and sticks.

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