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03-09-2012, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by AIREAYE View Post
IMO the pricepoint offering most long-term value for beginner protective equipment is going to be the line one step above the very bottom. These are your One60 pants, X:30 shins, 5K/6K gloves, EQ30 elbows etc. They're definitely good enough to protect from collisions and falling while having enough protection and durability to last your entire beer league career. Odds are, provided that you take good care of your gear and they hold up, an adult beginner player will never need to replace this set.

Obviously for skates/helmets, fit is paramount.

This is basically what I did when I bought all my gear last year. The only exception were helmet and skates. I didn't want to pay for top of the line and didn't want bottom of the line equipment, so I went one (sometimes two) levels up.

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