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06-15-2012, 12:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Tricia McMillan View Post
It's going to sound cliché, but the best route to start out is, to get out there, and just do it.

If you browse around for gear, the price tag will look very intimidating, so I recommend doing what I did - buy as much gear as possible secondhand. I've found some great deals on Craigslist and eBay. Buy your skates locally though, I would never recommend buying skates without trying them on first. With mostly secondhand gear, I got fully outfitted for goalie for under $700 (still seems like a lot, I know).

Once you get a full set of gear together, just go out and do it. No one cares if you're not really very good - you skate for free anyway almost everywhere, and as I'm sure you can relate to yourself, players are always just happy to have a real goalie instead of shooting for the post.
That's what I was thinking too. Buying brand new is pricey! If anything, I'd like to try and buy a decent chest/helmet/pads.

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