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06-19-2012, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by oldfart View Post
I've had a lot of years in active sportwear, none of which was a 'technical' as hockey protective gear.
A huge undertaking, and with the years of experience these manufacturers have. And they make mistakes regularly.

I would suggest expending your efforts in other directions

a. fund raising so you CAN buy equipment, especially for any youth development.
b. creating contacts with existing manufacturers who might be amenable to selling you 'closeout' goods they have. It would seem you have a distinct advantage in not being in a major hockey market (or even minor...). And if you can convince them of your purpose and that these goods not find their way onto ebay; the manufacturer can unload inventory without having the effect that closeout goods have on their regular marketplace...

You may end up with a broad range of equipment type, and prolly some holes in the sizes; but Duct tape and velcro can fix all...
a. Is more on the almost-impossible side (since I've tried many times), mainly due to our culture and different ways of thinking.
b. Well, the way you said it makes it sound possible. Have you done something like this before?

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